Originally Posted by TwiggLe
Originally Posted by wierdo124
What in the world would compell you to get a Spectrum 2?
Droid-Life pretty much called it crap....
On Verizon right now, HTC DNA is king, but expensive, and munches batteries. Galaxy S3 is still excellent. RAZR HD MAXX is boss of battery life. Note 2 is awesome if you like big screens.
If you're dead set on the $100 or under price range, RAZR M is your #1 choice. It's midrange but it's been pegged as one of the top android phones of the year regardless.
That's one review site. I've been looking around for the last 2-3 weeks at what's available. The specs on the RazrM and the Spectrum2 are almost identical with the Spectrum just having the larger/higher res screen, Same CPU and same Ram.
I've handled both in the store for a little bit each. I am leaning towards the LG cause it feels better in my hand and the screen seemed more responsive to me and with the slightly higher PPI just looked all around better.
So far from the reviews I've read and watched on youtube and around the net. The biggest complaint on the Spectrum 2 is the Power button/notification light being at the top right of the phone.
But even that the one reviewer sat it down on his desk and pointed the camera down at it and you could see the light still. (nit picky stuff..)
My only problem is finding a retailer with the Spectrum 2 instock. They have display units but most have to order it from a warehouse taking up to 5 days to get to me.
Specs, yes. Software is a whole different animal.
RAZR M has Blur, which as of late is mighty close to AOSP android and is handily the lightest weight OEM skin. LG has their own skin, which has caught a lot of hate.
RAZR M has a lower res screen, but also a smaller screen. 4 inch 720p screen would increase the price and really isn't necessary.
Also, good luck getting software updates from LG. Spectrum 1 was launched with Gingerbread in 2012! It didn't get ICS until October!!! That's awful. The Spectrum 2 launched with ICS and still hasn't got JB. We'll be lucky if it gets it by June, and it'll never get the next version of Android.
Razr M launched with ICS and got JB at the very beginning of November. Supposedly Moto is gearing up for the 4.2 upgrade already.
Not to mention Motorola's build quality is incredible. I'm not a fanboy, I've owned a Motorola, an HTC, and now a Samsung, and the Motorola had BY FAR the best build quality, perhaps of any phone I've ever held.
Just saying, if it was my money i wouldn't touch the Spectrum 2.