LG's L II series aims for the practical (hands-on)
BARCELONA, Spain--LG did its best to spread its new devices around at Mobile World Congress. It hit the top of the market with the, it went midrange with the and , and it aimed a bit lower with the Optimus L7 II, L5 II, and L3 II.
Like the L-series handsets that LG, their designs won't stand out and they deliver no surprise features. Also, all of the phones are 3G-only, which sets them apart in an increasingly LTE world.
Inside, they're all running Android Jelly Bean, which I appreciate considering some manufacturers are still pushing out Ice Cream Sandwich devices. Yet, I don't love that they also run LG's Optimus 3.0 UI. It's not as simple or as sleek as vanilla Android, though you can customize icons and access the Quick Memo note taking app.
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