It was time for a refresh - LG L90 sees the light!
Andrei Calina | On 06, Mar 2014
KitKat and a budget price – Is this the key to success for LG?
LG started dropping the “Optimus” name from its smartphones, as they released updates for almost all of their phones. We’re also talking about the L series, which had some time on the market and a refresh was highly required.
During MWC 2014, LG introduced three new devices: the L40, the L70 and the L90. Of course, we’re focusing on the big boy, the L90, which is the successor to the Optimus L9, the pioneer of the Optimus L series.
The most curious thing about the L90 is that it already started being available, in countries like Rusia and its surroundings. Nothing about other countries for the moment, but it should happen soon. It’s pretty weird, since most of the smartphones start rolling out after about a month from the official presentation. But hey, LG knows better, so let’s just focus on what the L90 can offer…
It’s far from being a top notch device, but if you’re not looking forward to breaking the bank when getting a new phone, this might be the one. It comes with a pretty big display – 4.7″ – but the resolution is far from being the best for this size, as it’s just 960 x 540, while the density is just 234 pixels per inch. You can’t have them all…
Under the hood, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, with a Cortex-A7 CPU, with four cores, running at 1.2 GHz. That, paired with 1 GB of RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU should easily face all the latest apps and run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with ease. Add the 2540 mAh battery, and we can say that we’re dealing with a more than decent phone here.
The internal storage counts 8 GB, which can be a bit low, since all the preinstalled software the L90 comes with need some space, but don’t worry, as you can expand this with up to 32 GB, thanks to the microSD card slot.
Turn the phone around and you’ll find a 8 MP camera, with autofocus and LED flash, which you can even use to record 1080p videos. On the front, there’s a 1.3 MP snapper, just perfect for some quality video calls..or..yeah, I’m going to hate myself after saying it: selfies.
Overall, the phone looks very good and the build quality left only good impressions after MWC 2014. It’s true, the screen it’s the weakest point, but considering that we’re dealing with a quad-core, running Android 4.4.2, I guess we could let it slip. Or can’t we? When it’s going to be worldwide available, it will have a price tag with $350 written on it, which might a bit too much. I mean, Nexus 5..hello?! That is one top phone you can get for the same money.
Will you consider the LG L90 as your next phone? Share your thoughts with us!