Have had a pretty good time with LG Spectrum till now.
Phone randomly turns off then back on.
Phone is also overheating .
Except for newest software upgrade (which has not shown up on my phone yet) phone is updated.
Have bought a new battery and using new battery in case this issue was a battery issue
Anyone else having these problems?
ALSO VERIZON PLEASE GET MORE VENDORS TO MAKE COVERS/CASES PLEASE
So far. I have had no major glitches with my Spectrum, which I've had for about two months now. However, I notice that my extended battery tends to heat up a little. Doesn't seem to effect the phone. Since the phone itself does not heat up, I'm not going to worry about...yet. As for the phone itself turning itself on and off, this seems to be a common problem with a lot of the Droid phones. If you search for turning itself off, or on, you would find that almost all the Android (Google) phones have this problem. In most cases, it turns out to be a rogue apps. Check your downloaded apps. Not the pre-installed junk, but ones you actually wanted to download. One of them may be causing this problem since some of these apps love to stay on.
I have the exact same problem. I called tech support. They think it may be an app I installed. I am to bring it to a Verizon store so they can reset my phone to factory default. Then if it's OK, I'll start adding back apps 1 at a time until it happens again. Then presumably, I will have identified the offending app. I am not optimistic.
Similar issues. They said network problems - will now not open Facebook - any tips on that? Continually says no internet connection. And Phone gets very hot.
alsos takes forever to charge and is on charger all the time. Is this normal for Spectrum LG?
I was told how great the phone is - have not seen that yet.
This sounds like you have a bad battery. My battery gets warm, but does not effect the holding of the phone. I normally plug my phone into its charger before I go to bed and remove it when I wake up, normally around 6 to 7 hours. By the time I replug it, it normally is, on the average, at 48 per cent. I should mention that I do have the extended battery. This is with normal usage, a few phone calls lasting from 5 minutes to an hour. Surfing the net for about an hour; I have the Google Book and read for about 45 minutes. Email both sending and receiving is also done in a day's time. I don't play games and do use bluetooth when I'm driving. I do have one question, are you using the supplied charger or a charger you had from a previous phone, or a third party charger? If so, this may be the problem. If not, I'd look into getting a new battery.
My phone was working beautifully until the last update I received this morning. My phone used to charge very quickly within an hour or two. Today I had to have it plugged in the entire day. When I finally left work and unplugged it was only at 78%. My phone still says its charging even though it not plugged in at the moment. This last update did something. The other problem is the phone got really hot while charging. What's up! Can I roll back to the earlier release that worked better?
Turn off the sync and adjust the brightness dimmer. JuiceDefender is also helpful (not superb but helpful..). It will keep the battery last longer. By this way, I don't have to charge it twice a day. If you play games 2-3 hours per day on the phone, you shouldn't complain about this.
I HATE THIS PHONE!! I was due for an upgrade and since our puppy destroyed my other phone it was good timing. I went to Verizon's web site and looked at the phones available as upgrades. I actually started to get a different one but the sales girl I spoke to told me that she has an LG Spectrum 2 and loves it. And I saw that it got an overall good rating. Boy am I sorry now! Not only did I get one but since hubby was also due for an upgrade he got one too. The battery is from hell. Doesn't stay charged very long a all. As of this minute I can't get it to power on. I plugged it in when it said the battery was at 5% and left it for a few hours. At first it would recharge REALLY quickly. But now every time I try to use it I get a message saying that I have to wait until it has more of a charge. So I waited a while and tried again - STILL get that message. Plus every so often it will power up and then back down on it's own. I am assuming you cannot talk on it while it is charging? I always could with my old phone.
Couple of other things I don't like. One is that you can't set a different ringtone for different alert messages. I hear the same one no matter if I have a text message, voice mail or e-mail. I really hate that. And it also has WAY more apps on it than I need or will ever use and I seem to remember someone saying that you can't remove them. Right now I just wish I had stuck with a good old LG flip phone. It was a mistake to get one with all these bells and whistles. Any chance Verizon would let me exchange it ya think? Only thing I do like about it is the big screen.
