LG Grace LTE L59BL Review (TracFone)

LG Grace LTE L59BL is one of the latest smartphone products from LG. Not so long ago, this phone enters TracFone lineup and become new options for those who are looking to upgrade their smartphone. Coming with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and also LG’s user interface, this phone indeed has many things to offer.

Key Specs

LG Grace LTE key specifications:

  • 5.3 inches (720 x 1280 pixels) TFT LCD Display
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8917
  • 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage (MicroSD slot up to 32 GB)
  • Runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 5.85″ x 2.96″ x 0.315″; Weight: 4.938 oz
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0
  • Li-Ion 2800 mAh non-removable battery

Design

Bar touchscreen is the most common form factor of smartphone this day and LG Grace LTE L59BL use the same thing. Comes at 4.938 oz and measured at 5.85” x 2.96” x 0.315” makes this phone big enough to single hand.

Display

LG use 5.3 inches TFT LCD screen, makes it large enough to look at. The 5.3 inches screen is not a common one, where most smartphone usually use either 5 inches or 5.5 inches. It makes this phone screen size something between those options.

The screen boasts 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution, which is good enough for simple and daily use although it may not look that good for gaming and video that required better resolution on such a large screen size.

On both sides of the screen, LG installed 2.5D Arc Glass to enhance its good looks and strength.

Software

Being a new smartphone, no wonder that LG Grace LTE L59BL using the latest Android version, Android 7.0 Nougat that works better than the previous version. LG also add LG UX 5.0 as the phone user interface that gives a more convenient way to use the phone. It allows the user to do a simple swap to explore all apps.

Camera

Just like smartphone product this day, LG Grace also has 2 cameras. It has the 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front cameras. Equipped with all sort of feature to makes the whole stuff of taking pictures easier and gives better result including flash, autofocus, various camera modes, gesture shot, cheese shutter and burst shot.

As for the video recording feature, people can have the 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 30 fps. It also allowed people to take still shots while recording video using the Live Shot feature and even capture still shots from a video during playback using Video Screenshot feature.

Performance

To run everything, LG uses Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8917 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor with 1.5 GB RAM. It is not the most superior processor out there but it will do the job. It should be able to keep the phone steady for multiple tasks as well as opening several apps in the background.

For the storage area, the phone has 8 GB internal storage (although only 3.7 GB that is usable) and also MicroSD slot where people can use it to store for up to 32 GB. It means there are plenty of rooms to store various files in this phone.

Connectivity

LG Grace boasts up standard connectivity system such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, GPS and a 3.5 mm Jack. Being a new product, this phone also supports 4G LTE network connections, which is most people, use this day.

Battery

It is nice to know that LG uses removable Lithium Ion 2800 mAh battery. Being removable is a huge convenience to have and there is less and less smartphone that use the removable battery.

The battery itself could keep up to 10 days standby time and 14 hours talk time. The talk time is somewhat short for such a modern phone but it still good enough.

Wrap-up

Overall, LG Grace LTE L59BL offer people with up to date specification. But nothing really stands out which makes it somewhat an average smartphone. But it definitely has everything that most people really need this day, and that makes this phone worth to look at.

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