LG L90

The L90 is coming to T-Mobile on April 30, and the L70 is on MetroPCS now

As expected, MetroPCS and T-Mobile has taken the wraps off two affordable LG handsets: the Optimus L90 and the Optimus L70. We had an inkling that we'd be seeing these two hitting store shelves soon. The L90 will be available on T-Mobile starting April 30 for free with $9.95 monthly installments, while the L70 is on MetroPCS right now for a scant $49.

The L90 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.7-inch qHD screen, and a 5 megapixel camera. Android 4.4 KitKat is loaded up, along with the nifty Knock Code feature. Meanwhile the L70 offers a 4.5-inch 800 x 400 display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and 1 GB of RAM.

These plucky little entry-level devices were announced back at Mobile World Congress, and though the specs may pale in comparison to such heavyweights as the HTC One (M8) or the Samsung Galaxy S5, choice is always good, especially if it errs on the side of affordability.

Source: MetroPCS


Reader comments

MetroPCS and T-Mobile announce affordable LG Optimus L70 and L90


I'll bet they work fine and are even pleasing for everyday tasks. You don't need a Ferrari to drive to work.

What would be better, the L70 or the Moto G? Looking for a phone for my mom but just saw this phone appear on Metro's website yesterday.

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Oh please these phones are no match to a Moto G with same internals but a much better screen and promised battery life. Also LG's skin (Optimus) is horrible.

I would mostly agree with you. There is one key feature the L90 offers that the Moto G can't: WiFi calling. This can be very important to people who live in areas with poor coverage. For this reason I'll be recommending the L90 to my parents.

Odd username.

Go to T-Mobile's website and search WiFi calling. That tells you how it works.

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Ahhhh it's a carrier add-on. I'd just use other services, does T-mobile have the Moto G though (un-unlocked)?

Thanks for the special attention to my name BTW :)

Let's not go down that rabbit hole.

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Also these will have LTE. Moto G is a great phone but no LTE bands; something some folks could care less about.

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But it does have HSPA+ which is the fastest possible 3G service. While no LTE, it is very fast and usable.

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$49 !??! Oh god you couldn't buy an used 2011 flagship with the same specs and broken screen for that much money.

$9.95/monthly installments!? I'll assume that's for 20 months and not 24. That's still $199 which is the price of the 16GB Moto G (Unlocked GSM, not the prepaid version). Also you can get the Moto G in a Google play edition for that $199. Although Best Buy is listing the L90 as a T-Mobile prepaid phone and for $179 (still enough for a 8GB Moto G). I think the Google Play edition of the Moto G is the better value, though it has the slightly smaller screen at 4.5" it makes up for it with the higher resolution and pure android with timely updates.