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    • LG Optimus L9 - Refurbished - None
    • LG Optimus L9 - Refurbished - None
    • LG Optimus L9 - Refurbished - None
    • LG Optimus L9 - Refurbished - None

    LG Optimus L9 - Refurbished

    A perfect harmony of style and versatility, the LG Optimus L9 is designed to keep you connected and entertained. It's beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold, and includes lots of cool features.

    • Browse the Internet at blazing-fast 4G speeds
    • Watch your favorite entertainment on a large 4.5” qHD full touch screen
    • Get there with voice search, GPS, and turn-by-turn directions
    • Capture notes or ideas from any screen with LG’s Quick Memo feature, and then easily share with others

    New device purchase requires a SIM Starter Kit which will be added to your order automatically.


    Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.

    full retail price

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    Optimus L9 - Refurbished
    • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

      Android 4.1.2 builds on the things people love most about Android — easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity — and adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.

    • 5 Megapixel Camera

      With quality worth printing, now you can really enjoy those special moments captured on your device. You can also share them with family and friends by sending them to any e-mail address or T-Mobile camera phone.

    • Dual Core 1GHZ processor

      For apps that open and run more smoothly, and web browsing with less interruption.

    • 4G capable

      Browse the Web, download content, and stream media faster on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

    • Wi-Fi & Mobile Calling

      Call normally, or use Wi-Fi when you don't have cellular reception.

    • Address book

      The info you need to contact your contacts.

    • Alarm clock

      Set an alarm to wake up, leave for an appointment, or take a break.

    • Bluetooth® connectivity

      Wirelessly connect your device to optional compatible hands-free accessories such as headsets and car kits.

    • Calculator

      A handy way to check your figures.

    • Calendar

      Keep track of appointments and even set reminders to make sure you're on time.

    • E-mail

      Send and receive e-mail messages on your device, using your existing e-mail accounts.

    • Front-facing Camera

      Front-facing Camera.

    • GPS with Navigation Capability

      Get your real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more.

    • Media Player

      With a built-in media player, your favorite songs and videos are at your fingertips.

    • Messaging [Text, Picture & Social Networking]

      Send a message or a photo to any wireless phone or e-mail address. Or stay connected using always-on social networking.

    • Music player

      Transfer your favorite music files from your computer to your phone and listen in stereo on compatible headphones.

    • Name ID

      Name ID lets you see the names and numbers of your callers, even if they’re not in your address book.

    • Personal and Work E-mail

      Send and receive messages from personal and work e-mail.

    • Preloaded Apps

      Start enjoying preloaded apps the moment you turn on your phone.

    • Proximity Sensor

      A built-in proximity sensor turns your screen off when you are on a call so you don't accidentally hang up, then turns it back on as you move the device away.

    • Speaker phone

      Free up your hands for safety and convenience - speakerphone allows you to talk on your device without having to hold it.

    • T-Mobile® TV

      Watch live TV, news, sports, and kids’ shows, and stream popular entertainment on demand with T-Mobile TV.

    • Video capture/playback

      Capture and play back short video clips.

    • Visual Voicemail

      With Visual Voicemail you can listen to your voicemail messages in any order, respond in one click and easily manage your inbox without ever dialing in to the network.

    • M3 & T4 – Hearing aid compatible

      This phone is rated M3 and T4. Digital wireless handsets rated M3, M4, T3, or T4 meet American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements and are considered hearing aid compatible.

    • 1080p HD Camcorder

      Record videos in 1080p resolution.


