LG Leon review: the new entry level

Display

LG Leon has just FWVGA display, which won’t impress anybody. The smartphone is away from nowadays standards with just 480 x 854 resolution. This gives about 218 pixels per inch to LG Leon. It’s below the average, but it can’t be named terrible. Surprisingly the quality is quite decent. You can’t notice any pixels unless you are watching a video.

The display is bright enough even outside. It performs pretty well under bright sunlight and remains visible. Thanks to the IPS technology, you can enjoy good viewing angles. However the colors are not always perfect, when changing the viewing angles. In some cases you can notice color changes, which is a little bit annoying. It won’t destroy your user experience, but it’s something, which you will notice for sure.

The minimum brightness has acceptable levels and it’s fine for operating in a dark room.

Performance

LG Leon comes with 1GB RAM memory and Snapdragon 400 processor, which is pretty adequate hardware for an entry-level smartphone. Combine this with Android 5.0.1 and you get one decent performer. The days, when a budget device was a synonym for a sluggish smartphone are gone. Nowadays we see even the cheapest devices equipped with decent processors and 1 GB RAM. Android gets more optimized and all of us can enjoy lag free smartphones. LG Leon is no exception. You get smooth performance and pleasant user experience. No hiccups, when opening apps or multitasking. We ran Antutu, Geekbench 3, Vellamo, Quadrant, GFXBench, Browsermark and Kraken 1.1 benchmarks. The results are pretty close to what we have expected and are on par with similar devices like Moto G. LG Leon managed even to surpass Samsung Galaxy S3 in some of the benchmarks. This is a prove how much the budget devices have evolved. You can see screenshots of our tests below

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