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Optimus F3

  • VM720

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 4G LTE Network Speed1
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Long-Lasting Battery (2,460 mAh) with up to 16 Hours Talk Time2
  • Vivid 4.0" IPS Display With Gorilla® Glass 2
Technical Specifications
Carrier Virgin Mobile
Form Factor Bar
Camera Yes
Smartphone Android™-Powered
Touch Screen Yes
Web Yes
Type Smart Phone
Form Factor Bar
Technology CDMA, LTE*
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Frequencies Band 25 (1900MHz); CDMA 1x/ EVDO Rev A, Dual-band: 800**/1900MHz*
Data Transmission EVDO Rev. A, LTE*
Dimensions 4.57" (H) x 2.44" (W) x 0.40" (D)
Weight 4.0 oz
Display 800 x 480 pixels, 4.0" IPS
Touch Screen Yes
Battery Capacity 2,460 mAh***
Talk Time Up to 16 hours***
Total Internal Memory 1.24 GB
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.
** 800MHz supported in emergency mode only
*** Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby time to vary.
**** 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, unlock your screen with facial recognition using Face Unlock, keep your screen awake with eye-blink detection, view full text messages in the Notifications Panel, and more.
Preloaded Apps Chrome™, Gmail™, Google™ Search™ (Google Now), Google+™, Local, Maps™, Messenger, Navigation, Play Books, Play Magazines, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Shopper™, Talk™, Voice Search™, and YouTube™
Network 4G LTE Network*,**
Bluetooth® Version 4.0
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11b/g/n
File Share Use Wi-Fi Direct™ to share images, videos, music, and documents with compatible devices.
Qualcomm Enhanced Location Service Aids in determing device location and helps conserve battery power when using location-based apps
* 4G LTE Network 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, & 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
Rear-Facing Camera 5.0 MP Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera & Camcorder w/ 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.
Cheese Shutter Voice command picture taking
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 editing tools and backgrounds.
Video Wiz Make and edit your own movies.
* Content must be shared on larger HD display for 1080p playback.
** Available on rear-facing camera only
*** Available with both rear- and front-facing cameras
VuTalk Draw and share notes in real time between compatible devices.*
QSlide 2.0 Overlay up to two windows with adjustable sizing and transparency on the primary screen for advanced and convenient multitasking.
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 memos with every page.
Android Beam Share contacts, web pages, and more via Near Field Communication (NFC).
LG Tag+ Preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC technology tags**
Web Yes
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.
Mobile ID Downloadable packs of applications and content to easily and quickly customize your phone
* Must initially be established with a contact from the Contacts menu who has a VuTalk enabled device
** NFC tags sold separately
*** Downloaded from Google Play™

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Internal Memory Issues AND Group Text Issues The other reviews seem to explain the internal memory problem of the phone but I've experienced even worse. I have a 32GB SD card in my phone and I've done everything to attempt to save files to it but the device still won't allow me to save files to the card. I'm still having to use the least amount of apps possible though I need various messaging apps to communicate with my colleagues. So, speaking of messaging, whenever I send group texts, responses don't show up within the same conversation; they show up from the individual contact. This makes it very difficult to follow the progression of the conversation, so when I need to message the group again, I have to go back to the conversation of origin, but if I wasn't the one who sent the first text it's a guessing game. I have no way of describing this problem to find a solution online, but this has always been an issue with the phone -I've had this model phone for a few years on and off now- but it's become more and more prevalent as my involvement with various groups grows. I recommend this phone for teens, as I had it when I was a teenager and it served me well, but I definitely don't recommend it for adults who need to use it for business communication purposes.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely frustrating I was new to smart phones so I wanted something that was user friendly. This phone worked great for the first 4 months. I don't really use apps but I ran out of space very quickly. The worse thing about this product is that I have to constantly restart it. The icons sometimes don't appear on the screen. The keyboard doesn't pop up when I want to text, even after restarting it a few times. The call quality isn't very good either. Its difficult to hear the person on the other end.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad if your new to smart phones Its not a bad phone at all. Had a storage issue. The phone dose not have a lot of storage if you like apps and games. But after I rooted the phone and added an app that allowed me to link all my apps to the micro sd card...that solved that. No other issues.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has received more flak than it really deserves This is a wonderful phone just so long as you know how to manage space and RAM use. The device does have a limited amount of space but not so limited that you can't download big programs or anything. I don't usually have issues with space though it has come up which is easily fixed by cleaning old apps and junk files. Along with that the phone is also relatively fast. Quick to start up, open apps, and read SD card. The camera on it is also very good. Overall, if I were to win this phone as a prize, it would be 5 stars but because its price is so high I need to knock it down some because it is limited on app capability, again space, and features that are just a little outdated.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Efficiency and Value but still Fun! Great little phone! I was curious when I saw the price, if this phone could live up to the hype on the box and it exceeded all of it! Nice features awesome battery life and DURABLE!
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's not bad just don't download anything. I got this phone after having the LG Optimus Elite, which I thought was a good phone but that one kept overheating. This one looked great at the store on display (don't they all) and although I read the internal memory spec I thought I would be able to work with it. Well that soon proved to be difficult as it filled up pretty much immediately. I end up swapping out apps when I need to use them now. It has also started locking up on me while viewing Facebook and the wifi works sporadically. Definitely getting something else soon.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent phone at an excellent price! I have had this phone for exactly one year! The screen, speed, and features are great! I have dropped this phone numerous times and the screen is in tact. The processor speed is excellent--even when you have multiple apps/functions open. The Quick Memo feature is one of my favorite features to quickly do screen captures of websites or maps. I also use Memo (QSlide app)--quick access to write down some notes. The only real con to this product is the battery. It lasted long for several months, but now I need to charge it more often (but I am certain that the battery becomes an issue over time for all cell phones). I love this phone! I am considering purchasing the LG Volt only because of the scratches on the side (from dropping it on the street so many times) and I would like trying to have a white tech product.
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from could be way better I've had this phone for some time now and I really want a different phone. It has nearly no memory at all so I can't hardly get any apps and when I do delete one and then download a different one or redownload it it says insufficient memory and since u can put any on an SD card that's all u get and after a small 2 ft. Drop to some small rocks the entire screen is shattered. U can't text to many people at once with out having this weird message thing pop up on Ur screen and overall I just want a different phone.
Date published: 2014-10-12
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