Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 9 and released on January 19, the LG Spectrum 4G Android smartphone exclusive to the Verizon Wireless LTE broadband network has finally arrived. LG has taken true HD visuals from their HIGH DEF television sets and transferred them to the small screen. Actually, to say that the display on the LG Spectrum is small is relatively incorrect. At 4.50 inches the LCD screen is one of the largest in the 4G smartphone marketplace, and delivers true high definition resolution, at 720 x 1280 pixels.
Buy the LG Spectrum 4G starting at only $79.99.
Pixel density is delivered at a smartphone-best 326 pixels per inch, and 16 million unique colors are accessed to create the display that you see. Navigating the handset is employed by standard capacitive multitouch gestures, and that display is protected by an exterior layer of Corning Gorilla Glass which provides glare reduction and scratch resistance. Delivering the Android Gingerbread operating system out-of-the-box, the LG Spectrum is average in size, design and weight when compared to all other 4G handsets. The device measures 5.33 x 2.71 x 0.42 inches (135 x 69 x 11 mm) in size and weighs 4.99 ounces (142 g).
With an 8.0 megapixel camcorder on the LG Spectrum 4G that records video in 1080P HD resolution, and features like autofocus, face detection, special effects, a self timer, ISO control, geo-tagging and white balance, recording and viewing videos on the 4.5 inch HD screen is a truly enjoyable visual experience. A 1.3 megapixel chat cam is located on the front of the handset and can also be used to place video calls. The 1830 mAh battery delivers 14.5 days standby and approximately 8.3 hours of run time.
The dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor used by LG to power the Spectrum 4G is one of the most powerful in the entire smartphone marketplace, and is part of a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon microchip set that includes an Adreno 220 graphics processor and 1.0 GB of RAM memory. Onboard storage is 4 GB, and a 16 GB microSD card is included, for a total storage capacity of 20 GB, well above average for a 4G smartphone.
With other similar handsets debuting with three digit retail prices, Verizon has chosen to price the LG Spectrum as a budget handset, and it can be purchased on Verizon’s 4G LTE network with a standard two-year activation and data plan for only $79 at select . The handset is the 11th smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE platform, recently tested by independent wireless reviewer RootMetrics as the fastest and most dependable LTE system in the US. Buy the LG Spectrum 4G starting at $79.99.