Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The LG Spirit 4G's screen is 4.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2150mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2150 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 8.3 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G).



All-in-all, this is a cheap, middle-class Smartphone with LTE. For its price, the performance is decent and the screen is good.

- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck 

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


Notebookcheck

Cheap, suitable performance, a stylish yet ergonomic case and a decent, high-resolution panel

from Notebookcheck

The LG Spirit is a good middle-class package: cheap, suitable performance, a stylish yet ergonomic case and a decent, high-resolution panel. The battery life is quite long and the temperature emissions are low. The interface is good and the manufacturer has not made major changes to the Android 5.0.1 OS. We like the case as well, as it is sturdy and the back is removable.

However, there are some flaws which dampen our enthusiasm: why does the speaker have such strong distortions at max volume? Why is the storage so limited? Furthermore, the OS occasionally lags and we would like a b... Full review

Android Authority

The performance and general sturdiness of the Spirit make it a serious contender in the mid-range market

from Android Authority
There are better phones out there, and yes, there are better phones available on MetroPCS, but if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck option available on the carrier, the LG Spirit 4G is definitely worth the $199 it is currently going for via their website. While the screen resolution and camera may not be at the top of the class, the performance and general sturdiness of the Spirit make it a serious contender in the mid-range market... Full review
Gizmodo

It's a hell of a lot quicker than expected

from Gizmodo
For $200 this is a very good phone. It's really quick and it'll do basically everything you need it to do, and well, except photography. The Galaxy S III is certainly a better phone, but considering this is 300 bucks cheaper, and considering how cheap unlimited plans are on Metro PCS, this setup just might be one of the best deals in mobile... Full review
Cnet

An affordable smartphone that performs reliably and runs Android 4.0

from Cnet
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 audio speaker is poor and I heard my voice echoing at times during calls. Despite its ho-hum call quality, the LG Spirit 4G is an affordable smartphone that performs reliably and runs Android 4.0... Full review
Laptop Magazine

Offers strong performance, long battery life and fast 4G LTE with no contract

from Laptop Magazine
For $199, the LG Spirit 4G delivers strong performance, a bright 4.5-inch screen and long battery life. You also get some of LG's nifty software innovations, such as QuickMemo. Metro PCS customers willing to spend more up front will prefer the $499 Galaxy S III, which offers a bigger and sharper screen along with a better camera. Overall, though, the LG Spirit 4G is one of the better phones in MetroPCS' growing stable of affordable powerhouses... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 31, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1700/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 8.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 6.6 x 0.9 cm
(5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 122 grams
(4.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Time catch shot, Cheese shutter, HDR, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG MS870

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