LG is doing just 1 thing in now days.....just copying the the G3 design in all models..........
Just to put the prices in perspective, a 2014 Moto G costs R$999. Neither of those compete on the same price range as the Moto G and other "midrange" phones. They are quite cheap actually. The G2 Lite is about the same price as the Moto E: that's what you should compare it to.
Yes, prices in Brazil are ridiculous. The iPhone 6 costs about US$1100.
I bought this (L Prime) two weeks ago here in brazil, as my third phone,
though I am using an iPhone 6 64Gb and an S4 4G. It has this TV (it also records TV programs) and FM radio that my iPhone 6 and S4 do not have, plus two slots for micro sims. It really looks like a G3 S. I do not need a high spec phone as a third phone. The iPhone 6 and the S4 take care of the heavier tasks. So , I think it is good to have it around.
Competing with 480p screen with the price range of 720p screen competitors with similar internals.
How do they expect to compete with Lumia 73X ,Moto G, Asus Zenphone or even Xperia E
isn't it LG Fino and LG Bello ???? (just a different about battery spec)
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014Fair enough on on the table (though isn't power the only function that can't be achieved withi... moreTurning up/down the volume is totally normal when you use your smartphone for mp3 player or GPS navigation. I use power button too, when stuck in traffic. The point is, LG made these buttons useless in some scenarios, while NORMAL buttons are usable in every possible scenario. Hence, lack of common sense and step back. Another compromise in the name of appearance and "innovation".
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014Size doesn't matter when it's on the table or in the car - back buttons are useless then. And... moreFair enough on on the table (though isn't power the only function that can't be achieved within the Android OS?), but in a car buttons are a non-issue as you shouldn't be using the phone's buttons while driving anyway.
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014not all people are specs thirsty Not all , but most of them .
Which make his comment correct .
another " nobody care phone "
I'm not so sure if this models will exist internationally... It seems more like "yet another" lower-end model redesign to look similar to something more higher-end, which is quite usual in that market.
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014On the larger phones (Like G-Pro series and G-flex, maybe even the G2/3) the rear buttons are ... moreSize doesn't matter when it's on the table or in the car - back buttons are useless then.
And yes, that's exactly the problem - they, like most of the manufacturers, are trying to be different just for the heck of it, to claim "innovation", not to be better
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014No normal buttons/common sense, no deal.
It's obvious LG wants to be different and that's the... moreOn the larger phones (Like G-Pro series and G-flex, maybe even the G2/3) the rear buttons are ok, I find. it's only on the smaller models that seem awkward to me.
(this is all based on display models, don't actually own any myself, so not based on constant use, just brief fiddling)
Plus, given the way the mobile market is going it's getting harder and harder to do something new outside pointless feature creep, so at least LG are trying to be not-the-ordinary.
No normal buttons/common sense, no deal.
It's obvious LG wants to be different and that's the only reason they want to convince us back buttons are good. They want to be different, not better. They don't care about common sense (Which is the case with all smartphone manufacturers. Mass insanity).
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014not all people are specs thirsty yeh and nobody likes how sloppy the updates arrive from LG
AnonD-301829, 05 Nov 2014first to comment these two phones will be nobody care phonesnot all people are specs thirsty