LG Spectrum pairs a 4.5" True HD IPS screen with Verizon's LTE network and ESPN HD video partnership

LG Spectrum pairs a 4.5
The 4.5" True HD IPS goodness of the LG Spectrum is coming to Verizon with LTE connectivity, and ready to rumble. The latest flagship of the company shares specs with the Optimus LTE and the LG Nitro HD for AT&T, mainly since it is the same phone, but with Verizon's 4G bands.

That means we will get 4.5" 720x1280 pixels display with regular RGB stripe matrix, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory plus 16GB microSD card, HDMI-out via the MHL port, and 8MP camera with 1080p video recording. Unfortunately, it will come with Andorid 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, until it gets upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

To make a good use of that True HD 4.5-incher, LG has partnered exclusively with ESPN for delivering HD video content on the phone. The ScoreCenter app will be your gateway to ESPN sporting events on the LG Spectrum, coming down at the cool 720p definition with the help of Verizon's LTE speeds.

The leaked January 19 date for the LG Spectrum's launch was confirmed, and the $199.99 price is soothing in comparison with the recent LTE smartphone launches on Verizon .

source: LG




Related phones

Spectrum
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8.30h talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

18 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Engadget is reporting that it'll come out on the 19th for $200 and at that price point this is a pretty good phone.

2. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I really wish they had a good selection of LTE phones with a 4" screen. My girlfriend just upgraded from her Droid Pro to a Nexus and it's a little too big for her but the iPhone is too small. She's probably sticking with the Nexus but if they had a version with a 4" screen she would be in heaven!

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

there's the Droid 4 which i'm sure will be announced today or tomorrow or whenever Verizon's announcements are.

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah i've suggested that to her but she doesn't want a slide out keyboard. She's a picky one haha

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they never know what they want.

14. idgaf

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Sprint just announced the lg viper which has a 4" nova display.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

um Ooooo? xD

3. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I love how they kept the price to $199.99. Highest spec phone on their network and it's not the most expensive either.

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

it may be the highest spec but the fact of LG's UI doesnt help. when it upgrades to 4.0 it should absolutely excellent. but yes the $199.99 price tag makes it an excellent choice over ruling phones like the droid 3 and others

4. kamejoko

Posts: 252; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

gsmarena said cpu snapdragon S3 with adreno 220. Who's wrong?.

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

it was probably a typo due to the fact s4's have not been released yet. if the s4 is making its debut that would be nice but since its nothing but Verizon's version of the nitro i doubt it.

16. LGlady

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

It has a S3 with a seperate processor for the graphics wich by the way is the fastest avail right now the Adreno 220

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

WRONG! the best GPU you can get right now in a Mobile SoC is the PowerVR SGX543(MP2) if it's not that it's either the Arm Mali used with Exynos or maybe the updated GeForce in Nvidia's Tegra III Kal-El.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i totally missed the S4 up there. if that's true then this will actually be a really good device purely because of how much more efficient it will be on the battery.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that girl oversells the Spectrum so annoyingly...

10. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

lg no thanks

13. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

How much you wanna bet she had NO idea what those specs mean XD

17. jmotyka

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

How much you wanna bet she did?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.