Yesterday we saw the announcement of the LG Spectrum, a 4G LTE enabled Android phone with a large 4.5-inch screen and some nice bells and whistles. One of the differentiating features of the LG Spectrum is it’s exclusive ESPN ScoreCenter app which lets sports fans access HD video updates throughout the day, which also includes a widget.
Powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and running Android 2.3, the Spectrum seemed to run smoothly, although I’m not especially a fan of the customized LG interface, bells, and whistles.
The Spectrum has an 8MP camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and comes with the typical smartphone connectivity one would expect including a MicroSD port, 3.5mm headset jack, MicroUSB, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, GPS, and similar technologies we’ve quickly come to take for granted.
The LG Spectrum seems like a decent enough phone and will almost immediately become an option: it launches January 19th for $199.99. But compared to other offerings on Verizon, nothing about the Spectrum stands out as a huge advantage, must have killer-feature or definitive reason to purchase this phone instead of a competing device. It’s a dual-core 4G Android Phone with plenty of power and capabilities, but users should get some hands on time with the options before plunking down their hard earned dollars as I think there are probably some better options in the same price range.