Verizon LG Spectrum 2 First Impressions

I just got my hands on Verizon’s new “mid-range” Android device, the LG Spectrum 2.  Granted, my personal device is currently a Galaxy S II, which is basically now a mid-range device, but it’s amazing to me all the bells and whistles that come with a mid-range device now.  This device was just released at the end of October, so just in time for the holiday season.  I made a quick video for you guys, giving you a brief tour of the device and demonstrating some of the phone’s features that I was immediately impressed with and unimpressed with.  I’ll even make a quick list here:

Likes:

  • The display is beautiful.  4.7″ True HD IPS LCD with a 720 x 1280 resolution giving it a pixel density of 312 ppi.  It’s really great.
  • This is my first time using an LG UI.  I like it.  Super customizable/themeable.  It has a similar feel to the new TouchWiz layout but much much more customizable.
  • Surprisingly snappy.  The device is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 which we know is no slouch.

Dislikes:

  • The lock/power button is on the top of the device.  With this device’s 4.7″ screen it’s a tall device, 5.31″ tall in fact.  Reaching for that power button requires some shiftiness or two hands.
  • The haptic feedback is tingy.  The vibration is audible.  I dislike.

So, I’m going to be using this LG Spectrum 2 as my personal device for the next week or so.  If you’re considering picking up this device, or have some questions about it, comment below or on YouTube and let me know what you want to see in the review video.  Also stay tuned for the full review where I’ll be doing benchmarking and will probably have some more likes and dislikes for you.  Thanks!

 

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