Performance Testing - Network
Since networks speeds are is a key feature of any smartphone, we also conducted some formal speed tests to see how well the LG Spectrum compares to some of today's hottest smartphones.
The Spectrum scored well in the Xtremelabs 4G test and came in fourth behind three other Verizon Wireless phones.
On the Xtremelabs 3G test, the Spectrum earned more of a mid-range score on the download component of the test. It earned a relatively high score in the upload component of the test, however.
The Speedtest.net 4G test shows similar results as the Xtremelabs 4G test. While the Spectrum didn't earn the top spot, it posted a very good score on the download component coming in third. The phone had an excellent upload speed which beat many phones by a large margin.
In the Speedtest.net 3G test, the Spectrum achieved a score that was slightly better than half of the phones in our comparison database.
Although these tests are designed to put a quantitative score on network performance, it's important to keep in mind network speeds can vary depending on many factors and the test results can also vary from one day to the next. Overall, we were satisfied with the real-world speeds on the Spectrum and felt they were in line with other phones we've seen recently.