LG L Fino Dual SIM Price, Unboxing, Antutu Benchmark Score, Complete Specs, Preview

In my post about LG L Fino Dual a month ago, I said that this handset is great for LG fans who are in love with LG G3 and its unique features but are not quite ready yet to spend more than Php 10,000 on a smartphone.

LG L Fino Dual SIM

After spending 30 days playing with this affordable yet capable and feature-packed device, I still stand by those words -- and if anything, I'm now more inclined to recommend this release.

LG L Fino Dual SIM

LG L Fino Dual SIM

Before I give you my review of the LG L Fino Dual, let's do a quick unboxing just to get it out of the way and for you to see everything that you'll get for Php 7,990.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
Being a lower midrange release, LG L Fino doesn't have the lush and luxurious packaging of the high-end LG G3; But it's all good. At least, this simple carton case has small footprint and is very eco-friendly.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
This box actually unravels into just one piece of paper. Lifting the tray cradling the phone, you'll find all the accessories joining L Fino inside its packaging.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
That's the entire package. Nothing too fancy but it's everything that you need to use this cool handset.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
We have the LG Warranty Card - guaranteeing after-sales support for the phone, the LG L Fino Dual Quick Start Guide, and a list of all LG Mobile Service Centers across the country.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
The 5.1V Travel Charger

LG L Fino Dual SIM
Earphones with Microphone for making calls. Nothing special about this pair but they get the job done.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
microUSB to USB cable for connecting the phone to the travel charger or your computer.

LG L Fino Dual SIM

TP Friends, as I've shared, LG L Fino is equipped with 4.5 inch WVGA True IPS display, Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 and Adreno 305 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset running Android 4.4.2 KiKat OS with LG UX experience, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of expandable storage, 3G HSPA+ support, Dual SIM (Dual microSIM) Dual Standby capability, and a 1,900 mAh Li-Ion battery pack delivering around 345 hours of standby and 15 hours of talk time.

LG L Fino Dual SIM
The above-mentioned internal specifications along with all the software enhancements that come with LG's UX interface give LG L Fino an Antutu Benchmark Score in the area of 16,288.

LG L Fino Dual SIM

First seen on the LG G2 2013 flagship best-seller, LG's uniquely designed RearKey enables the user - regardless of whether he or she is left or right handed - to switch the power on and off, launch QuickMemo, and use the camera more conveniently, among other functionality.

Based on a consumer behavior study conducted by the Korean company’s Research and Development group, the Rear Key gives users more control when using a smartphone since this is where their index fingers are naturally located -- making it an ideal spot for adjusting the volume while on a call or turning on the phone's display while your other fingers grab the device.

LG L Fino Dual SIM

At the back, you will find LG G Fino's 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera (with LED flash) that snaps photos really fast - thanks to the company's new 'touch and shoot' feature that lets you focus on a subject and take a shot at the same time all with one touch on the screen. There's also a VGA front cam for selfies with 'front flash' mode wherein the camera app gets a thick light-pink virtual frame with brightness on full blast, illuminating your face for crisp and clear selfies even when taken indoors or in low light conditions. As you know, I love taking selfies so that's a nice feature that I really appreciate.

Personally, apart from everything I've mentioned and the face that the phone is built like a tank (I mean, it's really solid), what I love most about this device is the attractive user interface that serves as a vessel for all of the intuitive and unique software features that LG offers to consumers, including Knock Code, QuickMemo+, and the Multitasking Panel with real time view.

That's it for now. I'll be talking more about all the things I like about this release in my full review. But as I've said, I'm already recommending to all LG fans who may be on a tight budget but are longing to experience shards of what makes LG G3 one of the best smartphones of 2014. Check out LG L Fino, TP Friends. It's good!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name LG L Fino Dual
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Lower Midrange
Dimensions127.5 x 67.9 x 11.9 mm
Weight 145 grams
Available Colors Gold, Red, White, Black, Green
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat, LG UX Skin
Display 4.5 inches (~207 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset
Internal Storage 4 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: VGA
Video Capture HD, VGA for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback Xvid, MP4, H.264, H.263, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, WMA, FLAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+, NFC
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity (TBA)
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1,900 mAh battery
Uptime 345 Hours of Standby
15 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features LG UX, RearKey
Announcement August 24, 2014, Ahead of IFA 2014 Berlin, Germany
Availability Philippines: 1st Week of October 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 7,990