Hardy74, 18 Feb 2014I found a site which will sell this worldwide: http://www.canadagsm.ca/products-LG-Optimus-F3Q... moreThanks for this great news!
I spent lot of time to find this information where to buy this phone.
Thanks a milion!!!:-)
It's exactly the same as LG enact inside (I opened the two) but working on GSM networks so it's much more usefull around the world.
You can have no memory wickness with Apps2SD (or similar but this one is from XDA devs) and a 32Go SD Card.
Perfect for writting or editing documents in trains, subways or bus but still lack the '|' (pipe) touch for conditions in if statements for example (just remap to use fn + search as tab and fn + b as pipe).
Beware, there is no custom rom for this phone, but works perfectly rooted (saferoot works but i recommend using KingRoot v4.5 (use APK Installer to install it cause other versions have ads)).
I have mixed opinions of this phone. I love the phone, and the keyboard feature. However, I hate the fact that it has so little memory. If I had realized it had so little memory, I would not have gotten the phone, as I like to use many apps. (What is the use of having a smartphone if you can't use it for multiple apps?) Of course, I should have been on the lookout for this downfall, as my last phone with a keyboard, also had low memory.
Basically, if you just use your phone for phone calls and texting, and very few apps, then this phone is great. But if you want to load your smartphone with apps, and have a minicomputer at your disposal, this is not the phone for you.
I have just received the phone (bought an unlocked one from eBay).
To my surprise it DOES connect to LTE in Belgium.
But it does not to 3G, so it is either 2G or LTE, at least with my provider (Telenet/Mobistar). Which is strange. LTE does not seems to be very stable though.
Otherwise the phone is quick to respond.
Probably one cannot get a lot of apps installed due to the limited memory, but it has all the Google ones preinstalled. And I managed to put everything I need on it without any issue (no games).
The screen size and resolution is good in general (it is not a top end phone for 100 USD). But because of the sliding keyboard it is a bit thick and heavy.
Have HTC Desire Z for 4 years and looking for more powerful model, but nothing exist in middle end class or in high end class. :(
magikstar29, 01 Apr 2014i want it in france !!!buy it from WElectronics...click on where it says CHECK PRICE on left column here
I am really interested in this phone, even though I have to import it. If it fits my case (just fits my current HTC Doubleshot), then there's very little stopping me. ;^)
I do have a question though about the internal storage. Elsewhere I looked, it says 4GB, (with 1.1GB accessible for userdata). Even this site says 4GB. But you mention you are wrestling with 1GB (implied as total)?
Just curious, as this may be a dealbreaker for me. I don't use a lot of apps, but I don't want to get something that is more of a downgrade than an upgrade.
B22, 04 Mar 2014when does the lf optimus f3q come to argentina? when does that phone come to argentina?!
I've had my F3Q for 3 weeks now and though there is nothing fancy about it, I'd be very satisfied wwith the phone if it weren't for the 1GB of internal storage. My Galaxy S Relay had 4GB which was fine as I don't have a ton of apps, but I use enough that 1GB was gone right away and I'm actually pretty upset about it. I was so excited about a new QWERTY phone that I didn't check the storage specs. Honestly I just didn't think about it, probably figured that in this day and age that of course the phone would have at least 2GB if not 4GB.
I found a site which will sell this worldwide: http://www.canadagsm.ca/products-LG-Optimus-F3Q-Penta-Band-LTE
2Q and 3Q will work in Europe, 4Q not. But then who needs it.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Relay with pretty much the same specs than this one. On that one it was fairly easy to map some Nordic characters to the keyboard (with a customer ROM from the xda site).
This one does not yet have an xda forum and no root/custom ROM. Hopefully they do come as the phone gets some recognition.
This is what a phone is supposed to be like. Apple screwed us all when the introduced the on-screen keyboard with the mephone.
it would be cool if lg launch it as an international device (or maybe a high-end version with 5"full-hd screen,2gb ram and snapy 800)
I went into the store and looked at this phone. I used to have the LG Ally years ago, my favorite phone thus far, unfortunately it was thru Verizon, which I have since boycotted. So I am vey happy to have another phone similar to the Ally. I know LG has clearly not brought their phones to match current expected standards; however for me that is not a problem. I have a Samsung GS3 and it's the 3rd dissapointing Samsung I've had in a row...never again. I will gladly take a smaller screen and a few less specs than the gs3 has. I'm probably in the minority, but I don't care. One thing about LG, compared to other slideout phones, is the quality and durability of the phones. The Ally and F3Q are sturdy and not cheap feeling (I gave my Ally to a friend on Verizon recently. Even after several years, it's still like new condition...quality.) I'll take it!
Phone out today on t-mobile:http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-f3q.html
I will probably end up buying it given how Rare qwerty phones are. 1st smartphone I had was the Xperia Mini Pro I loved it, but it stopped functioning properly. I ended switching from At&t to Ptel, which uses T-mobile network. I ended up getting the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. I like the backlit keyboard and bigger screen overall better specs. than my Xperia Mini Pro. However I actually wish Sony would come out with another qwerty. Because the Samsung Relay qwerty is slightly large, I don't have the biggest hands, but really even more bothersome is that the keyboard button aren't nearly as tactile & firm as they can be. The buttons are flat and have to push a little hard to enter. The text predictor also doesn't work in physical keyboard mode. I also like Sony OS better for a number of reasons. Anyhow I hope this LG Optimus F3Q has a backlit keyboard & the buttons feel like that of the Sony Xperia Pro & Mini Pro
I bought an unlocked Samsung galaxy relay (t699) with better specs running 4.1.2. I found it online for $160 @ ebay