this is the time of the year to start planning for a change of phone. no? how is possible not to be tempted to change when there are so many new and drool-worthy handsets being announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress? speaking of MWC, LG has lots to show this year and among them is the LG Optimus F Series LTE Smartphones. available as the Optimus F5 and F7, the Optimus F Series is, according to the Korean maker, “designed to bring premium user experience and the speed of 4G LTE to a mass audience.” with that statement, we assume these duo and whatever follows, will fall into the ‘affordable’ category. the first of the two, the F5 has Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean powering it with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor ensuring this Android device does its job well. other known specs of the F5 include a 4.3-inch IPS touch display that packs 256 ppi, 1GB RAM, 8GB of onboard storage supported by microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), a 5.0-megapixel autofocus main camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and it boasts a largest-in-class 2,150 mAh battery. also powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the larger F7 is driven by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch that squeezes 312 ppi into its True HD IPS display, a 8GB internal storage with additional capacity possible through microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 2,540 mAh battery and on the imaging department, it has a 8.0-megapixel autofocus rear shooter and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. along with these handsets are LG advanced UX features, including an upgraded QSlide with Live Zooming. the LG Optimus F5 will rollout globally in second quarter in Europe, followed by LG Optimus F7 in select markets. pricing is, at this point, yet to be announced.