If you're like me, you love smartphones, but you aren't willing to put up with an oppressive two-year contract just to have one. Unfortunately, unless you happen to have $600 lying around, that means you have to settle for hardware that leaves much to be desired. Thankfully, the times are a-changin'. The LG Optimus F7 is a pretty solid device, and while it's not quite the premium piece of high-performance hardware that Boost Mobile pitches it as, it's a great phone to pick up for carrier's launch price of $299.


This 4G LTE-capable phone comes with Android 4.1, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and Bluetooth 4.0. Inside its casing is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor pushing out pixels to a 4.7 inch 720p display. The handset ships with 8GB of internal space, but since it's nice enough to feature an SD card slot, this is no biggie.

Anyone who isn't as morally opposed to two-year contracts as I am can already pick up the phone for $99 from US Cellular, who debuted the phone earlier this month.

Source: Boost Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • New_Guy

    That's actually a pretty good deal. No thanks, but still a good deal.

  • Michael

    Those icons! :S Gross!

  • Szymon

    What is the cpu? How is it fasto comparing to sgs2?

    • Matthew Merrick

      according to pdadb it has a Snapdragon S4 plus CPU, and 2 GB of RAM. looking at the other specs, this phone is basically the Galaxy S3 by LG. Not a bad device at all, but not sure anyone'd buy this over the Galaxy S3, which was just released on Boost.

  • De’Jae Greene

    i have had the F7 since the day it came out. I love the phone... I have encountered my first problem.... my phone no longer recognizes my Sd card.... does anyone have any advice short of replacing the sd card? I have tried rebooting the phone as well as plugging the sd into a computer (it still has all the info)

    I really would hate to think I have lost all my data.