Call Quality:

So what’s the good in the calling quality department? For starters, its earpiece produces a strong output, giving voices a crisp tone to them. As for the bad, the speakerphone exhibits some crackling at the loudest setting – while its noise-cancellation feature fails to mute background noise.

Battery:

Carrying along a 2460 mAh battery, we’re shocked to find something of this caliber with a beefy battery life that. Providing us easily with a solid one-day of normal usage, which consists of mostly web surfing, emailing, texting, and the occasional phone call, light users will be pleased by its all-day worth. At the same time, though, power users will be able to get through a work day without worries.

Conclusion:

Indeed, there’s just so much where an entry-level smartphone can go – especially when last year’s mid-rangers tend to occupy the same space nowadays. Looking at the $29.99 on-contract price point of the LG Optimus F3, it might not scare the pants off us with its meager specs sheet, but at least it’s treated to some of the enhancements that are found with LG’s higher-end offerings. It’s cheap, and definitely looks and feels that way, but heck, it doesn’t falter too much in its overall performance to make it feel like a debilitating piece of hardware.

Software version of reviewed unit:
Android version: 4.1.2
Build number: JZO54K
Kernel version: 3.4.0


Pros

  • Employs some of the new LG Optimus UI enhancements
  • Lots of connectivity features for a budget phone

Cons

  • Cheap feel & construction
  • Shoots noisy photos & video
  • Low quality display

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

User Rating:

7.9
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