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LG Spectrum Launching January 19 on Verizon with 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor, 4.5″ HD Display, 4G LTE, and Exclusive HD Content

The LG Spectrum has long been rumored as the “Revolution 2,” but today, it is now officially the Spectrum and is headed to Verizon Wireless on January 19. Pricing has not been uncovered, but you can imagine that it will range from $249 – $299 on 2-year contract and anywhere between $569 and $649 at full retail. The Spectrum is easily LG’s best VZW phone to date with its 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and massive 4.5″ HD display at 329ppi. And speaking of its HD screen, Verizon is making sure that you know it has a Real Stripe pixel arrangement and is not PenTile.

Specs aside, the Spectrum will also launch with access to exclusive HD ESPN Scorecenter content and the Netflix HD that is currently only found on the RAZR. A special set of HD video editing tools will be included as well.

We had been wondering what Big Red’s plan for CES was and I’d say this phone will likely be it (maybe the DROID 4 too). The full round-up is after the break including the entire spec list.  

A look at the specs:

  • 4.5″ True HD IPS display, protected by Gorilla Glass
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 8MP rear camera, shoots 1080p video
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage, 16GB micro SD card pre-installed
  • 4G LTE
  • Mobile hotspot shares up to 10 connections
  • Android 2.3
  • 1830mAh battery (optional 3000mAh extended battery available at launch)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Swype
  • Dimensions:  5.33″ x 2.71″ x .41″
  • Weight: 4.99 oz.

Full list and release date:


And maybe this is just me, but is Google Maps missing from the spec list? They couldn’t revive Bing could they?

Overall though, this is a pretty impressive device from LG and Verizon. I’ve been a downer on LG for a number of years now, but this has definitely caught my eye, especially with that 4.5″ HD display. Bring it to us at CES, please.

Cheers ___!

  • when is it gonna be released then..

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why anyone would be screaming over this. It’s like a poorly built, less pixel per inch version of the HTC Rezound. I have a Rezound myself, and that screen is great. I got my dad the Galaxy Nexus, and the first few days when I set it up for him, I noticed the great screen on there, but sometimes there are bugs with weird colors and a blueish hue to the white, that my Rezound doesn’t have. Besides, NO ONE(except die hard LG nerds) will go for this. There is the Rezound, with great build quality, great usability of Sense UI for first timers, and great camera, and gorgeous screen. Then there is the G-NEX with Awesome AMOLED, ICS, Decent camera, and FAST, and slim. So, if you are a hardware guy, there is the Rezound. Software guy, the G-Nex, and RAZR, for in between. This is like the guy no one likes. 

    • Evref

      uh, it has same screen res, but w/ bigger screen than rezound.  couple that w/ fact it’s an oz. lighter.  ppi is slightly behind rezound but better than gnex and razr.  i was bout to buy rezound and still may, but this is intriguing.  sounds like you’re trying to defend your purchase good sir.

  • Eric

    Even the new LG phones have an 8MP camera… hello Samsung!

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  • Anonymous

    Good looking phone, but not an LG guy. Shame on manufacturers for still pushing gingerbread phones out when source for ICS has already been released. I get the feeling that there will still be many more 2.3 phones being released in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    You know. Reading news of this handset it finally dawned on me. Android handset manufacturers are moving so fast and are all competing with each other at such a breakneck pace, that I don’t think they even consider what Apple is doing anymore. Apple moves so slow that they’re really not a part of the competition to consider.

  • Anonymous

    The current GALAXY NEXUS on Verizon is the BEST SMARTPHONE on the market the next 8months period. .

    • Anonymous

      I returned my Galaxy Nexus for a Razr. Way to many issues with the Nexus, mainly readio issues.

  • Anonymous

    Another SAD LG MODEL. 2.3 Gingerbread device..Screw LG and there SORRY SKINED PHONES. People actual buy this garbage they remind me of all the USELESS IPHONES out there……

  • Turnhips

    I have never witness an LG smartphone that impressed me in any way.

    • 21chip

      The LG Dare was the best phone. Battery still last a week or more to date. My Wife still uses it today!!! HeeHee. Not a Gnexus like mine, but it is a great Dumb phone.

  • AndroidJunkie

    It looks like Samsung and HTC just gave LG the leftover parts from their 2010 phones and LG just cobbled them together into this fugly frankenphone.

  • AndroidJunkie

    Way to bash the Nexus (without droppin names) there Verizon. I really have no idea why they would have wanted (temporary) exclusivity on a phone they treat like the mutant child they keep locked in the attic and never speak of.

  • So I know about, Motoblur, Sense, and Touchwiz… But quick question.  What the hell is that?  

  • Mahay

    Screw LG , Verizon and Android. LG Revolution is my last LG brand electronic. Verizon can stick those crapware they insall on their phones where sun doesn’t shine and Android let me know when Google actually grows up and doesnt act like 17 years old kid who makes software and doesn’t even properly test.

