LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR

Interface and Functionality:

As much as it pains us to know that these two quality devices are still sitting on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, there’s comfort in the back of our mind knowing they’re Ice Cream Sandwich upgradeable. In the meantime, when we look at the LG Optimus 2.0 UI versus Motorola’s latest MOTOBLUR-whatever interface, we have to say that Motorola’s take seems to be a bit more polished looking – thus, getting our attention more often than none. Although they share the same level of personalization, there’s simply more pizzazz and eye candy found with the Motorola DROID RAZR’s experience, which basically seals the deal in providing us with an encompassing experience.

Sure the LG Spectrum has the larger display, but it doesn’t particularly make it any better for typing messages over the Motorola DROID RAZR. In fact, they both perform extremely well with their respective keyboards as they’re able to keep up with our speedy rate of typing messages on the fly.

As for the rest, such as Gmail and various organizer apps, they both offer the same features and functionality that keep us in check with our daily lives. However, we have to admit that Motorola’s Smart Actions is in a league of its own as we’re able to control and monitor almost every aspect of the phone – and it’s something that’s pretty neat!

Processor and Memory:

Embodying the qualities of any super spec’d smartphone, they feature dual-core processors to deliver a tasteful, yet spot-on performance with most tasks. Specifically, the LG Spectrum packs a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, while the Motorola DROID RAZR sides with a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 CPU – both of which are coupled with 1GB of RAM. Not surprisingly, their executions with most basic tasks are swift and instant, thus, exuding one very responsive overall performance. However, there are some instances of choppiness that come around every now and then that minutely bog the experience, but it’s never to the point stagnant or crawling. Honestly, there isn’t one we can concretely say is faster than the other in terms of real-world usage.

Storage isn’t a concern out of the box for these two, seeing that the LG Spectrum is preloaded with a 16GB microSD card. Otherwise, if you need more, the Motorola DROID RAZR might be the better option with its 8GB of internal storage and additional preloaded 16GB microSD card.

Internet and Connectivity:

By now, we’ve come to appreciate all of the wonders behind Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and rightfully so, it shows on these two handsets as they deliver some swift data speeds to load our web site in no time at all. Looking past the awesome speeds, we take a liking to the DROID RAZR’s web browsing performance more because it flaunts the smoother navigational controls with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming. Well, the Spectrum is still more than sufficient for our needs in this category, but its operation is dampened by its choppy movement.

Being CDMA devices and all, they’re made specifically to run off of Verizon’s network, but they also have that oh-so lovable 4G LTE connection  to deliver blazing data speeds as well – though, they can drop down to EV-DO Rev A connections if LTE isn’t present. On top of that, they share the same set of connections such as aGPS, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality.

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