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LG Optimus L9 vs LG Motion?

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  1. Zephyr101

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    Sorry guys, I know you guys hate these threads and stuff but I was thinking of getting an LG Optimus L9 from T-mobile so that I can move away from the Motion, but seeing it's specs doesn't have me very convinced compared to our motion.
    Do you guys think I should switch to that phone or stay here.
    (I already have the Nexus 4 as my number one choice as to what phone I'd wanna switch to) but in case something else happens, do you guys think the LG Optimus L9 is better than our motion? Performance wise
     

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    The 4 will be the last nexus model made by LG. So if you're interested in that don't expect too many updates just one of those FYI 's. As far as the L9 I agree completely with Bard.
     
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    It's just that seeing it's benchmark on untutu being 7000-something
    compared to the Motion's 12000-something, was just a bit of a let down :p
     
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    To tell the truth I personally think LG Motion is faster than LG Spirit even though specs are same.

    The reason being LG Motion doesn't have to work hard as LG Spirit because screen size and resolution are smaller... so it can allocate more cpu/memory to actual calculation...

    It logically makes sense but I have no technical proof or anything... :rolleyes: it maybe just my feeling..
     
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    Well I bought a n4, best thing I ever did. I bought my wife the l9 for her use she loves it but I personally think the l9 is just a over sized Morton. It runs great never lags even having lower processor speed but imo nexus is the way to go!
     
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    You should wait for the x phone's release on august 1, may be the same price as n4 but with better performance and specs.
     
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    Funny, my birthday is also August 1st.
    The alleged announce date :]
    But I don't know.
    I'll think about the l9, like it seems great. The specs just have me down a little bit
     
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    Out of the phones your able to buy ay metro im going with the and im am with lg for life whatever it could be seen as a gang slang crap like that but rather not anyways like i was say the s4 since its a 70 down and monthly payments after that which is a awesome deal if u ask me
     
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    I recently bought the l9 to replace my motion. I don't really game on my phone so I can't comment on that but for everyday use I love it. Until you have the larger screen you don't know what your missing! Its easy to overcook this phone, I run at 1.3. Also its latest update is jellybean :)
     
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    Yeah, I don't game much either.
    So I think I will be getting the L9
    I love the way it looks
    :D
     
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    I bought the Metro version of the L9, when my Motions died.
    1) It is not as fast as the Motion, but it does not lag
    2) It really runs on T-mobile network, which are way faster than Metro: [​IMG][​IMG]

    2) Comes stock with Android 4.1.2
    3) Boot-loader is unlockable :)
    4) Kernel's with CPU & GPU OC are available
    5) As well as CM 10.1(only issue is 1080p recording) [​IMG]


    PS, I finally got my Motion back from LG...the phones memory had to be replaced!
     
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    That's really nice :] I think I'll get it besides I'm not that much of a gamer so the whole speed thing isn't a big deal now that I think about it. As long as it doesn't lag, and yeah, I looked at xda and the everything there was just amazing for that phone. I think I'll be getting it and keep my Motion for testing and stuff unless a dev such as yourself wants it to help out the community more by doing more things with our new loki.
    And It's nice to know you have your Motion back, hopefully you can continue working here with the rest of us and doing as good as work as you have already done :]
     
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    I'm gettng the L9 soon, unless the L9 II comes out before i get the original L9
     
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    Honestly, I believe the Nexus 4 will ALWAYS have updates... It is a google branded device. It is practically future proof...
     
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    is it for sure about the unlocked bootloader on the lg 9 or just speculation
     
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    For the next 3-4 years yes but i give it 1-3 more years before android needs like a snapdragon 2000 or needs more than a quad which wont be for a good bit
     
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    Au Contrare'

    I think it's one of the better thought provoking threads and got some good, informative posts to it.

    Commer Zephyr and lemme put this Gold Useful Thread crown on you!
    (Gimme a break, yeah I know it's just a spray painted Burger King crown. It's the thought that counts.)

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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    What about signal coverage wise ? (Gsm) Is the l9 4g lte ,like the motion ? (Cdma)
     
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    Or does the l9 get cdma 4g signal from metro still ? I'm kinda confused on their new 4g network with the new GSM phones .
     
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    Just HSPA+

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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    Thread moved into the Device Comparisons sub-forum of the Android Lounge, for the benefit of those wanting to see and discuss these differences. ;)
     

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