My wife and I both purchased LG Optimus F3s, the purple for her and the titanium for me. We love the quality of reception and compact size. Paired with Ting service this phone has blown away our expectations at this price. I don't know if it is the phone or the way it is programmed but we have never had a problem with voice reception. The phone switches onto roaming networks perfectly in our area so we are never without a decent signal.Cons
The plastic back does wear fairly quickly but it's a very minimal con for such a great deal.Summary
We have tried all of the big carriers and switched to Ting for the possibility of saving money. Even with the fairly expensive outright price for this phone we have already saved several hundred dollars and are loving the customer service and reception in our area.
First smartphone, first android, so far so good!Pros
As advertised: entry-level Android phone with dual-core power, good if not thorough set of features, and a really long-lasting battery.Cons
Limited remaining internal storage. Android software update limbo, seemingly at 4.1.2 forever (unless warranty-voiding action is taken). Speaker is underwhelming. Smudges on touchscreen, not sure if typical.Summary
Overall pretty happy with the phone, can see myself using it as long as I did my ancient dumbphone (used until 2013 when the cognitive dissonance of overpaying verizon got to me). I'd be more okay with the storage issue if I knew software updates would happen... ever? -- I've read that later versions of android allow greater control over what storage apps use (internal vs. sd card) and permissions (to corral the typically large pile that seemingly every app requests). Being able to better address those concerns would be nice, but so far they're ultimately minor.
Great value for moneyPros
Does everything I need, easy to use and fairly intuitiveCons
Cannot open some files, ironically when I get emails from Ting they come in an attachment which my phone will not open.Summary
When I shopped for a phone I asked myself "is a galaxy or iphone twice as good as this phone?". Clearly the answer is no, so why would you pay twice as much for it? I wanted a 4G with cameras both sides, this one fit the bill
the battery life is very nice.Cons
when answering voice mail the screen times out too fast to type in my unlocking code ... its very frustrating. Same with answering a call , the screen times out too fast. There is no easy way to fix this. The phone goes to quiet mode randomly. I have missed calls due to this. I set the phone to go quiet between 10:00 and 10:05 on Sunday nights and this seemed to fix it.Summary
I would not recommend this phone.
all right, exempt for one thing...Pros
pretty quick, its descent and holds up very good for its price. the battery can very much at least me 2 days; i am a medium light user.Cons
the only major drawback is that you cannot move apps to the sd card . pretty lame, i think ting should at least warned their buyers of this, specially since all the reviews i saw on youtube and other sites did not mention it.Summary
it's pretty good, only the sd card problem needs fixing
price point screen weight Android OSCons
I understand you can't have everything at this price. Only con I have it that the speaker is in the back and does not project as well as I would like.Summary
These are our first smart phones and could not be more happy. The mid-range price point exactly what we were looking for. Feels durable and of good weight. Durable and easy to operate and hold with the cover from Incipio. Easy start-up and the Android OS works well.
Like, not lovePros
Battery, Screen clarity for resolutionCons
Software bundle, speaker quality, vibration*Summary
A banner on Ting asked "Do you love your Optimus F3". I don't love machines, maybe you do (keep that in mind while reading). My opinion is that the Optimus F3 has the best performance to battery life _currently_ to be found. I go about 3 days between charges after Google services (and family) have been installed. Before Google services, I was getting close to 4 days. This is with steady browsing, however limited video playback (~1 hour daily of video playback). The bundled software is poor, but it comes with the essentials you need to control the phone. The voice speaker is really bad. All male voices seem to sound similar, female voices retain their distinctions much better. Audiophiles will be in pain to hear it. The hardware itself is solid. There isn't much room for the App lover, and certain features will lag unlesss you keep up the cleaning. Text messages perhaps show the most lag if you do not clean them regularly (lag happens around 1500 stored characters). I wish you had an option to keep all messages compressed in memory that is < X, however, the text DB seems to need to access a physical partition every time. The screen is nice, the home button light is much more handy than I thought, and the build is firm. Not sure what else I can say about the hardware besides it works. As far as the service goes, I have yet to drop a call or send/receive a ghost text. However, I live in a largish area (~500,000) with towers circling me all over. I'm glad I chose this phone. I've only used a iPhone and Galaxy S3 prior, so this new battery life is a welcomed feature. Truthfully, I'll now never use a smartphone with less than a 3 day charge.
Works well, has all the essentials, great all around phone for a good price!Cons
Great mid-range phone for a great price!
Good Entry-Level Smart PhonePros
Great battery life, easy to use interfaceCons
My first smart phone, generally happy with this device as it was much less expensive than the current high-end phones. Battery life has been very good, and the interface makes it easy to use the phone for calls, and text messages.