Get off to a faster than fast start with the 4G LTE-enabled LG Esteem, which supports speeds up to ten times faster than 3G. Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the LG Esteem also features a fast 1 GHz processor, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen with damage-resistant Gorilla Glass, and HD entertainment with an HDMI output and 720p video capture. You'll also enjoy affordable, flexible unlimited wireless service with no annual contract and national service from MetroPCS.
Large and in charge, the LG Esteem features a 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass multi-touch display (view larger
5-megapixel camera on rear shoots HD 720p video (view larger
Choose from two unlimited 4G LTE rate plans ($50 or $60) that include unlimited local and nationwide long distance calling, as well extras ranging from international text messaging to visual voice mail. The $60 rate plan also offers your choice of Rhapsody Unlimited Music or MetroSTUDIO Video On Demand. Learn more about MetroPCS rate plans and features below.
Capturing and sharing personal multimedia has never been easier with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and HD 720p video recording, allowing you to watch videos and view images directly from the handset's brilliant 4.3-inch multi-touch display. You can also view video on the big screen using the micro-HDMI port or DLNA wireless streaming capabilities to transmit HD content directly to a compatible HDTV. The front-facing camera is also great for face-to-face video calling using the Esteem's pre-loaded Google Talk application.
With a full suite of messaging and social networking tools, there's a world of socializing at your fingertips. You can text or tweet, send Gmail, and chat over the Internet with Google Talk. You can watch videos on YouTube or post your own. And you'll be all over Facebook with photos, videos, and comments.
Other features include Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, GPS for navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion, an MP3 music player, integrated speakerphone, and up to 3 hours of talk time.
Key Features and Specs
- 1 GHz single-core Snapdragon processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
- 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 800 pixels; 262K color depth)
- GPS navigation capabilities with access to MetroNavigator for real-time audible turn-by-turn GPS navigation with 3D route maps, and traffic incident and congestion notification.
- Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
- DLNA compatibility allows you to stream media content from the phone to any other DLNA-certified device as well as play a file from a server on your phone.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- 8 GB internal memory
- 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash.
- HD 720p video capture (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and easy self portraits.
- Music player compatible with MP3 format.
- Unlimited text and picture messaging plus unlimited instant messaging.
- Web browser (HTML with Adobe Flash support)
- E-mail access
- HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or monitor.
- Micro USB connector for PC transfer and charging.
- Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, memo, calculator, and stopwatch.
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
- Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T4.
The LG Esteem weighs 6.06 ounces and measures 5.03 x 2.63 x 0.53 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time (8+ days). It runs on the MetroPCS 4G LTE network, as well as EV-DO 3G and CDMA 800/1900 frequencies where 4G LTE is not available.
What's in the Box
LG Esteem handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
1-year limited warranty
Ultra-Fast MetroPCS 4G LTE
The next generation of wireless technology, 4G (or "fourth generation") enables lightning-fast Internet browsing and multimedia applications, giving you instant access to the news, information and services you need to do more in your day from paying bills and booking appointments to shopping online or just watching your favorite shows. The MetroPCS 4G service is delivered by a global-standards-based network technology called LTE, or "Long-Term Evolution."
MetroPCS rate plans offer talk-all-you-want service, include taxes and regulatory fees, and have no annual contract. Also, it's very easy to change plans at any time. And you'll get coverage that spans the United States. (see this MetroPCS coverage map)
Note: 4G coverage is LTE coverage only and not available in all markets. Some 4G services only available in MetroPCS 4G coverage areas.
$60 Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and blazing fast 4G LTE data speeds. This plan is only available to customer who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan *Phone Requirements: 4G LTE or BlackBerry
$50 Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and data on any of our phones. Customers who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone will also receive the first 2.5GB data at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. Once reached, 4G LTE data speeds will be reduced for the rest of the monthly plan cycle. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan. *Phone Requirements: 4G LTE, Smartphone, or Feature
$40 Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and data on any of our phones. Customers who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone will also receive the first 500MB data at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. Once reached, 4G LTE data speeds will be reduced for the rest of the monthly plan cycle. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan. *Phone Requirements: 4G LTE or Feature
All Rate Plans Come with These Additional Features:
Unlimited Nationwide Long Distance
Call any of the 48 contiguous states and Puerto Rico as much as you like. All of our unlimited plans include unlimited long distance
TextTalk is our unlimited texting feature. With TextTalk, you can send mobile-to-mobile text messages to virtually anyone you want, anytime you want
With our Voicemail Package you can receive up to 20 60-second voicemail messages. Caller ID, call waiting, and three-way calling are also included in the package.
Each picture text is worth 1,000 words. Unlimited Picture Messaging is your way to send and receive unlimited picture message. Simply snap a picture, write a message and send it by your cell phone or email.
Unlimited Local Calling
Make all of the local calls you want, anytime of the day or night.
Unlimited Metro411 Premium Directory Assistance
Find businesses and residential listings by voice or text search. Just speak or type your request and we’ll do the rest. Get phone numbers, maps, driving directions, a list of nearby business and much more send directly to your cell phone
Unlimited Short Codes and Alerts
Text messaging short codes helps you stay connected to your social communities and receive informational alerts.
joyn by MetroPCS
Powered by our blazing fast 4G LTE network, joyn brings your chats and calls to life by easily sharing photos, videos, music, and more.
Unlimited 3G Data
Unlmited 3G Data gives you unlimited phone internet access. Find answers on Google; visit your favorite sites; check flight, sport, and weather updates and everything else you love to do – all you’re your cell phone. Unlimited 3G Data is available in Spanish as well
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