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LG Spectrum 2

80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

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."

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User Reviews

70
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79
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

75
 

Display

89
 

Battery life

76
 

Camera

77
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

77
 

Portability (size / weight)

72
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

75
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
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83
 

User

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