For one week only, the LG Optimus L3 is only £49.99 pay as you go at the Carphone Warehouse. But is it any good?
The L3 is the budget handset of the L-Series, which with an original RRP of £159.99, did not impress any of the MoDaCo News Team. I would quote VictorVonZeppelin, but his words are actually unpublishable. ;)
The L3 has a QVGA display, 256mb RAM, 3 Megapixel Camera, and is running Gingerbread.
Those are the low points, the (relative) high points are:
- Armv7 CPU running at 800mhz
- Dedicated Adreno 200 GPU
- 1 Gigabyte ROM
- Readily available kernel source
I will be picking up one of these later - as a basic development device it has it's merits, 1GB ROM is big enough to fit Android 4.0 on, ClockWorkMod Recovery is already available and the device has already been rooted.
Finally, display issues that are mentioned on several reviews on the internet were fixed in firmware release V10I. So does anyone want to join me in developing on this device? At £49.99 I think it's a steal.
I've just been into my local Carphone Warehouse in Northampton and have been told it's a Web Exclusive... so, I've purchased via TopCashBack who are offering £3.03 possible cashback on any Pay as You Go handset purchased at the Carphone Warehouse website.
[Via: Carphone Warehouse]