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Looking across the LG Spectrum 2 (pictures)

Equipped with NFC, wireless charging capabilities, and 4G LTE, the LG Spectrum 2 on Verizon packs a lot of heat for just $100.

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More sides of the LG Spectrum 2

Though it's only $100 at Verizon, the LG Spectrum 2 gives you a lot of bang for your buck. In addition to its dual-core processor, it also has Android 4.0 ICS, an 8-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE data speeds.

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Blue steel for blue keys

Below the 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, the Spectrum 2 has four hot keys (for back, home, recent apps, and menu) that light up blue when in use. It also runs LG's Optimus 3.0 UI, which lets you customize icons.

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I've got no wires to hold me down

In addition to communicating with other devices via its NFC chip, the handset can also wirelessly charge using a charging pad.

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Charge me up, Scotty

It doesn't come included with the handset, but LG's charging pad can be had for about $70 on the company's Web site.

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Looking a little thick

The phone measures 5.31 inches tall and 2.69 inches wide. At 0.36 inch thick and weighing in at 5.16 ounces, it's thicker and a bit heavier than most midlevel LG handsets.

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A look up top

The sleep/power button, pictured to the left of the 3.5mm headphone jack, also lights up blue when pressed.
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Take a look at me now

On the back is an 8-megapixel camera that's capable of shooting full HD 1080p video.
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Underneath the hood

Powering the LG Spectrum 2 is a 2,150mAh battery, which roughly translates to 10.4 hours of reported usage time, and a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU.

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