Yet another LTE smartphone is to land on T-Mobile's shelves really soon. Meant to be the carrier's most affordable LTE Android-powered handset
, the LG Optimus F3
will be released on August 7, priced at $0 down (for a limited time) with the activation of a Simple Choice Plan. 24 equal monthly payments of $10 follow afterwards.
In terms of specs, the LG Optimus F3 isn't that bad of a device given its entry-level nature. It packs a 4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. Battery life shouldn't be an issue given the fact that the handset comes with a 2460mAh battery. Out of the box, the Optimus F3 should come with a fairly recent version of Android, although the carrier does not specify which that will be exactly. Wi-Fi Calling and the T-Mobile TV services provided by the carrier are on board, along with goodies included in the latest Optimus UI, such as QuickMemo for note-taking on the go, the QSlide multitasking feature, and VuTalk, which works as a multi-user drawing board.
The LG Optimus F3 will be available both online at the T-Mobile store and at select retail outlets nationwide. To learn more about it, check out our LG Optimus F3 review
+- Press Release
T-Mobile will be offering its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone beginning August 7 with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3 will be available for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $10 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online at www.T-Mobile.com.
The Optimus F3’s 4-inch vivid IPS display and advanced camera and video features offer accurate colors, sharp text and crisp images. Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and an extensive catalogue of LG’s suite of unique services, such as QuickMemo™, QSlide and VuTalk, focus on enhancing usability for Optimus F3 customer’s everyday smartphone use.
Simple Choice Plan
With T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, Optimus F3 customers design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data on our nationwide network is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line. Customers can add another 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line. A second phone line can be added for $30 per month and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on T-Mobile’s network and no restrictive annual service contracts.
T-Mobile’s 4G LTE Network
The Optimus F3 will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s high-speed nationwide 4G HSPA+ and advanced 4G LTE coverage areas. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage now reaches 157 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas and is on target to go nationwide by the end of the year, with plans for reaching 200 million people in more than 200 metropolitan areas. Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network service has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, with many more rolling out.