Excerpt: The LG Spectrum is Verizon’s version of the LG Optimus LTE, LG’s latest high-end smartphone that’s done particularly well in other parts of the world. Verizon is the second US carrier to feature the Optimus LTE; AT&T began offering the Nitro HD in December.
Excerpt: Have you ever looked at a device and had a feeling that you might have seen this before? For example the LG Spectrum from Verizon , looks a lot like the LG Nitro HD and if you keep looking at the device you might think you are looking at the Optimus LTE. Well, you wouldn’t be mistaken.
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
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...