The LG Optimus L5 will be out in the UK this month, sashaying into shops with a 4-inch display, and Android 4.0 .
LG has confirmed the mid-range mobile will be making its debut here before July, also arriving in Germany and France,the more powerful quad-core .
Along with the latest version of, the Optimus L5 has a 5-inch camera, NFC and measures 9.5mm thick. A bit of software called QuickMemo lets you scribble memos or notes from any screen, without having to fire up a specific app.
My intrepid colleague Andrew has already gone hands-on with the Optimus L5, and was left feeling positive about the build quality, but noticed some definite downsides in the hardware stakes.
The processor doesn't pack much punch either. Clocked at just 800MHz, don't expect this single-core chip to handle graphically intensive games, and even simple tasks like swooping around the homescreen could be subjected to annoying judder. The same chip features in Sony's new
One upside is a rather slick design. As the company behind the recent Prada Phone, LG has a reputation for focusing on stylish smart phones for fashionable folk, so while it hasn't made as big a splash as Samsung when it comes to making brilliant blowers, the L5 might be worth a look if you're a fan of chrome edging and seductively textured plastic.
Are you keen on the phone? Find out by watching our hands-on video of the LG Optimus L5, then measuring your pulse, and be sure to post your results in the comments or on our Facebook wall.