Sure, it's not a Nexus 4, but not everything can be a flagship, right? If you're shopping around on T-Mobile and you want to save a bit of money, the LG Optimus L9 has arrived to give you another option. Starting at $80 (after mail-in rebate) on T-Mobile's website, or $50 via Wirefly, this mid-range device still nets you a decent 1Ghz dual-core processor, a 4.5" qHD display and a relatively beefy 2150 mAh battery.


Here are the specs:

  • 4.5" qHD display with Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 2,150mAh battery 
  • Android 4.0

It's not going to win you any super nerd cred, but for the price it's not a bad piece of hardware. BestBuy is also offering the phone, but bizarrely it actually costs a bit more ($100) there than it does directly from T-Mobile. Of course, all these prices require a new two-year contract, which is expected.

Source: T-Mobile, Wirefly, BestBuy

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  • http://twitter.com/mikegrady mike grady

    I just ordered one of these for my Mom, The phone and expedited next day shipping $58.90.

  • jeffrey beck

    I'm a tmo rep and I'm actually really excited about this device. The specs are a little bland, but the device looks great in person and has one of the smoothest screen transitions on Android. For the price it really is a pretty sweet option. With the exception on the memory this would have been a super phone 9 months ago. But unlike those devices this one runs ice cream sandwich OOTB.