Test your LG Optimus L5 II (E460)

It is a handy smartphone for everyone. Preparing LG Optimus L5 II, the Korean company excelled in the average customer – someone who looks for a solid, smooth and stable, but also devoid of fireworks, for which you have to pay extra. Czterocalowa new places with the same right in the middle, being the successor of the handset, which within 10 months sold more than 10 million.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl


The abbreviation, or wideorecenzja LG Optimus L5 II

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Construction / design / quality

Compared to its predecessor – the difference in total

Out of the box (in which a number of accessories you will not find, though black charger is characterized by extraordinary beauty) L5 II will build impression. This is not the premium equipment, but its design definitely inspires confidence, dismissing concerns about the transfer of the smartphone directly in your pocket.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

LG Optimus L5 II was closed in a simple enclosure with rounded corners, the front panel is dominated by the display of a sheet of tempered glass, but it is also noticeable in speaker (with the characteristic metal mesh) and a physical Home button. Interestingly, the latter is displayed in a variety of colors, so that also serves as an LED notification. This is common to all the refreshed models of the L.
  • See the specifications of LG Optimus L5 II

Back cells is plastic, but has a brushed aluminum imitate – and doing it quite successfully. Easily take off the back cover, to pull the battery, SIM card substitution or microSD. In addition, the smartphone zmieszczono power button, dual-function media and the physical shutter button, which is one of the advantages of the new Swift. [Nggallery id = 468 template = techmaniak] Compared to its predecessor, the LG was able to slightly reduce your weight (122 g) and slightly reduce its thickness (9 mm), while the implementation of larger, czterocalowego display.

Screen

Strong point L5 II

LG has set a 4-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which translates to a density of the order of 233 PPI. Not bad – the price to 700 gold are quite acceptable parameters. The manufacturer took care also about the quality of the panel – the colors are vibrant and juicy.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

The image is sharp, respectively, with up to Full HD is it far off. In terms of resolution smartphones already experienced better, but they often suffer due to lower standards of color and those that are related to the brightness. Let's look at the viewing angles, and present to them as if they came from much more expensive phone.

LG Optimus L5 II - viewing angle / photo gsmManiaK.pl

L5 Swift II offers 420 cd/m2 backlight, which in its segment is very desirable and is the equivalent of a good readability in the open. This screen is not only cool in terms of barwowym, but also successful from the luminance – albeit in a completely dark room would be able to have a more "turn" the backlight.

LG Optimus L5 II - minimum and maximum brightness / photo gsmManiaK.pl


Battery

At most, an average of

Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1700 miliamperogodzin (6.5 Wh) does not stand out from the crowd. Enough for an average busy day of work, but do not expect miracles. LG software supports battery power save mode, but its effectiveness is not particularly noticeable.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

All the tests we carry out the brightness set to 120 cd/m2, that is – more or less – a quarter of the maximum value. [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "interview, video-wifi-off, internet-3g-wifi internet, instant messaging-wifi" product_id = "19282"]

The camera and filming

Touch autofocus, a five megapixel camera and voice service

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

One of the interesting facts provided by LG is a voice service speed. Using commands such as Smile and Cheese release the trigger assembly and the image will be saved in exactly the same way as it would be stored in more traditional activities. The camera interface offers quick access to basic settings – ISO speed, exposure compensation, but also the panorama mode. In fact, it is a system similar to stockowego, therefore, to find in him should not anyone take a long time. The very quality of the photograph does not knock, but it is hard to be picky when you consider the price of the hardware. With good light colors are fine detail reproduction also – it's getting bad until after dark. Pay also attention to the sharpness of your images, the shutter has a tendency to slow down even before the automatic setting the focus, and this can result in a missed photo. It is noticeable shutter lag also that the average user, however, should not be particularly disturbed. Example photos: LG Swift L5 II - sample #1
LG Swift L5 II - sample #2 LG Swift L5 II - sample #3

It is a pity, however, that LG did not took care of shooting in 720p mode, offering only VGA quality video (640 x 480 pixels). It's not enough. Too little, especially as the current standards. On the other hand, the better I think is fair to say about the poor quality of recorded clips, than put into the HD mode unusable. Example movie:

Call quality

Optimally

The speaker is powerful, sensitive microphone – I do not fault anything. Prepared by LG dialer also works perfectly, allowing for convenient dialing and quick to use address book, if you just need arises. [Nggallery id = 470 template = techmaniak] signal is stable – the new Swift does not lose coverage or in 2G mode or in 3G. Moreover, the smartphone supports various standards for high-speed mobile internet – UMTS (dual band), HSDPA and HSUPA. With LTE, however, not to benefit.

Performance

Typical average shelf

Single-core Cortex-A9 clocked at 1000 MHz, there is a lot to offer, but in its domain, and so is doing well. Prepared by the MediaTek chipset was designed for smartphones, entry-level segment, which can be seen and not only the processor but also the graphic layout (PowerVR SGX 531), and 40 nm process technology. It is a system that itself has little, his presentation was in February last year.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

Active supports working memory capacity of 512 MB, which is also one of the drawbacks of this model makes it impossible to classify him as a hardware "development." Key elements of the specification:
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6575
  • Processor: Cortex-A9 1GHz
  • Graphics: PowerVR SGX531
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM,
  • See full specifications LG Optimus L5 II.

