Hello, all. I was wondering if you could help me make my mind up about something. I currently use a crappy two year old, low-end Android phone and I feel like upgrading to something new, but affordable. Now I am faced with a choice.

I currently use a craptastic single core Samsung with 512MB's worth of memory on T-Mobile. It's served me well, but it's just getting too old. I can barely run three apps at once.

Now my two choices are drastically different.

My first choice is the LG Optimus L9. It's a bargain midrange phone with the limited half of HSPA+ speed, but it has a dual core processor and double my current phone's memory, all for $140. It would be an intermediate switch for me, but it's cheap and it would still be a great improvement from my current device.

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My ideal choice is the LG/Google Nexus 4. It's a comparative bargain at $350* for a high-end-ish phone, and it completely obliterates the Optimus L9's specs, but it is a lot more to spend over the lesser phone. (I'm cheap like that.)

As previously mentioned, I am using T-Mobile (their contractless $30/mo plan), and I'm currently running Cyanogenmod 10 on my Samsung. I would be rooting and flashing a new Rom on the L9 immediately after I get it.

So... anyone use the two LGs? Can someone persuade or dissuade me from the Nexus 4 or should I just go for the cheap switch? If you have a better suggestion for a subsidy-free T-Mobile phone, then I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.