When LG announced the F60 in early October we were pleasantly surprised that it had LTE. While the fast radio is now standard in premium phones, the lower-end sector customers can’t count on data faster than 3G in most cases. Officially introduced as F60, the handset arrived at Metro PCS as the LG Optimus F60 and is now available in carrier’s stores for cheap at $99.99 without contract after a $10 instant rebate, and a $50 mail-in rebate.
LG Optimus F60 for Metro PCS
The LG Optimus F60 is one of the cheapest LTE devices currently available in the US, but as you probably imagine, it’s pretty modest in terms of specs. To begin with, the phone features a 4.5-inch IPS true-to-nature display that offers 480 x 800 resolution which works out to a not very impressive pixel density of 207ppi. Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon chip (quite possibly the Snapdragon 200), the F60 has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB. Other features include a 5-megapixel main camera with auto focus and LED flash, 1.3-megapixel user-facing shooter, 2020mAh battery, stereo Bluetooth 4.0, and a selection of sensors.
The Optimus F60 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat on board and is pre-loaded with LG-specific software enhancements. For starters, you will be able to take advantage of QuickMemo+ which lets you write down important details directly on the screen, and thanks to On-Call Notes, you can use the app even when you’re on call. Moreover, the F60 sports security features such as Knock Code which allows you to set a unique tapping pattern to access home screen. Privacy Keeper hides caller information during an incoming call and Knock On lets you double tap the screen to put your phone to sleep or wake it up. Finally, the camera is equipped with Gesture Shutter 3-second timer which makes it easy to take selfies with a simple hand movement.
It goes without saying that today’s budget phones are way better than they used to be. More aesthetic design, more powerful hardware, neat software tricks – all these at affordable price. The LG Optimus F60 for Metro PCS meets all the requirements for a decent lower-end device and, what is very important for users on a tight budget, doesn’t cost much. What else is there to desire?
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