Three entry-level Android devices have been unveiled in the local market over the past few weeks, with all phones targeted at middle-income earners, students and young professionals. However, of all three models launched – the Samsung Pocket; Huawei Gaga and LG E400 – I’ve only managed to lay my hands on the LG model.
This is because LG, through its local marketing office, had the good sense to provide a number of LG E400 devices to @Bake_Ke to be reviewed by ICT/Tech bloggers. And I am fortunate to be among those furnished with the few phones for review.
Having had the privilege to be in possession of (briefly and temporary of course) the LG E400 phone, here is my conclusion about the device: the battery is far much better and lasts longer than those of the other low-cost Android devices in the market.
After using the phone for about a week now, I can add that the device – also called the LG Optimus L3 and which made its market debut at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year before its Africa launch in May – lives to its billing of being an “on-the-go socializing device that allows for longer talk times and ensures that users always stay connected to their favorite social network with its1,500mAh battery” as outlined in the launch press release.