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Root LG Optimus F3 Or Just A Repackaged Elite??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Curtis1973, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert
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    look familiar to you guys?? does me. i wouldnt take one if they gave it to me at $15 a month.. LG Optimus F3. Get a no contract plan with unlimited data and messaging. |Virgin Mobile USA


    used to be big on lg. loved the optimus v...but lg has taken steps backward in being development friendly and i see no reason to think otherwise with this repackaged turd.


    f3...nice catchy keyboard command themed name...ctrl,alt,delete would have been more appropriate.
     

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  2. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    I don't know...dual core processor, 4" hdpi res screen, ships with JB... Definitely nicer than the One V or the Elite spec wise. Not too horrible of a price point for what it is. But would I buy it? No.
     
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  3. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

    Forward facing camera makes it worth a shot to me.....IJS
     
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  4. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

    $180, Jellybean I'll snatch it soon as I can
     
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  5. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    I personally think it resembles an S2 ALOT!

    And its very similar in specs to the Victory, except better camera, thinner/better design, better batter life and its quite a bit cheaper.

    I might pick this up?!
     
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  6. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    not sure what you are talking about a simple glance at the specs tells you it is far more than a repackaged/rebranded regular Elite.
     
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  7. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    ^ Well that's obvious. From the name of the device I would assume (and call me crazy if you must) that it was somewhat of the downgraded/budget version of the Optimus f7.
     
  8. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert
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    it looks like an elite/optimus m,similar specs except for larger screen and a few other added changes. and i bet lg/vm has done a number on it when it comes to development,rooting,etc. maybe its just me..i just do not care for LG devices any more.
     
  9. DMedina559

    DMedina559 Android Enthusiast

    Looks like a good phone. If it has development I might start saving up.... or just get the L9 or N4 for T-Mobile $30 plan :rolleyes:
     
  10. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    ...I don't mean to be rude, but did you misread the specs? The Elite has a single core 800mhz processor, the f3 has a dual core 1.2ghz one. The elite has 512mb of ram, f3 has 1gb. Screen size is off by .5 inches and the resolution is 480x800 compared to the 320x480 on the elite? This device has a front facing camera and shoots 1080p video. This device comes with Jellybean AND LG's Optimus interface, the elite has neither. In fact the ONLY similarity I see is the 5mp camera? And from what I've heard the camera on the f3 is better. ( we all know mega pixels don't mean too much)
     
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  11. ronii

    ronii Well-Known Member

    The snapdragon on the elite is actualy a 1gh its the same one that's on the kyocera rise and event for some reason it got underclocked
     
  12. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    Well technically it didn't get underclocked, it comes stock at 1ghz. But all the places to find specs say it comes at 800mhz stock when it actually doesn't, so that was a mistake on my part.
     
  13. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    Yeah i guess Lg devices might not be the greatest but they are lightyears ahead of kyocera. altleast the Lg has an unlocked bootloader. take a look http://androidforums.com/rise-all-things-root/681059-bootloader-unlock-team.html
     
  14. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    Those 30 dollar Tmobile plans are pretty sweet but coverage with Tmobile without roaming might be bad. Still next phone is with those $30 plan even if development is bad.

    Also nice to see VM is advertising there 4G all other the place in my area and there is not a lick of it anywere...
     
  15. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    no your opinion is valued. it is why i posted the topic. and my comment on them being similar was in the cheesy plastic back and over all appearance being similar..i would still bet that on the circuit board level there is some similarities in the three devices and until i see some development on it that is real. i wouldnt have one. i know virgin mobile and they probably have that device so loaded down with garbage bloatware that even with the improved specs,it will run like crap.

     
  16. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert
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    well the last two LG devices ive owned were beasts to deal with and LG offered no assistance any more or less than kyocera would have or has for that matter. an unlocked boot loader doesnt mean much when they do other things to hinder device use. and in case of the elite and optimus m they made things difficult by doing all sorts of crap to the device in order to prevent any development and then released otas that did nothing but cause issues on dev'd phones..i mean the updates were for absolutely nothing else but that. not very friendly. as for the kyocera response,well i never expected much from those guys..the same cant be said for htc,they dont let the carrier dictate those sort of issues on their devices and they didnt let virgin mobile either. at least in that situation i would say htc is heads and shoulders above lg and kyocera.
     
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  17. kwknott

    kwknott Android Expert

    I loved my Optimus V but after owning the Elite and my work providing me with the Viper 4g Lte, I don't think I'd buy another Lg phone.
     
  18. ronii

    ronii Well-Known Member

    Stay away from kyocera though its a death trap for devopment..
     
  19. sinkist77

    sinkist77 Member

    Well I thought I'd give the F3 a chance since I've been an LG supporter/fan since the flip phone era. I'll have this phone next week. I'll give my thoughts on this version soon.
     
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  20. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Kyocera sells crap phones and in many ways violate terms of using android on their devices. They dont release anything development wise as far as I know,even if it is requested. And they actively release updates to hinder device use. LG has been doing that as well in regards to borking devices by changing essential operations of the device in software updates.. And to be honest,so has HTC in conjunction with virgin mobile. HTC has released several hboot updates for the One V that completely make using development roms a waste of time and a big fat hassle. Google needs to assert its authority in this area.
     
  21. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Looks like a great debate and discussion going on here. I had to remove a couple of posts that added nothing to the conversation. Lets keep to the topic and attack the issues, not each other.

    Thanks.:)
     
  22. spaz1418

    spaz1418 Member

    At end day lg devices are stepping there game up wen komes phones a lot people chasing Samsung and HTC phones soon dats gonna change big time....
     
  23. sinkist77

    sinkist77 Member

    Well so far this phone is nice. Very speedy very good screen size. Im loving jelly bean. Not much bloat ware. Most the preloaded virgin crap can be uninstalled. Plenty of internal storage 1. 25 gb. After downloading my normal apps i still have 1 gb left on internal storage.The resolution is way better than the elite. Any questions then please ask I'll try to give good answers.
     
  24. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    Couple questions. I know this has an SD card slot, but one be added for more app storage? And can you post a quadrant score?

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  25. sinkist77

    sinkist77 Member

    From what I can tell apps are stored on internal storage only no option to put on sd card. (Which does suck) uploadfromtaptalk1374544292152.jpg
     
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