L Bello & L Fino: Comparison of LG’s L-series smartphones

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LG has announced affordable L-series smartphones: the L Bello and L Fino for emerging 3G markets. Here is a comparison of these new low-end 3G smartphones.

The IFA trade show 2014 is just around the corner (between September 5 and 10) so most of the companies are keeping their newest products on hold at present to reveal them at the IFA. But it seems like LG could not wait that long. The company has announced the arrival of its two latest L Series Android smartphones named L Bello and L Fino, just a few days before the famous trade show. The L Bello and L Fino will appear in the upcoming IFA in Berlin. Let’s take a look at what these LG’s L-series smartphones have to offer as well as compare their specs to know the difference between them.

LG  L Bello vs L Fino smartphone

The L Bello and L Fino are affordable L Series smartphones targeted at price-conscious consumers, younger users and first-time smartphone buyers in emerging 3G markets. They are powerful alternatives to higher-priced smartphones. Both handsets include some interface features and the same rear-button design from the flagship LG G3. These new low-end 3G smartphones are packed with solid features and specifications.

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All the features and specifications of the smartly priced smartphones are same, except display, processor, front camera and battery. The more interesting of the two is the L Bello. The L Bello comes with higher specs compared to the L Fino.

The L Bello and L Fino borrowed design elements from LG G3. They have LG’s flagship Floating Arc design and the company’s signature Rear Key button design: the rear power button and volume controls below the camera. These smartphones are based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and allow users to access the Internet at up to 21Mbps using HSPA+.

Comparison of L Bello and L Fino:

Display

Both handsets include IPS display, but with different size and resolution. The L Bello sports a slight bigger display than the L Fino. The L Bello features 5 inch IPS display with FWVGA (854×480 pixels) resolution and 196ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the L Fino boasts a 4.5-inch IPS display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution and 207ppi pixel density.

Processor

The handsets are powered by the blazing fast Quad-Core processors for high end performance at different clock speed. The L Bello is packed with slightly faster processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Processor while the L Fino is equipped with 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Processor.

Storage

These devices include 1GB of RAM. Both the handsets are totally different when it comes to internal storage. The L Bello provides 8 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for storing a moderate amount of media, whereas the L Fino offers 4 GB of internal storage. Recently, there is no information whether the smartphones will include a microSD support or not.

Camera

Camera is one of the important factors when buying a smartphone. The company has brought its excellent camera software in these two latest smartphones. The phones have a class-leading 8MP rear shooter and proprietary UX features to ensure that users get perfect images. The camera comes with latest UX features such as Gesture shoot, quick circle case, knock code, a front camera light and touch & shoot.

The front camera of the L Bello and L Fino are different. The L Bello is packed with 1MP front camera for video calling and taking selfie, while the smaller of the two handsets has a VGA quality front snapper.

Battery

The L Bello is fueled by 2540mAh Li-Ion battery, and the L Fino got 1900 mAh Li-Ion battery which is a bit smaller.

Currently, the company has not disclosed the price of the L Fino and L Bello. However, the L Bello and the L Fino are expected to come with a starting price of 189 euros and 179 euros respectively. These smartphones will be first available in Latin America and then in Europe, Asia, and CIS.

Table showing a quick comparison of LG L Bello and LG L Fino:

Specifications L Bello L Fino
Network 3G, 2G, EDGE 3G, 2G, EDGE
SIM Single SIM Single SIM
Display 5 inch FWVGA HD Display 4.5 inch WVGA HD Display
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
Qualcomm Processor
1.2 GHz Quad Core
Qualcomm Processor
OS (Operating System) Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS
Memory 1 GB RAM
8 GB Internal
1 GB RAM
4 GB Internal
Camera

Camera Features

8 Mega Pixels with LED flash
1 MP Front Camera

Geo tag, Auto focus, touch focus, LED flash

8 Mega Pixels with LED flash
VGA (0.3 MP) Front Camera

Geo tag, Auto focus, touch focus, LED flash

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0
GPS, A-GPS
NFC
Micro USB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0
GPS, A-GPS
NFC
Micro USB
Battery 2540mAh 1900mAh
Size 138.2x 70.6x 10.7mm 127.5 x 67.9 x 11.9mm
Colors White / Black / Gold White / Black / Gold / Red / Green (varies by market)
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