If you're a Boost Mobile subscriber, you might be interested to know that as of today, the Sprint owned carrier will now be selling the LG Optimus F3 for a mere $129.99. Sprint and Boost are calling this their absolute most affordable 4G LTE device, and that price isn't bad for something that you can buy outright without any contract commitment. For those of you that may be unaware of this devices features or specs, the LG Optimus F3 sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and totes a 5MP rear facing camera for photos and full HD 1080p video recording. Boost notes that the phone comes pre-loaded with TalkBack, the Google text-to-speech accessibility feature that is there to assist consumers who are blind or visually impaired. I personally thought this was included with every Android device now a days. They also make note that it is ready to go right out of the box as soon as customers turn on their phone.
The device comes running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which is a little outdated at this point but Jelly Bean was a good version of the OS and you can't go wrong with it, especially compared to devices from just a couple years ago that had the same low cost, but were running Gingerbread. The phone comes with a 2,460 mAh battery that is said to boast 16 hours of battery life without a charge. This will undoubtedly change based on the way the device is used, and whether customers are utilizing mostly 4G or a mix of different network connections like 3G or Wifi. The Optimus F3 also comes with a 4-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, color coded alerts via the notification LED on the front, and a VGA front facing camera for the video chat and self portraits.
The Optimus F3 also comes with NFC support and the Android beam sharing feature, as well as SmartShare which gives the device DLNA support to wirelessly stream media content to supported devices. It also has WiFi Direct support for those who might have the need for it. You can pick up the Optimus F3 on Boost's affordable Unlimited plan of $55 a month, with no annual contract. This particular plan also has the shrinking payments in place, which basically can lower your monthly payments down by $5 every six months(which includes the requirement of every monthly payment during that period to be on time)to a maximum of $15 which basically gets you down to $40 a month for the plan once you reach the 18 month mark. Again, each monthly payment has to be on time for the customer to receive the shrinking payments.