HD all the way

Verizon has the right idea letting the LG Spectrum join its lineup. The successor ousts the Revolution for plenty of good reasons, including HD and LTE.
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Design

Let's start with design. Accents like this silver touch-sensitive navigation button feel fresh and clean.
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Hatchback

While it's hard to see the black-and-gray checkered back cover, it adds some nice prep-school style, along with those simple, approachable lines.
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Top view

The charging action is at the top.
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Virtual keyboard

The 4.5-inch HD display creates a roomy canvas for a virtual keyboard. Swype is an option, but it isn't preinstalled by default. Unfortunately, the Android keyboard isn't onboard.
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Slim Jim

The Spectrum is pretty lean, but rounded edges help make it comfortable to grip.
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Camera

The 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter did great outdoors, but faltered once inside. Check out this gallery to get a sense of the Spectrum's photo capabilities.
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