"Works Well for the Price!"3.5 starson by angelalovexo
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.