MWC 2013: Hands-on with LG Optimus F5 and F7

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As promised when the LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 were announced on Friday, we were able to get ahold of both them at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. These two phones, first leaked out by the trusty @evleaks, kick off LG’s new F sub-series of Optimus smartphones.

The F5 is the mid-range handset with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera with 1.3MP in the front, 8GB of memory plus a microSD card slot, 4G LTE, and a 2,150mAh battery. The F7 gets a slight bump in almost every spec category and places it toward the higher end of the smartphone market, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with 1.3 in the front, the same 8GB of memory plus expandable storage, 4G LTE, and a 2,540mAh battery to power the larger display.

The F7 doesn’t feel too¬†much bigger in the hand than the F5, which is good news. It’s only 0.3 mm thicker as well. They both run Android 4.1.2, which is fine, but it would have been nice to see at least the higher end F7 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. LG always makes handsets with pretty good design and solidity and these are no exception.

Enough chit chat, let’s dive right in to our full hands-on gallery below.

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