The other day I was flicking through the Dick Smith website (as an addicted web window geek shopper) and I was surprised to find that the Optimus L7 II and Optimus L2 II on their website on Optus Pre-Paid, albeit not available at this time.

Now whilst both devices aren’t top notch high end specs, they do bring some nice specs for a low end market. To re-fresh your memory, here are the specs for both devices LG Optimus L7 II
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  • 2,460mAH capacity battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
  • Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon
  • Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels rear camera, LED flash, VGA front facing camera
  • 4 GB, 768 MB RAM expandable to 32GB via Micro SD card
  • IPS LCD screen bringing 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
  • advanced QuickMemo

LG Optimus L2 II
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The L2 II is a follow up device from last years successful L2 dual sim phone. Some of the features its packing are:

  • PS LCD Screen with a 240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches (~125 ppi pixel density)
  • 4 GB (1.6 GB user available), 512 MB RAM expandable to 32GB via Micro SD Card
  • 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
  • Li-Po 1540 mAh battery
  • QuickMemo features

So investigating I went and tweeted Dick Smith to find out what was happening with the availability of both devices and was greeted with the following:

https://twitter.com/DickSmith/status/357647391765172227

Having a look back over at the Dick Smith website, it would seem the L7 II is in stock whilst the L2 II is still not available.

The LG Optimus L7 II is available for $229 on Optus Pre-Paid. It should also be available late July from Allphones as well (although not sure unlocked or locked to a network provider such as Optus), whilst the L2 II will be available next week for $109 on the Optus Pre-Paid.

Does the L2 II or L7 II price tempting you to go out and buy one?

  • JeniSkunk

    DSE are showing the outright purchase dual-sim P715 L7II as the Optus exclusive prepaid P713GO L7 II. I picked up one of the P713GO 2 weeks ago, and it is a manufacturer and telco crippled Android device that rates: AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

    • minimad

      In what way?

      All the OPTUS apps can be uninstalled and as can most the other preloaded apps – there is also an option in the menu to hide/show apps.

      Hardly an AVOID AT ALL COSTS considering EVERY other prepaid carrier android device has the the same or similar level of preloaded apps.

      For what i paid i don’t think you would find better.

    • JeniSkunk

      mimimad, I’m not talking about the Optus bloatware here. I’m talking about manufacturer cripplement of the OS and stock Android apps.

      No root access, yet. This means at present, there is no way to fully backup or restore apps, there is no ad blocking, there is no install location redirecting.

      No JB select app install location, internal (system root) or SD card (see next point). Diked out of Settings.

      No JB swap internal SD card partition and external physical microSD in the file system. Diked out of Settings

      No MSC mode in ROM, only accessible on desktop via the LG PC Sync program which is only for Win or Mac. Linux users go away, you are Not Welcome. Without the LG program, data transfer on the phone is solely as an MTP Media Device.

      Stock apps replaced with non-standard LG ‘custom’ versions. Camera and Gallery, and Messaging are the ones I’ve noted in trying to use my P713GO.

      Camera is completely LG custom, uses the old Android 2.x Camera UI, and does not pass ISO access to any other camera apps. Gallery is completely LG custom. Messaging is completely LG custom.

  • Zak

    Allphones already has the l7 2 dual for 245$ unlocked in stock guys :)

    • Alex D

      I tried to get info from the 3 Allphones store around me and all they wanted to know if I wanted to sign up to a plan before they would tell me if they had in stock

      • zak

        thats weird not even available on plan so i dont see why they would do that but if your located in vic i know we got some in knox and dandenong but they are selling quick!

  • Sean Royce

    They’re okay for a budget phone I guess, but 512mb of ram is really gonna make the phone struggle.

    • minimad

      512MB should be enough for QVGA resolution, the WVGA L7II has 768MB.

  • cgradecyclist

    Little bit more RAM would be nice – but sensational phones for the price…