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LG Optimus F3 Review

LG Optimus F3

Posted: , by John V.



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.

LG Optimus F3 Sample Video:


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.

The Optimus music player found on the LG Optimus F3 - LG Optimus F3 Review
The Optimus music player found on the LG Optimus F3 - LG Optimus F3 Review
The Optimus music player found on the LG Optimus F3 - LG Optimus F3 Review

The Optimus music player found on the LG Optimus F3

The QSlide feature - LG Optimus F3 Review

The QSlide feature

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.

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:42

1. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

so it sucks ...

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 12:38

2. xcuse (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)

where is the benchmark?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 15:48

3. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Once again this site rates a phone lower then other sites do. Phonescoop for example said it's a surprisingly good 5mp camera on this. Picking one of these up for metroPCS on Tmobiles network. It just launched there today.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 15:49

4. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

So got this on metroPCS running on Tmobiles network. Don't go by the review here. Im really noticing that it depends on who reviews the devices here. I like how this site shows how potent the camera flashes are though. Anyway this deserved a higher score at least as high as the optimus L9 if you don't care abt the difference between 4 inch & 4.5 pick this up. Im surprised how fast lte is! Faster then my wifi. Fast shutter better 5mp camera then ones this site has rated higher. Overall great device with nice little extra features for a great price at least again on metro running on Tmobiles network. Sprint Virgin etc are not so good where im at as far as the coverage part. Anyway great mid range device as other sites have said.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:37

73. annoy007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)

Acctually its a pretty great phone. I've had one dropped it from like 7ft and broke so I'm going to get one today. And remember if service is bad in your area just flash it.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:39

74. frenchie2000154 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)

rom is so small 1.24 one can"t installed much think twice befor buying this one other wise speed is good

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LG Optimus F3

LG Optimus F3

OS: Android 4.1.2
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
Size4.57 x 2.44 x 0.40 inches
(116 x 62 x 10 mm)
4 oz  (113 g)
Battery2460 mAh, 16 hours talk time

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