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LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR

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For all the talk surrounding these two titans, we’re rather underwhelmed by the performance of their 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, and in all fairness, they simply don’t cut it. First and foremost, there’s some time between each shots, but even worse is the poor quality exhibited by them. Without going into detail, they’re both painstakingly flawed by some ugly looking details, but the DROID RAZR’s color production is distastefully the more inaccurate between the two – thus, exhibiting a noticeable bluish hue to our shots. Naturally, the Spectrum edges out in this one, but it’s not pretty to say the least.

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LG Spectrum - Motorola DROID RAZROutdoor samples - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
LG Spectrum - Motorola DROID RAZROutdoor samples - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
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LG Spectrum

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Motorola DROID RAZR

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LG Spectrum

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Motorola DROID RAZR
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Yikes! There isn’t anything better found with either handset’s 1080p high definition video recording because they’re simply lackluster in quality. Seriously, the flaws are extremely profound right off the bat as the Spectrum’s video is too over-exposed – thus, resulting in the loss of fine details with most things in the background. Oppositely, the DROID RAZR’s biggest fault is found in its washed out looking color reproduction. Well, they both capture video very smooth and audio recording is mostly clear and noise-free, but we can’t honestly say we’d use either of the two for capturing precious memories.

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Both music players have their own unique aspects that make them enjoyable, such as the 3D carousel of the Spectrum and the karaoke-like thing going on with the DROID RAZR as it displays the lyrics to the accompanying song. Placing them at their maximum volume, they definitely produce audible tones, with the Spectrum exhibiting a teeny bit of sharpness. Far from being the most deafening devices we’ve heard, their qualities are robust enough for our ears to enjoy wholeheartedly.

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Music player of the LG Spectrum - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Music player of the LG Spectrum - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR

Music player of the LG Spectrum


The music player interface of the Motorola DROID RAZR - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
The music player interface of the Motorola DROID RAZR - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
The music player interface of the Motorola DROID RAZR - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR
The music player interface of the Motorola DROID RAZR - LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR

The music player interface of the Motorola DROID RAZR


Showing no instances of slowdown or lag, the test videos encoded in MPEG-4 1920 x 1080 resolution looked wonderful on both devices. However, thanks to its deeper and considerably saturated color reproduction, we’re enticed more by the Motorola DROID RAZR. Nevertheless, the two are more than ideal for the occasion.

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posted on 01 Feb 2012, 08:11 1

1. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


Awwww another loss for LG :(((((((((( well non the less i would get LG just because i love it and i think it is the best :)

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 09:01 3

2. asrr62 (Posts: 31; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


spectrum > razr. the motolola is a joke.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:07 8

6. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


You're a joke...

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:25 1

7. asrr62 (Posts: 31; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


your a troll. lol.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 09:19 2

3. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


the LG Sectrum is a nice phone its up to date with the hardware but the UI SUCKS. Why not just put a stock 2.3 gingerbread or ICS built.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 09:39 1

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


I think the pictures made the screen looked washed out, but in reality, the screen quality is superb.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:41 6

5. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Man, those cameras are god awful.

I'd definitely pick the RAZR over the Spectrum for a couple reasons: Durability, build quality, and the the UI. The Spectrum feels cheap and plasticly. The phone is way too tall as well. The super clear screen can't save the rest of the phone.

The RAZR feels much more solid and would probably stand the test of time... Especially after the stupid thing gets ICS!

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:01

15. jmac74 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Ha!!! Ive got the razr... The camera is horrible... Durability??? My 3rd Razr fell out of my shirt pocket while I was bent over picking something up and the inner screen shattered. This while being protected by an Otterbox.. Durability is a joke with the Razr. It's an over hyped piece of junk. Thankfully Verizon is finally replacing my Razr with the LG Spectrum. 4 phones in a month and a half is just too much. Sure the Razr looks awesome, just wish it had the goods to back it up. You'll be lucky if the Razr gets ICS before 2012 is up..

