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Optimus F3

  • MS659

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 4GLTE and HSPA+ Network1
  • 4.0" IPS Display with True-to-Nature Color and Gorilla® Glass Protection
  • 2,460 mAh Long-Lasting Battery2
  • 5MP Autofocus Camera with LED Flash and Time Catch Shot™, Voice Shutter, and Live Effects
Technical Specifications
Carrier Metro PCS
Form Factor Bar
Camera Yes
Smartphone Android™-Powered
Touch Screen Yes
Web Yes
Type Smart Phone
Form Factor Bar
Technology GSM*
Processor 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
Frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G UMTS Band I/II/IV/V, LTE Band 17/Band 4*
Data Transmission EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, UMTS (W-CDMA), HSDPA, LTE and HSPA+ 42 Mbps*
Dimensions 4.6" (H) x 2.5" (W) x 0.4" (D)
Weight 4.0 oz
Display 4.0" IPS, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels), 235 ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Battery Capacity 2,460 mAh**
Talk Time Up to 13 hours and 30 mins**
Standby Time Up to 31 days and 13 hours**
Total Internal Memory 4GB ROM***
MicroSD™ Memory Slot Support up to 32 GB****
* All listed frequency support is network/carrier specific. Roaming capability and network frequency support may not be available. Check with your network provider to see if and to what extent they offer support for this device.
** Certain features may use more power and cause actual time to vary.
*** Available user memory of 1.27GB
**** MicroSD™ cards sold separately
LG and Android™ Enhancements
Android™ Platform Android™ 4.1.2 Platform (Jelly Bean)
User Experience Customize layout options through screen zooming in Gallery, view full text messages in the Notifications Panel, and more.
Preloaded Apps Chrome™, Gmail™, Google Search (Google Now™), Google+™, Local, Google Maps™, Messenger, Navigation, Play Books, Play Magazines, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts™, Google Voice Search™ and YouTube™
Network MetroPCS 4G LTE Network*,**
Bluetooth® Version 4.0
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11b/g/n
* MetroPCS’s 4G LTE not available everywhere
** All listed frequency support is network/carrier specific. Roaming capability and network frequency support may not be available. Check with your network provider to see if and to what extent they offer support for this device.
Video Player Touch Lock and Resume Play Function; supports WMV, MP4, 3GP and 3G2 Formats
Music Player Support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and WAV Formats
SmartShare Share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices.
Media Sync (MTP) Transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player.*
* USB cable required (included)
Front-Facing Camera VGA Front-Facing Camera for Video Chat
Rear-Facing Camera 5.0 Megapixel Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera and Camcorder with LED Flash
Camera Resolutions Up to 2560 x 1920 (default)
Full HD Video Recording Record video in 1080p for sharing or playing on a larger display.*
Customizable Quick Menu Add most-used Camera and Video Camera features to the viewfinder menu.
Voice Shutter Use your voice to take a picture.
Time Catch Shot™ Take several pictures before pressing the shutter button.**
Shot Mode** Choose from Normal, HDR, Panorama, Continuous shot, and Beauty shot.***
Live Effects Capture video with fun and creative effects and backgrounds.
Live Zooming Zoom in/out on videos during playback.
* Content must be shared on larger HD display for 1080p playback.
** Available with both rear and front-facing cameras
*** Available on rear-facing camera only
VuTalk Draw and share notes in real time between compatible devices.*
QuickMemo™ Create and share personalized memos by taking screen captures and adding handwritten drawings or messages.
QuickMemo™ Overlay Hover a QuickMemo note over any screen such as Dialer or Browser and instantly share your personalized note with every page.
FileShare Share your files with other compatible LG phones.
Polaris® Viewer 4 PC-like office suite app for working on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
Connect to Social Networks Send quick updates to Google+™, Twitter®**, Facebook®**, and other social networks.
Quiet Mode Specify times to disable notifications for calls and messages.
QuickTranslator Translate sentences and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.
Home Button LED Specified colored and patterned light provides charging status and notifications such as alarms, calendar reminders, new messages, missed events, and others.
* Must initially be established with a contact from the Contacts menu who has a VuTalk enabled device
** Application is not preinstalled and must be downloaded from Google Play in order to connect.

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from better then you might think I've had this phone for about a year now and it comes with a lot of cool features that other LGs don't have, but I don't use them very much because not many people have this phone, so its hard to use apps like vutalk. The camera is nice and it compliments faces really well, but makes things a bit blurry in certain lighting (the quickmemo is fun too). its pretty small, just slightly bigger then the iPhone 4s. the space on the phone doesn't hold much and I have to delete data and cache often off the internal storage. even though I put a lot of apps on my SD card, but there are some apps that cant be on it, so I can only sit by and watch it take up the space on my phone. I would recommend this as a starter phone for kids, especially on the metroPCS plan. This phone, overall not as bad as I might have made it seem, it really depends on your needs in a phone I would suppose.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Enough Storage For Apps and Games Five years ago, the LG F3 would have been a terrific small smartphone. Since then, apps and games have become much, much larger, with some requiring 1gb of open memory storage for installation. The F3 has just 3gb of available memory for apps and games, so many people run out of memory after installing just three or four large apps and games. When the phone runs out of memory, apps and games run slowly or the phone freezes up. You may not be able to receive new texts or even answer phone calls. Who would enjoy the F3? Some people want a phone just for phone calls and texting and never install any apps or games. The F3 works well for texting and phone calls and it is small enough for any pocket. It has a large battery that will last 24 hours on a charge if you are only making phone calls and sending texts. So, if you will never install any games or texts and want a small, light phone with great battery life, the F3 is a good choice. Everyone else should be looking at an LG phone with more memory, such as the new LG Stylo.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I have owned this c-phone for over year now. It has never let me down. It fits in my pawn very comfortable. The only thing I have is the volume button, it should be lower, when I go to shut down I keep hitting the volume button. Other wise it is a great product. Thanks LG
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love the speed and power Screen can be a bit bigger and int. Memory suffers but the Batt life is awesome!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not enough internal memory This phone is a huge disappointment. It feels good and looks good, but you will be up against internal memory limitations with one or two apps added. I have to constantly delete old e-mails, photos, files and reboot te phone. The internal memory still seems to fill up even if you do nothing. The phone capabilities also also is poor. People I am speaking with will often tell me that I sound muffled. I then have to move or speak louder and more slowly. I am getting a new phone..
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great phone the only thing that I dont like is small internal memory capacity other than that it'sa great phone wwith great features i love this phone.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great camera and photos, lousy storage even w/sd Battery life good, great photos. Due to bloat ware and inability to transfer apps to sd card, one must keep phone to bare minimum. Take photo, immediately send it to email, then delete. Deleted all apps I "was allowed" to delete. Send all voicemails to my email then delete them because the phone will not take anymore than 3 messages at a time. Use 360 security and clean droid (the only 2 apps I keep active) to free up memory continually.
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lg optimus f3 great cellphone and very easy to use no dropped calls at all and nice design thanks lg for making a great looking phone
Date published: 2014-06-11
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