LG Spectrum review: 'HD' is its middle name

Verizon's LG Spectrum superphone has all the high-end specs you'd want in today's top Android phones, including 4G LTE speeds and an emphasis on HD.

LG Spectrum (Verizon)

If you don't mind a slab of a phone that really does resemble a king-size candy bar, then feast your eyes on the LG Spectrum .

If the clean lines and checkered back cover don't win you over, then perhaps the 4.5-inch screen, Verizon's LTE speeds, and 720p HD display will.

LG doesn't stop there, either. The 8-megapixel camera/camcorder can shoot video in 1080p HD, and LG and Verizon have preloaded a trio of HD apps that optimize high-definition video playback.

The Spectrum isn't immune to flaws, though, and the handset is seeing fierce competition on Verizon like never before (read: Motorola Droid Razr Maxx , Samsung Galaxy Nexus , HTC Rezound .) However, this handset keeps LG in the running, and the $200 price tag fits in with the higher end of the pack.

See the video and photos, and read all the pros and cons in the full LG Spectrum review .

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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