11) Front View
Here is the Spectrum and its 4.5 inches of touch-screen real estate. Note the three Android control buttons under the LG logo. From left to right, there is a settings button, the home button and a back button. They’re not virtual, but they lie under the Gorilla Glass. As a consequence, you often need to tap the buttons multiple times to get a response.
22) Back Panel
The back is interesting, a sort of off-black color piece of plastic with a textured appearance, but no actual texture for easy gripping. In fact, the phone is quite slick to the touch, a puzzling move on LG’s part. There’s also the 8-megapixel camera, which sports auto-focus, face detection, exposure control and geo-tagging. There is a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting in front.
33) Side View
44) Power Up
Once we powered the device on, we saw some of the familiar Gingerbread look, with the weather widget on one of the seven home screens. Yet LG has definitely customized Gingerbread to its liking. Gingerbread is the OS now, but this phone will get the bump to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich later this year.
66) Multimedia Options
77) Social Networking Access
88) News, Weather, Market Feeds
99) Application Categories
1010) Easy Access to App Categories
1212) Netflix Access
1313) Sesame Street
We loaded up Sesame Street and got an appreciation for this phone’s 16:9 aspect ratio and 329 pixels per inch.