LG’s new budget phone to compete with Moto G
LG’s all new L-series III smartphones L70 and L90
are now available via online retailer Snapdeal. The former is priced at Rs 14,500, while the quad-core L90 has a price tag of Rs 17,499. Snapdeal
has already started selling the devices and promises to dispatch them in 12 business days.
The L70 sports a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS display with 800 x 400 pixels of resolution. It comes powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. On the storage front, one can expect 4GB onboard storage along with support for microSD card slot. The maximum support for external storage isn’t mentioned.
The device comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Like most of the low to mid budget smartphones, one can expect dual SIM capability too. The L70 is fuelled by a 2100mAh battery. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The dimensions of the device are 127.2 x 66.8 x 9.5mm.
On the other hand, the higher-end dual-SIM L90 features a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. In terms of cameras, it has a fairly standard 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. There’s no mention of an OIS module, like on the LG G2. The L90 gets 8GB onboard storage along with microSD card slot for up to 32GB cards. One of the best features is the 2,540mAh battery, which should deliver day-long usage considering the other specs.
A price tag of Rs 14,500 places the L70 in the same price bracket as the Moto G. Considering the great reviews, it looks like the Moto G already has an upper hand here, at least in terms of price and specs. However, the L90 could be a darkhorse for LG considering its quad-core processor and the large battery. It also helps that both phones run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest version of the OS.