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Hands-on with the T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 (gallery)

LG is launching a new mid-level Android smartphone on T-Mobile and even with a 4.5 inch display it feels much smaller and is extremely pocketable.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Retail package of LG Optimus L9

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Here is the LG Optimus L9 with the top cover taken off.

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The microUSB port is found on the bottom of the L9.

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Here you can see the 3.5mm headset jack on the top with the camera and flash on the back.

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The LG Optimus L9 feels good the hand and is much more compact than I thought a 4.5 inch device could be.

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There is a hardware button centered below the display.

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The LG Optimus L9 sits next to the Galaxy S III, both T-Mobile Android smartphones.

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Home screen of the LG Optimus L9.

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The notification area is different than what I have seen on other Android smartphones.

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Custom settings for the LG notifications area.

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You can add more settings to the nofication area on the LG Optimus L9.

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Here you can see some of the applications on the Optimus L9.

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You can add a number of different widgets to the LG Optimus L9 home screen.

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This screenshot shows the memory status of the L9.

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The About screen shows the version of Android on the LG Optimus L9.

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