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    I'll be switching to Verizon soon, and I think my LG is just an awesome device.

    The spectrum 2 will likely be my first choice; but I'm wondering... is it that I'm the only one who wants this device, or has no one been able to actually purchase this phone in stores yet?

    It seems odd that a $99 phone with these specs has no reviews, no forums, nothing.

    I expect it to be like the viper, but a better body... and the viper has an amazing screen (2nd only to the HOX in my book) and is super fast. It's my first LG device, and first android phone, and it is just awesome. The LG ICS launcher is awesome too. I look forward to the same thing, but thinner and with a bigger screen.

    Anyway, first thread on the device... fire away. Do you have it, do you want it, do you love or hate your LG phone?

    sent from my LG Viper using my thumb and Swype.
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    I'm switching to Verizon and noticed the spectrum online yesterday. I would get it but its only available online and I don't want to wait any longer

    Update: Just went to the Verizon store and they have it! The display model felt nice (the back texture was a little strange but felt pretty grip-y). I like lg and expect no build quality issues. Well, if all goes well I'll have it by tomorrow afternoon.

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    Hi,
    I do have the LG Spectrum2, got it about a week ago.
    So far so good, minus one or two pet peeves that i have. First and foremost: Does not come with Swype, which sux if you utilize as i do. Thats how i saw your blog, im looking for info to see if I can download swpe or swype beta I heard the beta version is awesome..
    So if you are a hardcore "Swyper" this might not be the best phone choice.
    The data is superfast, I am usually in a 4G area and holy cow its fast.
    Gooood LUCK
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Bassman View Post
    Hi,
    I do have the LG Spectrum2, got it about a week ago.
    So far so good, minus one or two pet peeves that i have. First and foremost: Does not come with Swype, which sux if you utilize as i do. Thats how i saw your blog, im looking for info to see if I can download swpe or swype beta I heard the beta version is awesome..
    So if you are a hardcore "Swyper" this might not be the best phone choice.
    The data is superfast, I am usually in a 4G area and holy cow its fast.
    Gooood LUCK
    Go to the website and get the beta, which is better anyway. I've used it for months. It isn't really a beta, since Swype is always in beta.

    sent from my LG Viper using my thumb and Swype.
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    I use Swype beta on the spectrum 1. Just download it from their site. It's much better than the official version. It even has themes.

    As far as the spectrum 2 goes, don't expect much attention for it. The first spectrum which I'm using now has been mostly ignored by developers. The spectrum 2 seems like a good phone for the money but the competition is stiff now and I just don't expect many people will be buying it.

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    Well I've been loving this phone so far, a couple annoying things here and there but really nice. I love the screen and gesture controls. Antutu score below if anyone cares lol
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    Great. How is the battery life? I can't believe this has a bigger battery than the DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diecastdonkey View Post
    Well I've been loving this phone so far, a couple annoying things here and there but really nice. I love the screen and gesture controls. Antutu score below if anyone cares lol
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    Wow that antutu score is not that high at all. I get 6700 on the first spectrum. On gingerbread with a custom Rom and overclocked I could get 7400+

    But the question it's how smooth is it? Does it run smooth and does it open apps fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiah.Israel View Post
    Wow that antutu score is not that high at all. I get 6700 on the first spectrum. On gingerbread with a custom Rom and overclocked I could get 7400+

    But the question it's how smooth is it? Does it run smooth and does it open apps fast?

    Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk 2
    I've been using the Spectrum 2 for a few days and it seems plenty fast. I haven't had any issues. Apps open quick and the phone runs nice and smooth.
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    Does it have gorilla glass? Played with one at the store. Felt light and kind of cheap but the screen was super awesome. Very tempting but who knows if it will get jellybean and the razor m has job now

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    I doubt the gorilla glass but do not know for sure. I thought ac central had a review up?

    LG has already stated that all the phones sold in 2012 will get jb at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    I doubt the gorilla glass but do not know for sure. I thought ac central had a review up?

    LG has already stated that all the phones sold in 2012 will get jb at least

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    It does in fact have gorilla glass. http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-s...reless-127091/

    Also, isn't the spectrum 2 the US equivalent of the LTE II? If so we could probably expect jellybean fairly soon.

    http://m.itproportal.com/2012/10/15/...-bean-upgrade/

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    Does it have gorilla glass? Played with one at the store. Felt light and kind of cheap but the screen was super awesome. Very tempting but who knows if it will get jellybean and the razor m has job now

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
    The screen on my LG Viper has a pretty "low end" resolution... but it is better than the M... it really is way, way better than it had any right to be. The HTC phones are the only ones I've seen that I think are better.

    sent from my LG Viper
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    I personally love mine... Great feature packed, fast phone for a low price

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    I can't believe this phone has no love here either...
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    The best android phone that I have ever used...Previously owned fascinate, razr , rezound, galaxy nexus, S3 and razr m...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCTM View Post
    The best android phone that I have ever used...Previously owned fascinate, razr , rezound, galaxy nexus, S3 and razr m...

    Sent from my VS930 4G using Tapatalk 2
    Android Central seems to disagree. I, however, am super impressed. It can be a little laggy on the menu, but I like it as much as my nexus. And it was only $50 on amazon!

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    The reception is so much better than the nexus. Many reviews overlook that these days.

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    I too cannot understand the lack of attention this well priced, feature rich phone gets. I have had my LG2 since Nov.2012 and can honestly say this is the best phone I have ever owned. The lack of Swype was a bit of a downer but then I realized that you can get almost any app imaginable from Google Play Market so I downloaded Touchpal V5 which is a swype keyboard for free. This phone is Fantastic!! The screen clarity, speed, memory storage, etc.etc.. Just an all around great phone by LG would definetly recommend checking this phone out before paying more for a phone when this one does everthing.
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    I picked up one of these phones for a great price on craigslist and I think its a great phone also. It does have a few quirks I don't like but, I've found them on every phone I've owned including GS3, all the RAZR phones, Note 2, Galaxy Nexus.

    I wish I knew how to do coding/programming on phones. I would defiantly start on this one.
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    Some work is being done to get a custom rom built for this at another forum by a Dev. When it is ready fore release I will also note it here.
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    The best thing about this phone is the reception. By far the best reception I have ever seen on a cell phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCTM View Post
    The best thing about this phone is the reception. By far the best reception I have ever seen on a cell phone...

    Sent from my VS930 4G using Tapatalk 2
    Yeah, versus my nexus, it's no competition.
    Also, for those following this thread that are having some lag issues, I switched the phone over to ADW from apex, and it seems that it was the most recent apex update causing the lag. It was almost as bad as it was with the stock launcher. No problems at all with the most recent ADW.

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    I was using apex too and noticed the lag. Switched to nova and everything is much better...

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    its free with 2yr contract right now on VZW. I'm very tempted because I'm broke. I just dont want to feel left in the dust with updates like I did with the DInc2, which was another great phone no one gave a crap about.
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