"Very good device."4.5 starson by 1of7627
Pros: Look and feel, build quality, large but lightweight form factor, great screen, removable battery and memory card, lower price than rivals.
Cons: No notification LED. (I can't forgive LG for this since the Revolution has one.) Extended battery offered by Verizon is obtrusive (like the Revolution's). Would have been great if LG's ICS interpretation had been ready for release with the phone.
Summary: I really liked the Revolution I had previously and felt the Spectrum would be even better. It is. My only real disappointment is the aforementioned missing notification LED. (I've found an app in the Market named "NoLED" that works very well, however.) I'm eager to see how ICS performs and hope LG quickly releases it. I don't find battery usage to be significantly different from the Revolution (which for me wasn't bad). Phone sound quality is fine, BlueTooth, WiFi and related implementations all work fine for me. I'd rate it 5 stars if it had a notification LED and ICS out of the box. (Have I made it clear that I miss not having a notificiaton LED? I never saw it even mentioned in any of the Spectrum reviews or those of it's sibling products, ie: Nitro.)Note: The creator of the "NoLED" app (madmack) says it was developed for the Samsung Galaxy S which also has no LED. It displays "dots" (or icons, if desired) on the screen for unread notifications and can also provide repeating vibe and/or audible reminders. It's free (donations appreciated) and works well for me. It's definitely worth a look.
Updated on Jan 26, 2012