Entry level is the name of the game for the LG Optimus L9 on T-Mobile. We knew that, of course, from T-Mobile and LG's positioning of the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, as well as from the specs on paper. Let's recap:
- Android 4.0 (ICS)
- Dimensions: 5.19 x 2.69 x 0.36
- Weight: 4.41 oz
- 4.5-inch qHD Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Display (540 x 960)
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB built-in storage
- MicroSD storage expansion (up to 32GB)
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 5-megapixel camera w/ LED flash
- 0.3-megapixel VGA front-facing camera
- 2,150mAh Battery
- Wi-Fi Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a
Nothing the spec-conscious crowd will write home about, no? But here's the thing: It's a surprisingly solid entry-level device. You can't quite appreciate just how light it is until you grab it.
In the hand, though, the L9's a ridiculously light device. It's decidedly plastic, but it's a soft plastic. (Kind of like a dry heat, I suppose.) The user interface seemed quick enough, though the device is loaded down in T-Mobile and LG applications. This is a buy-and-drive device, designed to be used out of the box, for folks who don't want to do a whole lot of customization.
The good news is that it's got a removable battery and microSD card. The power plant is respectable, but the four gigabytes of built-in storage most certainly isn't.
We've got a bevy of pics and video after the break.