LG and Samsung have released budget friendly phones into the market. These phones provide an impressive array of features given the price they are marketed at. The phones are the LG Optimus L3 E400 and the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, both of which were released earlier this year. So which of these phones give a better Android experience at a low price? This is a faceoff between the two phones.
The L3 measures 102.6 mm lengthwise, 61.6 mm breadthwise and 11.9 mm in thickness. It weighs 110 g. The Pocket measures 103.7 mm in length, 57.5 mm in breadth and 12 mm in thickness. The Pocket weighs only 97 g. The phones have TFT capacitive touchscreens with a resolution of 240 * 320 pixels. The L3’s 3.2 inch screen and the Pocket’s 2.8 inch screen have pixel densities of 125 ppi and 143 ppi respectively. The Pocket has the TouchWiz UX UI.
Both phones have Android platforms, the version being Gingerbread (v2.3). The L3 has an 800 MHz Cortex A5 processor. The Pocket has an ARM 11 processor clocked at 832 MHz. Graphics in the L3 is driven by Adreno 200.
The L3 has 1 GB storage and 384 MB RAM while the Pocket has 3 GB of storage. The phones have micro SD slots that can house up to 32 GB of extra memory.
The L3 is equipped with a 3.15 MP camera while the Pocket sports a 2 MP shooter in the rear. The cameras have usual features such as geo tagging. As for video capturing, the L3 shoots with a VGA at a frame rate of 24 fps while the Pocket has a QVGA with a frame rate of 15 fps. The phones do not have secondary cameras.
The phones are GSM and HSDPA enabled in 2G and 3G connectivity. GPRS and EDGE features are available in the phones. HSDPA speed in both phones is 3.2 Mbps. WLAN facilities are available via Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Local area connection is via Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0.
The L3 has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1500 mAh. The Pocket’s battery is rated at 1200 mAh. However, the Pocket’s battery provides better talk time and stand by time.
The L3 is priced around $160. The Pocket is available around $125.
The Pocket has a more spacious memory; more efficient processor and better battery backup. Moreover, it is pretty light weight and has a lower price. The L3 has its pros such as comparatively larger screen and better camera. So, basically it is a tie between the two phones.