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LG Optimus F5

We have collected and analyzed 42 expert reviews and 36 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Dec 19, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 2673897 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Roger Cheng (

LG shows off LTE-powered F7, F5 budget phones at MWC 2013


LG is targeting cost-conscious consumers who still want a superfast wireless connection to their mobile device with the F family of phones.

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 : 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...

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 : 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 : 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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2150
Battery performance: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 resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


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


Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: 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 format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, WMV / DIVX, MPEG4
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):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standard: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: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
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:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Recorder, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Recorder, Stopwatch
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0


Processor:MSM 8960
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:2.54 / 4.96
Width:2.54 / 4.96
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