LG Optimus L9 Review

Summary

At the time when news about LG wrapping up its Optimus series became the talk of town, the brand launched its new mobile phone LG Optimus L9. Available as a budget-level premium handset, L9 comes with the potential to lure the tech freaks with the kind of spec sheet it comes with.

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LG Optimus L9

Pros

  • Fast 3G modem
  • Fast processor
  • Camera is good
  • Supports Wi-Fi calling and NFC

Cons

  • No Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Battery is quite weak
  • Audio quality not up to the mark
  • Apps cannot be transferred to SD card
  • Light sensor not included

Introduction

It seems that after making us believe that no L series handsets will be made in future, LG from nowhere launched its latest smartphone Optimus L9. Released as a mid-range premium model, LG Optimus L9 has been featured with powerful hardware, latest software and ample of new apps. Though the spec sheet might not match flagship models like Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5, but L9 comes integrated with right kind of spec sheet that is enough to grab the attention of budget-conscious consumers.

Design, Hardware and Performance

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LG Optimus Back

Though it looks similar to L7, LG Optimus L9 comes in a thin but dense structure. Measuring just 68.2 x 131.9 x 9.1 mm in dimensions, L9 seems to look sleek and its 125 grams weight does make it quite light. But beware, it might come in slim design, L9 doesn’t fit easily in a pocket, unless and until you have a large jeans pocket.

Further, LG L9 comes with 4.7 inches IPS Capacitive Touchscreen that houses physical Home button and Back & Settings touch keys at the bottom and a VGA camera at the top. The device comes in a plastic finishing and gives a premium look, though the overall design feels bit subtle it does give users the feeling of understated appearance.

LG has utilized a powerful dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB RAM to power the device. The inclusion of Android ICS 4.0.4 OS makes Optimus L9 yet another strong handset to hold, if you are one chap who loves indulging in multitasking. Further, this new mid-range smartphone comes with 4GB internal space and supports 32GB expansion via microSD card.

As far as UI is concerned, it is clean and easy to navigate. LG has made use of its own Optimus 3.0 UI. Available with impressive graphics capability, the handset very much supports all 3D games. We tested Dead Trigger, Front Line Commando and Temple Run, unbelievable and amazing are the words that describes the performance of this new age smartphone.

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LG Optimus Front

LG Optimus L9 Features

Packed with appealing features, L9 comes as a perfect alternative for those expensive smartphones that are dream for most of the mid-income consumers. Costing around INR 19,000, LG Optimus L9 is a handset that comes with powerful hardware and upgraded software. Further, there are some drawbacks that might hamper the marketability of L9, but we think, still L9 holds the capabilities to attain a huge market share. Though it comes with big screen, L9 is known to have low resolution display.

For picture enthusiasts, who are in look for decent handset with powerful camera, LG Optimus L9’s 5MP camera manages to deliver quite amazing and clear images. Users have also access to Wi-Fi, NFC, Tethering, GPS, Bluetooth, USB and DLNA features without any hassles in L9.

Our Take

Though L9 might not be the latest hard-hitting Android handset in the market, but with a powerful spec sheet and latest version of OS, it seems to be a good deal for budget-conscious consumers, who want to put their hands-on latest and advanced smartphone. Still, if you are not a big fan of LG phones, you are free to lay your hand on Nokia Lumia and other Samsung and Sony handsets. But if you are one who wish to bring it home, LG L9 might not go wrong. Hope, this LG Optimus L9 Review proves to be helpful and provide you with right information.

 

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Author: Mohsin Khan

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4 Comments

  1. how much the price
    i want this

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  2. In cons I have seen it has a week battery but the ad says its main feature is the powerfull battery having 2150 mAh with 30 days standby time. Could you please clarify this???

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  3. This is my first smartphone. Was super excited until soon into exploring it, realized how small the internal hard drive is.. And no way to transfer apps to external microSD!!!?? Very disappointing! My last phone was an old LG touch (non-smartphone) which I absolutely hated. I should have known. Bought The Optimus L9 on HSN.. For shame!!! Terrible phone…

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