LG's mid-range Spirit costs just $160, it's now available in Asia

LG's mid-range Spirit costs just $160, it's now available in Asia
Last week, LG announced no less than four new Android smartphones with interesting names: Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy. It looks like the Spirit is the first among them to be launched, as it's now available to buy in Taiwan, where it costs 4,990 TWD - meaning around $159.

Just like the Magna, Leon, and Joy, the LG Spirit runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and includes many of LG's exclusive software features, like Knock Code, or Glance View.

The new handset sports a 4.7-inch IPS screen with 720 x 1280 pixels - according to LG, this display is the "best in class." The Spirit also offers LTE connectivity, an 8 MP rear camera, 1 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and comes with a 2100 mAh battery.

As you can see in the official LG Spirit renders below, the smartphone has a slightly curved design (just to be clear, its screen isn't curved). What do you think, is this new handset worth $159?


source: LG Taiwan via GSM Insider

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Spirit
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1 megapixel front
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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12 Comments

1. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Personally I'd still get the Moto G because of guaranteed updates

3. revampmybrain unregistered

Same here, although at this price range, the Moto E 2015 would be a better option. Although it's screen might not be as good as the Spirit, the Moto also has the sd410 and it has the adreno 306, gorilla glass 3, and a slightly bigger battery. And it's ten bucks cheaper (not much but worth noting).

9. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

LG is much better than Moto E, because for just 10 bucks you get better display and camera.

5. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

All LG models are supported regarding updates, all mid range have one major updates as KK to L. For high end model it's one or two major updates depend of availability to this by google and these support is during 2 years now. Have you see that the Optimus G Pro just recieve the Lollipop update, in Korea first ok.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

In love with the design *o*

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LG is good for this. Removable battery and memory is what appeals to me, and I've been happy with my Moto G, but ask me in another few months when my memory is full and my battery life lowers...

6. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Not A Bad Phone , But Moto G Would Be A Better Choice . I Think The G4 Design Will Be Some Thing Like That Phone !

7. ferret101

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Nice design and par specs. Good package overall!

8. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's well worth $159. HD screen, decent internals, 8MPix camera with flash and all that for the price of Moto E or Xperia E4.

10. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

This is something Sammy cannot do. I admire LG for this. I hope this will be rolled off on most part of the world. I wish lg will release a 6inch under-$250 mid-ranger.

11. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Much better than moto e..you get knockon knock code,glance view,camera gestures rear bottons all lg features plus better camera plus nice disign and display

12. A.Aguilar

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'll go for moto E LTE. The price, UI with guaranteed updates, small screen, and BATTERY LIFE(not sure about it but with 2390 mah powering low ppi screen and processor I'm sure that the battery life will be great) are the things that I'm looking for a phone.

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