Rogers’ sub-brand Chatr has just released two new entry-level handsets from LG, the Optimus L3 and C195. Both devices are selling off-contract for $125/€95 and $90/€70, respectively.Even though their prices are close, they’re very different and target different consumers. While the LG Optimus L3 might be the perfect choice for those who wish purchase their first Android smartphone, the LG C195 is aimed at customers that need dual-SIM phones above all else.
Aside from dual-SIM capability, the LG C195 also provides users with a full QWERTY keyboard and Wi-Fi connectivity, but that’s about everything that stands out.
The rest of the phone’s features are mediocre to say the least. LG C195 sports a small 2.3-inch display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 262k colors.
On the inside, the phone packs around 80MB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 8GB via microSD memory card. It also comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera, FM Radio with RDS and Bluetooth 2.1.
The feature-phone packs an 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the carrier for up to 5 hours of talk time or up to 480 hours of standby time. Check it out here.
The LG Optimus L3 is an Android smartphone powered by Gingerbread. Given the fact this is an entry-level device, it won’t receive any further official updates, so it will be stuck on Android 2.3.6.
LG Optimus L3 sports a decent 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 262k colors.
It comes equipped with an 800 MHz single-core processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 200 GPU and only 384MB of RAM. There is only 1GB of storage inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Last but not least, the phone features a 3-megapixel rear camera with video recording, as well as a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery. Check it out here.