LG Spectrum Android Smartphone

LG Spectrum

LG Spectrum

This is the LG Spectrum on cellular carrier Verizon.

“Utter Brilliance
Now the HD experience you get at home is on your phone. The Spectrum™ by LG has a vast 4.5” True HD screen makes movies more cinematic and TV more memorable with more realistic and natural–looking color. Get your fill of your favorites with Verizon 4G LTE and a screen that dazzles even in direct sunlight. Protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass.

Apps Out Of The Box
There’s no waiting to watch, with pre–loaded premium apps like Netflix, Verizon Video, and ESPN ScoreCenter with HD video. Enjoy hours of entertainment from the palm of your hand. Then tap into the Android Market and access an ever–expanding array of apps.

Picture It Now
Collect crisp images with a powerful 8MP rear–facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture. Play it back for others on Spectum’s 4.5” True HD display protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass – or wow the crowd by sharing your media wirelessly to DLNA® –enabled devices with SmartShare. The Spectrum™ by LG supports Dolby Digital Plus, which allows customers to maximize their HD multimedia experience.”
– Verizon.com

The LG Spectrum is a 4G LTE (700MHz) phone with dual-band EV-DO Rev. A (850/1900MHz) and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. It also works as a 4G mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices simultaneously. On a rainy day in NYC, (which can sometimes affect data performance), I saw download speeds averaging 5 to 9 Mbps down and 6 Mbps to 9 Mbps up over LTE; we’ve seen download speeds as high as 16Mbps with another LG Spectrum. Voice quality was mixed, with a crisp tone in the earpiece and plenty of gain, although it distorted at the top settings. Transmissions through the mic were clear, with minimal street noise outdoors, although the tone was on the warm (read: slightly muffled) side. Reception was fine, but the phone heated up a bit during longer calls and while charging.

The 8-megapixel auto-focus camera includes a single LED flash, and there’s also a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chats. Test photos looked sharp, detailed, and well balanced overall, with good resolution, if a slight grayish cast. Shutter speeds were fast at just 0.3 seconds in my tests. The auto-focus had some trouble with outdoor shots on a rainy day, but otherwise this is a good camera. Recorded 1080p (1920-by-1080-pixel) and 720p (1280-by-720-pixel) videos played smoothly at 29 frames per second.

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