Review: LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile USA
The LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile is quite a good little phone. Aside from the less-than-prime materials used to build it, the L9 earns good marks across the board.
The display is solid and the battery life quite good. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform runs smoothly and lets users control what they want. The stock messaging, media, and other tools are quite capable, and ensure that the L9 can compete with other smartphones when it comes to the basics.
About the only drawback I can put a finger on are the network with respect to data speeds, and the pointy tone of voice call. They were OK, not great.
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For $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.
T-Mobile provided a look at its device roster going into the holiday quarter, which included the recently announced LG Optimus L9. Here are our first impressions.
Oct 8, 2012
T-Mobile USA and LG today announced the Optimus L9, a smartphone that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and measures 9.1mm thick. The L9 has a 4.5-inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and a 2150mAh battery.
Oct 24, 2012
T-Mobile USA today announced that it has partnered with security app provider Lookout, in order to protect T-Mobile Android devices from app-based threats. Lookout's Automatic App Security software will be preloaded on certain devices this year (starting with the LG Optimus L9) and is expected to be installed on most T-Mobile Android phones shipped in 2013.
Oct 22, 2012
T-Mobile USA today announced that the LG Optimus L9 will be available online and in stores starting October 31. The L9 will cost $79.99 after mail-in rebate with a new contract.
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