LG Optimus L9 review: fair and balanced

Upper mid-range



A few months ago we reviewed the L7, a phone that did not did not really manage to win us over due to its performance, even if it looked very nice. The problem was the hardware inside was not on the same level as its looks, and you know what they say about judging a book by its cover... Today we will take a closer at the L9, let's hope LG got both aspects right this time.

With the Optimus L9 (P760) the Korean company has created a smartphone that's positioned slightly higher than the L7, so it will be interesting to see whether the hardware matches that intention.

LG Optimus L9 Black

At a first glance the L9 looks quite a bit like the L7. It has the same rectangular design and also the chrome strip around the edges. Below the screen you again have three buttons, the middle one of which is a physical button. That's Home. Back and Menu are capacitive. The L9 is slightly larger than the L7, however. The display of 4.7 inches is also a bit larger than the 4.3-inch screen of the L7, so it's clear we are dealing with a different phone here.

The L9 comes with Android 4.0, but supposedly an update to version 4.1 will be made available at some point.


two products discussed in this review

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LG Optimus L9 Black

Android 4, 4 GB, 4.7 inch, 960x540, 5 MPixel

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LG Optimus L9 White

Android 4, 4 GB, 4.7 inch, 960x540, 5 MPixel


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