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4.5-inch LG Spirit 4G Smartphone Announced

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Powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

MetroPCS has announced the launch of the 4.5-inch Spirit 4G smartphone built by South Korean handset manufacturer LG.

Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device's 4.5-inch touchscreen boasts Corning Gorilla Glass technology. It's powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and a 2150 mAh battery, which will deliver talk time of four hours and a standby time of 200 hours.

A 5-megapixel camera is integrated on the device's rear with LED flash that's capable of shooting 1080p videos, joined by a front-facing 1.3-megapixel snapper for video chat. There's also 4 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB.

The LG Spirit 4G is available for an off-contract price of $199 due to a $70 mail-in rebate. It can be purchased through MetroPCS stores and on the carrier's online store. Consumers can combine it with new 4G plans starting at $40 per month.

The prepaid carrier and LG said that Spirit 4G sales will contribute towards the nonprofit youth program, After-School All-Stars. For every unit sold, both firms will donate a dollar to the organization.

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    jerm1027 , February 4, 2013 11:39 PM
    wait, did I read that correctly? 2150mAh and only 4 hours of talk!? Did LG intentionally look for the most power-hungry cell radio on the market? I mean it sounds like a good phone, but only 4 hours of talk? Come on!
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    twelch82 , February 4, 2013 11:44 PM
    jerm1027wait, did I read that correctly? 2150mAh and only 4 hours of talk!? Did LG intentionally look for the most power-hungry cell radio on the market? I mean it sounds like a good phone, but only 4 hours of talk? Come on!


    As far as I'm concerned, 3k mAh is a requirement now for any phone I buy. The next one will probably be the Motorola X-Phone if the specs come out as anticipated.
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    lunyone , February 5, 2013 4:20 AM
    Here is what I found at Metro PCS's website (no mention of screen resolution there, shocking!):

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    1.2 GHz dual-core processor
    4GLTE Connectivity
    HTML
    4.5 inch screen size
    4GLTE Mobile Hotspot-capable
    Gorilla glass
    5 MP camera with flash and video
    4 GB of internal memory
    32 GB of external memory
    Bar
    Up to 7 hours of talk time
    Up to 200 hours of standby time
    2150 mAh battery capacity
    Stereo Bluetooth

    I found on a forum that mentions the screen resolution, but we will see if this is correct?

    540 x 950 is a QHD display.
    This phone is the same as the LG-L9.

    What do you expect for $199 (after $70 MIR)?? This is good for those that don't have a lot to spend and need a lower cost monthly bill.
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    oneblackened , February 5, 2013 9:42 PM
    Is anyone else somewhat concerned that even four months after 4.2 came out that manufacturers are still releasing 4.0 phones?