Pros Brilliant display; relatively easy to use; larger print/digital keyboard (compared to slide-out models); familiar navigation and tools; easy to hear/be heard; easily paired with our car's Bluetooth phone feature; and, great promotional pricing.
Cons Lots of bloatware; needs to come with a more complete user guide to help explore/begin using many features (need to download from LG site).
Summary A great new phone, especially when upgrading/renewing at the end of the normal two-year agreement cycle. Very attractive promotional pricing and $100 rebates from T-mobile make this a very competitive choice.
There are many features and much to learn, so a good move is to download the complete user guide from LG and then just dive in. The extensive amount of pre-loaded items (bloatware) should be down-sized in favor of allowing later adds as you need/want them. Battery endurance may be an issue if, as one reviewer notes, you spend about a half-day playing games, doing emails, etc. But this is, after all, a phone; and, when used for that purpose (including it waiting in standby), the battery life is quite adequate. Having the phone readily adapt to the Bluetooth phone feature on our car also was a welcome addition. It too can function as a mobile hot spot (handy for those on the go with wi-fi only tablets).
The keyboard displays are large and easy to use - much more so than the keyboards on some slide-out models we were considering. The audible "click" for each keystroke easily overcomes the loss of a tactile feel of actually pressing a key.
For those of us "baby boomers" who want to upgrade our phones and capabilities without having to have absolutely everything all the time, this LG Optimus L9 fills the bill. It is a little larger in the hand, but not too heavy, the display is both bright and of good size, and there are more than enough features and options than most of us will ever need or use.
When it comes to price point, this phone offers a lot for the money, and the whole package and available $100 rebate actually moved us away from some other possible choices.
Not a perfect phone and package, but a very good deal for for those who do not have to have it all.
Pros It was a great phone for me because it has wireless for receiving email and even calling when out of range of cell towers. I also put Documents-To-Go on it to allow me to load and modify Word and Excel documents.
Cons Tech support is terrible. Difficult to understand them and, in many cases they have been quite incompetent. I usually wind up finding my own. When the camera stopped working I made the mistake of calling tech support.
Summary Great phone until you have a problem. You might as well junk it and buy a new one. They accuse you of causing the problems and they cancelled my warranty because I admitted I had dropped it. Of course, they have no soft cases for it to protect it in such a case. Their tech support staff barely speak or understand English and are very incompetent.
Pros Android Jelly Bean, inventive touch-screen commands, call quality - crisp and clear on both ends, more optional widgets, easy file management, great 4G speed, battery life is mediocre (8hrs if not used much).
Cons Audio thru speaker is low when volume is all the way up; speaker ion back of phone. No option to sync media/notification/call sounds with easy to touch side lower/higher volume button, only lowers call volume - does have Quiet Mode (I don't prefer).
Summary I purchased the LG Optimus L9 last month through MetroPCS. The phone is on the T-Mobile network and the call quality is optimal (I have used Sprint, Verizon and AT&T at my house and got no reception - MetroPCS does!) In comparison to HTC phones I have always had in the past, there are some things I do miss that was on the HTC phones that aren't on the LG. However, there are some "fun" stuff on the LG that wasn't on the HTC. For instance, I can connect wireless through LDNA to my LG TV and share photos and videos quickly and easily. One small software con that I didn't share is that the Google search bar widget is quite slow with searches - but that can be my phone. This phone isn't the $400-600 phones, but who wants to pay that much for a phone just to turn around and buy another one in 1-2 years (especially when they Android system is updated and the battery life is weak)? I paid $168 up front and then got a mail-in rebate of $30, and I think for that price, the phone does it's job where I can make and receive calls, and play on it from time to time.
Pros Good feel, great picture and easy to use.
Cons The speaker sucks, the power button is hard to use and it is across from the volume control.
Summary LG needs to rethink this phone. I will not buy another one.
Pros Speed. Camera. All around phone
Cons No wireless charging.
Summary Great phone. Buy it!! :)