Lg Spirit or Lg Motion?General


  1. Danco2002

    Danco2002 Member

    My Verizon contract is up very soon. I am going to make the switch to Metro PCS. Herein lies my problem. I am torn between the Lg Spirit and the Lg Motion. The spirit has a bigger screen and a slightly better battery I know.
    But is the battery really that much better? Is the performance of Spirit any better? If anyone has some advice on which better, I welcome it. I have heard that the Spirit is "not an upgrade". Any thoughts on this? Thanks!

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  2. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Well-Known Member

    Ha! I fired Verizon after about 6 years 6 days ago.

    Even though my Droid X is a rock compared to the Motion, I sure miss the missing screen. I'd go for the Spirit if you can afford it. Right now there's less than $10 difference between the Metro after rebate price and the Wirefly price.

    I needed to get hooked up with Metro before the beginning of Jan to slither in on the $55 plan and my choices then were just the Motion and very newly released with 0 411 Avid.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
  3. TheGoodMan

    TheGoodMan Well-Known Member

    I'm quite satisfied with my Motion, but I have a feeling I would enjoy the size of the Spirit a lot more in the long run. Although both phones seem like an excellent choice.
  4. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    LG spirit is out performing both the motion and galaxy s3 in benchmark test. It's really smooth and snappy. There isn't any lag and the screen is very responsive.

    Benchmark here:
    LG Motion Vs. LG Spirit Vs. Samsung S3 Benchmark Test - YouTube

    Clock speed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dozqDbiETo

    Remember though if you are looking to root/custom Rom and or Tweak your phone. The Spirit is only a week old so there is no root for it as of yet. Your best bet is to go to a Metro corporate store and play with the working display models.
  5. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    Not an upgrade to what? if you mean the Motion. It's nothing like the Motion. It has a larger screen and is clocked faster. Frankly the Motions body looks like a toy compared to the Spirit.
  6. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    Get the motion if you don't mind the smaller screen and the slightly less powerful battery. TBH, with mild use the motion has good battery life.

    Get the spirit if you like a bigger screen, and slightly better battery life. Otherwise, the only difference between them is the Larger screen v smaller screen, slightly better battery on the spirit, and a slightly updated LG UI on the spirit.
  7. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    Spirit has a faster processor, its the same one that is in the galaxy s3
  8. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Well-Known Member

    Hungh? They all three have the same speed processor I think.

    I know the Motion and Spirit are both 1.2's that clock at 1.5.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
  9. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    no spirit and galaxy s3 have the same processor, doesn't really matter. Best thing for anyone looking to buy a Phone is to try it out and really do their research.
  10. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    Doesn't the motion also have the sgs3 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor too? :confused:
  11. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    I might be wrong but i think it has the qualcomm s3, the same one as the Connect
  12. Spdfreak34

    Spdfreak34 Well-Known Member

    It is the s4 at 1.5ghz.
  13. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    ok wasnt sure thought i see it listed with the s3
  14. MotoTriumphant

    MotoTriumphant Well-Known Member

    Correct me if im wrong but the Lg motion, Spirit and the S3 all have the same processors. Snapdragon S4 :D
  15. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    yet the LG spirit out performs both in benchmark test:D
  16. pmb116

    pmb116 Well-Known Member

    Benchmark tests are stupidly ******ed and don't mean a whole lot.
  17. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    that's what people say when their phone doesn't win haha, joking, I don't really care. people need to try phones out for them selves and see what works best for them.
  18. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    There isn't any difference at all, as long as your phone is fast and smooth to run any game, (which sprit and motion can do, a few points from a benchmark test doesn't make a phone any less or more faster, if you have used the motion and the spirit, the spirit is obviously more faster with its updated kernel and updated LG UI..)
  19. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

    So, I see that they don't have the same processors. The only processor difference between the Spirit and the S3 is that the Spirit says it's a 32 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon M[FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#0066FF ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#0066FF ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT]SM8960 Lite and the S3 doesn't have Lite on it. I don't know what difference that makes between Lite and non-Lite. The Motion has this processor 32 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060.
  20. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Well-Known Member

    Yall are gonna LUV this un.

    This reviewer gagging all over the Spirit. This POS phone sucks. No upgrade from the Motion. I will say his reviews are funny if nothing else. Be sure your Urbonic plug in for your browser is up to date before you try and watch. :D

    Metro Pcs LG Spirit Review - NOT AN UPGRADE - YouTube

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
  21. pmb116

    pmb116 Well-Known Member

    I'm 95% sure that article is wrong.

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=3779
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  22. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    Saw that video.
    That guy had a bunch of brain farts throughout the vid. LOL
    He obviously doesn't know that phones get thinner and lighter while materials get better (this is how technology works), so to say a phone is of lesser quality because it's lighter than the other is plain dumb.

    Would the motion be better quality than my s3 because it's heavier than s3... !Absolutely not!

    That video should be voted thumbs down :thumbdown: all day.
  23. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    So if you want to avoid every argument in this thread, here it is:

    Get the LG Spirit if you like a bigger screen with a slightly better battery

    Get the LG Motion if you don't mind the slightly weaker battery and smaller screen. Otherwise, as said, they're both literally the same! Except the Spirit has a 3.0.2.2 kernel and a slightly updated LG UI. That's not important though, you aren't buying a phone because of the way it looks (hopefully)
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  24. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    You can't say they are the same phone when they look nothing alike, lol that's funny. The UI might be some what similar but they are way different phones. people need to buy what fits them. one phone might be better for one person and not good for another person. argument over!!

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