T-Mobile has a convincing and affordable mid-level Android phone to offer this holiday season, the LG Optimus L9.

The device was officially launched yesterday but, it initially didn’t become available on T-Mobile’s website due to some technical issues. The issues seem to be fixed by now, so you are free to order it if the Optimus L9 tickles your fancy.

The mid-range device comes with a price tag of $79.99 with a 2-year contract, and after a mail-in rebate of $50. The L9 is available both through T-Mobile.com and brick-and-more stores.

For 80 bucks, we dare to say that the Optimus L9 is a pretty good deal, thanks to the host of unique features it supports. The L9 comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a dual-core 1GHz processor. It also boasts a decent 4.5-inch qHD IPS display, 1GB RAM, and a 5 MP main camera along with a front facing VGA camera. It also carries 4GB of internal memory extendable up to 32GB through a microSD card slot, a 2,150mAh battery, and T-Mobile’s unique Wi-Fi calling feature.

Overall, the features of the L9 are quite similar to those offered by the Galaxy Nexus. If the stars align, LG’s latest mid-ranger could be a hot seller from T-Mobile this holiday season. Will you buy one for yourself or your loved ones?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.