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MetroPCS - LG Optimus L9 4G No-Contract Cell Phone - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for everything and Great Service

    Posted
    erwinSD
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    After a week of use, I must say that this Optimus L9 is a great phone, and the best phone iv'e had thus far...The physical build of the phone is attractive and very well built. It performs everything very smoothly and quickly. With the large 4.5" screen, I no longer have need for a 7" tablet pc that i planned to buy, as this screen is large enough for everything I need it for...But I must say that it is the calling features are what impressed me the most, and with Metro PCS's $40.00 monthly unlimited 4G plan, you just cannot go wrong. The one feature I love the most is that you can make and receive calls/texts through Wi-Fi ,which is great if your in areas where you cannot get a good data reception. Regular calls and Wi-Fi calls are all crystal clear. One thing I wish it had was the color lighted home screen button like the Optimus F3. And I wish it had a indicator light, however these are small things and not really necessary. Also call volume on the ear speaker seems to be lower than average but speaker volume is loud enough. But overall an excellent phone with a low price tag that is great for business and entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just not for me....

    Posted
    wacou
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have the Hardware Revision 01, which is the newest batch with newest 4.1.2 Firmware 10e, which is the same version of P769 version 20H. ( Dec. 11, 2013 ) PRO: beautiful design, very clear and sharp ips screen. Camera is great and fast in auto focus. Con: Lack of Ambient light sensor: no big deal?!. just have to adjust manually if you going outdoor, indoor and driving and ..... ( seriously, even $50 Huawei Valiant has auto light sensor! ) CPU: for normal, everyday task, it is fine. Might freeze a bit when just "woke up". Unfortunately, you can't even play a simple "AnygryBird GO!" without constant hiccup!. ( oh.. even after I have root the phone and disable almost every apps in the phone, only "setting, google services, keyboard" running on the background. ) At this point, cpu, light sensor, or qslide, I really don't mind. EXCEPT the battery.......... fully charge, went to sleep, after 7 hours, I lost 20%! Set network to 2G only, shut down data, wifi, bt, brightness level at 20% ( play 10 min of candy crush, and it down another 15% ) Yes, it is only 9 am in the morning and I am down to 60%..... I am selling this phone at Craigslist as we speak.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good for the money

    Posted
    bkthrila

    For 150 prolly one of the best phones u can get for that price. Over all use is good just a quick browsing on the interent as any more expensive phone. Keyboard works well. Pcitures are good expect when u use zoom. Maps and locator works well. The flaws are the volume for music is very low. If u DL apps u will run out of on phone storage pretty quick i clear mine every couple weeks. Does not have flash player so some youtube videos will mot show or play. Lastly the worst flaw is the receiver on thia phone sucks. If the phone ia not directly on your mouth no one will here u talk. But for the money tou cant beat it would usally have to spend 300 or better for features this phone has if ypur buying a new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice Phone - When it Works

    Posted
    FloridaTom

    I tried to like this phone. It has a decent screen. Not much memory and a lot of apps that you can't delete, but you can add a micro SD card for photos and music. I've had this phone less than a year. A few months ago, a problem arose. I have the screen dim set to 30 seconds. If you don't use the phone, the screen dims and then goes dark. You have to press the power button to bring it back to life. The only problem is: pressing the power button doesn't bring it back to life. The battery is still being drained, but you can't use the phone unless you remove the battery and power it up again. I sent it to LG. They couldn't fix it and they won't take it back. The only alternative is to leave the screen on all the time, which drains the battery and can do crazy things when you have it in your pocket. I'm stuck with a phone that doesn't work and can't be fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Internal memory too small, unwanted extra apps

    Posted
    LGowner98879879
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I got this to replace my Galaxy S3 It would be a great replacement EXCEPT for the limited internal memory (2GB) of which a chunk is taken up by pre-installed apps, including a MetroPCS one that flashes advertisements at you randomly ON YOUR OWN PHONE until you "unsubscribe" from your "bonus offers" and then wait a few days. Now the only problem is the limited space. I have maybe 30 apps of my own installed, and there's still room for another 30. You can put your music on the memory card, and photos, but not much else. Super clear screen, good service, fast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a teen

