If you've been searching for a low-cost Android device on the Now Network, LG has got you covered. The previously leaked LG Optimus F3 is now official on Sprint, and it clocks in at just $29.99 after a 2-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. That makes it the least expensive LTE handset on Sprint.


This device is definitely entry-level with a 4-inch 800x480 LCD, a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM chip, a 5MP camera, 1080p video capture, WiFi direct, and LG's usual gaggle of Q apps. The battery is impressive at 2,460mAh, which should keep this modest device running for quite a while. And hey, it has LTE and runs Android 4.1.2. Now if only Sprint was farther along in its LTE rollout.

Sprint will begin selling the phone on June 14 online, and in stores later this summer. Whenever it does hit retail, you can pick it up in silver or purple.

Update: Sprint fixed its boo-boo and now we have the right UI on the phone.


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  • herbivoor

    That skin looks exactly the same as the Samsung skin, or is that on purpose?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Someone at Sprint fuck up? That's the official photo, but for sure looks like TouchWiz http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130606005382/en/

      • herbivoor

        Now this is good. I took a look at the picture, and more specifically the 'reflection'. Adjusted brightness a bit. See for yourself.

  • ProductFRED

    WOW, A GALAXY S2.5...

    Hey...wait a minute...

  • Endri

    WTF??With touchwiz??

  • Robert deJuana-Matthews

    Dear Sprint,

    Good job. I've been a customer for 12 years now, and things like this always make me hang my head. If you can't get something as simple as photoshopping right, how are you going to finish building out an LTE network, or finish the acquisition of Clearwire? Please do better.

    Slightly Ashamed

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Entry-level???? Am I reading the specs right? 2011 flagship specs right there!

  • Matthew Merrick

    Hm... This seems to be poised directly at the galaxy victory. I wonder if there's any good reason to get one over the other?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii