Hands-on: LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 – Last year’s high-end is this year’s mid-range [VIDEO]


We already showed you the LG Optimus G Pro, arguably LG’s highest-of-end devices and while spending a little time in their booth here at Mobile World Congress 2013, we got ourselves acquainted with their upcoming mid-tier device line up: the LG Optimus F5 and LG Optimus F7.

Officially announced just before last weekend, the 4G LTE equipped LG Optimus F5 and F7 tout higher than usual capacity batteries — 2,150mAh and 2,540, respectively — and last year’s high-end specs, meaning both of these devices are more than fully capable little Androids. Here’s a quick spec refresher:

Optimus F5 Specs:

  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core
  • Display: 4.3-inch IPS (256 ppi)
  • Size: 126.0 x 64.5 x 9.3mm
  • Memory: 8 GB / 1 GB RAM / microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: 5.0 MP AF / 1.3 MP
  • Battery: 2,150mAh

Optimus F7 Specs:

  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core
  • Display: 4.7-inch True HD IPS (312 ppi)
  • Size: 131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6mm
  • Memory: 8 GB / 2 GB RAM /microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: 8.0 MP AF / 1.3 MP
  • Battery: 2,540mAh

We still don’t have a launch schedule for these devices here in the states, but with sleek looks, solid specs and all day battery life, the LG Optimus F5 and F7 are sure to be real crowd pleasers once they do launch. I happen to have my eye on that F7, or “LG Optimus G Lite” as I like to call it. Anyone impressed with LG’s showing this year at MWC 2013?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Mid range is still good. I only have a 1.5GHz Dual Core LG Motion (some like mine came with a processor defect so they are clocked higher than usual) and I am personally going to stay on this phone another year or so.

    1. I was using a Motion for a bit but my biggest complaint was the screen size and resolution and its kind of husky for a phone that size but it is a good phone especially for the price.

  2. Already outdated by the time They hit the market

    1. Most mid-range smartphones are supposed to be “outdated” for its fair price.

    2. So are most high end……

  3. I wonder how much a phone like the F5 would retail for. . .I have unlimited data on Verizon, only way for me to keep it is to pay full retail for a new smartphone.

    I don’t need a huge screen, and quad-core processor, 4.3 screen, 1.5ghz dual-core, 1gb+RAM, I’m happy,…I just want a smartphone that loads webpages faster than my Samsung Droid Charge!

  4. Holy crap, the F5 is basically the Lucid with a larger screen (4″ to 4.3″) and higher capacity battery (1500 mAh to 2350 mAh) and my phone was mid-level LAST YEAR! Come on LG give us a reason to get your free phones and not just recycle what you have already done.

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