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LG Spectrum II, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)
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LG Spectrum II, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Display: 4.7-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Product Description

Product Description

The Android based LG Spectrum smartphone allows you to multitask smoothly with high-end applications. With a 4.7-inch screen, this LG Spectrum 2 cell phone lets you comfortably watch movies and videos. Built with 16 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot that can support expandable memory up to 32 GB, this smartphone provides ample storage space for all your digital files. Moreover, integrated with an 8 MP rear camera along with a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, clicking pictures and video calling is a hassle-free experience with this device. Equipped with quadband GSM and WCDMA modes, this smartphone is enabled for international use. This phone also offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music on Google's Play Store. This is a brand new product, it has never been used, it includes all new accessories, and should be in its original box. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.


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LG Spectrum 2
At a Glance:
  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.7-inch True HD AH-IPS screen (1280 x 720 pixels)

  • Dual cameras - eight MP camera with HD 1080p video capture, 1.3 megapixel front-facing

  • 16 GB (formatted capacity is less) ROM, one GB RAM

  • NFC technology

  • 2,150 mAh battery and wireless charging battery cover included

  • Corporate/personal e-mail
At a Glance

The LG Spectrum 2 was built for entertaining and impressing with its deep array of features, Android 4.0 platform, and full Google integration. Its large, 4.7-inch True HD screen delivers every detail of your favorite film and makes it easier for you to see your display at various angles with natural color and 550 NIT brightness. Record high-quality videos with up to three times zoom and customizable brightness, backgrounds, and color effects. QuickMemo is another easy-to-use feature of the LG Spectrum 2. Mark up your screen with notes or drawings using QuickMemo then share your annotated maps, sites and photos with friends. Experience the full range of features from Android Beam to Video Wiz.

A Truly Wireless Experience

Break free from charging cables with the Wireless Charging Battery Cover (included). Also share videos, HD video, games, or other content wirelessly to larger devices via SmartShare (media sharing via DLNA). The NFC hardware in the LG Spectrum 2 makes pairing a simple process: just tap two devices together. Another wireless feature is the LG Tag+ sticker, which allows you to activate different phone modes with just a tap of your phone. For business, securely connect to your corporate network using LG’s built-in, multi-headed Virtual Private Network (VPN).

LG Tag+ Organization

The Tag+ can be attached to various surfaces including a bedside table, on the desk at an office, or in the kitchen at home, and then set to activate certain on-device modes. For example: after being swiped by the bedside table and put into night mode, Spectrum 2 could automatically switch off radio reception. In the morning, a swipe across the tag in the kitchen would automatically turn on Wi-Fi and launch a weather app or RSS feed. When in the office, the phone could be swiped across the tag and launch any business-specific apps and work e-mail. The Tag+ stickers are user-programmable and spill resistant.

Android Beam

Share info with other smartphones faster than ever. Beam allows you to share contacts, YouTube videos, maps, webpages and more by simply touching two phones together. You can share directions by bringing up the map, tapping the devices together and hitting send.

The Latest in Digital Photography

Never miss a shot with the dual-facing, high-quality cameras. Take great photos with the rear-facing, eight-megapixel camera, even when your subjects are moving. The camera is equipped with autofocus and LED flash. With the Time Catch Shot feature, your camera takes two pictures just before you tap the shutter and one after. Also shoot amazing panoramic scenes with Intelligent Panorama. With Voice Shot, just say “cheese” to easily take your self-portrait with the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Another professional-grade feature is Continuous Shot, which lets you automatically take six pictures in quick succession after you press the shutter. Other features also include an advanced image editor that lets you crop, rotate, add effects, and more.

QuickMemo Feature

Never miss a note with the LG Mach’s easy-to-use QuickMemo feature. Capture any screen on your phone and instantly draw, write, or take notes right there. No need to waste time searching for and launching another application. Take instant notes that are easy to share.

What's in the Box

LG Spectrum 2; Standard Li-Ion Battery; Wireless Charging Battery Cover; Wall/USB Charger; Two LG Tag+ Stickers; Product Safety & Warranty Guide; Quick Reference Guide; Global Support Brochure

Vital Statistics

The LG Spectrum 2 measures 5.31 x 2.69 x .36 inches and weighs 5.16 ounces.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution) provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Verizon Wireless Services

Backup Assistant: This complimentary service automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System

This phone runs the Android 4.0.4 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.

