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General Goodbye Connect 4G.. Hello Optimus L9.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bawlz mcnutt, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. bawlz mcnutt

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    I had been holding off on replacing my Connect for quite some time mostly because I didn't want to spend $400+ on a phone, but then I found out that Metro PCS was selling the LG Optimus L9 for $150 ($120 after rebate).

    I was able to get the $30 rebate instantly from the store for setting up a new line ("What?! I can get rid of all the people I don't want to talk to anymore AND get a discount?.... JEAH!":smokingsomb:)

    I am quite impressed with this Optimus L9, it has a bigger screen, comes with JB 4.1.2 and it actually feels lighter than the Connect, I also read in a few places that the L9 is virtually unbrickable.

    the L9 uses T-Mobile's 4G network and ironically from the few speed tests I've run so far am getting about the same speed I was getting on Metro's 4GLTE, however I don't want to run the speed tests too much because I'm on the $40 plan. (only 500MB of 4G then throttle time)

    Rooting the L9 might be considered "Moderately difficult" and from what I understand the bootloader is locked (the T-Mobile variant P769 has a rather unorthodox method of unlocking the bootloader, not sure if it'll work on Metro's S769)

    Overall I'm very happy with this phone and would definitely recommend it as a cost efficient replacement/upgrade from the Connect.
     

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    i was thinking about the F3 but its not available in my local stores yet. I like that it has a better battery than the connect.
     
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    I got the l9 awhile back,tmob variant...spent like two months trying to root...finally i did 2 weeks ago,installed CWM ,going great for a day,then i lost my nandroid backup,im thinking i put it on the wrong sd....nehow..now im stuck with the security error...and just beyond frustrated...tried everything i came across to fix....no luck...but once i rooted i noticed i was on jelly bean 20f i remeber but man she was fast and smooth....talk about multi-tasker! Aww
     
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    The specs on the F3 aren't bad, to me that phone is pretty much what the Connect *should* have been but seeing as how I text a lot, Big fingers + small screen = bad.

    Ultimately I would like to get my hands on the Optimus G Pro but MetroPCS doesn't sell those phones which means I would have to get a factory unlocked one, quick glance on the interwebs show those run for $600+... Yea I'm not paying over $200 on a phone anymore, I learned my lesson with the Connect.:smokingsomb:
     

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