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[Full Spectrum Review] Announced at CES as one of Verizon's first devices with an HD display, the LG Spectrum was released in January 2012. Inside the Spectrum smartphone is a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor with 1GB of RAM. It's sharp 720 x 1280 HD color IPS TFT display measures 4.5-inches diagonal. The LG Spectrum also features two cameras, one front facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording video in up to 1080p HD. Read on for the latest LG Spectrum news, reviews and videos:

  • by | July 23, 2012 6:49 PM

    Over the course of the past several weeks, we've been following the progress of LG's Optimus LTE2 as it prepared for a launch on Verizon. We've known this handset as model VS930, and got the chance to check out the phone in full Verizon livery earlier this month, but hadn't yet heard much in the way of detail regarding just how the phone would land at Verizon. As it presumptive release date approaches, we're starting to fill in some of those gaps, and today learn that the LTE2 will supposedly come to Verizon as the Spectrum 2. That's pretty sensible, as while users in the US might equate ...

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  • by | May 21, 2012 5:56 PM

    Late last week, we started hearing some new rumblings about Verizon's plans for bringing global roaming to some of its Android lineup. We already knew that both the Motorola Droid 4 and LG's Spectrum would make the cut, and Verizon would activate their roaming abilities at some point in the future. The new leak that brought the issue back to the forefront last week concerned HTC's Rezound, with an in-store display advertising the pending arrival of global roaming as one of the handset's features. There were also rumors accompanying that find that Motorola's Droid RAZR (Maxx) would join ...

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  • by | May 18, 2012 5:13 PM

    Signs started emerging late last year that Verizon was planning on bringing global roaming capabilities to a couple of its then-upcoming LTE-enabled smartphones. It wasn't long after that when a Verizon representative confirmed plans to bring just such a feature to a selection of the carrier's Androids. These phones wouldn't arrive with global roaming enabled, but the feature would be delivered at some point in the future – it seemed at the time like it might be closer to the end of Q2. It looks like Verizon could be nearly ready to flip that switch, as retail locations are updating ...

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  • by | May 12, 2012 5:18 AM

    Users of the Verizon LG Spectrum were looking forward to receiving the VS920ZV5 update even though it's not the official Ice Cream Sandwich update that should be rolled-out sometime in the future, according to the carrier's official upgrade list. Documents for a new update which should arrive over-the-air have been published and this time it's update VS920V6. Needless to say that it is still not Android 4.0, though the changes appear to be rather important. Android will be version 2.3.6 and your Google applications (Play, YouTube, Gmail, and Talk) will be updated, aside from all the ...

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  • by | April 22, 2012 2:52 AM

    Verizon is preparing to send out an over-the-air update for the LG Spectrum but, despite the fact that the Spectrum is on the list of devices to officially get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich soon, it's not the Android 4.0 refresh. Instead, expect fixes, improvements and updated applications. Check out the full changelog below: Device Features - EAS password follows security policy, requiring an 8-digit password minimum. - Application launch will not cause force close when the device is scanning for available Wi-Fi networks. - Improved outline for multiple calendar view. - Calendar ...

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  • by | March 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon calls this a list of its ...

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  • by | February 6, 2012 5:52 PM

    Code named the Revolution 2, the LG Spectrum is the most recent Verizon LTE device on the market. After spending a couple of minutes with it at CES, a lot of expectations were set on the table with Verizon's new list of LTE devices, and the Spectrum topped the list because of the amount of quality specs involved. The expectations grew even more after we noticed that Verizon partnered with LucasFilm in the marketing of the Spectrum, as Verizon's website has a very prominent comparison between this phone and R2-D2. Is it the destiny of the LG Spectrum to take the market by storm? Or, like ...

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  • by | February 5, 2012 2:03 AM

    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the hardware on the LG Spectrum from Verizon. Perhaps with hardware, the light side can prevail. Certainly the specs seem to show a worthy set of capabilities. But even the blazing LTE speeds can't seem to do enough for this phone. The IPS screen, while quite brilliant and easy on the eyes, reveals a darker heart when you start looking closely at images. The still camera does an okay job (no stabilization or flash-assisted focus), but the video, even though it's 1080p is rather poor in quality. Surprisingly, the LG Spectrum comes with very ...

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  • by | February 2, 2012 3:36 AM

    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the software on the LG Spectrum from Verizon. One would like to believe that this dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon smartphone could conquer the Empire. Sadly to do so you'd need the powerful Jedi Knight which the LG Spectrum was built to be, but fails to accomplish at times. While it's 4.5" screen is bright and brilliant, the underlying Android version has been corrupted by LG's Touchwiz-like skin, and the glossy exterior is beginning to show its dark side. There is a noticable amount of bloat on the device, very little of which can be removed, ...

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  • by | February 1, 2012 1:40 AM

    LG has published the official numbers referring to the last quarter of 2011 and, after a period of seven consecutive quarters, the company is finally seeing profit being generated out of the phone division. While there are no official numbers related to units shipped (probably part of a follow-up earnings call), the South Korean manufacturer had a 12 billion won ($10.7 million) profit generated by the mobile division for Q4 2011. LG is mainly focusing on smartphones that are running Google's Android mobile platform (for what it's worth they do have a couple of Windows Phones though). The ...

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  • by | January 31, 2012 10:22 AM

    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 ...

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  • by | January 26, 2012 3:04 AM

    If you've managed to pick up the LG Spectrum from Verizon, which has been on sale for less than ten days online with the carrier, you probably noticed that there's an update waiting to be installed. It weighs around 10MB and will bump your software version to VS920ZV4. Doesn't bring anything interesting if you're not into Netflix but if you are, this is a must. The only thing listed under features and bugfixes for this update is "Netflix playback issue corrected". If you're yet to pick up a Spectrum, it goes for $199.99 on a two-year contract and packs a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1.5GHz ...

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  • by | January 23, 2012 1:06 PM

    We've heard about a January 19 availability date of the LG Spectrum, the so-called Revolution 2, and we managed to get our hands on the phone with the occasion of our CES 2012 coverage. If you head over to Verizon's webpage -- or follow the source link below -- you'll see that the LG Spectrum is now available for purchase. It goes for $199.99 on a two-year contract or, if you decide to go with only the phone, it will set you back $599.99. The phone features a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with 1GB of RAM. Source: Verizon Via: VZBuzz

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  • by | January 11, 2012 5:34 PM

    Near the end of December, we saw some leaked screenshots out of Verizon which appeared to indicate that the HTC Fireball and LG Spectrum would feature radios capable of global roaming on GSM-based networks, an ability we'd yet to see from LTE-enabled handsets on the carrier. All we saw were some database entries, though, and it seemed too early to say if we'd really see those phones arrive with global roaming enabled. Now a representative from Verizon has confirmed the carrier's plans, noting that supported hardware will see the feature enabled in the coming months. We haven't heard an ...

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  • by | January 11, 2012 1:22 PM

    At CES 2012, Verizon announced two new LTE smartphones: the LG Spectrum and the Motorola Droid 4. The Spectrum, in particular, has a 4.5" 720p HD display and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU with 1GB of RAM. In many ways, it's essentially the same phone as the LG Nitro HD on AT&T. It's thin and light with a fingerprint-prone smooth backing. While the Spectrum comes with Android 2.3, expect an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2. The Spectrum will be available on January 19th for $199. The Droid 4 is the one to get if you want a hardware keyboard. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a ...

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