Hands-on: LG F70 and F90 [VIDEO]



LG has a very strong foothold in the affordable smartphone market. In fact, that was what they were first doing when they first jumped into the Android bandwagon – mostly making affordable handsets.

The Korean manufacturer is making some rather impressive devices lately. The LG G Pro 2 and the LG G2 are testament to that. Not all of us want a super high-end, powerful smartphone, though. Some people want a casual experience for an affordable price, and the LG F Series does very well at delivering that.

These two new devices bring modest specs for an affordable price. We are not sure what the price and release date are, but that is really what will determine if this device is worthy our cash or not. These are not bad phones for the casual user, though, as long as the price is right.

They do feel plasticky and are not as fast or smooth as the premium LG devices, but they work well in most tasks. They handle your email, browsing, social networking and a bit of casual gaming pretty well. Don’t try to get too heavy on them, though, because they will start stuttering.

These do offer 4G LTE, though, which is pretty neat for an affordable smartphone!

LG F70 specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4.5-inch 400x800p IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 5 MP / VGA cameras
  • 4 GB of internal storage (plus microSD slot)
  • 4G LTE-compatible
  • 2440 mAh battery

LG F90 specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKAt
  • 4.7-inch 540x960p IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 8 MP / VGA cameras
  • 4 GB of internal storage (plus microSD slot)
  • 4G LTE-compatible
  • 3000 mAh battery

As you can see, these are not the best of the best. And they definitely don’t perform like they are, either! You will get a fair smartphone for a good price, though. I love that these also come with 4G LTE, which other affordable devices, like the Moto G, don’t feature.

In addition, battery life is expected to be awesome in these devices. Especially with the LG F90, which sports a hefty 3,000 mAh battery. That is up there with the Galaxy Note 3 and the LG G2! And with the lower specs, this little guys should last you well over a day.

Edgar Cervantes

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  1. “Affordable” doesn’t mean anything if they don’t give a price. See: iPhone 5C.

  2. LG prices haven’t been that great on their low and mid range lines. Even without LTE the Moto G is still the device to beat due to great performance and pricing.

  3. I know KitKat can run on 512MB of RAM, but couldn’t they at least bump it to 1GB? The 3000 mAh battery on the F90 seems very nice though

  4. LG introduces 5 new phones with KitKat. AT&T LG G2 gets KitKat. Dare I say it should only be a short time until VZW G2 gets it’s upgrade? Kind of makes me sad to have a top tier phone that is more than two versions older than it’s new little less powerful siblings and cousins…..

  5. The F90 with snapdragon 400 and 3000mah battery, that thing is going to go for days

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