Samsung Galaxy Young duos or LG Optimus L3 II dual, which to choose?

Samsung and LG have started selling two new entry-level Android smartphones in the country in the last 24 hours. Running on Android 4.1, both LG Optimus L3 II dual and Samsung Galaxy Young Duos come with dual-SIM connectivity.Samsung Galaxy Young vs LG Optimus L3 II dual

If you are in the market looking for a new budget Android phone from Samsung or LG, but are confused between L3 II dual and Samsung Galaxy Young – we will try and sort it out for you in this post.

Here is a comparison between the two smartphones based on various parameters.

Samsung Galaxy Young duos Vs LG Optimus L3 II dual


Samsung Galaxy Young Duos and LG Optimus L3 II  dual, both the phones sport a 3.2-inch display, but it is the resolution that makes the difference. While LG Optimus L3 II dual packs QVGA (240x320p) resolution, Samsung Galaxy Young has a better HVGA (320x480p) resolution on-board.

The LG phone however comes with an IPS panel, which are normally better in viewing angles than normal TFT panel, so this is one positive for the LG Optimus L3 II dual. But, if we have to take a call overall, Samsung Galaxy Young Duos would score more points, considering the resolution, as it is going to play a bigger role in your daily usage.

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos – 3.5/5

LG Optimus L3 II dual – 3/5

Processor/ RAM

In terms of the chips inside, Samsung has included Broadcom’s 1GHz BCM21654G Cortex-A9 processor with BCM21654 Videocore IV GPU. On the other hand, LG packs a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7225A Cortex A5 processor with Adreno 200 GPU in L3 II dual.  Although, Cortex A5 processors are more power-efficient, they are considered slightly slower than A9 in terms of performance.

On the RAM front, LG has included 512MB of RAM; Samsung has put in 768MB of RAM. So overall, Samsung also scores more in the processor department, the extra RAM will certainly help in smoother performance for Galaxy Young.

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos – 4/5

LG Optimus L3 II dual – 3/5


Both phones come only with a 3.15MP rear camera, and there are no secondary cameras on-board. There is no auto or touch focus support or LED flash on these devices, so unless there is some cool optics based difference between these devices, we are likely to see similar results.

Samsung Galaxy Young – 2.5/5

LG Optimus L3 II dual – 2.5/5


This is one area, where LG performs better thanks to the 1540 mAh battery on-board. Samsung has just included a 1,300 mAh battery, which along with A9 processor and more display resolution will result in worse battery backup than LG Optimus L3 dual.

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos – 3/5

LG Optimus L3 II dual – 3.5/5

We will see a quick comparison of other features in the following table, as there features are either the same or don’t matter that much.

PhoneLG Optimus L3 II dualSamsung Galaxy Young Duos
Android versionAndroid 4.1Android 4.1Same Android version
Internal storage4GB with microSD card support up to 32GB4GB with microSD card support up to 64GBUsable internal memory will be lower, but around the same – probably 1.5-2GB
Dimensions/ weight61.3×102.9×11.9 mm, 107 g58.6×109.4×12.49 mm, 112 gL3 II dual is lightly thinner and lighter
Connectivity/ Ports/ Location servicesWi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm jack,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm jack,

Pricing/ Value for money

At the writing this post, LG Optimus L3 II dual was selling online for INR 7,899, while Samsung Galaxy Young duos was available for INR 8,290. Not much difference between the prices, but if we see the features overall, the Samsung Galaxy Young does seem like a better product than LG’s Optimus L3 II dual. Samsung also has better software update track record than LG, which will surely matter if any of the companies ever think of providing software updates for these phones.

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos – 3.5/5

LG Optimus L3 II dual – 3/5

Overall score

Samsung Galaxy Young Duos – 16.5/25

LG Optimus L3II dual – 15/25

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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5 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Young duos or LG Optimus L3 II dual, which to choose?

    Raj patil

    (April 8, 2013 - 3:28 pm)

    You didnt tell the comparison of GPU!
    Which one is having the better GPU?


      (September 10, 2013 - 11:30 pm)

      BCM21654 Videocore IV vs Adreno 200???


    (April 7, 2013 - 8:25 pm)

    I think you made an error in the total, LG’s total comes out as 15, not 16 🙂


    (April 7, 2013 - 2:38 pm)

    Good comparison!
    Display indeed makes a big difference.
    More resolution means more text in the same area.

    I too would prefer young over L3

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