LG has unveiled the dual SIM version of the L3: the LG Optimus L3 Dual E405. It has showcased this phone along with others at the MWC 2012 earlier this year. The phone comes a relatively low price and with some not-so-great specs. Nevertheless it is going to face some tough competition from one of the most popular dual SIM phones in the market – the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. So, here is a comparison between the two phones.
The Galaxy Y Duos measures 109.8 mm lengthwise, 60 mm breadthwise and 12 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 109 g. The L3 Dual measures 102.6 mm in length, 61.6 mm in breadth and 11.9 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 119 g. The phones sport TFT capacitive touchscreens of 3.14 inches and 3.2 inches respectively in the case of Galaxy Y Duos and L3 Dual respectively. The screen’s resolution is 240 * 320 pixels. Multi touch facility is present in both phones.
The Galaxy Y Duos is powered by an 832 MHz processor while the L3 Dual is driven by an 800 MHz Cortex A5 processor packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The phones run on Android operating system (the versions being v2.3, Gingerbread).
The Galaxy Y Duos accommodates 160 MB of user available internal storage space along with 512 MB of ROM and 290 MB of RAM. It has a micro SD slot and can house up to 32 GB of extra memory. A 2 GB memory card is included in the handset. The L3 Dual has 1 GB storage with 384 MB RAM. Its micro SD slot too can house up to 32 GB.
The phones feature 3.15 MP shooters in the rear with features of geo tagging and autofocus. Videos are shot via QVGA @ 24 fps and VGA @ 24 fps in the Galaxy Y Duos and the L3 Dual respectively. Secondary cameras are not present in the phones.
The Galaxy Y Duos and the L3 Dual are dual SIM phones with their 2G and 3G networks enabled via GSM and HSDPA respectively. GPRS and EDGE features are present in both phones. HSDPA speed is 7.2 Mbps in the Galaxy Y Duos and 3.6 Mbps in the L3 Dual. WLAN is enabled via Wi-Fi 802.11 and Wi-Fi hotspot in both the phones. Local area networking is done through Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0.
The Galaxy Y Duos is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 1300 mAh. It offers about 360 hours of standby time and 9 hours of talk time. The L3 Dual is powered by a stronger Li-Ion battery with a power rating of 1540 mAh. As expected, it offers 600 hours of standby time and more than 12 hours of talk time.
The Galaxy Y Duos is priced around $160 USD. The L3 Dual is priced around $155.
The L3 Dual seems to have outdone the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. It offers more memory and has an efficient battery. The Galaxy Y Duos isn’t too far behind. So, if you are on a budget, the Galaxy Y Duos isn’t a bad choice either.