LG Optimus F3 coming to T-Mobile on August 7 – LTE on the cheap

LG Optimus F3 coming to T-Mobile on August 7 – LTE on the cheap
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.

source: T-Mobile

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Optimus F3
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2460 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



3. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Your review of this phone didn't do it justice. It should have gotten at least the same score or better then the L9 due to the things I mentioned above. Your reviews I think are subjective on who's doing it. John V seems to rate things lower for example then others.. I know one things for sure too it sure runs better on Tmobiles network then the Sprint unit you tested.

1. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Is Lte worth the lower screen size (4 vs 4.5) vs the l9? Just how much faster is it?

2. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

It is worth it! I have this on metroPCS running on Tmobiles network (im in one of the areas they have that on). This one has some neat little features the L9 doesnt. Also the camera is slightly faster with a few more options, better battery, & it is super fast etc. Also the sound quality is better & I think the screen maybey also slightly more vivid.

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I would personally prefer a larger screen for this case. But if it's between, say, a 4.5 and a 5' screen then it might be different - i might go for 4.5 with LTE. Because, 4 inch is definitely too small to me.

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