LELO F1S V3 — Test & Review

Kevin Foley
by Kevin FoleyUpdated:
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Kevin Foley

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Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

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95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

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My Verdict

When compared to its predecessor, the LELO F1S V3 clearly does a great job at raising the bar. Offering stronger vibrations, easy-to-use app controls, an "AI" mode, and a waterproof design, this toy is easily the best male vibrator I've tried yet. That said, it's not perfect, and there are a few flaws worth mentioning. Still, would I recommend it? Most definitely!

Buy, if you...

  1. Are tired of traditional stroker toys
  2. Want to try/enjoy vibrations
  3. Enjoy toys with app controls
  4. Need something compact
  5. Hate hard-to-clean toys

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Need a completely silent toy
  2. Are buying your first male sex toy
  3. Want genuine, polished AI features
  4. Have a smaller budget
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About The LELO F1S V3

The LELO F1S V3 is a vibrating male masturbator. It offers several upgrades from the previous model, including multiple size options, stronger motors, functioning app controls, and an "AI" mode. Thanks to its open-ended design and waterproof construction, the LELO F1S V3 is extremely easy to clean. The internal battery also eliminates the need for replacing batteries, instead offering an hour or more of play time per charge.

The vibrations of the LELO F1S V3 are quiet, very powerful, and somewhat rumbly

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Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is quiet.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of LELO F1S V3 felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: LELO F1S V3 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is very powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of LELO F1S V3 felt to the reviewer.

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BuzzyBuzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
RumblyRumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).

Pros

  • Intense vibrations
  • Dual-motor design
  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof construction
  • App control is optional
  • Offered in multiple sizes

Cons

  • Not completely silent during use
  • AI feature could use work
  • Limited viability as traditional stroker
  • A bit pricey

Unwrapping the LELO F1S V3: My Experience

My Personal Experiences with LELO F1S V3

My overall experience with the LELO F1S V3 was a positive one. Although there were some things I wasn’t entirely pleased with, overall, I feel that this new model provides a much more satisfying experience than the previous models.

Initial Impressions

I was only expecting to be sent a single toy. However, since the LELO F1S V3 is offered in two sizes, they sent me both. This was nice, as it allowed me to compare the two and offer recommendations. Just looking at them, they seemed nearly identical, with colors being the first noticeable difference. The regular model uses red silicone, whereas the XL model uses a blue silicone. There is a slight difference of internal length between the two, but the main difference you’ll notice is the internal diameter. The XL model offers considerably more internal space, which could be a plus or a minus (depending on what you’re after).

Trying Them Out

I tried the XL model first. Overall, it offered an experience similar to the previous model, with one instantly noticeable difference: the motors didn’t stall out! This was great, as it meant you could adjust the toy to place vibrations exactly where you wanted them. Aside from that, everything else seemed largely the same. The regular-sized model actually worked a bit better in my opinion. As I mentioned, the XL model has more internal space. However, if you’re using it solely for vibrations, I found that the smaller canal space made the regular model a bit easier to adjust with precision. It’s worth noting that you’ll also get more of a “tight” feeling from the regular model. That said, neither one would really excel in the stroker department (compared to dedicated units). Last time I used one of these toys, the app wouldn’t connect with the toy. I didn’t run into any issues this time around, although I did find the “AI” feature a bit underwhelming. Rather than reacting and adjusting, it seemed to primarily stick to a single speed-pattern combination. Granted, it was a good settings, but it didn’t offer the variety it claimed. Still, all things considered, I was happy with both versions of the LELO F1S V3 and would definitely recommend these over the previous versions.

Breaking Down the Design of the LELO F1S V3

LELO F1S V3 Breaking Down the Design of the LELO F1S V3

The design is essentially identical to the previous model, which I think is a good thing. Aside from using different colors of silicone to signify the size, both the regular and the XL look the same. The silicone itself is textured, closing towards the middle and opening up again towards the end. The exterior of the toy is dark black aluminum alloy, which feels nice in the hand. Up top sits the buttons and the charging port. There are only three buttons, and the charging port has a retractable cover to keep water out. Lastly, there is an indicator ring light on the top, and an internal light sitting behind the glass panel for added visual appeal.

