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LG Leon - Catch The Comfort

LG Leon - Catch The Comfort
Taking a break from flagships and futuristic tech, we turned our attention to mid-range smartphones as they represent the backbone of mobile industry. LG Leon was one of the devices which we found particularly interesting due to an appealing design and a very affordable price tag. Let's take a closer look!

LG Leon


On the outside, Leon is very reminiscent of LG's flagship line. From a distance you would be forgiven for mistaking it for an LG G3 as it has a very similar shape together with a polycarbonate back cover resembling metal. Since LG pays a great deal of attention to quality control, the chassis doesn't feel cheap or tacky by any measure. Everything seems well-built, right down to the removable back cover. We love that LG has stuck to the innovative volume/power button placement on the back as it makes operating the buttons vastly more comfortable. It might be awkward at first, but once you try it a few times it’ll take milliseconds to realize it’s a much better solution. Dimensions come in at 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9 mm and it weighs 140 grams.

LG Leon


On the front you’ll find a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen producing a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels which comes out to roughly 218ppi. In a time when we have 4k mobile screens, venturing below 720p might seem precarious however there is still some fun to be had. Having a larger screen allows you to enjoy content more comfortably with slight pixelation being visible only during web browsing. And when we say slight pixelation, we don’t mean blurry text by any means. Generating ample brightness, the display is clearly visible both indoors and outdoors sparing your eyes from squinting on sunny days.

LG Leon


Powering LG Leon is Qualcomm’s trusted Snapdragon 410 with four cores running at 1.2GHz, It’s backed by Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Thanks to LG’s excellent optimization and nearly stock Android 5.0 Lollipop, this smartphone feels very snappy with all tasks including heavy gaming. We suspect that LG Leon has an easier time because it has to render less pixels on the screen, making an excellent point of how lesser components can maximize their potential by being paired with the right piece of hardware. In our opinion, combining Snapdragon 410 with this screen was the absolute best decision LG made as we’ve seen the same hardware setup struggle on higher resolutions. Operating at this resolution, it feels as fluid as any flagship on the market. For those interested in stuffing a lot of content on their mobile device, LG comes with 8GB of on-board memory that is expandable to 32GB via a microSD card. In charge of imaging is a 5-megapixel camera on the back capable of taking decent photos in good lighting. There is also a VGA resolution camera on the front for selfies and video calls.

LG Leon


Despite being focused on high-end devices and the latest technology, we still love to get our hands on a well-balanced device such as LG Leon. Most of us strive for the latest flagships yet spending some time with this smartphone made us realize that mid-range segment has to offer far more than we thought. If you’re looking for a reliable mid-range device, definitely give LG Leon a closer look!

 


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