One part expected, another unfortunate, the 5-megapixel camera of the Optimus F3 is a nice touch to find on a budget thing, but sadly its performance is utterly disappointing. With still snap shots, it lacks detail to make it a noteworthy thing to use for important moments – while its washed out color reproduction gives everything a hazy look. And its low lighting performance gets much worse, as things become super noisy. In the 1080p video recording front, we find the same displeasing elements that prevent us from making it an instant call for shooting things candidly.

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Using the same Optimus music player that we’re familiar with, its presentation is pretty much the traditional fanfare we’re accustomed to seeing – as an alternative, though, there’s the Google Play Music app that’s preloaded. Sure, its audio quality is loud, but at the highest setting, it tends to exhibit some sharpness that makes it a little irritating to the ear.

Despite its lack of support for playing videos encoded in DivX, it didn’t have any problems whatsoever playing a 1080p one in MPEG-4 format. However, due to its low quality display, it doesn’t particularly offer the best experience. Regardless, it’s nice that the QSlide feature allows us to watch movies on top of whatever else we’re doing on the phone.


Optimus F3

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User Score:

  • OS Android 4.1.2
  • 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

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