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When it comes to style, you've either got it or you don't. And wth its new L-Style series of Android smartphones, Korean manufacturer LG has a trio of phones looking to turn heads.

Android Central at Mobile World Congress It's two thirds of the way there.

The LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 bring three levels of smartphones in terms of hardware and software prowess. Sounds good on paper -- a smartphone for every walk of life, right? Here's how LG puts it:

L-Style’s design philosophy is comprised of five aesthetic elements: Modern Square Style for a comfortable grip, Floating Mass Technology for a slimmer look, Seamless Layout for a more intuitive arrangement of keys, Harmonized Design Contrast utilizing metallic accents and Sensuous Slim Shape that naturally draws one’s attention.

And that's pretty much true with the L-Style, save for the baby of the bunch. The L5 and L7 are obviously cut from the same cloth, with 4- and 4.3-inch dislays, respectivey. Both are have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with high-resolution displays, and both would be at home in our pockets out of the box. The LG L3, however, is an undersized, low-resolution (QVGA) Android 2.3 device that looks oddly out of place next to such high end fare.

All three phones feature a custom user interface that certaily is more stylish than what we've come to know from LG. Some of that is Ice Cream Sandwich, of course -- the launcher has applications and widgets separated -- and some of that is LG's doing as well. Menus are nicely skinned, and options are easily accessible.

We've got some hands-on pics and video with the LG L-Series devices after the break.

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Reader comments

Hands-on with the LG L-Series Android smartphones - L3, L5 and L7

17 Comments

Oh, no. If there's one thing I don't like about Samsung's phones is that big ugly button in the middle. And now comes LG putting it on those beauties.

These arent the first LG phones with the big home button that samsung likes to put on their international phones.

But now LG seems to be more concerned about aesthetics, so why in the name of narcissus would they use this ugly button again?

What a shame... Such nice phones but can't buy one seeing what a bad taste the g2x left... No more lg phones for me and I am sure I'm not the only one with this sentiment.

I played with the L7 and it honestly isn't anything special. The only LG Android phones they were any good are the Thrill and this one wasn't even that great. And the G2X was great after all the software fixes were done later on. And the LG Nitro is decent. But that's about it really. Somehow LG is irrelevant really. Is like LG who for mobile? Well at least LG didn't make those L series look like an iPhone.