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Review: LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless

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Apps

The Spectrum has plenty of applications installed out of the box. It includes the typical Verizon-branded stuff, as well as a few other odds and ends. I was able to delete most of the apps I didn't want, but a few were un-deletable, such as NetFlix, Verizon Score Center, Polaris Office. You know the drill with the Android Market. It's there. It has apps. You can download them.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth worked without issue on the Spectrum. Pairing with mono and stereo headsets, as well as PCs and other phones, was a snap. Sound quality was pretty freaking bad, though. Pumped through my car's speakers, voice calls were flat-out painful. Music sounded terrible through stereo Bluetooth speakers.

Clock

The Spectrum offers the same lock screen clock that most Android phones do. When initially woken from sleep, it shows the time in a larger, digital read out. The time can be gleaned with but a glance. Sadly, LG didn't do anything to customize the lock screen. The Spectrum also has the typical Android alarm/clock app.

GPS

Google Maps and TeleNav Navigator (masquerading under the name "Verizon Navigator") are both installed on the Spectrum. Google Maps is free and Verizon Navigator costs $10 per month to use. Both apps do a fine job of providing directions to and from destinations.

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