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Optimus L90: Wallet-friendly prepaid phone (pictures)

The wallet-friendly Optimus L90 features Android 4.4.2 and a backside coating that protects itself against scratches.

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Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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Competively priced prepaid phone

Available at T-Mobile for $228 prepaid, the LG Optimus L90 packs plenty of features in an affordable handset, including a 4.7-inch screen, Android KitKat, and a quad-core processor.

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Some photo options for the 5-MP shooter

The rear- and front-facing cameras offer a variety of options. Both have a brightness meter, five white-balance options, four color effects, a timer, geotagging, and voice shutter.

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Quad-core muscle inside

The L90 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a sizeable 2,460mAh removable battery, which has a reported talk time of 6 hours.

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Still pocketable and comfortable

As the biggest member of the L-series family, the L90 features larger measurements while remaining pocketable and easy to hold. It is 5.18 inches tall, 2.60 inches wide, and 0.38 inch thick.

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Scratch-resistant back side

The handset's battery door here is coated with a special “self-healing” material that we saw previously on the G Flex. The slick coating is meant to protect the handset from minor scratches and scruffs.

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IR blaster and a remote

With the IR blaster situated on the top edge, the QuickRemote app can turn the handset into a remote for household devices like a TV or cable box.

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Decent 4.7-inch screen

The 4.7-inch qHD touchscreen has a 960x540-pixel resolution. Despite the display's low resolution, the screen is still bright and vivid, and is easily viewable in direct sunlight.

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