Test conclusion: what you should know
This LG Leon is a handy, simple device at entry level. The operating system is on stand, the display of yesterday. The operation is fast and easy by hand. Best price on the Internet: 89.95 euros * removable battery memory card slot order this product at Amazon Pro contra low resolution No LTE and NFC satisfactory assessment of editorial users rating now review again and again food discounters make cheap mobile phone deals devices from LG were lately several times under the hammer. Of course only literally the price concerning. Is not to have a robust outdoor phone in the LG Leon namely. Aldi Nord offers the entry-level Smartphone with two years guarantee and ten euro Aldi talk start credit, you can optionally use, because there is no SIM-lock. As usual is the price 99.99 euros under the current course of the cheapest supplier on the Internet. In this case just ten euros. Should you heat up Leon for this, the offer with the guarantee and the convenient availability at the Aldi store is good. But it’s the model variation without LTE and NFC. The LG Leon 4GLTE is around 20 euros more expensive. An amount, which are well spent, if you have a contract with the fast data transmission. In this case, you should let the finger by the simple Leon.
Housing and processing
The advantage of some favorable entry devices: they are small and handy. With 129, 9 x 64, 9 x 10, which seems although slightly chubby LG Leon 9 millimeters compared to the slender, huge top models, but it sits comfortably in the hand.
The saying: less is more applies in a special way for the Leon. Although LTE and NFC are missing, Leon according to data sheet brings more to the scale, as the otherwise identical Leon 4GLTE 19 grams. With 139 grams, it is nevertheless not a heavyweight. The finger felt easily the rear buttons: A / in Central, loud/quiet above and below. The arrangement ensures that the edge of the unit and the front without more buttons come out. The thumb extends locker in the corner of the display. The plastic on the back would like to give the impression of brushed metal. It remains when you try, it is quite easy to grip the cover on the back and not care about finger prints as many smooth shiny model.
Display? Yes, there is.
The resolution of 854 x 480 pixels skin no more today from the stool. 2009 it was still sharp, after all, sharper than at the time an iphone with a Motorola milestone. And so, 218 are ppi also today not really bad, but just out of date. The bite missing colors on the 4.5-inch (11.3 cm) screen. It seems all a little dull and you want more contrast. However, the tester-eyed by expensive AMOLED cars are spoiled. Itself, the display does his duty but adequate.
In the LG Leon a Mediatek MT6582 provides speed. The four cores of compute cycles up to 1.3 gigahertz. In the model with LTE Leon 4GLTE, a 410 up to 1.2 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon is used. There are big differences. In some benchmarks that was Leon roughly in the range of a Galaxy S3. The operation in everyday life is more important than benchmarks. And here the Leon makes his task properly. Advantage of lean facilities: the graphic calculation is favoured by the relatively few pixels. Indeed, even many games run quite liquid. The Leon is however not suitable for higher 3D-Aufgaben.
Morse code and settings
Via double tap on the display that wakes up Leon. LG calls the knockcode a very practical feature, you can still continue to set up in the settings. At all the operation of Android-5 surface remains a little mystery. During Setup, it can be determined whether the virtual keys are on a black or white background and whether the back button is placed left or right. These settings can be changed at any time.
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From 8 gigabytes (GB) of space, only about 2.5 GB are available. If you have to save more, you need a microsd card (up to 32 GB), which is not included in the scope of delivery. The memory is 900 megabytes.
The 5-megapixel camera is sufficient for snapshots and makes colorful shots lack sharpness with good lighting. This is true also for the 1-megapixel front camera on the display reaches it, print out you not had your Selfies better. This saves Leon in full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) videos. At the end of the article you will find links to sample photos that were shot with the LG Leon 4GLTE. Because there is no difference in the camera, the same results.
Equipment and battery
When operating system is the latest Android 5.0.1 lollipop used the LG largely untouched can be. Mobil, which sparks Leon with HSDPA with up to 21 Mbps. Who needs LTE power, needs access to the Leon 4GLTE. In version 4.1 there are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi b/g/n, ac Wi-Fi is not supported. This is a VHF radio on board and the battery is replaceable. With a capacity of 1,900 milliamp hours is sufficient.
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Assessment and alternatives: LG Leon
The operating system is to stand, the display more of yesterday. The operation is fast and easy by hand. Whoever puts more money in the initial class, gets even more facilities. In the area around 100 euros, the Samsung Galaxy J1 is worth a look. The LG spirit is somewhat expensive, but offers a larger and sharper display. Who wants to use on the go fast Internet via LTE or easily finds it to pair devices via NFC, finds the suitable alternative, which is around 20 euros more expensive at the León 4GLTE.