A Closer Look at the LELO F1S V3’s Ease of Use

LELO F1S V3 A Closer Look at the LELO F1S V3’s Ease of Use

Manually, the LELO F1S V3 is extremely easy to use. Since it only features three buttons, switching between the built-in modes and speeds is simple. However, if you want more precise control over the individual motors then you'll need to use the app. The app didn't want to connect initially, but I didn't run into any issues after this initial hiccup. The device fits nicely in your hand, although I suppose you could technically use it with no hands. I'd recommend experimenting around a bit to ensure you can hit the right spots before you commit to going hands-free though.

Quality of the LELO F1S V3

LELO F1S V3 Quality of the LELO F1S V3

Like basically every other LELO product, the LELO F1S V3 feels very well made. From the silicone within to the aluminum alloy on the outside, no part of this toy will have you thinking the toy looks cheap. It's not heavy, but it does have some weight to it, which pairs well with the small variety of textures on the exterior of the toy. It's definitely not silent. Still, it's not exactly loud. I would say you could easily cover up the noise by turning on the TV, although lower settings might not require this (depending on the thickness of your walls).

Is the price worth it?

LELO F1S V3 Is the price worth it?

At nearly $250, the LELO F1S V3 definitely isn't a cheap toy. That said, I do think it could be worth it for the right kind of buyer. Compared to the previous version (before markdowns), the new model only costs $20 more and offers a lot more performance for the price. Still, many men are used to the thrusting stimulation that strokers and sex provide. Neither of these are the LELO F1S V3's area of expertise. As such, I would recommend this to people who already know that they like vibrations. For complete newcomers, I would probably suggest trying a cheaper vibrator before making this investment.

The LELO F1S V3: Does it Deliver on Pleasure?

LELO F1S V3 The LELO F1S V3: Does it Deliver on Pleasure?

Performance exceeded my expectations with this toy overall. The vibrations were strong, easy to adjust, and satisfying. The battery life certainly didn't hit two hours, but it was enough to use the toy twice before needing to be recharged. Also, despite being significantly more powerful than the previous version, the noise level stayed about the same (which is always a plus if you have roommates!). The big letdown for me was the "AI", which didn't seem to offer any game-changing vibrations. It's possible this will change with software updates in the future. Still, as of now, I wouldn't really count the AI as a main reason to pick this one up.

Unboxing the LELO F1S V3: First Impressions

LELO F1S V3 Unboxing the LELO F1S V3: First Impressions

The packaging is plain but classy. Each product came in a textured box inside of a fabric bag, with LELO branding stamped clearly across the front. The back of the box gives you a quick overview of the product in multiple languages, which is nice. The front is largely made of clear plastic, giving you a sneak peek at the product. One thing that's missing, however, is a QR code for easy app downloading. Inside the box, the toy is held in place with foam. Along with your toy, you also receive a few other goodies including instructions, a charging cable, a mini manual with a link to the actual manual, and a few packets of lube.

Material and care guide

LELO F1S V3 Material and care guide

The LELO F1S V3 is one of the easiest toys you'll ever find in terms of maintenance. Being fully waterproof with an interior sleeve that's made of silicone, washing this toy out is a straightforward process. Aside from being easy to clean, using silicone for the sleeve also has the added advantage of being non-porous. This means that bacteria aren't able to hide inside of the pores of the sleeve. To clean, simply wash out once with water, clean using soap, then wash away any remaining soap. Leave the toy to dry before storing it away. Although it doesn't come with a designated storage box, the original packaging provided will work just fine.

Special feature

LELO F1S V3 Special feature

Like the previous model, this toy has an app that you can connect to the device with. Unlike the previous model, it actually works! The app is fairly simple, but it allows you to control speeds, intensities, and patterns while monitoring temperature and pressure. It also gives you access to the “AI” mode, which I wasn’t impressed by. However, as this is fairly new, I think the AI feature can definitely be increased via software updates.

