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LG Optimus F5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of LG Optimus F5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and performance also get good comments, but the reception and portability get mixed views.

size, performance, usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus F5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Broughall (

LG Optimus F5 review


Cheap, cheerful and 4G. What more could you want?

Cheap ; Dual-core processor ; IPS display ; Large, removable battery ; 4G

Chunky and heavy ; 5MP camera ; Only 8GB internal storage

The handset itself is well-made, and while it's not going to win any beauty pageants, it isn't ugly either. There are question marks over the camera, and we haven't tested to see how well the processor performs under duress, but this is a promising...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Schuster (

Review LG P875 Optimus F5 Smartphone


Run-of-the-mill. Avid readers know it. You will usually find a co

LTE module; high contrast; good images

mediocre battery life; too high a price; narrow viewing angles; not an innovative design

So far, we never saw a device that reduces its brightness when it gets too hot. We doubt that this is necessary as the thermal management of other manufacturers does not include such a "feature".

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

LG Optimus F5 Android phone


The LG Optimus F5 is a mid-range 4G handset with a competitive price tag

Good design ; 4G connectivity ; Excellent value for money

Very slippery finish ; No ambient light sensor ; Battery life a little underwhelming

The LG Optimus F5 is a mid-range 4G handset with a hugely competitive price tag. It provides plenty of bang for your buck thanks to a pleasing design, reasonable performance, and largely intuitive software.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

LG Optimus F5 Android phone


The LG Optimus F5 is a mid-range 4G handset with a competitive price tag

Good design ; 4G connectivity ; Excellent value for money

Very slippery finish ; No ambient light sensor ; Battery life a little underwhelming

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Tara Donnelly (

LG Optimus F5 review


We take a look at LG's new 4G-capable smartphone for the budget-conscious.

Building a good budget priced phone is all about where you make sacrifices. With the F5, it is in the size and clarity of its screen, and this is the right place to find your savings, in our opinion. In many ways, the F5 looks and feels like a more...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Gadget Guy (

LG’s $299 Optimus F5 reviewed: a wallet-friendly entry to the world of 4G


While 4G phones aren't new, the prices for these high speed devices are rarely below the $500 mark. We've seen one to date – Sony's Xperia SP – but LG's first Optimus F handset breaks new ground with a sub-$300 price.

Budget 4G is still as fast as flagship 4G, Battery performs better than top-end Optimus G, Comfortable design

On-screen keyboard isn't the best, Rear camera lacks quality and a flash

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (

LG Optimus F5 Hands-On [video]


Along with the mid-range 4G LTE equipped LG Optimus F7, the LG Optimus F5 was also announced alongside by the company last week, a slightly...

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (2G):12 / 8
Talk time (3G):8

Call management

Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.467


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, IMY, MIDI, MMF, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, WMV / DivX, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Ringer type:MP3

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Recorder, Stopwatch
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port:No / Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8960


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.6 / 6.45
Width:12.6 / 6.45
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