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LG Optimus Fuel lgl34c Review

Updated on July 29, 2016


This phone looks... Horrible. More than horrible: it looks like a cheap piece of garbage. And when the screen is on, the UI makes it look even cheaper. But you get what you pay for. When I bought the Optimus Fuel the first time (I've owned several) I was turned off by it. I recall thinking "Well, a phone's a phone, I guess." I kept thinking I'd experience the severe slowdown as all the OS garbage piled up... But that never came. I had no software problems with it ever, no matter how I bent the rules and stretched the OS. It's a modest set of hardware, to be sure: the software is what makes it. It can't run graphically intensive apps. Not well, anyway. But this little machine can hold its own, for sure. The screen is decent. I think the pixel density is somewhere around 300 pixels per square inch, and the dimensions of the screen are 480x200. This thing runs on 512MB of ram and it has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocking in at 1.2 GHz, so it can actually WORK. None of the Fuels I've owned have ever frozen up. Honestly, this thing has a zippy little OS. I'd expect that from Android 4.4 though.

Device Specs

Module Type
Module Specs
Android 4.4 Kitkat
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Qualcomm Adreno 302
Internal Memory
4 GB
512 MB

More Than Meets the Eye

In my opinion it's worth every penny I spent (when I bought it, it was $30), but with the new $10 price tag, you actually get more for what you pay for. Despite the rather small internal storage capacity, and limited SD card utility, there are free SD card fixes in the Play Store, and they work great with or without root.

I guess this means that I need to criticize its less than stellar aspects now... Okay, fine.

  • It has a cheap, plastic resistive touch screen. But this is negligible, because the touch screen works fine, it's just as responsive as a capacitive touch screen actually.
  • The SD card support doesn't come standard in Kitkat.
  • The UI looks very 2008.
  • The memory only allows one app to run at a time.

If these are not a problem for you, this phone is definitely worth a look.


Is this thing worth it? My answer is... Yeah! Definitely! This phone might be ugly as sin, but it works beautifully. This phone is good for anyone who wants something cheap and good.

Also, here comes the interesting bit for those who want root on their phone but don't want to risk losing their (very expensive) smartphone... This thing was easy to root. Easiest phone I've ever rooted. Just use towelroot.


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