The updated Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:

Face Unlock

You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).

And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.

Home Screen Folders

Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.


Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0.4. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.

Voice Input

The new voice engine in Android 4.0.4 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.

Android 4.0.4 Features
  • Global roaming in 220 countries
  • Direct access from the lock screen to phone, camera, and text
  • New home screen layout with enhanced launch bar
  • Improved voice input: hold down the search key to dictate emails and text or navigate to an address
  • Face unlock: the device uses the front-facing camera to automatically recognize you when you attempt to unlock
  • Data usage: the new usage center allows you to monitor how much data is consumed each month
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Dual Band connectivity with a five GHz band of 802.11 a and a 2.4 GHz band of 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n
  • Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allows Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for sharing contacts, web pages, directions, and more to compatible phones
  • GPS for navigation for access to turn-by-turn directions
  • Bluetooth technology 4.0


  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor allowing you to quickly browse the web and switch between apps
  • 4.7-inch True HD AH-IPS screen (1280 x 720 pixels)

Communications & Internet

  • Web browser with full HTML browser
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Personal and work e-mail


  • Rear-facing camera eight megapixels with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera with 1.3 megapixels for video chats and self portraits
  • Full HD 1080p video capture


  • Music player with Dolby Mobile, supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WAV


  • RAM one GB
  • ROM 16 GB

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This LG phone might surprise you December 17, 2012
This phone has surprised me. I have owned lots of Android phones and this one might be my favorite yet. I NEVER thought I would say this about an LG phone. To put it in perspective, I have owned the Galaxy Nexus, S3, Rezound, Razr and Razr M.

The one area where this phone really shines is reception. The Galaxy Nexus literally could not pick up a signal at my house, the S3 was not much better and the Motorolas had a solid 3G signal but barely picked up a 4G signal. This phone has been on a 4G signal over 90% of the time. Calls are crystal clear too. Not sure why the LG has a stronger signal at my house than any of the other phones but it does.

The IPS HD screen is awesome too. Much better screen than some of the more expensive phones...

It comes with some delivered themes. The Thor one is especially cool.

It runs fast too. It had some delays when I first started using it but that has cleared up. I deactivated quite a few of the delivered apps that I do not need.

The GPS locks on fairly quickly but not as fast as the Razr M did.

The battery life is average but good enough for me. I am constantly around a charger if needed. If you need great battery life and do not have access to a charger regularly, this might not be the phone for you. On the positive side, the battery is user replaceable if needed. There might be after market options for a different battery but I have not seen one yet. It also comes with a micro sd card slot for expansion. So many phones these days do not have either of these options.

The overlay that LG uses does not bother me. You could always use a launcher if needed.

The phone would be even better with Jelly Bean.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Week Later... November 23, 2012
I got this new phone one week ago today from Verizon (not Amazon). Unfortunately, had to return to Verizon store today to exchange phone. There was a problem with the camera/software. Other than that, I am very pleased with the phone. I LOVE ICS!! I upgraded from a Motorola Droid X, and am very impressed with the lightweight Spectrum II.

-The touch screen is super responsive (sometimes just hovering over a letter while texting is enough).
-Not too impressed with the face lock, I prefer not to look at myself every time I want to unlock the phone.
-Many apps that are linked with your Google account will automatically load onto this phone (with ICS).
-There are a lot of pre-loaded apps (56 total apps), many that I could live without, but most Amazon apps are pre-installed, with a wonderful widget included. Amazon App Store is not pre-installed.
-Smileys are difficult to use in many apps (if you can loacte them at all).
-Predicitve text seems to be only available when texting. Have not seen it in the browser.
-I use Google Voice a lot & messages don't seem to be transmitted as fast as with my previous phone, arrive within minutes instead of seconds.
-In the app drawer, preloaded apps are on first few pages, then apps you downloaded. There is an option to arrange apps alphabetically, but will only arrange downloaded apps, not pre-installed.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Phone at a Nice Price December 8, 2012
Screen is perfect in size, clarity, AND brightness.
Phone is fast and responsive.
Camera snaps quick and clear pictures/video.
Call quality is very good and reception good.
Tactile and intuitive

