LG’s latest smartphone reveal is one that’s bereft of much fanfare. And we can’t blame the company: the new LG L35 is an entry-level device and the latest entry to the company’s L Series III of budget smartphones.
Having been listed quietly at LG’s German website, the LG L35 is quite official (with a dual-SIM variant probably in the works). It’s a basic Android 4.4 KitKat phone with a measly 3.2-inch display (480×320 HVGA resolution) and 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 processor. Its rear camera only has a max resolution of 3 megapixels and lacks a front counterpart.
Other specs include a Li-Ion 1540 mAh battery, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD support up to 32GB, and FM radio. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11n, 3G HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/A-GPS. Save for the smaller screen size, this is basically a cheaper LG L40. And for what it’s worth, Android 4.4 runs out of the box. Software features first found in LG’s high-end phones are also present in the L35. The tap-to-unlock KnockOn feature is one example.
Indeed, those who recoil upon hearing the term “budget smartphone” should just move along. But for those who are only looking for a basic Android experience, the LG L35 is a decent choice for a phone coming from a well-known brand. It’s currently available in Brazil in either black and white color flavors. Should it ever arrive in the Philippines, expect it to be cheaper than the L40, which currently retails for Php4,790.
If you fancy something far more premium than the LG L35, you won’t have to wait for long. The LG G3 flagship smartphone is just around the corner.