Review of LG L65: Budget friendly Smartphone

The well known Television brand – LG, had now been long forgotten for it’s smartphones. Yet, it seems that it is too soon for the brand to back down from the arena! The brand has now released a new smartphone – the LG L65, which is a dual-SIM smartphone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. We compiled all the features that it has to flaunt into one short review so that the viewers get the basic understanding of what to expect from the brand and the phone.

Body

The phone has a very common sort of body design with curved edges which might be liked by many people. The phone comes in the hands pretty easily because of the design. But the phone gives a very plasticy feel when held in the hand, so it might not be what one would expect from a brand like LG. The phone is extremely lightweight and slim, being less than 10mm thin and weighing only 126g.

LG L65 Hands-on

Display 

The phone flaunts a 4.3mm IPS LCD display with WVGA resolution (480×800) which is quite outdated and might look a bit blocky or grainy when viewed closely. The touch response was fairly good and the display is multi-touch supported.

Performance 

The phone runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System with LG’s own UI v3.0. It is based on the Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 chipset which is a fairly good chipset. Moreover, it comes with an Adreno 302 GPU coupled with a Dual-Core 1.2ghz Cortex-A7 processor, which again, is decent for the price. Though it wouldn’t be wrong to ask for more, since new and emerging smartphone brands like XOLO, Gionee, Xiaomi, etc. Are providing better features for the same price.

LG L65 Smartphone

Camera 

Last but not the least, the main thing that defines a good phone is the camera.  The phone comes with a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash that clicks some nice photos but might not be so good in low-light conditions since it lacks a BSI sensor. Nonetheless, the phone fulfills all the basic requirements that one might have from the camera.

The phone also has a 0.3MP secondary camera, which is quite disappointing because it does not perform well, even in good lighting and might prove very disappointing in video conferences or calls.

Conclusion 

LG has done a fairly nice job in making a decent budget-smartphone. The phone performed well enough for us to recommend it to everyone. The battery, being a 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery, lasts quite a long time when used continuously.

Even so, we would recommend comparing this phone with other phones by the new brands since they provide more features in the same price, which is approximately Rs. 12,499. For this price, we would recommend the new Xiaomi Mi3, or if you prefer Windows, wait for Micromax Canvas Win, both has way better features in the same price range.





  1. Kavinder BishtKavinder Bisht08-05-2014

    Hello Anirudh Karthik,

    I want to buy new mobile phone..my budget 10-15k. please suggest me LG L65 is best option…?

    Thanks
    Kavinder Bisht

    • Anirudh KarthikAnirudh Karthik08-06-2014

      Yeah! Go with it, else Xiaomi Mi3. Thanks for your comment. Cheers 🙂

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