LG has not been able to garner much of market share lately and an effort in the right direction was needed. No, we are not talking about the G3 and flagships but about the L80 and mid-range smartphones.
While flagship smartphones showcase what the manufacturer's capabilities, the mid-range devices show the versatility and maturity of the maker. It is this market that keeps consumers more interested than the flagship smartphones and the place where LG has not been able to make much forward gains. Will L80 be able to change the trend?
The L80 features a 5-inch display and has dual-SIM capability. It comes packed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and supports 3G networks. There is a 1.2GHz dual core processor with 1GB RAM to get the tasks done. A 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera take care of photo and video duties, be it selfies or video-conferencing or clicking photos on the go. A 2540mAh battery should power you close to a day on a single full charge when subjected to medium internet usage. There is 4GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further to 32GB. The L80 comes in Black and White colours.
The L80 is a decent performer in the mid-range smartphone market. However, it faces stiff competition from Motorola's Moto G and there is little room for error in this segment of smartphones. The primary reason is that after budget smartphones, there are more takers for mid-range devices than flagships or even phablets. Only those devices which are built good and have specs while not costing a bomb are preferred. Moto G has all those features. How customers will react to L80's presence, only time will tell.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||May 30, 2014|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)|
|Dimensions||138.2 x 74.3 x 9.7 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.2 GHz (Cortex A7)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||400 x 800 pixels|
|Pixel Density||179 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||62.83 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging|
|Rear Auto Focus|
Digital Zoom, Up To 4x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2540 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||7 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/900, HSDPA 21.1 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AC3, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||4 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|