Last Updated: Sep 12,2013
Would love to get some opinions. There are no reviews or videos of the actual phone.
Just got mine a couple of days ago and have to say I love it so far. It's super smooth and very responsive. I put nova launcher over top of LG's suspect UI, and the phone is still buttery smooth. The only thing I wish they would have done was made it a bit lighter wait wise. If you are thinking of picking it up I say go for it
Were you able to customize the color of the notification LED? Thanks in advance.
To be honest I haven't really played around with the LED, Never really payed attention to it on any phone I've had anyway. But the soft keys at the bottum and the lock button are a nice blue color which I thought would turn me off at first but fits the ICS software nicely IMO.
How's the camera?
I got mine a few days ago, so far so good.
I bought it mostly because of the camera, and that is exceeding my expectations. Crisp detail at full resolution, very fast response even in low light, flash does its job (although it is blinding if someone points it at you). Videos look very good, and the sound is actually great. I can't post anything yet because I'm new on the forum but I'll put something up as soon as I can.
THE ONLY PROBLEM:
I haven't been able to get a mobile hotspot running. I imagine that someone will add support for this phone into FoxFi or something similar eventually, but if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
Oh, and it gobbles batteries but I guess that is to be expected.
taken with LG Spectrum 2 (VS930)
New Camera Test - blueshift
low light with flash
VIDEO - the link is at the top of the page above the pictures or Spectrum2testHD
I just put in my order for it. $69.99? Tough to beat that.
WiFi hotspot seems to work with the SVTP app in Samsung ICS mode (setting inside app)...haven't tried the full version yet but the network pops up at least.
Just got it in this morning! Woot! It'd be nice to have root access to clean up some of the VZW bloat, but for the time being I installed Nova launcher and I'm just using that to hide the apps from my drawer. A few impressions:
-This thing is FAST! Coming from a Samsung Fascinate, it's like night and day.
-The scrolling is a bit wonky feeling. I'm not sure if that's default ICS or LG's modification, but it's got a very floaty feel to it. It's not bad, but it is different.
-So far, the reception is spot on. My Fascinate bounced around a lot inside my house, but thus far the Spectrum 2 hasn't had anything less than 3 bars showing, and it seems to pick up my WiFi signal with just as much ease.
It's an excellent phone and then you factor in the price and it becomes amazing, the only thing that it lacks is Jelly Bean. If only I had good Verizon coverage in my area I would definitely be tempted to return to a contract after being prepaid for the last 3 years.
Congrats on your new phones! Hang in there and I'm sure you'll get some dev love. I'm an OG spec owners and it was a month or so before root and a couple months before the 1st rom hit, but it will happen. Enjoy your new device!
Played with it all day yesterday, and I continue to be impressed. I had heard bad things about the battery life, but I haven't seen any merit to the worries. My Fascinate would lose 5%/hour in standby, but with the Spectrum 2 I went from 12 AM to about 2:30 AM in standby without losing anything. Screen usage eats battery, naturally, but again it's a slower drain than any other smartphone I've ever owned.
I own a Spectrum and it's a nice phone but it took forever to get ICS and I'm sure it's going to take forever to get Jelly Bean on the Spec 2. I'm actually thinking about dumping my Spec and paying full price for a HTC Droid DNA because I'm sick of LG and all their crap. Just one mans opinion
You know, that's a legitimate worry, but after being an Android user for more than 2 years now, I've stopped getting my hopes up about developer support after release, especially being on Verizon. Even the Galaxy Nexus had delayed updates, and it runs a frickin' Vanilla version of Android.
I haven't looked but is the spec 2 on the JB update list?
Same problem plagued the Spectrum 1 w/ ICS update. Looks like it is still broken.
At least FoxFi bluetooth tethering works, but wifi hotspot does not.
In contrast, I am very very happy with the battery life of my Spectrum 2 in comparison to my Spectrum 1 and my HTC Thunderbolt. Much much better.
What's not to like about this phone? 6 months ago it would have been top of the line. Its got similar specs to the Galaxy S3 at a low price.
Plus, I just rooted mine!!!
