LG Spirit hands-on: another Lollipop mid-ranger from LG

The LG Spirit is a new mid-range phone from LG, which kind of resembles a miniature LG G3. As you can see, LG kept the volume and power keys located on the back panel, which is the company's signature touch. The display is 4.5-inches big by diagonal, with a 720x1280 resolution. 

At this size, legibility is more than decent. It's an IPS screen which looks okay for the most part, but the colors seem a tad undersaturated. Hopefully that won't be the case with the retail model. 

On the back side, we have an 8MP camera, and a single LED flash. The LG Spirit is already available in South Korea at the price equivalent of $160, and international availability should follow soon.

Under the hood, we have a Snapdragon 410 64-bit CPU, which should provide enough horsepower for smooth operation. There's also 1GB of RAM on board. The operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with a custom LG skin that's the same one as on LG's latest handsets, such as the LG G Flex 2.

The LG Spirit is already available in South Korea at the price equivalent of $160, and international availability should follow soon.



1. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i love the LG's idea CURVED back does really work to me! this phone is good for those students who don't want to spend much money for a smartphone.

5. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

This phone looks really great.

8. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Display is slightly curved as well.

9. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes, with a radius of 3000mm.

2. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G4 is expected to have a CURVED BACK too.

3. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I totally agree, I love the curve in my G3 and the curve in the M7 before it. I don't know why Samsung, Sony and Apple are so intent on having a flat phone, even if it means a hideous camera protrusion

4. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I hate the VERY FLAT back since phone now a day is getting bigger and bigger.

6. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Spirit has 4,7" screen. Suprisingly, even though it's bigger than G2 mini, it also has smaller battery...

10. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

At half price of the G2 mini, not much integration work.

13. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

G2 mini got cheaper during last year, in some markets it's cheaper than Spirit.

11. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why there is a copy of same sentences in this article :p

12. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Unfortunately, the battery is too small for a phone in 2015, because the phone is very nice.

14. buy_from_cbuystore

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

LG spirit with 1 GB RAM , 8 GB internal memory , 8Mp camera , gorilla glass , and Lollipop os check price from cbuystore

15. Mirrorlynx

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

Not long had this phone and to be fair my opinion is violently split in two! technically maybe three!!! The Good! The LG Spirit 4G H440n Hardware is excellent for around the 79£ mark on a pay and go. It has a very good screen resolution, great viewing angle and top quality ips. So its nice to use for reading ebooks or web browsing for long periods of time without eye strain day or night which is the main reason why i bought the phone and has very good spec's too many to list. The Bad! Simply put, Google's Andriod "Lollipop" software is saying to you the 'user' that it dose not give a damm about how you want to control your phone's feature's, so your left feeling like the phone does not really belong to you. This is a very bad direction google is taking the Andriod system. For example if it's the phone's security feature you want to keep control of; like automatic updates or stoping certain apps from accessing your phones personal information or automatically connecting to your internet connection, then stop trying because all the controls to restrict bad app behaviour have been took away. As far as i am aware Google's Andriod took this security control feature away after Andriod version 4.2.2 like the one my previous phone had. If you like many out there have bought this phone on pay&go or some other isp data plan you may have notice how data hungry this andriod phone is and it is very likely your months 'Data Allowance' will be chewed up completly in the first week or days! while you are mesmerised by beautiful display of colours and eye candy "Lollipop" animation. It's looking unlikely for a "Marshmallow" update for this phone and to have permissions setting corrected. The Ugly! All these changes andriod have been working towards have been the opposite of what i thought 'andriod' was supposed to be; a phone system designed to be user friendly with the control and flexibilty that other phone companies did'nt give. Basically no matter which Andriod phone a buyer is intrested in, you have a phone that is easy to navigate and switch features on or off! and do not deliberately make the phone's features hard to find or in this case with "Lollipop" have them removed. If that means giving a inexperienced user the ability to completely stop a function they then realised they needed to keep on, then that choice should be there for them. A small infomation popup stating 'if you switch off this function it will stop app connecting to your network' and if the user did'nt know what they switched on or off from the over whelming amount of options that some apps have then thats also fine because they could scroll down the 'easy to navigate' permissions list and select somthing like 'Reset app permissions to Default' so app would continue as intended from the start. Then more users are satisfied from the basic to more advance. The point i'm trying to say is about respecting privacy, if a individual wants to keep there home door locked from po

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