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:17 1

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well kudos to LG for almost getting Motorola in the call quality department. that's one of Moto's Fortes. o:

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 18:10 1

9. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sometimes, you can close your eyes and just fill in the blanks on some of these comparisons. Phone Arena is going to have to see a lot more out of LG before they start to give them their due. There is no doubt that LG is not a premium handset maker just yet, but I really see improvement in their top tier offerings. The Spectrum seems to be a good LTE phone at a nice price point.

Yes, I do like the RAZR ahead of the LG, but I do not think it is a run away victory, just a win. I think I would take the LG ahead of the Galaxy Nexus, depending on how it performs when it's taken on a test run. I am okay with the Nexus, but it has a lot of weaknesses. The LG may need a case for it's plastic body, but really outside of that, where is the huge weak point?

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 18:11 1

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


really only the Crapdragon. o:

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 21:29 1

12. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sigh.... Okay, buddy. The plastic body and the crapdragon. My bad. Should have had your back on that one.

Gator goes sits in the corner for 5 mins....

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 23:44 1

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's right! although LG will always have a special place in my heart because they looked after Verizon customers when we were down about not having an iPhone.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 18:22 1

11. mettec (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I bought the Spectrum and returned it because of a few issues.

Speakerphone was horrid. Distorts at the highest level and by turning it down one notch the volume is now too quiet but you can still hear some distortion.

The handset speaker volume was also very distorted at the highest levels but if I turned it down a couple notches it would not be audible for me and had to ask whoever was on the other end to repeat themselves. (I have ok hearing cause don't have these volume issues with my DInc.)

Almost everyone that I spoke with on the phone could not understand me. They said I sounded like I was either underwater or my hand was covering the phone mic.

I put a ICS theme on it but everytime I shut it down and reboot it, it would go back to LG's skin and have to re-apply the theme again.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 21:33

13. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Be sure to write a review and put those issues on it. A lot of people use P.A. just to get an idea on what device to get, and user reviews are just as important as the writers reviews.

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 12:40

16. bullwinkle14 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Sheesh. Its all personal preferences! Just upgraded from my RAZR to the LG Spectrum. Sooooo many issues with my previous RAZR so I ruler it out.

Compared the Spectrum to the Galaxy Nexus originally.

The Spectrum has the best screen clarity of either 3, and the camera and video are 2 of the best features. Phone call audio and speakerphone work great, and I make over 30 business calls a day and everyone I ask says clarity is excellent on their end as well.

Fits better in my hand, I think its easy to operate and the interface is fine. If the ICS is better than Gingerbread then I'll upgrade when available but thats not a big deal for me. The LG fits my style better.

With a Skinomi screen protector along with a red Skinomi case it looks fantastic.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 22:30

17. maj3207 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)


ok so what should i do??? i love my droid razor but for some reason there is always a problem...

i have had it for a month and already i have had to change it once and thinking of changing it again...

With my first one i did the phone update and it completely stoped getting any service it showed i was on airplane mode even though it was off...

now it loses service where my bf has 4G and it turns off!!

should i just replace it or change to the LG Spectrum????

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 07:53

18. John84 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I just bought an LG spectrum, returned it and got a different LG spectrum. I'm going to return the second one for a Razor. People just can't hear me on the LG spectrum. I hope the Razor will be better. Before the LG Spectrum, I had a flip phone. Never had a problem. Now with the LG spectrum, my Dad says to call using a different phone and my friends say to call back because they can't hear me. I hope the Razor is better.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 12:57

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i guarantee you that you'll get good call quality on a Motorola.

posted on 23 May 2012, 11:06

20. w5aus (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I got both of them, my razor when bad in first 4 days, verizon sent me a new one... as far as compereson LG is better and so much easier to work with... who cares how thiny phone is ? i droped my lg bunch of times, nothing happened to it, try droping ur razor and see what happens :) if i want a good photo i go buy me a real camera, but 4.5 lg to watch netflix now we're talking :)

i installed icecream for lg and razor, not bad.. don't ask where i got and how to install it :)

Battery life for both, suck, but with $30 u can boost ur LG extended battery but with ur razor u are screwed, unless u bought a maxx for lot extra price........ lets face it we keep our phoes for no more than a year, till something new comes out, so why pay all that extra ? so my vote is for LG

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