LG is all set to launch the L60 X147 smartphone in the Indian market as the handset has already been listed for sale on online retailers for Rs 7,999. The launch of this smartphone could make the South Korean firm compete with the other entry-level offerings in the market in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket. Let’s go through the quick review of the LG L60 below
Camera and Internal Storage
The LG phone is given a standard 5 MP primary snapper that is coupled with LED flash and auto focus for enhanced performance. Furthermore, the device also incorporates a VGA front-facing camera that is capable of making basic video calls. While there is nothing extraordinary in the imaging department, it appears to on par with the entry-level offerings in this segment.
Internal storage is low at 4 GB and can be further expanded to 64 GB using a micro SD card. This 4 GB of storage capacity is a common aspect of the low cost smartphones, but these days manufacturers are coming up at least 8 GB of memory capacity. Hence, the LG L60 lags behind in the competition in this regard.
Processor and Battery
The SoC used in the LG L60 is a 1.3 GHz dual-core MT6572 processor from MediaTek for mediocre performance. This processor is clubbed with a low 512 MB of RAM that is disappointing. While the entry-level smartphones launched by domestic players have started employing 1 GB of RAM, such a low one in the LG phone is a downside to the handset.
Battery capacity is 1,700 mAh, which sounds moderate considering the specifications of the handset. It is believed that this battery can pump in moderate hours of backup to the handset.
Display and Features
The LG L60 boasts of a 4.3 inch display that carries a WVGA screen resolution packing 480×800 pixels. Though this display appears to be small in terms of real estate and resolution, it should suffice basic tasks such as watching videos, browsing the net and playing games.
Based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out-of-the-box, the handset features dual SIM card slots and has connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. On the software front, the LG L60 X147 is bundled with Knock On, Guest Mode and more new software features.
|Model||LG L60 X147|
|Display||4.3 inch, WVGA|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6572|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
What we Like
- Android 4.4 KitKat
What we Dislike
- Low RAM and storage capacities
Price and Comparison
The LG L60 X147 is priced reasonably at Rs 7,999, but LG has not made the handset on par with the competitors in this segment. To make it clear, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S that has been launched for Rs 5,999 comes with an aggressive price tag despite packing better specifications. With the competition from global vendors such as Motorola, Asus, Xiaomi and Gionee and the global vendors like Micromax getting fiercer , the LG smartphone will undoubtedly have to struggle in the market.