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LG Optimus L9

LG Optimus L9
alaScore 90

1438 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1438 reviews of LG Optimus L9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, price, size, usability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of LG Optimus L9 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback.

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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for LG Optimus L9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 424 user reviews of LG Optimus L9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, price, usability, screen

87% 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 Optimus L9 4G Android Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)LG Optimus L9 P769 Cell Phone Car Charger

May, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Eric Abent (

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...

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. Be sure that you consider the options before...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Lynn La (

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brian K. (

LG Optimus L9 Review


Lost in the talk of quad-core processors and high definition displays is the launch of the Optimus L9 on T-Mobile. While it is not top-of the line, it has many great features you'd expect from a premium device such as a 4.5” IPS display and dual-core...

Sleek, comfortable design ; High quality IPS display ; Very good call quality ; Snappy performance

The 5MP camera is underwhelming ; Lacks 42Mbps support

The 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. The 4.5” IPS display is wonderful, and the dual...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Tweak Town (

Expert Review


We've dived into LG's two previous L-series of smartphones, the Optimus L5 and L7, but today we're looking at the final one in the series, the Optimus L9.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:TI OMAP
Processor Number:OMAP4430


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


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:Sim Free / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes