LG Spectrum 2 appears on CelleBrite, launch on Verizon nearing
1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Wow, it seems as though every device manufacturer is using the S4 processors for their LTE devices. The nice thing about that is the only real difference between devices is the software that is running. If they are running the same processor, and the same version of Android (ICS), then the only true difference would be the manufacturer UI/Overlay.
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
S4 is currently the most powerful processor there is that is US LTE friendly. Overall, it's been great on the ONE X, SGS3, and ATRIX HD. Very comparable to the quad core processor.
2. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Welp.... another "oversized" powerful android added to the list....can i please get a phone with these specs but at the 4.3 inch mark and a REMOVABLE battery? o and on At&t or is that too much to ask?!
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Too much to ask I believe... But you might want to look into that mid-range phone headed to AT&T that passed through the FCC, probably a 4-4.3" display (though not HD) and if Samsung has looked at the competition lately, they will include an S4 processor and substantial RAM. Manufacturers are coming out with better equipped handsets for less (Atrix HD) and everyone should follow. And knowing Samsung, they will keep the battery removable. That's your best bet for now.
7. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)
hey man i appreciate the info and yea i kinda figured that if its 4" to 4.3 inches its gonna be qhd and sense it is that size it really dont need an HD screen, like the htc one s for example it has a qHD screen but looks amazing....My only compalint there is the battery isnt removable and i know that is a little nit picky thing but i honestly wanna get the most out of my phone so i dont have to worry about buying another for a long time....as for the atrix hd? yes the atrix series is one of the reasons why motorola is among my favorite companies (next to sony). And like you said other companies should follow there lead, and not only in the price range but also where the dorid razr maxx has set a standard for BIGGER battery! Im Not to found of samsung but if they make the phone im looking for then my personal preferences will be laid aside. Im really not the person that supports this "bigger is better" movement like 4.7 and 4.8 inch phones, i still have normal sized hands and a 4.3 in phone is still all i need but with this movement going on its leaving less room for companies to make that particular phone im looking for...But i know one is just around the corner and when it shows up that is where my money will be going, be it with moto or with samsung it doesnt really matter if the phone is built right....Once again thanks for the info
8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You're welcome, and I don't think it will be qHD. Samsung has never made a phone with a qHD display I don't think; they skipped past qHD from 480x800 to 720p, so it's probably going to be 480x800, but that won't be a problem as long as they use S-Amoled+.
And I get the removable battery arguments, some people use their phones more than others and need a spare battery to pop in when the first one dies, or they just need to do a hard restart if the phone freezes up.
And also, I think I read somewhere that Motorola patented whatever they did to put such a huge battery into the Razr Maxx, so no one else can use it unless they pay up to Moto, I could be wrong though.
You really should be more open to the bigger screen business; have you actually ever held one of these newer phones with larger screens? Like the Galaxy S III, One X, etc. They really aren't any bigger than most 4.3" devices because they slimmed down the bezel. The One X and GS3 are actually similar in size to the Razr (though the Razr has an unusually large bezel). I have pretty average sized hands, but I can hold the One X very comfortably, though I haven't held the GS3 yet.
4. Schuler2828 (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I have an SGS3 and when I hold my dad's Droid X2 it's tiny!! I can't imagine going to a phone smaller than this, especially an iPhone 3.5 inches damn to small!!
9. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
The first LG Spectrum was a complete waste of a beautiful display. Seriously, that is the only thing that phone has(had) going for it. I've had more customers frustrated with problems with that phone I'm dying to ship my last remaining stock to another store b/c I just can't sell it knowing there is a high chance it will come back with a problem soon. Hope this new one isn't near as buggy.......