I, in fact, have SEVERAL problems with my Spectrum. It powers down often, overheats, cant keep charge, my keyboard (when flipped sideways) hardly ever works, and most recently i cant get the thing turned back on! I plugged it in before bed and woke up to it powered off and now it wont turn back on for me! I fully regret purchasing these phones!!!! Something always seems to go wrong with it!!!! AHHHH!!
I started having this same issue with overheating and a couple days ago I could not get my Spectrum to shut off. Took the battery out; seemed to fix this issue. This morning; I could not get my Spectrum to come ON! Removed and re-inserted the battery a couple of times; 4th time was the charm. So frustrating; up until a week ago has been an excellent phone. Taking it to Verizon this afternoon to see what is up!
I have the same problem as well, everyday when I'm on Netflix or received a text from apps or something, it would automatically restarts itself randomly. Sometimes it takes a while for it to turn back on and most of the time, it takes forever to turn off and to turn it back on. I thought I made a great choice by switching to this phone but I was wrong. I was thinking, maybe turning this phone off regularly would help this random restart?
My phone also starting heating up. It turns itself off and takes forever to turn back on. Then late last nite i started getting a sorry the process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. with a force close button. I close it and a second later it comes backs. Any suggestions?
Having same issue. Last night put phone in dock as always went to bed with 40% charge. Overslept b/c alarm didnt go off on phone b/c the battery was dead. ON THE DOCK it discharged while plugged in. ALl apps are scheduled to turn off and Phone to go into Airplane mode at 10PM. All day today I havent been able to get over a 40% charge. WIth screen off and in airplane mode It has discharged 20% in 2 hours while plugged in. I am calling support tomorrow and asking for a new phone. This is ridiculous. This will be the 2nd spectrum I have had due to battery,charging, or overheating issues.
Looks like its nexus time. or maybe Ill go over to ATT get a Nitro HD where they already have ICS and more accessories for the phone. (Yeah its the same phone thats where I get all the things I need for it cause VZW dosent carry any accessories for it.)
I was told this phone is "great!" It is a "great" piece of JUNK!! I got it based on my previous LG Ally, it worked great for 2 years then stopped working all together. I have to use this phone for work and I am constantly dropping calls, my wifi ***** (can't pick up a signal even in a hot spot), my 4G not so great...lose connection all the time, Apps can't work if wifi and 4G don't work, and it dies really super easy when you use it to –believe it or not– make a phone call. Really LG....REALLY?!!! I truly don't even know why I am paying for service I am not getting!
LG phones are the last phones that you want when it comes to a smartphone, they are really behind the innovation curve as well as the support curve when it comes to Android platform phones. The big names you want to stick with for smartphones are Motorola, HTC and Samsung, They are always the first in line for the new Android builds, they are always the flagship android release phones. They are usually always the ones coming out with new innovative software features, if you like LG just stick with them for display units like TV's and monitors.
pcryan23: what evidence do you have for your statements?
I've owned Samsung and Motorola Android phones and have had a lot of trouble with both. I have owned a Spectrum since February and things have been almost perfect - my best experience yet. Much fewer problems than either of the other phones I've had. Much more stable and responsive.
Just read Motorola's forums at Motorola's site, or the Samsung SIII forums here and err, ahh they are not without some serious QC/QA problems, regardless of GB or ICS.
The reason (I think) behind the delay in getting ICS on the Spectrum is possibly because of all the problems that have existed on the Motorola and Samsung phones getting ICS. Seriously. It's really burdened the Verizon resources that must qualify those devices on their network. And look at how many phones they've introduced and have had to get updates.
And as for LG being behind the innovation curve, what OEM has a quad core phone?
YMMV, but hardly would I base my purchasing decisions on your statements.
I Don't know what you are talking about what problems are you talking about with Samsung phones, each one has a different software patch to it, same with motorola, same with HTC. The Galaxy S3 has a quad core phone I might add. Again you don't see any flagship phone coming out on the LG platform, you can look on the same forums about issues with LG smartphones, and see their being just as many issue if not MORE with their products. I have never owned a LG smartphone I have liked, my experience, they are aesthetically unpleasing, lacking in hardware, do not respond to rooting well, my Galaxy Nexus I have been quite happy with, and now I am quite happy with my S3, there are a few minor stick issues, but nothing that can't be fixed yourself if you know what you are doing.
