LG Optimus L9 vs. LG Spirit 4G

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Phone service providers compete with each other by offering more affordable and feature-packed services. By doing this, they ensure that they earn the patronage or loyalty of more business clients. As a result, the competition has produced the most popular phone services such as the RingCentral phone services.

The same is true with smartphones. Over the years, more and more companies are offering smartphone units with newer technologies as newer versions are announced and released. People can now choose from numerous brands such as Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, LG, HTC, Alcatel, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, and many others. However, as the competition gets stiffer, there are times that consumers are torn between two versions from the same brand. This is very true with LG. Among its latest phones are LG Optimus L9 and LG Spirit 4G. As these handsets offer advance features, more and more customers are getting convinced to purchase a unit for their own use.

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If you consider LG as a brand, here is a comparison of LG’s two latest phones:

Which one has a better design?

The LG Optimus L9, which is also known as LG P760, was announced and released last year. On the other hand, the LG Spirit 4G, which is also known as LG MS870, was announced last year and was released January this year. Both phones run an Android operating system. The 4G has 4.0 while the L9 has 4.0.4. Both have the same form factor – the Candybar. For the dimensions, the 4G measures 5.08 x 2.61 x 0.37 inches (129 x 66 x 9 mm) while the L9 measures 5.19 x 2.69 x 0.36 inches (131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1 mm). This makes L9 a little longer, a little wider, and slightly thinner than 4G. If you are concerned about having a sleek design, then you might choose L9 over 4G. When it comes to weight, 4G is lighter at 4.3 oz (122 grams) while the L9 weighs 4.41 oz (125 grams).

Which one has a better display?

The visual experience is one of the major considerations when buying a smartphone. That is why customers would always want a unit that has a wide screen and a really nice resolution. Both phones have almost the same resolution and pixel density. The L9 has a wider screen at 4.7 inches while 4G has 4.5 inches. The 4G has a capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen that features scratch-resistant glass, proximity sensor, and light sensor. The L9 has the same capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen that features proximity sensor and light sensor.

Which one has a better camera?

Both phones have the same 5 MP camera with LED Flash and a camcorder with a definition of 1920 x 1080 (1080p HD). The two differ in features. The 4G has auto focus, geo-tagging, self-timer and voice activation while the L9 has auto focus, burst mode, digital zoom, geo-tagging and panorama. For the front-facing camera, the former has 1.3 megapixels while the latter has 0.3 megapixels VGA.

Which one has a better hardware?

Both phones have the same built-in storage at 4G with a microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 32 GB. For the processor, the 4G has dual core, 1200 MHz while the L9 has dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9.


With these points of comparison, there are instances or features that both phones are better than the other. So, if you are going to purchase any of these versions, you may have to decide based on the features that are your major concerns.