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LG Optimus F6
LG Optimus F6
LG Optimus F6
LG Optimus F6
LG Optimus F6

Informr score
The LG Optimus F6 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Decent performance without lag
  • Good viewing angles and color reproduction
  • Excellent call quality through earpiece

What's bad

  • Low resolution display leads to pixelization
  • Camera takes very poor low-light images
  • Very limited internal memory

Targeted towards the budget market, the LG Optimus F6 offers a fairly basic smartphone experience from its design to its hardware. Measuring in at 5.04 x 2.59 x 0.4 inches at a weight of 130 grams, which is similar to other budget phones like the HTC Desire 601.

According to reviewers, the design does little to stand out from the crowd and, despite its good build quality and comfort, is easily forgettable.

The focal point of the phone is its 4.5-inch IPS display. With a resolution of 540x960, it only offers a 245ppi pixel density. Reviewers did notice some slight pixelization around icons and texts and when watching trailers, though they go on to praise the device's color accuracy and good viewing angles. Still, Phone Arena says, "…it does not compare to even last year's flagship devices and their HD displays."

Running the Optimus F6 is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Although not as fast as any flagship phones, in everyday use experts did not notice any lag when going scrolling through the home screen or when opening and using apps. However, when put through various benchmark tests, the phone scored much lower than all of the category averages and even lower than the similarly priced Hydro Edge.

The device also offers much less storage than the average smartphone at only 4GB. With the OS and added software, that is further reduced to only 1.1GB out of box, though this can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot.

The 5 megapixel camera was a mixed bag for many reviewers. In even lighting conditions, some critics noticed issues with depth of field and background accuracy. PC Mag also notes problems with focusing and overexposure. Pictures taken in low-light condition were, "basically worthless" according to Phone Arena as they turned out soft and lacked crispness.

The one area that the Optimus F6 does excel is call quality. Reviewers were pleased with the volume and voice reproduction, comparing it to an actual landline when using the earpiece. Phonescoop did notice distortion once the calls were routed to speakerphone.

While LG might have skimped out on key features to lower the price tag, reviewers still consider the Optimus F6 a solid phone for budget-minded consumers. CNET states, "Users can get themselves a great Android smartphone without breaking the bank." Laptop Mag adds, "If you're looking for a lightweight phone with…plenty of handy apps, the LG F6 is a solid pick."

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

What the Critics Are Saying...

Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

The software all works well. LG's customizations to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are extensive, and give owners plenty of control over the functions and features. All the basics are covered in spades, but the F6's camera falls a bit short. There are plenty of other smartphones in T-Mobile's roster that ar...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

Competitively priced and stocked with respectable hardware specs, the LG Optimus F6 is a worthy buy for T-Mobile customers who are big on value.

- Lynn La, Cnet

As you would expect LG has made some compromises to keep the Optimus F6 affordable, but for a mid-range device they have put together an overall nice package. The device is well-built, has a good display for its class and incorporates many of the software features from LG’s higher end devices....

- Brian K., PhoneArena

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus F6 user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus F6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus F6 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 F6's screen size is 4.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

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

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels 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. LG's performance ratings are 17 days standby time, 1170 minutes, 380 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Optimus F6 Specs

Release Date September 6, 2013
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.98 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/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
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Exposure compensation, Scenes, Voice activation, Time catch shot, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 207 pixels
Size 4.5 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 Up to 420 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 380 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1170 minutes
Standby Time Up to 17 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.2 x 1.0 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 115 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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG D500
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