Specifications and features

MaterialsSilicone, aluminum alloy, LEXAN 
Length(Regular) 5.67 inches, (XL) 6 inches
Insertable length(Regular) 4.3 inches, (XL) 4.7 inches
Width(Regular) 2.83 inches, (XL) 2.83 inches
Weight(Regular) 0.69 lbs., (XL) 0.7 lbs
Vibration speeds8 
Vibration patterns7 
RechargeableYes (USB charger) 
Battery Life40 - 120 minutes
Remote ControlsYes (app) 
OpeningsOne 
Storage Bag IncludedNo 
WaterproofYes 

Comparing LELO F1S V3 with alternatives

Compare LELO F1S V3LELO F1S V3
Overall scoreNaN / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
User ratingNaN / 5.0
from 0 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 96 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 350 users
5 / 5.0
from 420 users
NaN / 5.0
from 0 users
4 / 5.0
from 185 users
PriceAffordable Premium Moderate Moderate Affordable Moderate
Design90 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 95 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 50 / 100 70 / 100 80 / 100 70 / 100 60 / 100
Quality95 / 100 80 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 80 / 100 75 / 100
Sound40 / 100 -----
Power80 / 100 -----
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly -----
MaterialsSilicone, aluminum alloy, LEXAN TPE Soft plastic Soft plastic TPE body TPE, Hard Plastic
Length(Regular) 5.67 inches, (XL) 6 inches----7 inches
Insertable length(Regular) 4.3 inches, (XL) 4.7 inchesDepth: vagina 6.7, anus 6.7, mouth 6 inches9 inches9 inchesVagina: 7.5, Anus: 6.7, Mouth: 5.1 inches6 inches
Width(Regular) 2.83 inches, (XL) 2.83 inches--(canal) 0.25 inches--
Weight(Regular) 0.69 lbs., (XL) 0.7 lbs116 or more lbs--(43.5 kg) 95.5 lbs9.8 lbs
Vibration speeds8 -----
Vibration patterns7 -----
RechargeableYes (USB charger) -----
Battery Life40 - 120 minutes-----
Remote ControlsYes (app) -----
OpeningsOne 3 Vagina Vagina Vagina, anus, and mouth 1
Storage Bag IncludedNo ---No No
WaterproofYes -Yes Yes -Submersible
Flexibility-Body and hands advanced skeletons ----
Height-5 Foot 4 inches--(5ft 5) 64.9 inches-
Diameter--(canal) 0.25 inches---
Allergies--Phthalate-free Phthalate-free --
Colors Available----Wheat, light tan, tan, dark tan Light, Medium and Dark Skin Tones
Diameter (internal)-----0.5 inches
Texture-----Bumpy, realistic
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FAQ

How advanced is the AI feature?
In my experience, the AI feature wasn't too advanced. The advertisement claims that it "translates your every movement in real time into encrypted feedback and responds with tailor-made vibrations along your penis". However, I didn't notice a whole lot of variety and actually preferred the manual mode instead.
Does the LELO F1S V3 require a phone to work?
No, the LELO F1S V3 can be used by itself or controlled via the mobile app. On its own, the device is controlled via button on the end of the device. However, by connected to it via Bluetooth, you can enjoy a higher level of precision and control.
Does the LELO F1S V3 have a long battery life?
It has a decent battery life, but I wouldn't call it "long". Depending on the length of your sessions, you'll need to charge it every one to two sessions.
Can the LELO F1S V3 be used like a traditional masturbator?
Yes! Although vibrations are the key feature of this toy, the inside are still textured. As such, you can use it as a traditional stroker while also enjoying vibrations.
Is the LELO F1S V3 worth the price tag?
It depends. If you don't already own the V2, were unhappy with the weaker vibrations of the previous model, or just prefer vibrations then I would say yes. However, if you've never tried vibrations before then it might be better to try a cheaper alternative before upgrading to this one.

Instructions - Manual

The general outline for how to use the LELO F1S V3 is provided online, but you can find more precise instructions by clicking here.

Author
Kevin Foley
Kevin Foley

Content writer | As a writer, I work with many different topics. However, my work for BedBible is especially fulfilling, as it gives me the opportunity to promote sexual wellness, educate readers, and expand my personal knowledge on the aforementioned topics. I believe that approaching sexuality with a genuine desire to learn is the best way to expand one’s personal horizons, leading to healthier, more fulfilling relationships—both with yourself and with your partner(s)—down the road.

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Straight
Sex toy experience: Intermediate
All-time favorite sex toy: Lelo F1S v2
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