LG Spectrum 2 brings a 4.7" True HD screen, Snapdragon S4 and ICS to VZW for just $100

LG Spectrum 2 brings a 4.7
In the midst of all this Nexus 4 and WP8 noise, Verizon Wireless didn't want to be left out of the limelight. The leading US carrier has just introduced a new addition to its line-up, and it's by no means a slouch - the LG Spectrum 2!

The original Spectrum was a pretty decent high-end smartphone, and it looks like its successor will also be delivering in the specs field, although it now comes at a more affordable price - just $99.99 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate, which puts it in the same category as the Droid Razr M, Droid Incredible 4G LTE, Droid 4 and the iPhone 4S.

The Spectrum 2, however, manages to differentiate itself by packing a very large, 4.7" HD screen, which will certainly be very well-received by the fans of large displays. To ensure the smooth operation of everything that will be shown on this screen, though, LG has equipped the Spectrum 2 with a snappy Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (no word about an update yet). In addition, the handset will come with a generous 16 GB of internal memory and a slot for a microSD card of up to 32 GB.

Customers who'd like to own such an affordable, but feature-packed device will be able to purchase it online starting October 30 (today).

source: VerizonWireless

LG Spectrum 2 for VZW will be available starting October 30
LG Spectrum 2 for VZW will be available starting October 30
LG Spectrum 2 for VZW will be available starting October 30

LG Spectrum 2 for VZW will be available starting October 30" 

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Spectrum 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.40h talk time)



1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Yikes, LG nexus 4 for me...

11. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's actually the same phone, they just made it compatible with the VZW network. ....and besides, even if you get a VZW nexus you won't feel like it's a Nexus save for the fact that it's running stock. You'd still end up wishing for faster updates. (not trolling, just stating fact)

16. brd8951

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Verizon's model has a slot for a memory card, the Nexus 4 doesn't. Deal-breaker for me. :(

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

nope nexus 4 has quadcore snapdragon. this has dual core

14. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Sorry missed that :)

15. tyger11

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

There's a bigger difference than just the number of cores. S4 Pro also has Adreno 320 graphics, which is a huge improvement over what's in the S4. The cores in the S4 Pro probably also have better IPC, though I've not seen any tests confirming this yet.

2. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I'll just stay away from LG for now. Their last few phones haven't been all that, and with the Nexus 4 lacking LTE, it just won't be for me. Besides, I'm on Verizon and not switching so the Nexus 4 couldn't be mine if I wanted it anyway. That said, if I was on a provider that had HSPA+, I'd give the Nexus 4 a serious look.

3. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

The fact that their past devices were not so fascinating doesn't mean that their current devices will follow the suit... Nexus 4 is the fastest smartphone in the planet right now... Its only achilles heel is the lack of enough local storage memory... I agree with the LTE part though

7. alouden unregistered

Yeah, me too. I was hoping more for the Optimus Blaze that was rumored. I guess it will either be the upcoming HTC phone or the Note 2.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

LG has really improved on their ICS UI and the Nexus 4 is running stock 4.2, which looks extremely impressive and smooth. There's no clunky bloaty UI over this device, the S4 Pro quad core processor with 2gbs of RAM will also make sure if that. Despite how I have felt about LG in the past, this is the most impressive Nexus by far.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wonder though, does the availability of this device mean there won't be a Verizon Optimus G? The specs are so similar on the surface. We on PA know the S4 Pro with 2 GB RAM trounces this, but the specs customers notice are otherwise similar. I think VZW is sticking with its buddies HTC and Moto for flagships.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nah, this'll probably just be LG's entry into the mid-range market.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't know. Verizon puts a lot of stock in marketing. Last year the Rezound was all but ignored to make room for the Razr marketing blitz. iPhone, Droid Razr and Galaxy S3 are so much easier to market. LG is likely to be relegated to their midrange, despite this beating the screen size and quality of the Razr M and DInc 4G.

5. shirtlessrabbit4

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Omg the soft buttons are blue!!! For the win!!!! Epic! :D

6. whiteteeth

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

No JB = weak.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wow, blue capacative keys and pretty decent specs. i bet this will sell well among the younger crowd.

10. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Not bad specially if buying full retail, you know keeping unlimited you have no choice.

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