LG Optimus F6 ReviewLG Optimus F6 7.5
Interface and Software
LG has brought many of last year’s high end features like Q-Slide and QuickMemo to the Optimus F6, but understandably doesn’t feature this year’s crop of software enhancements. The UI is familiar if you’ve used an LG device over the past two years, with a plethora of customization options throughout. It would be easy to make the argument that the UI is overly cluttered (a quick swipe down of the notification shade confirms this), but it does not seem to affect the performance in the way that TouchWiz does.
Processor and Memory
The LG Optimus F6 runs off a dual core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. This is paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, only 1.3GB of which are available to the user. Storage can be expanded via microSD, although the device ships without one. While the processor and memory specs are on the lower end, they deliver a smooth UI performance. The limited internal storage is a long-term concern however, as over 400MB of the available 1.3GB is taken by the pre-installed apps. In fact, despite only having 5 common apps running in the background Vellamo warned us that our internal memory was low, and GFX Bench gave us a similar warning even though it was the only app running.
(HTML5 / Metal)
|LG Optimus F6||5044||13733||2745 / 24 fps||2056 / 500|
|Samsung Galaxy S4 mini||6783||13341||3762 / 33fps||2088 / 685|
|LG Optimus F7||5708||10917||2038 / 18 fps||2192 / 614|
Internet and Connectivity
There are two browsers available out of the box on the Optimus F6, Google Chrome and LG’s stock browser, which is a variant of the old stock Android browser. Both work well with familiar gestures, though we prefer Chrome due to the synchronization with our Google account. There are of course many other browsers available in the Play Store if either of those don’t suit your needs.
The Optimus F6 runs on T-Mobile’s LTE network and offers every connection option that you’d expect. It is equipped with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, IR and DLNA. It is quad band GSM and WCDMA, and tri-band LTE on bands 2, 4 and 17, making the Optimus F6 a global device.
LG Optimus F6 Review - Interface and Functionality
|Display||4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) IPS LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
|Size||5.03 x 2.59 x 0.40 inches|
(128 x 66 x 10 mm)
4.44 oz (126 g)
|Battery||2460 mAh, 19.5 hours talk time|