The LG Optimus L3 phone

So you want a phone that is different, but still affordable? You want to stand out from the rest of Android phone owners, but your budget does not allow you to get a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, LG Optimus 3D, Samsung Galaxy S II or the overrated iPhone 4S.

Well, here’s the option for you: The LG Optimus L3.

The LG-E400-Optimus-L3 Phone. The name is quite a mouthful! Image from

And here are the reasons why:


It’s a slick, palm-sized design that will easily fit into your pockets. It comes in both black and white, and I’m sure if you’re a chick you’ll dig the white design!

Battery Life

The 1540 mAh battery is awesome, offering well above a day of intense use – you can have 2 full days with push email and 3G and Wi-Fi turned on. The smaller screen and low power processor help but kudos to LG for bridging the gap between simple and smartphone battery life while keeping the phone lightweight at 110g.


It has 1GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by SD-card up to 32GB. I haven’t seen a 32GB memory card just yet, but I’m sure it’s out there! The good news is, it comes with a 4G memory card. That’s months worth of pictures and a week’s worth of songs! Which reminds me, I have spare 2GB memory card I’m selling. Any takers? 🙂

Android 2.36

It runs on Android 2.36 Gingerbread, which gives good performance on the 800MHz processor. I know 800 may not be much, but it’s a small phone with small screen and 384MB RAM and that is enough power to satisfy the phone’s needs. It’s quite responsive and it also doesn’t take long to boot.

3MP Camera

With a 3 Megapixel camera, you can take pretty decent photographs. Download the Instragram app for Android and have the fun of your life, if you are a picture person!

Good-looking User Interface (UI)

The UI looks and feels better than most Android phones. LG customized the phone without messing up with Android too much, so it’s a smooth and easy to use phone. Quite responsive too.


This baby is yours for the lowly asking price 10K. The phone is available at all LG preferred retail outlets e.g. Cormcorp countywide, LG showroom at the Junction, LG Service centre at piedmont plaza.
The price is 11,999 but it is currently offer now at those locations for 9,999 plus a free 4GB memory card! Go on, try something different today, like a new phone.


Get the exact specifications of the phone on GSM Arena

Read a review in the T3 website

Read a local review by @Joliea

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14 Responses to The LG Optimus L3 phone

  1. Nats says:

    is this being sold in kigali? and at how much?


  2. Cee says:

    Given the perception the LG phones have out there, even with such a remarkable review i would still think twice about buying one..


    • savvykenya says:

      What’s the perception of LG phones out there? Because here in Kenya, LG has always been a laid-back brand when it comes to phones.


  3. Barbra says:

    Swiri, I’m now @Brbzy 🙂


  4. Jls_tanui says:

    what about the battery time coz i have one which i have to charge it twice a day?
    i believe all smart phones have the same problem after experimenting samsung galaxy pro, xperia and huawei and all have the same problem coz of the apps it powers


  5. Flossy Mwangi says:

    is the offer for 9999 still there now


  6. makray says:

    Wow. even at 10k it’s an excellent package! Got me thinking!!


  7. is the screen having the coning gorrilla glass?


    • savvykenya says:

      What do you mean by coning gorilla glass? No it does not have gorilla glass. It’s a phone in the lower price range of about 100 USD.


  8. rm says:

    whats the market price of the phone now??


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