gGadget > LG® Spectrum Fully Exposed
The Spectrum is LG’s newest Verizon phone, and it’s also one of LG’s best creations to date. This phone’s energy-efficient, True HD LCD display and its highly capable dual-core processor make it one of Verizon’s best mobile offerings. When you stack this LG phone up against its top smartphone competitors, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4s, there’s no question that it’s able to hold its own. In fact, you might wonder why more people aren’t singing the praises of this phone and its incredible specs. Here are the essential facts you should know about the LG Spectrum:
The Spectrum’s body is 135.4 x 68.8 x 10.4 mm and weighs 141.5 grams. This phone is a couple of millimeters thicker than popular phones like the Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr Maxx. However, it’s not noticeably thicker. Plus, its body’s glossy finish and sleek edges makes it look thinner than it actually is. In terms of appearance, this phone’s body is shiny enough to outshine a new car and is mottled with subtle and tasteful grey dots. There’s no denying that the Spectrum is an attractive smartphone.
One of the LG Spectrum’s most appealing qualities is its True HD LCD display with a pixel density of 329 ppi and 720 x 1280p resolution. The Spectrum even beats out the iPhone 4S when it comes to pixel density. The latest iPhone model only boasts 326 ppi. Users will find that this LG phone offers crisp and sharp text and images and stunning, naturally colored pictures and websites. And owners of this LG phone will be pleased to discover that LG created a display that is significantly more energy-efficient than the displays of competitors. So, you can enjoy a vivid, colorful experience on the smartphone’s display without running down the battery too quickly. To top it all off, this phone’s display is made out of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
The LG Spectrum’s battery performance is above average. The Spectrum’s 1830 mAh lithium ion battery allows for 8 hours and 20 minutes of talk time or approximately 348 hours of time on standby. You won’t have to charge the Spectrum in the middle of the day, but you’ll have some trouble going two full days without charging it.
Under the surface of the LG Spectrum lies a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This is, without a doubt, the best kind of smartphone processor available right now. It facilitates a highly efficient and enjoyable smartphone experience, even when users are multi-tasking.
The LG Spectrum is a Verizon 4G LTE phone, meaning that it connects to Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the select 196 areas that have access to this network. When 4G LTE speeds are enabled on the Spectrum, its internet and download speeds are mega-fast. If you don’t live in a Verizon 4G LTE area, your Spectrum will only be able to achieve modestly fast 4G speeds.
The Spectrum by LG is the perfect vehicle for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It seems as though it would be even more perfect, however, for the newest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Alas, Spectrum owners will have to wait a few more months before the ICS upgrade officially reaches the phone. Until the upgrade arrives, users can enjoy experiencing Gingerbread in True HD.
Almost every top smartphone right now has a primary, rear-facing 8 megapixel camera, and the Spectrum is no exception. Additionally, this LG phone has a 1.3 megapixel secondary, front-facing camera. Plus, Spectrum users can record HD videos in 1080p and edit those videos easily using the video software installed on the phone.
This LG smartphone only offers a paltry 4GB of internal memory space. Luckily, it also includes a microSD slot and 16GB microSD memory card. So, the phone actually has 20GB of storage space when you take it out of the box. Users can also choose to switch out the included microSD memory card for one that’s up to 32GB, if some extra storage space for apps and music is needed.
As you probably assumed, the Spectrum has complete access to all of the hundreds of thousands of apps on the Android Market. Additionally, the phone comes with pre-loaded email and calendar apps as well as an enhanced HTML web browser and 7 fully customizable home screens.
Only a few phones can hold a candle to the LG Spectrum. It’s truly one of the leading phones right now, and it has the potential to reach a state of near perfection once it finally receives the Ice Cream Sandwich update.