|Product||LG Optimus M (MetroPCS)||LG Optimus F3||LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)||LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)||Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)|
|Price||$79.99||$0.01 to $179.99||$0.00 to $299.98||$149.95||$29.99 to $79.95|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||June 14, 2013||October 31, 2012||August 30, 2012||April 27, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
While not as advanced as the Optimus handsets on other carriers, the Optimus M is still a great entry-level Android phone for MetroPCS customers.
If you’re looking for a compact Android handset, the LG Optimus F3 will satisfy prepaid customers. As an on-contract phone, however, look to other free smartphones that are better.
The reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0, make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset.
MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor.
Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
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