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LG Optimus L9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2121 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the features.

usability, price, screen, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus L9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of LG Optimus L9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for LG Optimus L9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 user reviews of LG Optimus L9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

price, usability, portability, screen, battery


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus L9 P769, 4G (T-Mobile)LG P970 Optimus Unlocked Android Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 4-inch Touch screen - No Warranty - BlackLG Optimus L9 4G Android Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)

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LG Optimus L9 P765 Review


While it might seem like LG is losing a little traction on the mobile front, it hasn't stopped the company from launching new devices. The latest to hit India is the Optimus L9 smartphone and this is the P765 variant. It's a neat looking device, but...

The handset's video player proved to be quite impressive. It managed to read quite a few file formats, including MKV minus audio, a few AVI files and MP4 amongst a few others. Full HD test files played without a hitch and with no visible lag or...


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LG Optimus Black P970 Android Smartphone


Dressed in a sleek black shell LG's Optimus Black exudes poise and quite a bit of sex appeal. Taking its cue from big brother, the Optimus 2X, this lower end variant just could do better. After

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LG Optimus L9 (MetroPCS)


The LG Optimus L9 is scarcely available, but if you can get it, it's the best MetroPCS smartphone that runs on T-Mobile's network right now.

Runs on T-Mobile's network. Nice display. Good price. Long battery life. Light and thin

Very limited availability. No LTE

Now that MetroPCS and T-Mobile have officially merged, we're starting to see some new MetroPCS phones that run on T-Mobile's network. Actually, new is a relative term, since we already saw the LG Optimus L9 debut on T-Mobile late last year. But we're...

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LG Optimus L9 review: Living large


The Optimus L9 is the latest addition to the L-series and rightfully takes charge of a lineup that's known for attractive styling and wallet-friendly prices. It obviously made no sense to LG to start from scratch and the L9 is happily reusing bits and...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Dual-band 3G with HSPA ; 4.7" 16M-color qHD IPS LCD (540 x 960 pixels) capacitive touchscreen ; Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, LG Optimus UI 3.0 ; TI OMAP 4430 chipset, dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1 GB...

No Jelly Bean at launch ; Mediocre sunlight legibility ; Poor still camera and video recording quality ; Non-hot-swappable memory card slot

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LG Optimus L9 Review (T-Mobile)


Most of us know that when it comes to smartphones, it's a constant struggle to find the right balance between power, looks, and affordability, with affordability normally losing out in the end. The problem most of the time is that the affordable phones...

In fact, I would go so far as to say that the Optimus L9 is one of the best budget handsets on the market at this moment. If you’ve been thinking of picking up a new phone but don’t have hundreds to drop on the latest and greatest, be sure you take a...

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LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)


T-Mobile is home to some excellent smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but they'll both cost you upwards of $300. That may not be much over the span of a two-year contract, but it's still a lot to throw down all...

Inexpensive. Attractive display. Snappy processor. Good call quality. Light and thin

No voice dialing. Data speeds top out at HSPA+ 21. Bloatware

The LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile gets you a great mix of features and performance for less than $100.

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LG Optimus L9 review: an affordable mid-level Android handset for T-Mobile


Just when we thought LG was done with its Optimus L-series for the year, the Korean company surprised us with the LG Optimus L9, which replaces the

Good-looking display ; WiFi calling ; Affordable

Short battery life ; Mediocre camera ; No ambient light sensor ; Carrier bloatware

At $80, the LG Optimus L9 is a decent budget Android phone, but there are better options out there.

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LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile) Review


For $79.99, the LG Optimus L9 delivers solid performance, a bright 4.5-inch screen and long battery life. You also get some of the software innovations inside the pricier Optimus G, such as QuickMemo. We prefer this smartphone to the Galaxy Blaze 4G...

Long battery life, Beautiful display, Thin design, Affordable price

Mediocre camera, Weak audio performance, Small amount of internal storage

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LG Optimus L9 ( T-Mobile)


As the biggest and most high-end device in LG's L-series of midrange phones, the LG Optimus L9 from T-Mobile and MetroPCS , delivers just the right amount of specs and performance that make it a solid consideration without being too ambitious.

The LG Optimus L9 has a snappy dual-core CPU, 4G, Android 4.0, and a 1080p HD camera.

The Optimus L9's battery drains quickly, it has a poor audio speaker, and it comes preloaded with too much bloatware.

The reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0, make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset.

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LG Optimus Black review: Black and bright


It's not a Black Label phone but could've honored the designer series. It's called Black but bathes in light. What is the LG Optimus Black? To begin with, it's solid build and pure elegance. With Android on board, smartphone meets fashion phone in a...

9.2 mm slim touchscreen bar ; 4” NOVA display at 700 nits of brightness, 16M-color WVGA capacitive IPS LCD unit ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Android OS v2.2 Froyo (upgradable to v2.3) with LG Home...

HD video clips come out with distorted aspect ratio ; Single core processor when most of the high-end has gone dual-core ; The blacks of the NOVA display are not deep enough to impress ; No dedicated camera key ; No Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch ;...

The LG Optimus Black is not the brightest bulb in the LG Android portfolio. Fair enough, it has no problem with authority. It claims to have the brightest screen on a phone to date, and that’s a good enough selling point.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p / HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:IPS / SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread / Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes