Virgin Mobile is the latest in line to offer the entry-level LG Optimus F3 on their network, retailing the device for $179.99 off contract. This entry-level smartphone comes packing a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, is 4G LTE capable and has a 2,460mAh battery that lasts for days. The 4-inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, and has a 5MP rear-facing camera.
Don’t let the low price fool you; the Optimus F3 packs a bunch of decent hardware into a sleek form factor. LG has packed its QSlide multitasking software into the device, as well as Quick Memo and Quick Translator.
For more details, check out our review of the LG Optimus F3 for Sprint. Press release follows below.
LG Optimus F3 from Virgin Mobile USA Touts Advanced User Experience and Functionality, with No Contract
Slim, lightweight LG Optimus F3 delivers high-speed performance, robust multitasking capabilities and long-lasting battery for creative collaboration and expression
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. & WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
LG Electronics and Virgin Mobile USA announced that the LG Optimus F3 smartphone is available today from Virgin Mobile for $179.99 when purchased with a Beyond Talk™ monthly no-contract plan which offers unlimited data and messaging starting at $35 per month. This dynamic device features powerful performance, an advanced user experience and long battery life to provide exceptional connectivity and entertainment.
The LG Optimus F3 comes equipped with everything users need to connect, share, create and manage their lives, including a sleek, user-friendly form factor, 4G LTE3 speed, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), an LED Home Button with color-coded alerts – for notifications like missed events, incoming calls or texts from friends – and a long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours of talk time.
Additionally, the LG Optimus F3 received ULE Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint, and is packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials.
“In an always-connected world, users need a device that delivers an intuitive, user-friendly experience alongside solid all-day performance thanks to the strong battery,” said Georg Rasinski, director-Mobile Brand Management, LG Electronics USA. “The LG Optimus F3 from Virgin Mobile provides users with tools that enable greater self-expression, functionality and entertainment in conjunction with powerful hardware and 4G LTE speeds to match their daily needs.”
“Virgin Mobile customers appreciate value for their wireless solutions,” said Mark Lederman, director-Virgin Mobile USA. “Adding the LG Optimus F3 further enhances Virgin Mobile’s strong smartphone portfolio and continues to offer choice and flexibility in consumers’ no-contract wireless plans.”
Some of the compelling features of Optimus F3 include:
Enhanced user experience: The LG Optimus F3 blends intelligent tools with collaborative sharing features that enable thoughtful self-expression and greater multitasking functionality. Users can also utilize QuickMemo™ to add their own creative commentary to pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger, then share it via social media, email or SMS. Another unique LG feature built into the user experience is Quick Translator, which allows users to translate words and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.
Designed to inspire: The LG Optimus F3 also comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash that shoots 1080p Full HD video, as well as a front-facing camera that can be used for shooting self portraits or for video chat. It also comes packed with advanced camera features that let users edit their photos. The Beauty Shot feature gives users the ability to snap photos that enhance the appearance of the subject while Cheese Shot lets users take a voice-activated photo by simply saying “cheese.” Panorama Shot helps users to capture the entire scene in a single photo. The LG Optimus F3’s vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 provides accurate, true-to-life color, bringing photos and videos to life.
Full list of features:
4G LTE Network speed
Long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours talk time
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
Vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning Gorilla® Glass 2
Share fun and personalized notes with VuTalk
Instant color-coded alerts with LED home button
5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash and advanced features
1080p full HD video capture
VGA front-facing camera for self-portraits and video chat
QSlide 2.0™ advanced multitasking
SmartShare – share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
Wi-Fi Direct™ file sharing
Live effects – capture video with fun and creative editing tools and backgrounds
Polaris® Viewer 4 – PC-like office suite app for viewing documents, presentations and spreadsheets
Android Beam to share content via NFC and Bluetooth technology
LG Tag+ – preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC technology tags
Quiet Mode – specify times to disable notifications for calls and messages
[Via: Yahoo Finance]