  • Kanye

    LG, im really happy for you and imma let you finish, but the galaxy nexus is one of the best phones eva!

  • Prime7

    Looks like Bloatware City. And Swype’s included, is it? That means that you won’t be able to update it, a la Droid X’s crappy Swype.

  • Borky Dork

    I thought this phone was rumored to have GSM (global) capabilities? Was this removed, or simply overlooked for this article?

  • Azndan4

    screen is good, proc is weak, software is weak, PASS

  • Alex

    only 4gb on board storage. WEAK! the Rezound comes with 16. Thats one big difference

  • Basket Champion

    So are phones ever going to start being manufactured without soft keys at the bottom like the nexus?

    I think that’s the best way to do it….

  • 4GB and no hardware shutter button?? Pass.

  • shdowman

    I am awaiting the lawsuit from samsung.

    If TW looks “similar” to iOS, then this is a complete copy.

    (I don’t like those stupid lawsuits…just making a point)

  • Anonymous

    So we are up to bluetooth 4.0 and this has 3.0? Guess they have some stock left over.

  • Toyston

    I like all the specs with the exception of 4GB on board (36 GB possible space) and Android 2.3. 

  • Rocketjrb

    The ugly store called and they are running out of you.

  • Anonymous

    This or the Nexus?! Decisions, decisions… 

  • Anonymous

    Lol exclusive content on android… I am almost willing to bet that other phones will have access to these features before the phone even launches.

  • Ok… with everything going ICS over the next year… why isn’t this one already? & why do I want physical buttons? I think at this point I am just going to wait for the quad-cores before I get a new phone.

  • Bewara2009

    Is screen protected by Gorilla Glass 2? Anyone…

  • Anonymous

    So it’s the Nitro HD for Verizon?

  • ko940

    Looks like another crappy LG device. is it me or do they just make an ugly phone. i mean i tried to like the revolution but the whole ui, buttons and everything i just cant stand!

  • Guest

    So what about the Sprint Galaxy Nexus that was just leaked with a full 1.5ghz dual core processor?  That will hurt the VZW owner’s feelings I bet.

    • Anonymous

      If the Sprint GNex is limited to 16gb, I’ll take 32gb over 300mhz any day.

  • i love my galaxy nexus and loved my OG droid but every time i look at another droid device with a random UI on top i just think that this is another generic app phone. I still remember the days of the clamshell phone and the candy bar all with just a generic UI but with a different manufacturer. Google you need to control the product.

  • These phones are beginning to bore me. The same old specs. They are releasing four phones a month with the same specs.(4.5 HD screen, dual core processor, 1gig of ram, 8 meg camera capable of shooting 1080p If you were to ask the carriers whats the difference between all of their new phones ,they wouldnt be able to tell ya other than the name.

  • Www Blah

    What where is the Droid4 at ugh come on verizon there are enough all touch screens out there! Pissed off

  • “optional 3000mAh extended battery available at launch”  I wonder how the back of that will look

    • Anonymous

      Like a pregnant calculator.

    • Anonymous

      With a lot of junk in the trunk….lol

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone else see the “simultaneous data and talk feature – surf the web while talking on the phone.” ? That’s new.

    • You can do that on all LTE devices if your connected to 4G

      • Anonymous

        I did not know that. That is completely news to me. Ok, now I feel a little tardish. Not full retard, but at least semi retard, like rainman.

        • Bo

          Only the HTC Thunderbolt and Rezound can do that when on 3G.

        • Anonymous

          news to me, too. I thought it wasn’t possible on verizon’s network…

          but come to think of it…i recall them saying it’s not possible on *CDMA* (3G), so i guess it could be true that it works on LTE…

    • Bewara2009

      The same hump like you got on your back… 

    • Anonymous
  • Pete

     Where’s the search button? I won’t be able to trigger/open supported apps by long pressing it. What’s wrong with these OEMs. First was the optical trackpad for mouse hover elements and as a joystick for non-screen covering gaming. Keyboard phones are getting more and more appealing.

    • Bob

      No sense in having a search button if it just sends you to bing.

      • Anonymous

        good point!

    • Anonymous

      They maybe going the ICS route, and have the fixed search bar, or a double tap on one of those buttons to initiate search.

    • Jeff

       I like long pressing the search button to open up the QBright while in any app to manually set the screen brightness.

    • Marcus

       I got to say that I’d jump on a phone that brings back the optical pad.

  • Wow skinned Gingerbread. Sweet…

  • Anonymous

    3000 mAH battery? Holy cow, will it still fit in a pocket?

  • Ill keep my Rezound thats unlocked and has basically the same if not better specs and support. 😛

    • Anonymous

      This is the Rezounds internals, under the LG skin. That’s all.

