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LG Spectrum lands on Verizon today: 4.5" HD screen, LTE connectivity

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LG Spectrum lands on Verizon today: 4.5
The LG Spectrum is LG’s latest flagship and it’s now available on Verizon Wireless for $199.99 when purchased with a two-year contract agreement. The Spectrum brings a huge screen, a dual-core processor and LTE functionality and is important in re-establishing LG’s positions stateside.

The Spectrum itself comes with a 4.5-inch True IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the hood, there’s a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor working along with 1GB of RAM. On the back the handset comes with an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p videos. 

Is that enough to get you interested in Verizon’s LG Spectrum? Sadly it comes with Gingerbread initially, but it'd get updated to ICS at some in the future. You can vote with you buck in store today and with your comment below. 


LG Spectrum lands on Verizon today: 4.5" HD screen, LTE connectivity

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:36 3

1. c.hack (Posts: 511; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Finally, a phone with a decent display. Not the pixelated pentile crap, but real RGB IPS.

ICS?

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 04:51 2

14. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


The Rezound uses an IPS screen...

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:44

2. pimpclark (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Brenda Raney had to say:

“The LTE phones work globally in over 40 countries that currently use CDMA technology…. For the new LTE phones to provide global roaming voice and data in non-CDMA countries, we are working on a few network enhancements so we can provide customers with the best voice and data roaming experience. We anticipate this capability to be available this year, likely the first half of the year.”

Try to get clarification on this statement as to whether this applies to the Spectrum and future high end LTE deviecs, good luck. I guess I will have to wait until the global feature is enabled after the so called network enhancements.

I just want a Verizon LTE phone with global ability but refuse to buy a phone based on promises.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:09

3. c.hack (Posts: 511; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Why is there no PhoneArena review??

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:46 2

9. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


there will be but there wont be much of a point. It's the Nitro HD on AT&T with a shiny back and dormant global roaming capability.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:31

4. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I hope it comes. I watched Netflix HD this morning from it and it was amazing!!! Best screen quality on a phone I've ever seen.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:05

5. devon613 (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


sorry cant do LG all there androids that ive had have sucked but the display is awesome i tried the att version and it glitches like no other and battery life is terrible....

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:17

6. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I've used the AT&T one too, but the Spectrum has been a lot more smooth and the battery life has been awesome.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:30 1

7. devon613 (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


im just not sold on LG i work at att and used all there phones and time and time again they never live up to the hype and i get the most returns on them also...idk people dont like the style and it tends to lag even the thrill but hopefully they come out with more phones that work good and look good thats another issue with them....u have the LG one for verizon and how often do u use it and do u have alot of stuff on it cause that could be the difference also....

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:14 1

8. jstoned (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


Sad to say I agree w/ att guy. Lg smartphone products never ever live up to their hype. They seem great at first, but 3 ta 6 monthes down the road issues happen and customers come back swering at hating you for recomending such a cheap product. IE on the Verizon side: Revolution, Vortex, Ally, and enlighten.

Though Lg does have the simple phone game on lock. for us they make the best and most reliable simple phones in the industry. They just need a lot of work on their smartphone game.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:59

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This phone looks like a super sized Dare. Hopefully it does well, and strangely it comes at the old top of the line VZW price on contract go figure. Hope it gets good marks, which would make this phone a pretty sweet deal, now as for it getting ICS...I don't know with LG's broken track record and idiotic PR that is a toss up.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 17:01 1

11. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)


I'm tempted. But it's not the LG name or specs that give me pause, it's the intro price of $199. That almost guarantees this phone hits rock bottom in price in under a year. If any phone should cost $299 it's a 4.5in screen, dual-core 1.5, AND 1GB RAM? Geez...way to stick the pricing in the gut Verizon. I will hit the kiosk tomorrow to try it out though. I still love my first LG Env, and I own 3 of their current NAS products. Maybe it's time to bring it alltogether.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 17:56 1

12. nickjjay (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I already know that Remix isn't going to like this phone simply because it has a snapdragon, or 'crapdragon' as he would call it.

Personally, I've been a fan of snapdragon processors.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 21:21

13. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Interesting to note that the price of this phone is $199.99 as most of Verizon's LTE super phones have been priced at $299 with comparable specs. Let's see if this reverse in trend continues for Verizon or if this is (most likely) a lure to get customer's attention.

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 23:36

15. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Saw this today... Very crisp clear screen. If someone does not want a Samsung phone this IMO is better than the HTC.

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