Dual SIM LG L40 (D175F) with Android KitKat

The cost-benefit of Android Smartphones continues to impress. LG L40 (D175F) is no Moto G, but it is cheaper, and a wonderful piece of hardware. I recently bought one for my wife. It currently retails for R$ 499 (Brazilian Reals) or about US $ 225.


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  • Very responsive overall
  • In black or white
  • Double tap to lock or use (or achieve the same with power side button)
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz CPU
  • 320×480 pixel, 3.5 inch LCD screen with capacitive touch
  • Digital TV (Brazilian DTV standard for the model cited)
  • FM radio
  • 3.15 mega-pixel (2048×1350 pixels) camera (no AF)
  • No front camera
  • Up to 32 GB microSD card (I bought a 16 GB type 4 card)
  • Dual SIM (normal mini SIM, not micro or nano)
  • 2G/3G data (supports tethering other devices over Wi-Fi i.e. hotspot)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal flash storage (1.64 GB available to user)
  • A-GPS support
  • Rotation sensing with built-in accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE (was able to detect an iBeacon emulated on Mac OS X)
  • MTP (media transfer protocol) works fine with Windows (transfer arbitrary files to/from internal storage and SD card)
  • MTP doesn’t work with Mac OS X Mavericks, but Android File Transfer does the job

4 thoughts on “Dual SIM LG L40 (D175F) with Android KitKat

  1. L40 is now available at online retailers for around BRL 299 or USD 116. I’ve since discovered some of the ill effects of having so little memory for Android to run such as Facebook crashing when playing videos. I’d probably buy an L90 or L70 which has 1 GB of RAM. The latter retails for around BRL 629 or USD 244. The competition at that price range is really stiff, I’d consider the new Moto G as a strong contender. One thing I’d also consider is future upgradeability to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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