T-Mobile announces its most affordable 4G LTE device, the LG Optimus F3

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T-Mobile’s new JUMP plan is allowing users to stay on the edge of technology with early upgrades. Many users may still want to keep things less complicated with an affordable smartphone, though. This is why T-Mobile has just announced its most affordable 4G LTE device – the LG Optimus F3.

This little guy takes advantage of Magenta’s new LTE network while keeping your pockets full of cash. Not only that, but it’s a very good little smartphone for its price. Let’s take a look at the specs:

LG Optimus F3 Specifications

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  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.0-inch 480×800 IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of internal storage (with microSD support)
  • 5 MP / 0.3 MP cameras
  • NFC, bluetooth, WiFi

These are specs that will never match the high-end devices, but they will get the job done for the “average consumer” very well. And you can’t beat the $240 price point. The device is available on August 7 with a $0 deposit and 24 $10 monthly payments (limited time deal) on a Simple Choice plan.

It’s affordable, takes advantage of 4G LTE and its specs are good for the price. The screen may be small and the resolution won’t take you far, but IPS displays are great with color accuracy and many still don’t like the “huge phones”. I would be more than willing to recommend this little guy to some users, would you?

[T-Mobile]

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  • No_Nickname90

    I’m sorry, but mid-range devices just don’t compare anymore. You can get a high-end device for $300. And every time someone ask me about buying a cheap phone, I point them to the Nexus 4.

    But for those that don’t know, this is always good news.

    • Aaron Peromsik

      Too many horror stories about broken glass. Also, some people like microSD support. Last year’s mid-range phones all had 512MB, not counting Optimus L9, so 1GB and dual-core is a nice step up. Choice is good.

      • scoter man1

        Get a case…
        Don’t drop your phone…

      • No_Nickname90

        If someone is asking me to buy a cheap phone, do you think they know much about phones? LoL!! My mom asked for an SD card once. Only because I’m her son so she learned about them. LoL!! But the phone did have like a 25MB internal. =.P

        She doesn’t have an SD card in her Note 2, though. Just saying.

        You’re thinking that I’m talking to people who know what firmware Android is on. These are average consumers. That’s why they’re asking me where they can find cheap phones. LoL!!

        I do try and see how much they know about phones. I see what they need and if they don’t mention SD card, I point them to the Nexus 4.

    • Jerel Butler

      no everyone cant afford 300 bucks to drop on a device my lg motion which specs are simlar to this one was 100

      • No_Nickname90

        I know that. But these people are asking to buy a cheap phone. They usually have about $300. They always ask me what phone should they get off of Craigslist. LoL!!

        This part brings us right back to my previous post. =.P

  • Kevin

    1 GB of RAM on an Android device is just asking for trouble. When I look at Android devices 2GB is a minimum spec requirement in my mind to get the most of the Android experience.

    • Aztec713

      Yes but people are going for the best option for their money. Also we were all dying to have 1 GB of ram not even 2 years ago. The way i look at it. Low-Mid Range are all capable of having a decent experience compared to last years low-mid range. Improvement should always be positively noted. hell if it were me i’d want 3-4 GB of ram just because.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Well, the first-gen Nexus 7 has 1 GB of RAM. It is not a bad tablet at all and performs well enough. Let’s remember these devices are for the affordable market. If you want 2 GB you won’t find them in a $240 phone.

    • Seth Forbus

      2GB is needed on a tablet, for most phones (especially budget), not so much. I’ve never seen my active ram go above 1GB on my Note ll. Although it is rooted.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    An even better deal: Nexus 4 ($300) + $30/mo t-mobile prepaid.

    • spicymeatball

      Always looking at total cost of ownership. You’re smarter than the average bear. I would definitely choose the Nexus 4 for LTE and for less money.

      • LightofHonor

        Nexus 4 doesn’t “technically” have LTE. This phone does.

  • Anthony McKay

    I’m trying to guess how many beers it would take to make that phone pretty? But you Miss Carly Foulkes require no beers! Errmahgerd!

  • Jeff Wagner

    Same phone on Virgin is $179

    • Jerel Butler

      same phone on metro pcs 149

  • Seth Forbus

    Not the cheapest 4G phone on T-Mo. Its not android, but the Lumia 521 is 150$ and has extremely good build quality. I bought one for shits and giggles. Love it! My Galaxy Note ll still gets my sim card on a daily basis though.

    • fechhelm

      Most affordable 4G LTE.

  • jekyll919

    This has been available on Virgin Mobile USA for several weeks now. It also has 4G LTE, but from the Sprint Network, so Idk how that’ll affect speeds, as I haven’t used it yet. Its only $180 from Virgin, though, and truly no contract.

  • rudyy

    “Allowing users to stay on the edge of technology” is right: on TMobile 2G Edge. Good luck finding LTE anywhere useful.

    • Sean

      Anywhere useful, like major cities? I’d call that useful.

  • Delmar

    I finally got to try lte on my xperia z which was pretty good actually it’s too bad I have to be in the Bronx though -___-

  • Garo.j

    I am going to purchese a f3