    Posted
    nikkiinva
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This device was purchased for a teenager. The device is able to play music, update and receive updates from a social media site and text. You can easily navigate between the open applications. The phone is primarily used for texting... not too many phone calls are made. Overall we are pretty pleased with the device. The affordable price coupled with some of the features the more expensive devices offer is fabulous!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around smart phone

    Posted
    AprilB79
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Upgraded from a 3G phone (LG Optimus M+) to the 4G phone and I've noticed a world of difference in call quality and internet speed. Still not as fast as it should be sometimes, but compared to the old phone, it's light years ahead. It was a litte harder to set up my email, but finally got it working. Love the picture quality, too!! Great phone for only $100!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Budget friendly

    Posted
    cubanojefe
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased phone as an upgrade for my mother. Screen is much larger and faster than her previous model. Debated between this model and the F3; but chose this for the larger screen size. Internal memory bites - only 1.6G storage. Phone has 4G capability but the F3 has 4GLTE. Hopefully, there isn't much notable difference between the data speeds. Still, my mother is not much of a mobile internet user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs more internal memory

    Posted
    vinice2003
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Good picture quality on rear camera, but terrible for front facing camera. Phone too big for my taste. The battery gets hot with barely any use. My biggest issue is the low internal memory capacity. I'm always getting the "can't update/download/ etc...no storage space." There is no option to transfer applications to the sd card to make room on the phone. Good value for the money though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone! Absolutely love it!

    Posted
    Bestbuyer1128
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is such an awesome phone! The screen display is so vibrant and the operating system is great! I would be so lost without this phone. I did happen to have lost this phone and I had to buy a new one! Also get the geek squad protection for it! Best investment to cover drops, spills, and cracks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good battery life

    Posted
    sunsweetkiwi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Good price for this phone. I am on my phone most of the day and the battery lasts far longer than my previous phone which was also an LG. I also like that you can write and doodle on the main screen which is just a cool feature for those boring moments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, Not spacey enough

    Posted
    smilesaway
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This phone is much bigger than my other LG Motion, which I had before, and it's also way lighter. The screen is big enough for games but its pretty much useless because if you're the type that likes apps, good luck downloading them. A lot of times i find myself having to delete a ton of stuff so i can just download an app, or take a video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for price (150$).

    Posted
    dm133333
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The phone is great for price (150 $). It has big screen (4,5). Camera is good (5M), pictures are clear. The pictures from very close distance (papers on table) are OK. This phone is very fast, I did not have to wait on any response.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice large screen for half the price for a galaxy

    Posted
    jromero
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This phone was given to me as a birthday gift, and had enjoy everything it has to offer, but one minor thing I have a issue is that sometimes my calls are dropped in my basement apt, but still I love this phone, won't leave my house without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good phone for short money .

    Posted
    jag5508
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For $129 android phone with 4G there is nothing to complain about . Battery is decent and the phone size is just right . Just don't expect this phone work like an S4 or an HTC one . Perfect for first time android users or someone that wants bang for their buck .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for the price

    Posted
    BR330
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a great Android phone for the price. Easy to use Android features. Good camera. Only issue is that a message appears each time it is plugged in to charge that the phone will charge slowly because of resistance in the charger. Same message regardless of the charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great smart phone

    Posted
    elvis1985
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I dropped this phone like 15 times and not a single scratch. However I just purchased a case. Anyhow, screen is nice and bright and good size. The dual processor gives you power for all your favorite apps. I like this phone because of the dual cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 4G phone

    Posted
    tbearblue
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am very pleased! There really is only one thing that I can say that I don't like and that is the battery life. I really like everything about this phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    easy to used ,very good price,battery life

    Posted
    ednavanessasalinas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I love this phone very good price ,its a really nice phone i like how my battery can last the whole day even if i text alot but i dont like the camara poor quality: ( and sad part its the i love taking pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone by LG

    Posted
    Tankhead2007
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great phone and has all the features you are looking for in a smart phone. I would say this is a perfect phone the only downfall like all other smart phones is the battery life drains a little quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend