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LG Optimus F3 Review

LG Optimus F3 6.5

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LG Optimus F3 Review
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.


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.


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


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


  • Cheap feel & construction
  • Shoots noisy photos & video
  • Low quality display
PhoneArena rating:
6.5 Good
User rating:
7.9 10 Reviews

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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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