“Extend your limits, harness the power!” That’s how MetroPCS’ video introduction of the LG Connect starts, and it’s not at all misleading for the no-contract national carrier. The LG Connect 4G—available now—is Metro’s third 4G LTE phone joining its brother the Esteem and Samsung’s Galaxy Attain 4G. The Connect shares Metro’s priciest tier with the Esteem, at $319.00. This sounds really painful to those of us used to contract carriers but when you realize that price is not subsidized, all of a sudden it sounds pretty dang good.
The LG Connect 4G is a solid offering-certainly Metro’s current best. The Connect features Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera that’s good for 720p recording, and a front facing camera for the socially inclined. The screen is an easy-on-the-eyes 4-inch NOVA display, 480 x 840. The usual goodies are in place, with LTE, Bluetooth 3.0 and a microSD card slot. So if you’re in one of Metro’s 14 LTE markets, you may want to add this to your wish list.