LG Optimus L9
At $80, the LG Optimus L9 is a decent budget Android phone, but there are better options out there.
- Good-looking displayWiFi callingAffordable
- Short battery lifeMediocre cameraNo ambient light sensorCarrier bloatware
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LG Optimus L9
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- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsLaptop Magazine80LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile) ReviewThe LG Optimus L9 offers a beautiful 4.5-inch display and long battery life at an affordable price.PC Mag80LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)For less than $100, the LG Optimus L9 gets you a great mix of features and performance. T-Mobile offers cheaper phones, like the myTouch series or the Samsung Exhibit II 4G , but none of them can match the L9 on performance or quality.Engadget70LG Optimus L9 review: an affordable entry-level AnThe Optimus L9 isn't totally without merit. We appreciate its boxy yet dapper design and its sharp, colorful display. ... Yet, its mediocre camera reminds us of its entry-level status, the carrier's bloatware is a disappointment and LG's UI 3.0 belongs in the past.CNET70LG Optimus L9 review: An affordable Android 4.0, dThe reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0, make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset for T-Mobile users.SlashGear80LG Optimus L9 Review (T-Mobile)What can I say? For a budget handset, the LG Optimus L9 impresses. In no way is the phone the best, but its sleek design, nice screen, and the fact that it runs so smooth with have you thinking otherwise.phoneArena80LG Optimus L9 reviewThe LG Optimus L9 brings a great budget option to T-Mobile’s lineup. It is of course not as good as the forthcoming Nexus 4, but it absolutely holds its own with similar offerings from HTC and Samsung.Phone Scoop90Review: LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile USAFor $79 on contract, the L9 offers a lot of usable features all while helping keep some change in your pocket rather than T-Mobile's.
- 80AVERAGE USER SCORE5 ReviewsEngadget Reader70September 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The display, form factor, and durability were all very good. But the phone's software was problematic. The battery was often quickly drained, despite all my efforts to conserve battery power. And the LG Android variant was never bug free, as I had issues using the keypad & creating a wireless hotspot. The inability of the phone to pull down data while traveling at speed on a highway was also a noted issue. Overall not a bad phone - but it felt rough around the edges, and fundamentally a missed opportunity for LG. I believe there are better options out there.Engadget Reader60May 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70August 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm really loving this phone and I can't believe it's only $200 (off-contract). I haven't had my hands on any of the newest "top of the line" phones, but coming from a <2 year-old HTC Evo this phone is much faster, more responsive and stable. I haven't had a single crash or hang up and it runs all my apps at a decent speed.I was considering the Nexus 4, but decided to save $100 and avoid Google/LG's drama and I'm happy I did! Paid for T-Mobile's slowest shipping speed and it arrived to me 2 days later.
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