    Size and Weight
    • 5.03 x 2.63 x 0.36 inches
    • 4.2 ounces
    Operating System and Processor
    • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
    Battery Life
    • Up to 15 hours talk time
    • Up to 28 days standby time
    Camera, Photos and Video
    • Front-facing Camera
    • 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM
    • Sync methods: USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, NFC
    • 4G Capable
    • Wi-Fi Calling
    Audio and Multimedia
    • T-Mobile TV
    GPS and Apps
    • GPS enabled
    • Quad Band GSM; UMTS: Band I (2100), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)
    Hearing Aid Compatibility
    • M3 & T4
    WEA Capable? 
    • Yes
    In The Box
    • Optimus L9 - Refurbished
    • Charger
    • USB Cable
    • Start Guide
    Rated 4 out of 5 by very much like this phone I got this phone new in February 2013. I like the phone very much. I still have the phone, even though I upgraded in May 2014. I upgraded only because I had used all it's memory. However, I intend to activate it as a second devise on my plan! New, at least it is a great phone. I can not speak of refurbished, which may not be totally fair. I also like that it swypes! July 19, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by only get this for a 10 yr old first phone. Ive had my phone for quite a while but the first month it was horrible to use, the memory was horrible, and the camera isnt all that good. Its pointless to even have an sd card with this phone. My grandma doesnt even like hers. She stopped using it after a month. The screen glitches some time. LG should do a total recall on this phone. They are horrible. July 18, 2014
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Not the best phone I've had this phone for awhile, and I use my phone alot. If you use your smart phone alot, do not buy this phone. I got mine brand new. Was excited, then went to get apps.. The storage wasn't good at all. Only 5-6 apps. The front camera is the WORST. It makes everything look darker. Texting was fine, only you can't send that many texts at a time. Battery Life is poor. Web Browser was always buggy. The phone was just buggy and not a good phone. Speaker phone was not an option, they couldn't hear you, and you couldn't hear them. July 16, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by This phone is garbage! I can't believe this phone! I bought this phone a little over a year ago and by month 4 I was having problems. The phone glitches all the time. It's really slow. It takes forever to charge. It's terrible with memory (it has like 2 GB). And the battery life is terrible! I could charge this phone all night and in the morning it will be on 100% and in 10 mins it will be on 85% . The camera is slow and it has the worst quality! Tmobile should really just get rid of this phone. I hate it and if I could get money back I would. July 14, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by This phone is terrible. I can write an 5,000 word This phone is terrible. I can write an 5,000 word extended essay in a day faster than this phone can load a webpage. I got in trouble in my class numerous times because my music on this phone randomly played in class (like 5 times). My media on my device takes forever to load and my phone crashes so many times.Also, whenever I text, it won't send sometimes saying that my "sim card is unavailable" when It's clearly in my phone. I am so sick of this phone and I want to switch. I haven't even had this phone for 3 months until problems started. I have had this phone for 9 months now. June 5, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Not A Bad Phone I'll be honest I see other reviews and I don't understand the complaints I've had the phone for almost 3 weeks and I don't see any issues except for one which would be how fragile the phone is sometimes when its in my pocket I'll pull it out and an under screen air bubble will be there one time it happened in between my classes and lasted for over an HOUR. It can be irritating but whats a phone without problems. I still think the phones great the camera quality is really good, apps run well. I guess the memory is low but I don't play many games and I back up photos more than I take them. I recommend an SD card when getting the phone for music. Besides that it's a great product. May 30, 2014
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Terribly laggy and glitch. There are many problems with this phone. I recieved my phone refurbished. The first few weeks were very good. The phone was speedy, but now it slowed down to a snail 's pace. There are delays of five seconds between any action, and there is a glitch where the screen thinks that the screen is being pressed by multiple fingers. Web-browsing is a pain with Chrome because of slow typing and scrolling. And when I want tp type on browser, the keyboard cuts the screen in half. Camera quality isn't good for anything too. Storage space is very small, so having any apps is pointless. The Quickmemo shortcut on the side is a pain in the neck because it always activates when I tune the volumes up or down. My microSD card is usless because the phone cannot even use it for anything. The audio from the speakers are plain, and they sound bad too. There are too many extra apps that I do not need, such as Chrome, Photos, and Hangouts. I do not want two applications for every single thing I have. The lag on this phone is unfixable. No "cache cleaner" or third party app will help. The lag has denied me many things, like phone calls, messaging, and my sanity. I also cannot have live wallpapers or widgets, or any type of background process, because it will add to the lag. The battery life lasts me half a day with everything being used normally. It takes a while to adjust to a low memory space, lag, and bad reception. If I want to make a call, I am limited to specific areas, like the outdoors. I have thrown the phone in rage, and I haven't gotten a single major dent. May 11, 2014
    Rated 2 out of 5 by This Phone Is Dumb!!! This phone is so annoying that you cant transfer apps. to your external memory card.You have to constantly transfer or delete files that you use as the internal memory is filled up with unused apps that you cannot delete or transfer to the SD card. It constantly gives you messages that the memory in the phone is low and does not update your apps. Worst is when you don't get your txt's. then to realize the reason is the constant " MEMORY INSUFFICIENT " warning. "WHEN " I have a 34G SD memory card installed in the phone!!!(which I cant use for apps.) May 10, 2014
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