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LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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First, there’s no question about it, but the Galaxy Nexus is light years faster in snapping photos – whereas the Spectrum requires a couples of seconds between shots. Although neither offers stunning quality with their respective cameras, we give the slight advantage to the Galaxy Nexus seeing that its details are a tiny bit sharper (although it has lower resolution – 5 vs 8 megapixels) and it produces the more neutral looking colors. Indoors, the LG Spectrum’s results are simply marred by its inaccurate color reproduction colors, and at times, tends to cast a prominent bluish/greenish hue.

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Unfortunately for these super spec’d smartphones, they actually show their vulnerability in shooting 1080p high definition videos. Actually, there’s nothing pretty to say about either device, well, that’s because the Galaxy Nexus has a choppy 24 frames per second capture rate, while the Spectrum’s results tend to look over-exposed. In the end, we find their qualities to be on the same page with neither one outgunning the other.

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Another area that both devices perform similarly in is the music department, as they offer some spiffy looking interfaces while playing songs. Specifically, they have that alluring looking 3D carousel when browsing through songs in landscape, however, they’re very much similar in portrait. As for their audio quality, we actually find their volumes to be on par with one another, which is actually on the weak side to tell you the truth. Thankfully, there’s no evidence of crackling or distortion when they’re positioned at the highest volume setting.

The music player of the LG Spectrum - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The music player of the LG Spectrum - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The music player of the LG Spectrum - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Barely working up a sweat on both smartphones, they effortlessly play the same video encoded in MPEG-4 1920 x 1080 resolution with no issues whatsoever. Amazing us with their gorgeous displays, the entire experience is accentuated by their smooth playback, tantalizing sharp details, and eye-catching colors. Did we mention that their displays are large enough to solidify the experience?

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