Recent leaks, suggest the next superphone powerhouse coming from the Verizon Wireless network will be the LG Spectrum. The Galaxy Nexus has been the top dog on Verizon since December 15 and is backordered on Amazon.com where it was the top seller in December. What can you expect from the LG Spectrum? Will it be worth the wait?
The LG Spectrum has a 4.5 HD IPS touchscreen with 329ppi, a smidge smaller than the Nexus. The most regrettable feature is that it will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The difference in battery size is minimal. The leaked release date is January 19.
As the contest for the best speakerphones heats up choices are greater and more subjective. After the specs, we suggest you look at the user-experience and if it meets your needs.
Here's a list of feature of the LG Spectrum followed by Nexus specs in italics, the spec is the same ditto marks appear.
- 4.5" HD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass / 4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED (Curved Glass) 315 ppi.
- Bluetooth 3.0 / ".
- 16 microSD /nada.
- Dual core 1.5 GHz processor / 1.2GHz.
- 4G LTE / ".
- 8MP camera/ 5MP camera.
- Android 2.3 (could have LG interface added)/ Android 4.0 pure Google.
- 1830mAh battery, (3000mAh extended available)/ 1850mAh.
- Weight 4.99 oz./ 5.1 oz.
- Swype keyboard / Swype optional.
- Price ? : $299.
This looks like the LG Spectrum is predecessor to the LG Revolution, which comes with Netflix preoloaded and was named in the top Verizon smartphones of 2011. Every reviewer we reviewed, rated the LG Revolution 3.5 and found the good points to be the bright 4.3" touchscreen, 4G LTE data speeds and Netflix. The 4G LTE LG Revolution is priced at one-cent at Amazon Wireless for new customers and renewing customers with a contract.