The LG Spectrum isn’t necessarily my favorite phone. It’s got pretty nice specs and a killer screen, but there’s something to be said about the way a phone draws you in from across the room. I don’t mean to get all romantic or dramatic about it, but it’s still true: appearance matters. Windows Phones have that engaging, compelling live tile interface. The iPhone has its stunning design and piano black shine. Motorola’s Razr has that crazy thin profile, and Samsung has the ultimate combo in the form of its Galaxy series: giant, gorgeous screens with beautiful design.
LG doesn’t really have that, and this is particularly apparent on the Spectrum. I’ve been spending the past few weeks with it (full review to follow), and despite the fact that it’s pretty slick, has a gorgeous display, and packs badass specs, I can’t get over the fact that it’s ugly.
But maybe you like the specs, and just want something that’s as similar as possible to the Spectrum. Or maybe you want the latest and greatest? Well, that’s why we put together this here infographic which pits the LG Spectrum against the Nitro HD and the Galaxy Nexus.
Here’s my two-cents: the Nitro HD has almost all the same specs, but better. By that, I mean that the back panel has this textured plastic to it, which actually makes for a more premium feel in the hand. Plus, the Nitro HD has dropped from its $250 price point to just $100 at AT&T.
Of course, not all of us are AT&T subs and so a Verizon option is necessary. Might I recommend the Galaxy Nexus, Android’s flagship and by far one of the coolest phones we’ve seen all year. It sports an even bigger 720p display at 4.65 inches and comes locked and loaded with the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Or maybe you just want to check out how the LG Spectrum matches up against the competition.