S3 overheating, battery drain, call/microphone clarity, battery charging, call drops, reception issues. People are still reporting problems with their Samsung handsets in the Android forums here. I think a general QC/QA issue regardless of manufacturer.
No, the Spectrum hasn't had that many issues, and yes it can be rooted VERY easily if that is what you want to do. You don't really need to go rooting the Spectrum... but I can understand why someone might want to do so to their handset. I've done so before on two phones.
I'm merely saying, your comments seemed rather scewed against LG and I wanted to find out why... but just like your opinion, my opinion is just that, mine - and just an opinion. However, you seem to imply in your response that every manufacturer has had their problems: Samsung, Motorola, HTC. So, maybe you are being a bit more generous and even-handed there.
But you find the Spectrum aestetically unpleasing... now that I found funny, it looks a keck of a lot like a... Galaxy Nexus, except less rounded. The Spectrum is dimensioned more in keeping with it's display size which I find appealing as an engineer and less so for the GN. But aestetics is a personal preference.
I can't take exception to your preference. I for example, have no idea why people buy those Nissan Cubes or Scion xBs. Might we agree on that?
Yes, my whole thing is that the Spectrum and other phones like this lack the resolution, hardware speed, and capabilities that I like out of smartphones, where as the Spectrum might have close to the same display area as the Gnex, it does not have the same resolution as the Gnex, and I don't care for the UI of the spectrum, Although to be fair I am hating touchwiz on the S3, I intend to root soon if VERIZON EVER INTENDS TO COME OUT WITH THAT UPDATE TO UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER, that pure google UI for the Gnex was simple and sweet.
Try Holo Launcher. No need to root!
I liked it so much as a replacement for the Optimus UI on the Spectrum, I purchased the Plus version to support the developer. It provides me a sense of ICS while I'm still on GB... I believe it runs on ICS as well, so at least give the free version a try.
Re: resolution, you sure about the GN vs. Spectrum?
Do you mean pixel density?
GN has a 4.65" display, 316ppi.
Spectrum has a 4.5" display, 326ppi.
Advantage as I see it Spectrum.
"where as the Spectrum might have close to the same display area as the Gnex, it does not have the same resolution as the Gnex"
You wrote that (why I'm not sure), not me. Just trying to set the record straight. Anyway, 10pixels per inch, over the display area, yeah, it makes a significant difference.
The point is, the Spectrum is an excellent phone, and compares nicely to the GN. But again that is my opinion.
Have you tried Holo Launcher on your SIII?
I got this phone and it was the biggest mistake of my cell/smart phone life. I have gone through 2 phones in 3 months!! The first one would not connect to wifi, 4g, problems with running apps, searching web, phone calls dropping constantly, missed texts, and other wonderful stuff. Got the replacement and 2 days later it burned up. Yup, you heard me ...plugged it in to charge it and bye bye phone. Nothing like the smell of burnt plastic to wake you up at 3am.
I went into the Verizon store and the Manager would not even look me in the eye and she avoided answering my questions. I went on the Verizon site and this was in their company Values section: “We believe integrity is at the core of who we are. It establishes the trust that is critical to the relationships we have." After the last visit to the store I don't not believe this is true, I don't "trust" anyone who will not look at me and avoids answering questions. You would think, after the issues I have had they would do whatever it took to make me a happy customer, but it did not happen. I asked if I could exchange the phone for another that is comparable in price and she, without looking at me, said "no I will not do that". I am seriously considering moving to another company after 14 years of being with Verizon. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
yes, but that is not desirable as you would be running a launcher over a launcher which hogs up so much memory on your phone that is why I want the rom of the galaxy nexus, or at least a CM9 rom for my phone. However, still locked boot loader, need to (removed content to comply with Verizon Wireless Terms of Service)
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Unless you have a (removed content to comply with Verizon Wireless Terms of Service) phone with some other non-STOCK ROM, you'll always have another launcher that sits idle... That is no reason not to be running a replacement now. But, wait if you want. Recommending that you don't though. No need to edure a poorly implemented UI.
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>Moderation comment deleted< I got an idea Verizon... address the issue >Moderation comment deleted< another >Comment deleted< LG Spectrum customer and Verizon is always in denial about their hardware... maybe time to go to AT&T!!!!!!
>Moderation comment deleted< Verizon, call me and work with me to fix it!!!
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