Optimus F5

At the LG MWC booth today the manufacturer didn't just launch the Optimus G Pro and L II series, there was also a new mid-range series of 4G LTE smartphones on display -- the Optimus F5 and F7, members of the LG Optimus F series. The devices we saw were aimed at the European and Korean markets, and the F7 on display at the LG booth bore SKT's 4G LTE logo.

Hardware-wise, you're looking at phones that closely follow the pattern of the Optimus L5 II and L7 II -- mid-range phones running LG's skin atop Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. And just like on those handsets, the Optimus F5 and F7 run smoothly enough, and feature a three-button setup. On the F5 you've got three capacitive keys; on the F7 there's a big clicky home key. On the hardware side, the F7 has a few advantages, sporting a larger 4.7-inch screen versus the 4.3 inches of the F5.

Overall, the design of the F series is a close match for LG's other 2013 devices -- unassuming squarish designs with a variety of patterns occupying the back cover. The Korean F7 on display at the booth uses a similar checkerboard design to the Optimus G Pro.

The Optimus F5 should be landing in Europe sometime in the second quarter, as for the F7, that'll be headed to "select markets" later in the year.


Reader comments

Hands-on with LG's Optimus F5 and F7


If that gap around the screen gets any bigger they might as well integrate it into the design.

Oh..Android, you have broke my heart. You cheated on me with that b@stard Apple. You have changed, with your squared edges and hard home button.
I wish I could say we would be friends, but I too have been seeing someone. Her name is Nexus. With her beautiful curves and pure Android heart. It was love at first site!
Goodbye my first love. I wish you all the best.