T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of a pair of LG smartphones back towards the end of January. The devices include the LG G Flex and the Optimus F3Q and as was expected, both are available for purchase beginning today. The G Flex is the handset that sports a 6-inch curved display and the Optimus F3Q, well, that should appeal to those who feel the need for a slide-out QWERTY.
In terms of the LG G Flex, T-Mobile is simply joining the other US carriers. AT&T released the G Flex for online sales yesterday. T-Mobile has the LG G Flex priced at $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $28. Those who pick up a G Flex will also get 6-months of free Netflix. The Netflix offer will remain available through April 30th and will need to be claimed before May 15th.
Otherwise, the LG Optimus F3Q is priced with $0 and 24 monthly payments of $13. Either of these phones will be available for use with the T-Mobile Simple Choice Plan which is priced from $50 per month. At that price you will get unlimited talk, text and web. The web bit, while unlimited, only offers 500MB at high speeds.
The LG Optimus F3Q is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and sporting a 4-inch display. The handset is then powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot and LTE connectivity. The handset also has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and as previously mentioned, a slide-out hardware QWERTY keyboard.
In terms of the LG G Flex, this one has been more in the news lately. It also happens to be a device that we have spent some hands-on time with. Our LG G Flex coverage has included an initial hands-on and full review as well as smaller tips such as how to grab a screenshot given the unique rear-button setup.