Yep, just got it yesterday. So smooth. Camera is excellent and I love the multiple shot before and after you actually take a photo, gives you an option to choose a photo. It is a bit heavier than my wife's S3, but its pretty comparable. Plus I got mine for free, so I cant complain much Gonna start rooting it and whatnot, not sure about the led color up front, if I find something, ill post.
LG SPECTRUM 2 VS930 ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS
(UPDATED MAY 12, 2013)
Spectrum 2 is equipped with a 4.7 inch True HD IPS screen, which means instead of the oft-criticized PenTile display,
the display uses a regular RGB matrix. The rest of the specs look quite enticing as well, including 8-megapixel camera,
the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 S4 processor under the hood, NFC support and Android 4.0.4 installed.
There is 16GB of native storage and Global radio
CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW
USER GUIDES FOR THE SPECTRUM 2 VS930
BLOAT-WARE REMOVAL / GUIDE
WIFI TETHER FOR ROOT USERS / GUIDE
OPTIMIZE BATTERY LIFE / GUIDE
VS930 USER MANUEL / GUIDE
STATUS BAR ICONS / GUIDE
RINGTONE BASICS / GUIDE
MANUALS & DOCUMENTS
USING THE LG TAG+ / GUIDE
TITANIUM BACKUP / GUIDE
HOW TO BACKUP YOUR SPECTRUM 2 DEVICE
BACKUP & RESTORE APPS/DATA TO SD CARD, CLOUD OR PC
BACKUP MUSIC & VIDEO "GOOGLE PLAY" "AMAZON" "PICASA"
HOW TO FLASH CWM RECOVERY FOR "ROOT" USERS ONLY
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ROOTING YOUR SPECTRUM 2
REASONS FOR ROOT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN
ROOTING YOUR SPECTRUM 2 PHONE: FAQ
HOW TO ROOT THE LG SPECTRUM II VS930
HOW TO UN-ROOT YOUR SPECTRUM 2
AFTER ROOTING & OTA UPDATES
CUSTOM ROMS - NONE AS OF YET
TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR YOUR SPECTRUM 2
UNABLE TO ROOT NEW JB 4.1.2 UPDATE
HOW TO DO A "SOFT RESET" OR "HARD RESET"
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO "BRICK" YOUR PHONE?
PANIC ROOM - NEED TO CONTACT A MOD / ADMIN
RESTORE YOUR SPECTRUM 2 BACK TO CLEAN FACTORY STOCK
INSTALL .APK FILES FROM YOUR PC ONTO YOUR PHONE
SOLUTIONS FOR DELETED SYSTEM APPS
SOLUTIONS FOR BATTERY ISSUES
PHONE & ACCESSORY DEAL'S FOR YOUR SPECTRUM 2
SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - AMAZON
SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - VERIZON
SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - WIREFLY
TRIDENT CASE w/TAG+ OPENING
BODY GLOVE TACTIC CASE
SHELL COMBO W/HOLSTER & KICKSTAND
TRIDENT AEGIS BUNDLE PACKAGE
BLACK HARD CASE WITH Y SHAPE STAND
SILICONE COVER - GLOW IN THE DARK
SOFT SILICONE BLACK SKIN COVER
3. SCREEN PROTECTORS
SCREEN PROTECTOR (CLEAR) - AMAZON
SCREEN PROTECTOR (ANTI-GLARE) - AMAZON
SCREEN PROTECTORS - EBAY
SCREEN PROTECORS - NEWEGG
4. BATTERY'S & CHARGERS
UNIVERSAL RAPID BATTERY CHARGER
2 BATTERY'S PLUS CHARGER
CAR + WALL + USB DATA CHARGER
5. SD MEMORY CARDS & ADAPTERS
32 GB SANDISK ULTRA
16 GB SANDISK ULTRA
6. BLUETOOTH HEADSET
LG ELECTRONICS TONE+ HBS-730
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Thanks for the info. Got one of these coming this week. Hope it really is a hidden gem...
Oh man this is terrible, is there any good sorry for this phone that you've found? I'm afraid to root without unlocking the bootloader because I security error my first original Spectrum...And it seems like there's tons of support for that one..I love this one, do u like it?
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