LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) Non-Camera – Review

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The LG Optimus F5 (P875) Non-camera smart phone

Review At A Glance
Product LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) LTE Non-Camera
Summary A decent performance non-camera Android smartphone. The plastic construction doesn't feel cheap or flimpsy
Pros + Fastest non-camera smart phone to date! AnTuTu score of 12258
+ Stable LG stock ROM
+ Easily root-able using Motochopper
+ Supports LTE
Cons – Lack of third party ROM

Another non-camera smart phone to add to my collection! Yes! It is the LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875)! Technical specification wise, it should be one of the best built non-camera Android smartphone to date.

LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) Technical Specifications
OS Android 4.1.2 (JellyBean a.k.a JB)
CPU Dual Core 1.2GHz
GPU Adreno 225
Storage 8GB Internal
Expandable via microSD (up to 32GB)
Screen 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 900/2100
4G (LTE): 800/1800/2600
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Version 4
Navigation Assisted-GPS with GLONASS support
Battery Li-Ion 2150 mAh
Up to 12 hours talktime
Up to 500 hours standby
Dimension 126mm x 64.5mm x 9.3mm
Weight 131 gm
AnTuTu Score Version 3.4
RAM: 2203
CPU Integer: 2266
CPU float-point: 2069
2D Graphics: [540×960] 1203
3D Graphics: [540×960] 3622
Database IO: 560
SD card write: (14.1 MB/s) 141
SD card read: (29.4 MB/s) 194
CPU frequency: 1512 MHz (x2)
Date: 2013-08-01 23:04


The design of the LG Optimus F5

The design of the LG Optimus F5 is simple. It looks a little like the Samsung Galaxy S2 from a distant. However, in terms of performance, it outperform the Samsung Galaxy S2.

The LG Optimus F5’s plastic construction doesn’t, in anyway, feel cheap or flimsy.

The curved edges and rounded corners make it comfy to hold in your hands but  the slippery back might be a nightmare for people with sweaty palms. And no, the cube/checkered pattern at the back doesn’t help with the grip. So you better get a case to go along with it.

Back of the Optimus F5 - Sealed camera, loud speaker
Back of the Optimus F5 – Sealed camera, loud speaker

The buttons and connectors are in the usual locations – volume rocker on the left, power button on the right, 3.5mm audio jack on top and microUSB at the bottom.

South of the screen are the capacitive shortcut keys for back, home and menu. As a Samsung phone user, I felt that the “back” and “menu” button seems to have swapped position on the LG Optimus F5.

Noticed the difference? 'Back' button is on the left while 'Menu' is on the right. It is flipped!
Noticed the difference? ‘Back’ button is on the left while ‘Menu’ is on the right. It is flipped!

The LG Optimus F5 comes with a removable 2150 mAh battery. It should last through a typical day of light surfing, WhatApp-ing, Facebooking, calling and texting.


Rooting the LG Optimus F5

Rooting the LG Optimus F5 is pretty straight forward. Check out the guide on rooting LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) non-camera.


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