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LG Optimus F3Q
LG Optimus F3Q
LG Optimus F3Q
LG Optimus F3Q
LG Optimus F3Q

What's good

  • Excellent battery life
  • Good color reproduction on display
  • Smooth day-to-day performance

What's bad

  • Camera performs poorly in anything but ideal lighting
  • Very limited internal storage

For those that cannot afford the BlackBerry Q10, the LG Optimus F3Q is the last bastion for those that want a physical keyboard with their smartphone.

Like many popular phones in the 2000s, the Optimus F3Q features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Reviewers were able to type on the keyboard easily due to the "generously sized and spaced" keys. The addition of this feature makes the phone a fairly thick 0.55 inches and a hefty 160 grams.

Experts warn that the additional weight is quite noticeable when speaking on the phone or even when placed in their pockets. Still, they mention that it isn't necessarily a deal breaker considering the addition of the keyboard.

The 4-inch WVGA display has a resolution of 800x480 pixels and pixel density of 233ppi. While it doesn't come close to matching the sharpness of flagship smartphones, for the price reviewers didn't have too many issues. They noticed, as expected, aliasing issues but the display itself offered excellent color reproduction, decent viewing angles and responsive touch.

The Optimus F3Q isn't a powerhouse by any means as it only has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Still, critics experienced fairly smooth performance during day-to-day usage with the occasional pauses during app launch and average web browsing performance.

The main issue they had was the small internal storage. While technically it comes with 4GB, the Android operating system and UI only left 1.27GB of available space for app downloads. It does come with a microSD slot that accepts up to 32GB, but app installs cannot be moved to external storage. Battery life is one of its strong points lasting 14 hours on battery draining tests. During real life tests, experts were able to get well over a day of life with moderate usage.

As with the rest phone, the 5MP rear camera isn't meant to impress. In anything less than ideal lighting conditions, reviewers were only able to produce below-average images that lacked focus and detail. They note that low light images were incredibly grainy and riddled with noise. It was only with ample lighting that they were able to take clear and sharp pictures.

Reviewers are generally divided on the F3Q. CNET states, "the LG Optimus F3Q is a solid QWERTY handset that I can recommend for shoppers seeking…one that comes with a keyboard."

On the other hand PCMag says, "The LG Optimus F3Q is a decent keyboarded Android phone, but if you don't absolutely need a physical keyboard, there are much better options for your money…"

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
2460 mAh

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus F3Q user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus F3Q with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus F3Q has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The LG Optimus F3Q's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2460 mAh battery.

Optimus F3Q Specs

Release Date February 5, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, HDR, Time catch shot, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2460 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 16 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Material Plastic
Colors Misty Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.5 x 1.4 cm (4.8 x 2.6 x 0.6 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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