  • Guest

    wow you all are dumb…

  • The LG Spectrum is easily the best VZW phone?

    I’m rolling…

    • Anonymous

      Spectrum is easily LG’s best VZW phone

    • Anonymous

      That one cracked me up too. I guess today is “Be Nice to LG Fans Day” or something.

  • Will Frame

    Oh look…it’s a Nitro for Verizon.

  • Schoat333

    does it have ICS?

  • Anonymous

    Android 2.3???

    That’s SO 2011…

  • df2rools

    The Spectrum is easily LG’s best VZW phone to date….”


  • EC8CH


    Now I regret buying the G-Nex.

  • Anonymous

    where’s the search button?

  • Anonymous

    LG needs a new design team.  They’ve improved their TV/PC monitor designs quite a bit, but the phones don’t seem to be improving as much.

    Hardware and screen look solid though.

    • Anonymous

      Are you kidding me? This is actually a good looking [render] LG phone. What, are you a moto design fan? I love how LG is able to pull off a 8MP camera without the hideous ‘hump’ …

      edit: If you were talking about LG’s android skin, then nevermind the above…

      • Anonymous

        No I use a Nexus and I don’t like Moto’s design either. 

        And yes, I was talking about the physical design. Don’t like the silver rim, always looks cheap when on the finished product. 

        • Anonymous

          Touche. Although there’s far worse looking phones on the market today…

          • Anonymous

            Agreed.  I just feel that LG has evolved in the right direction with flat screens and monitors design and I thought that would spill over into their phones a bit more is all. 

  • deeznutz

    best phone out spec wise is the SGS2 Skyrocket….unitl vzw gets a phone with these specs, all of there phones will suck in comparison….period! Including gnex…say somethin!

    • Anonymous

      if you had a gnex….it trumps all phones out there at this point in time

    • DroidzFX


      It if its not stock it can suck deeznutz

    • Anonymous

      This has same specs as skyrocket…. same processor, ram, what does the skyrocket have that makes it so good?

    • Anonymous

      The Skyrocket’s pixel density is laughable.  The 2 year old OG Droid’s screen blows it away.

  • Anonymous

    No need for Google Maps when there’s SleaZ Navigator. 😛

  • marty jones

    Nexus who? (Says the troll)

  • Not sure how this is easily the best phone. It lacks a lot compared to both the Rezound and Gnex.

    • LG’s best on Verizon, not the best of all Verizon phones.

      • Bewara2009

        ahaah you tell him kellex B.

        • Reading thoroughly is for the birds.

          In either case, it’s a kind of lack luster phone considering its competition just on verizon. I can sure hope it’s on the low side of 249.99.

          I do feel extra special for kellex responding 😛

          • your face is for the birds nikka

          • Bewara2009

            r u trying to say the n word bro?

          • Anonymous

            If it came out at $199, this would sell quite well actually. Of course, Verizon won’t see it that way and will sell 80% less devices at a 33% higher price. Thats just good math in the VZ world.

      • Madcow06

        Didn’t Verizon pull out of CES? Or was that just the CEO?

      • people cant read

  • Anonymous

    Weaksauce…basically a Rezound twin

    • CivilDroid

      Weaksauce for the WIN. Oh sheeshyall

    • Bewara2009

      What the hell are you smoking? The Rezound beats this piece of S@#% 

      • Anonymous

        Because it has sense and beats audio?

  • T4rd

    Decent specs.  Is that the same internals as the Rezound?  LGs quality in terms of hardware has been pretty lackluster from what I’ve see in the smartphone realm.  Lots of issues with the GX2, Nitro seems pretty loose in fit and finish and the Revolution was pretty mediocre at its time of launch.

  • gregwilliams

    what are all these pre-ICS phones going to do with those external buttons once they get ICS?? 

    • They still get used and the on screen buttons wont be shown.

      • gregwilliams

        but these customizable soft keys are so fun!

        • Guest

          but it wastes screen size

        • True that. Right now mine are simply the HTC layout with menu on each side. But people are going crazy with custom images and such.

          • gregwilliams

            can’t wait for some “live” soft keys

    • Guest

      obviously they are going to put out ICS without those buttons, look at all the other phones getting it…

      • gregwilliams

        so you can send in your phone to the manufacturer when ICS comes out and they’ll remove the physical buttons? just like 4G and the xoom? 

        • Guest

          you are retarded my friend, obviously they are just giong to come out with ICS with out the soft keys, expecailly if phones liek the droid X is getting ICS…

        • Anonymous

          I thought the only thing removed from the Xoom was people’s desire to buy one?

    • Anonymous

      You can still use hardware buttons on ICS.

  • deeznutz

    no NFC…SERIOUSLY! Next phone…

    • Anonymous

      What happened to FM radio support on these phones? I miss that more than NFC.