LG Spectrum from Verizon Unboxing (Video)

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In this video, we are unboxing the the newest 4G LTE devices from Verizon: the LG Spectrum.

Touting a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor the LG Spectrum is certainly on par, processor-wise compared to the rest of the devices currently on the market. Add in LTE plus a brilliant 4.5″ IPS HD display, and the device starts to look very intriguing. Sadly, the Spectrum is only running a fairly skinned version of Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), which seems to cause some lag in the UI. We shall see if the 4G hunt for signal causes the 1830mAh battery to give up faster than if there was a default toggle. Interestingly, Verizon seems to be partnered with LucasFilm in the marketing of the Spectrum, as Verizon’s website has a very prominent comparison between this phone and R2-D2.

The LG Spectrum is light in the hand, but with little to no texture, it feels as if it might slide out of your fingers at any moment. Is it the destiny of the LG Spectrum to take the market by storm? Or, like Episode I, to be a menance to the legacy of a great OS?

Stay tuned for our upcoming hardware and software tours of the LG Spectrum, where we will dig into the phone in more detail.

The LG Spectrum is available for $199 on a 2-year contract from Verizon.

First impressions:

– The case is extremely slippery

– Bright and colorful screen

– LTE speeds

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