LG Launches Optimus F5 Android Smartphone

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2013 - 08:00 AM |
Tagged: smartphone, optimus f5, LG, jelly bean, Android

LG has launched a new Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. The new LG Optimus F5 is available in France now, and will be rolled out worldwide later this month. It measures 126 x 64.5 x 93mm and comes in either glossy white or piano black. Its specifications are not anything surprising, but this is not a new flagship smartphone. Rather, LG is positioning the mobile device as an affordable LTE smartphone.

On the outside, the LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3” IPS qHD display with a resolution of 960x540 (256 PPI). Above the display is a 1.3MP webcam while the rear of the smartphone hosts a 5MP camera with autofocus.

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Internally, the LG Optimus F5 is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. LG is using a beefy 2,150 mAh battery which should give it decent battery life even when connected to 4G LTE networks. The phone also supports microSD cards for expandable storage up to 32GB. The Optimus F5 is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The new Optimus F5 smartphone will be available soon in France and worldwide towards the end of May. LG has not yet released specific pricing information, however.

May 3, 2013 | 10:56 AM - Posted by collie (not verified)

I like lg phones alot, especially the cheaper non-smartphones they make, (I use a lg c195 now, very basic qwerty phone that I only have to charge twice a week) and the high end android phones are as good as anything anyone else makes, but I find that most of their budget touchscreen phones are never that good. They tend to be a little sluggish, get kinda warm when gaming and, from what I have seen anecdotally from my friends, the touch function tends to break rather easily rendering it a brick. I am afraid that "affordable LTE smartphone" means it will look sweet in the store and sell quite a few but lead to alot of "I HATE MY F-ING PHONE" syndrome

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