LG Optimus L5 II is doing well in games. These simple not a problem for him, and even as Asphalt 7 failed to start – and it worked smoothly. In other titles, like Angry Birds: Star Wars, Grand Theft Auto 3 or Shadow Gun also possible to play with real pleasure. Here, however, there is a problem with the available disk space, as expanded write in the next section. Let us now look as E460 can cope with popular benchmarks. [Test slug = "quadrant" product_id = "19282"] [test slug = "antutu" product_id = "19282"] [test slug = "an3dbenchxl" product_id = "19282"] [test slug = "3dmark" product_id = "19282 ']

Software / functionality

We do not find anything special, but that was the plan

L5 Swift II is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, enriched with well-known from other models cap and several original programs Koreans. He is the Quick Memo famous for easy note-taking screen shots, is focused on safety Safety Care is a browser Polaris Viewer. LG has introduced its own private keys here. After getting used to it I can without hitting admit that he is comfortable, large and accurate, though, and so I prefer Photo . An interesting issue is the possibility to personalize the interface. From the lock screen, where you can place up to four application shortcuts and calendar and clock widget, the option to change the size of icons and activate a variety of visual patterns. This idea is similar to that used in smartphones Huawei (Emotion UI), which proves also another feature – the option to select your preferred move between desktops. [Nggallery id = 472 template = techmaniak] preinstalled browser does not have much to do with the photo application, Android, and is more similar to Safari, and Opera Mini, mainly because of the navigation bar located at the bottom of the window. As befits the budget phone, L5 Swift II will rock not on the available memory. Members of four gigabytes is equivalent to 2.1 GB available, so installing a microSD card is needed here.

LG Optimus L5 II - memory / photo gsmManiaK.pl

The advantage is, however, NFC support and an FM radio. The manufacturer took care also about the presence of unremarkable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The former does not boast a record sensitivity, but also in low range does not break the connection. In the chart below you can see simulated situations.

Test Wi-Fi: the router, five feet from the router (one wall), 10 meters from the router (several walls) / photo tabletManiaK.pl

LG took care of even the GPS module that works reliably and accurately, but sometimes even need a minute to determine the position (with active packet data).

LG Optimus L5 II - GPS / photo gsmManiaK.pl

Yield falls sharply in multimedia. Even files with a resolution of 1280 x 720 with a capacity of six megabits per second are for L5 second issue – plays them, but with distinct problems. The smartphone does not support or DTS. Tested files:
  • mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles
  • mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio
  • mp4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac
  • mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles
  • mp4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3 (klatkuje image)
  • mkv 1080p h264, 10Mbps, dts (problem with audio, image klatkuje)
  • mts, 1080p, h264, 12Mbps (klatkuje image)
  • mkv 1080p h264, 40Mbps (klatkuje image)
  • mp4, 4K (3840 × 2160), h264, 34mbps (not played)
  • mp4, 4K (4096 × 1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (not played)

Summary / evaluation / review

Smartphone for someone who will change the old type of phone

Maybe I'm exaggerating, but it is precisely this LG. This device ideal for someone who has so far benefited from a regular phone or a feature phone'a. Good quality (albeit with inexpensive materials) and simple design make it a versatile equipment. Single-core processor ensures stable operation, but a good performance one can forget. However, the SoC allows you to run demanding games, but do not count on miracles.

LG Optimus L5 II / photo gsmManiaK.pl

and the problem is barely more than two gigabytes of internal memory, a maximum average battery life and lack of front camera – the latter especially hurt those who hoped to conduct video calls. On the other hand, LG took care of a good optimization and interesting interface. Users can freely modify it practically by introducing various schemes by changing the size of icons and pull selected lock screen notifications. Not without significance is very good IPS screen - bright, colorful, transparent. [temperature] DESIGN / QUALITY | 3.5 | DISPLAY | 3.5 | OUTPUT POWER | 3.5 | Camera | 2.75 | CAPACITY | 3.0 | SOFTWARE / FUNCTIONALITY | 3.5 [/ temperature]
BENEFITS
  • good quality,
  • smooth operation,
  • IPS display,
  • above average maximum brightness,
  • NFC
  • FM radio
  • stable GPS
  • stable Wi-Fi
  • customizable interface
  • microSD card slot.
DISADVANTAGES
  • fully plastic housing,
  • Android version 4.1.2,
  • no front camera
  • poor compatibility with the media,
  • 512 MB of RAM,
  • filming only in VGA.

Alternative proposal

Looking for something else, Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini. It is expensive, but it perfectly complements the shortcomings of the new Swift – has a faster processor and a much better camera. It should also consider the Xperia S, which should cost a bit less than the LG E460.

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