LG Spectrum for Verizon offers 720p display and fast LTE data
3 February 2012
Summary: The LG Spectrum is the Verizon Wireless version of LG's Optimus LTE Android smartphone. Like other versions of this 4G LTE-capable smartphone, the Spectrum features an impressive 720p, 4.5-inch display, an 8 megapixel, 1080p HD video capable camera, and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. While it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of Google's latest and greatest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it still offers a competitively good spec sheet for Verizon's $200 asking price.
Pros: Great 720p touchscreen display, good camera white balance, fast processor, LTE data speeds
Cons: Bulky, plain design, glossy rear cover, awkward main menu
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. But we're put off by the occasional stutters and lags, and the phone isn't as stable as we'd like.