Conclusion: While not all users will fall in love with the simple aesthetics of the LG Spectrum, I certainly found myself mesmerized by the overall experience I had. I enjoyed the HD capabilities and large screen, messing around with apps like the Siri-clone “Evi”, and playing with the camera.
Conclusion: The LG Spectrum has a beautiful display and download speeds beyond anything I've seen outside of my home FiOS line. Actually, it's occasionally even FASTER than my FiOS connection. But all of that comes at a big sacrifice to battery life.
Conclusion: At $299, the Spectrum tips the scales at your typical price point for a high-end Android device. Overall, the Spectrum is an awesome device that is only marred by its skin (if such things bother you). Skin preferences aside, we really don’t see a reason not to recommend the device.
Excerpt: Code named the Revolution 2, the LG Spectrum is the most recent Verizon LTE device on the market. After spending a couple of minutes with it at CES , a lot of expectations were set on the table with Verizon’s new list of LTE devices, and the Spectrum topped the list because of the amount of quality...
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about the LG Spectrum. It has LTE with strong 4G reception, a really lovely 4.5" IPS 720p display and a fast Qualcomm S3 dual core CPU. It's promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 and handles video playback like a champ. Not bad for $199 with contract.
Excerpt: LG’s play for US smartphone market share is simple: bring over the popular Optimus LTE from Europe, and tweak it for different carriers. The $199.99 (with a two-year contract) LG Spectrum for Verizon is the second such handset, after the Nitro HD for AT&T.
Pros: Excellent 720p display, Fast LTE connectivity, Solid call quality
Cons: Body feels and looks ugly, LG's UI skin is an eyesore, Bad battery life
Conclusion: This is certainly one of the top five LG smartphones ever to be released, and definitely beats out the LG Revolution released last year with LTE as the best LG device on Verizon right this minute.
Summary: Yes, the $199 LG Spectrum has a high-quality 720p display, fast 4G LTE speeds, and a sharp camera. However, the industrial design doesn't impress as much as the ultra thin $199 Droid RAZR, and we prefer the Super AMOLED display and newer and sleeker Android 4.0 software on the Galaxy Nexus ($299...