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LG Optimus L3 smartphone down to £29.99: Android is getting cheaper

Head over to Orange to grab the LG Optimus L3 smartphone for £30 (plus a compulsory £10 top up credit as this is on PAYG). The phone is obviously locked to the mobile operator but should be compatible on Orange as well. You can easily unlock it via widely available codes.

The L3 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 system-on-chip clocked at 800MHz, there's 384MB of RAM, 1GB onboard storage, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth, an FM radio, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, a 3.2in display with a 320 x 240 pixel display, a microSD card slot, a microUSB port and a battery that can power the device for up to 11 hours.

It looks like Orange (and LG) is clearing out remaining stocks of the L3 ahead of the launch of the L3 II. At £30, this is an excellent bargain for users looking for a affordable and portable (it weighs less than 110g) smartphone as an upgrade for a feature phone.

The device was launched back in January 2012, together with the L5 and the L7, and originally carried a suggested retail price of more than £130. You can read our review of the LG Optimus L3 smartphone here.

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