Verizon has been wildly successful with their 4G LTE network as of late, but there are people out there that don't want to spend $299.99 for a smartphone.  If you fall into that category, the Motorola DROID 4 and the LG Spectrum are worth considering.  They're both high-end LTE smartphones, but they're available for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

The Motorola DROID 4 offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4-inch qHD display with PenTile technology, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,785 mAh non-removable battery, physical QWERTY keyboard, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's custom UI.  The LG Spectrum sports a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.5-inch IPS HD (720p) display, a 1,830 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 with LG's custom UI.

Which phone offers the best blend of features?  We'll take a look.  Part 1 of 2.

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Anonymous i have the iphone.......i would choose the droid 4 (you guessed it, the keyboard)
LaQuise Murphy
LaQuise Murphy I like the Motorola DROID 4 better because i don't like LG's UI.
Francisco Saucedo
Francisco Saucedo Lg Spectrum
Daniel Cuadrado
Daniel Cuadrado Samsung Note!
Marco Cabrera
Marco Cabrera Seriously get out, this is between the spectrum and droid 4 nothing else.
Rick Sievers
Rick Sievers @ Victor Rios.. Verizon is #1, its been proven a fact. @ Kristopher Davis.. HTC sucks accross the board. Made like crap, cheap plastic garbage.
Drew Page
Drew Page Samsung Galaxy Note, definitely. Its big, but very thin and a great screen.
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime DROID 4 of course who would want LG's crappy phones
Danny Casteen
Danny Casteen Aaron, why review LG I don't know one single person that likes LG or has LG, ha ha I know it's your job man, but come on....
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell Be serious folks LG vs DROID 4... They sucks boiled eggs.. The best device on Verizon is the GALAXY NEXUS and that will be for the next 6 to 7months. Look around folks the best smartphones on the market are 1. Galaxy Note, 2. Galaxy Nexus, 3. Galaxy Epic Touch 4g, 4.Galaxy Skyrocket Hd, 5. Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. 6. Galaxy S2. No other devices come close to these today...
Shawn Poling
Shawn Poling Samsung galaxy Note
Jeremy Gillett
Jeremy Gillett Droid Razr
Shawn Sedha
Shawn Sedha 4
Denny Deynes
Denny Deynes Kony 2012 watch the video spread the word
Lucian Pa
Lucian Pa SG2 E4GT
Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres Galaxy note
Enrique Fdez
Enrique Fdez Note
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Somebody took a hit of acid lmao @Denver lmai
Keenan Ochoa
Keenan Ochoa Lg blows
Keenan Ochoa
Keenan Ochoa Galaxy nexus reigns supreme
Denver Garkie
Denver Garkie I prefer ULF penetrates through woods and point to point easily reaches 10 miles non line of sight, not the fastest but for coverage it can't be beaten 2G 3G and 4G seem to all be on the same UHF band (1900MHZ) by now if you are still reading you should also know that hosting a service outside of the ffc's public liscenced comm rang is a federal offence the
Akber Edhi
Akber Edhi iPhone
Kevin Bowles
Kevin Bowles Lemme guess phonedog, the winner is the iPhone right?
Sam David Prabhakar
Sam David Prabhakar LG is BS, Motorola anyday!
Jose Ramos
Jose Ramos Razor!!!
Justin Ladig
Justin Ladig iPhone 6!
Neil Leisenheimer
Neil Leisenheimer I prefer my Atrix 4G. Too bad I'm a noob and bricked it...
Cory Wilson
Cory Wilson Galaxy note
Daniel Barrera
Daniel Barrera Bionic!
Joe Aranzullo
Joe Aranzullo physical keyboard and 4G takes it for me.. i just wish they made the screen bigger / AMOLED
Robby Olko
Robby Olko LG looks like shit lol and im not even a motorola fan an it wins.
Donavan Price
Donavan Price Galaxy Nexus over every phone on the market!
Camren Hall
Camren Hall Droid 4
Kevin Pizana
Kevin Pizana Motorola Bionic...<3
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Out of all the phones and ive gone through so many. And alot get great reviews but in my opinion they are highly overrated for example....Droid razr,IPhone 4s, Droid charge, Droid bionic just to name a few. The galaxy s2 epic 4g touch blows them all away. In second place is the HTC rezound and thirdly is the HTC sensation.
Cheng Red
Cheng Red i prefer for both, if i could get those for free...
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios Samsung Vibrant(CyanogenMod7)
Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen Droid 4!!
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios Another Upgrade!!...Andriod Market is NO longer Andriod Market!,,,Google Play Store:-?
Matthew J Best
Matthew J Best HTC Thunderbolt
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Niether
Luke Wooldridge
Luke Wooldridge Droid 7. have you seen the specs on that thing!?!?!?!
Joe Aranzullo
Joe Aranzullo droid 4.. no contest.
Sina Balouch
Sina Balouch KONY 2012 go watch now
Kristopher Davis
Kristopher Davis Sprint Htc One X (EVO Varient-HTC jewel)
Gerard Anaya
Gerard Anaya Galaxy Note. KONY 2012
Hugo Perez
Hugo Perez Samsung Galaxy III
Kristopher Davis
Kristopher Davis Neither LG and Moto are garbage but if I had to choose then the Droid. HTC pawns all!
Hunter Tea
Hunter Tea Rezound
Victor Rios
Victor Rios Neither...if its from Verizon I won't buy it.

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