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LG Spectrum

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of LG Spectrum. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reception and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Spectrum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Spectrum

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 user reviews of LG Spectrum from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the camera and design are overall positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and durability get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the reception and sound.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Spectrum 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)LG Spectrum 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Heater (engadget.com)

LG Spectrum

 

Let's just get this out of the way, shall we? If the LG Spectrum looks familiar, you're not imagining things. It may have been a highlight at the company's CES press event last month, but the handset bears more than a passing resemblance to its older,...

Stunning display ; Fast LTE speeds ; Good image quality

Short battery life ; Boring design ; No ICS yet

The LG Spectrum offers LTE, fine performance and a great screen, but the short battery life makes it a tough sell.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

LG Spectrum (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

There are several themes that came out of CES 2012 , where Verizon first showed off the LG Spectrum, one of its latest 4G LTE superphones. LTE was one of these themes, of course, and the Spectrum delivers. HD, as in high-definition video, was another....

The LG Spectrum has fast LTE speeds, a dual-core processor, Android 2.3, and lots of HD video features, including a stellar 4.5-inch HD display.

Call quality and camera quality are inconsistent, and the Spectrum's interface can be cumbersome at times.

The LG Spectrum's clean design brings preppy style to some of the fastest 4G LTE data speeds around. The smartphone's attention to HD is admirable, but a few interface and performance flaws could scare away some.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

LG Spectrum Review

 

Yes, the $199 LG Spectrum has a high-quality 720p display, fast 4G LTE speeds, and a sharp camera. However, the industrial design doesn't impress as much as the ultra thin $199 Droid RAZR, and we prefer the Super AMOLED display and newer and sleeker...

Fast 4G LTE speeds, Large, bright 720p display, Crisp 8-MP camera

Short battery life, Clunky interface, No dedicated Search button, Flap covers USB port

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Spectrum (Verizon Wireless)

 

The LG Spectrum is a powerful, high-end Android phone that offers Verizon subscribers good value despite some troubling benchmark results.

Massive, ultra-sharp 720p screen. Great battery life. Sharp camera and camcorder. Thin and light for an LTE phone.

Sluggish gaming benchmarks. Some voice quality issues.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions Otherwise, the Spectrum is a fine mobile multimedia machine. There's a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack on top, plus a microSD card slot underneath the battery cover. LG throws in a 16GB card (my 32GB SanDisk card...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Spectrum vs Motorola DROID RAZR

 

We're going to have the LG Spectrum compete against the handset we proclaimed to have the best design out of all the smartphones released last year – the Motorola DROID RAZR. Sharing a good amount of commonalities, like their 4G LTE connectivity and...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Spectrum vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

 

Being the new kid on the block, the LG Spectrum has a lot to prove if it stands any chance in trying to stay afloat amidst a sea crowded top-notch 4G LTE smartphones from Verizon. Without hesitation, we're pitting it against the most memorable...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Spectrum Review

 

The LG Spectrum is stuffed with all of the lovable qualities of a contemporary high-end Android smartphone. However, will it have enough allure to rise over some of the benchmarking devices we've seen already? Or will it simply left out to dry for its...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (hothardware.com)

LG Spectrum LTE Smartphone Review

 

LG and Verizon Wireless have brought the same display technology used in LG's premium HD televisions to a new smartphone dubbed the Spectrum. Featuring a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display and a resolution of 1280x720, the LG Spectrum uses Real Stripe...

4.5-inch True HD IPS display ; 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM ; 4G connectivity ; Exclusive HD access to the ESPN ScoreCenter app

Occasional sluggish responsive ; Lots of preinstalled apps ; No Android 4.0—yet

With its 4.5-inch True HD IPS display that supports a high resolution of 1280x720, the LG Spectrum is sure to attract users who have a keen eye for graphics and multimedia content. Sports fans will also appreciate some of the included apps and features...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Verizon LG Spectrum Video Review Part 1

 
Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Dickie Adams (pocketnow.com)

LG Spectrum from Verizon Review

 

Our full review of the LG Spectrum on Verizon

Bright and easy to read IPS display ; 4G speeds (where available) ; Lightweight

Poor battery life ; Lag ; Tinny and harsh speaker tone ; Lockups and crashes

It is unfortunate that the LG Spectrum couldn't live up to its own marketed expectations, even with the partnership with LucasFilm. All the flagship hardware involved, specifically the dual-core Snapdragon processor, were enough to make this phone a...

Feb, 2012
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