LG Spirit 4G (MetroPCS)

The Good The LG Spirit 4G has a big, vibrant screen and 4G LTE, and is one of the few Android 4.0 ICS handsets on MetroPCS.

The Bad The Spirit 4G's audio speaker is poor and I heard my voice echoing at times during calls.

The Bottom Line Despite its ho-hum call quality, the LG Spirit 4G is an affordable smartphone that performs reliably and runs Android 4.0.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Zippy LTE with Android 4.0 at a reasonable price

Save for one handset (the LG Motion 4G), all of MetroPCS' LG handsets have been stuck on Gingerbread.

So when the LG Spirit 4G was released on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (yes, it's not the latest Jelly Bean version, but I'll take what I can get), I was pleased. Not only was the update refreshing, the phone will also be the only other LG device to feature LG's Optimus 3.0 user interface.

On top of that, its current $199 price tag renders it oddly less expensive than some of MetroPCS' midrange Gingerbread phones (like the $349 LG Connect 4G or the $379 LG Esteem), making the Spirit a smart and economical choice for MetroPCS.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $270
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider Metro PCS
  • Diagonal Size 4.5 in
  • Weight 4.3 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Face Unlock, QuickMemo function
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