Samsung, HTC, and other prominent phone makers are set to introduce new smartphones during the upcoming Mobile World Congress happening in the first week of March. But LG is apparently not waiting one more week to unveil its newest devices named Joy, Leon, Spirit, and Magna. Those expecting a newer version of the South Korean phone maker's flagship device, the G3, may be a bit disappointed, but these four new devices should appeal to those looking for budget-friendly mid-range handsets.
The Leon, Joy, Magna, and Spirit smartphones may not be flagship devices, but they sure do look similar to the G3. Indeed, they feature the same slightly curved design and even have the same sleep and volume buttons (mounted on the rear).
Of course, because they are mid-range offerings, these four new LG devices will not be able to compete directly with the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 or even the HTC One M9. But that does not mean that these latest offers by LG do not have something to offer.
As far as specifications go, the four new LG devices basically share the same attributes, except for the sizes of their display screens: Joy has a 4-inch display screen (with 800 by 480 resolution); Leon has a 4.5-inch display screen (with 854 by 480 resolution; Spirit has a 4.7-inch display screen (with 720p); and lastly, Magna has a 5-inch display screen (with 720p).
Camera-wise, the three bigger handsets each have an 8-megapixel camera on the rear side. As for Joy, it only comes with a 5-megapixel on its rear. With regards to front-facing cameras, Magna sports 5 megapixels, Spirit has 1 megapixel, while Leon and Joy each gets a VGA camera.
All four LG devices are equipped with 1.2 or 1.3 GigaHertz quad-core processors, 1 gigabyte of random access memory (RAM), and support for LTE. There are alternate editions that do not have LTE support, at the same time sporting specifications that are degraded, like a rear covering made of plastic instead of metal.
The Joy, Leon, Spirit, and Magna may not be as colorful as LG's own Aka line of smartphones, but still, they come with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and some decent software features. These include Gesture Shot, a feature that allows users to take a selfie using a hand gesture, and Glance View, which displays notifications on OLED displays even if part of the screen is turned off.
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