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
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

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Common Questions

LG released the Optimus F3Q on February 5, 2014.

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+ megapixel 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

Brand LG
Release date February 5, 2014
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 MHz
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
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
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & 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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
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
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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