I wouldn't mind a Jelly Bean upgrade...but it's already very smooth and that's the main feature I see.
Also, it needs more accessories, like a car dock with built in charging...:)

I picked this phone because I found it felt great in the hand, the screen wasn't pentile (pentile gives me headaches) and was also FAR brighter than the S3, and I got it for free. I expected to "settle" for it and find it useable but I'm surprised how nice it is. The UI is pleasing to look at and very very responsive - I don't miss Jelly Bean and its project butter. It's well rounded and I'm a bit disappointed with some reviews it's getting from CNET and other sites because it doesn't have an advertising campaign with it or catchy features that hardly get used (like on the S3-which is still a great phone!)

I came from an HTC Rezound which I liked a lot, but the bigger screen and thinner body of the Spectrum 2 make this a VERY nice upgrade.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My first smartphone... June 18, 2013
Please refer to the title of my review and do not spend time reading it if you are well acquainted with smartphones..I am writing this for someone like me who is very new to this technology. The phone I switched from was an LG Chocolate and so I am used to a touch screen and some of the similar parts. I just wanted to note some aspects which took me some research to solve and thought it might save some time for newbies like myself. Verizon gave me this website which has several videos with simple demonstrations and some good, basic information. verizonwireless.com/workshops
1. I chose this phone primarily for the superior camera. My first niece was born less than 3 weeks ago and I plan to take a multitude of photos. :) So far, I love the camera and I really haven't had time to explore it's many extras which look great.
2. I wanted to load some of the photos from my computer to the phone so I connected with the USB cord that comes with the phone and copied them from Windows Pictures onto the phone's memory. I wish I could be more specific with how I did this but I don't recollect but I do remember it was relatively simple.
3. What took me the longest to learn was how to put the pictures in files. I really wanted to stay as organized with them as possible. In researching this, I learned that you can place your "widgets" into files so that your camera appears less cluttered. You simply click and drag one on top of another and they are placed in a folder. You can place many items in these folders, create multiple folders, and title your folders. Your widgets are actually laid out in a grid and so I was able to narrow it down to 2 folders plus a clock and have this at the top, a personal pic, and then the bottom row of icons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
So i bought this phone, not from here but verizon about almost 2 yrs ago. It worked well for about 5-6 months and then it started to get real slow. Read more
Published 1 month ago by cindy
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it unless you're one that gets a new phone every few months
Works good for about a year, then goes to crap. Planned obsolescence at its finest.
Published 2 months ago by Roger
1.0 out of 5 stars The long answer- this is the perfect phone for you if you hate...
The long answer- this is the perfect phone for you if you hate yourself. I recently learned of the origins of the LG Spectrum II- it was forged in hell itself. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. A. Zimmerman
1.0 out of 5 stars wast of money..
Worst phone ive ever had... the headphone jack keeps breaking, it keeps over heating, lags, battery dies fast, never any updats, and my apps dont work
Published 8 months ago by trevor buchele
1.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't going to write a review but...
This phone hasn't even lasted a year. I dropped it one time when I first got it, three months later it started having problems. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Katelyn
4.0 out of 5 stars freezing
Really like the phone but it will freeze at times and take several minutes until it is usable again. The camera takes awesome pictues
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars You dont have to get a 'Galaxy' to have a great Android phone...
Like a reviewer before me also stated, I have had many Android phones from Motorola, Samsung, HTC.....and this LG is my first LG and will most likely NOT be my last. Read more
Published 15 months ago by B. Watson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good phone for the money!
Phone's ok but does have problems. Its not a bad phone. Has a great looking screen and a dual core processor with plenty of memory and a good feel with a large screen. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Harold R. Machen
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I've had 2SG's, 1&3.Absolutely loved them. Got talked into this new LG2 because of the better camera and much better battery life. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cerberus
3.0 out of 5 stars Really Disappointed!
I upgraded to this phone on 6/15/2013. This is my first smartphone, so I was impressed with the features that it has. Read more
Published 17 months ago by C. Jones
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