December 3rd 2012 3:43 pm

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conclusion:We like it

80 December 10th 2012 7:31 pm

The Spectrum 2 is a solid midrange smartphone with some good features, including wireless charging, a 4.7-inch HD display, and support for Verizon's high-speed LTE data network. For its price, the Spectrum 2, according to PC Mag, "gets you the largest display for your money, along with plenty of power, solid battery life, and a good camera." CNET concurs, saying that, with a "winning combination of a reasonable price tag, wireless features, and solid performance, the Spectrum 2 is an excellent Verizon handset in its price range." However, Laptop Mag offers the caveat that "what makes the Spectrum 2 a good but not a great deal is the lag that sometimes creeps in when performing basic tasks, as well as the below-average battery life." Nevertheless, Laptop calls it "a very capable midrange Android phone."

Critic reviews

7.8
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.4
  • Display
    8.9
  • Battery life
    7.5
  • Camera
    7.8
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.6

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User reviews

7.0
1 review
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Camera
    6.0
  • Ease of use
    10
  • Design and form factor
    10
  • Portability (size / weight)
    10
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0
8.0
PC Mag Nov 27, 2012

The LG Spectrum 2 for Verizon Wireless gets you a first-rate smartphone for about half the price as other top picks.

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8.0
CNET Dec 3, 2012

With its winning combination of a reasonable price tag, wireless features, and solid performance, the Spectrum 2 is an excellent Verizon handset in its price range.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Nov 21, 2012

The Spectrum 2 is a solid midrange Android phone with a bright HD screen and built-in wireless charging, but it could use a Jelly Bean performance boost.

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8.0
SlashGear Dec 2, 2012

What can I say? LG has made a strong showing in the mid-range field once again. I can’t find anything to really complain about as far a mid-range smartphones go – no, you don’t have the best of the best in terms of hardware, but for $99 on ... contract, the Spectrum 2 is a pretty good phone.

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8.0
Mobiledia Dec 3, 2012

The LG Spectrum 2 doesn't have any mind-blowing features, but it's a rock-solid high-end device at a good deal -- $100 with a contract.

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8.0
phoneArena Nov 19, 2012

This newest model not only includes a larger 4.7” True HD IPS display, but has a faster 1.5GHz dual-core ... processor and 16GB internal memory. Combine that with the easy to use Optimus UI interface, good call quality and battery life, the LG Spectrum 2 is hard to beat in this price point.

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8.0
Android Community Nov 22, 2012

It performs like a beast and has a great-looking 4.7-inch display. And while there are a few minor flaws that may or not bother some people, the $100 everyday price tag is a bargain for this device — just not during the holidays.

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