The LG Optimus Zone 3 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box. It features a 4.5-inch display, a 480x854 resolution, and 218ppi index. Powering it from within is a 1.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage capacity.
Photos may be captured from the 5MP rear-facing sensor or the 2MP camera in front. The camera on the back can also record videos with 720p HD quality. The 1940mAh Li-Ion battery is removable and helps the device last throughout the day.
It's a no frills, no nonsense budget smartphone exclusive to Verizon that handles everything you've come to expect from a smartphone without many stutters or hiccups. One of the cheapest smartphones still on the market today, the Optimus Zone 3 is a solid choice for a child's first smartphone, or for those who don't plan on using their handset for anything more than talk and text.
The quad core processor and 1.5GB of RAM deliver a speedy and powerful experience. Apps launch quickly and loading multiple web pages doesn't slow down the system too much, but it can't handle much stress. Don't expect to get a lot of entertainment value out of the Optimus Zone 3. The low-resolution screen and underwhelming processor make games sluggish and ugly to look at. The 4.5" display is bright and expansive, however, making it easy to read web pages or watch a video.
The paltry 8GB internal storage really kills this device. Sliding in a microSD card is almost a necessity, but it only has room for an extra 32GBs. Don't expect to load this handset up with a lot of fun apps.
There are a few things to like about the Optimus Zone 3, however, despite its very low price tag. It's quite uniquely designed, with a wider screen and rear end than most smartphones. The handset is sleek and compact, making it easy to hold and operate with one hand. The battery is also removable, so it's simple to pop in a spare and keep moving.
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