gGadget > LG® Nitro HD: Overview of Specs
The LG Nitro HD is one three AT&T 4G LTE phones. The roster of AT&T 4G LTE phones also includes the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. Although the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is probably the most popular of the three phones, the LG Nitro HD is slowly and steadily winning mobile users over thanks to its specs, which include a gorgeous high-resolution HD display that puts many Super AMOLED displays to shame. If you’re trying to decide which AT&T 4G LTE smartphone best meets your needs, keep reading. We’ll help you decide whether or not the LG Nitro HD is just what you’re looking for.
The LG Nitro HD comes with a 4.5 inch, 720p True HD display. This display boasts 1280 x 720 screen resolution. The Nitro HD’s display allows you to view movies, images, websites, and YouTube videos in HD. If you want a highly visually satisfying experience from your smartphone, this LG phone will deliver.
The LG Nitro HD comes with a modest 1830 mAh Li-Ion battery. This battery allows for up to three hours of continuous talk time and 252 hours on standby between charges. Unfortunately, this means that, under normal conditions of use, you probably won’t be able to go a few days without charging your LG Nitro HD. Its already average battery has a tendency to quickly become drained due to its HD display and 4G LTE connectivity.
As previously mentioned, the LG Nitro HD is one of three AT&T 4G LTE phones. The AT&T 4G LTE network brings high-speed internet to select smartphones and tablets, with speeds around ten times faster than 3G network speeds. AT&T’s 4G LTE network is available in 28 different areas of the U.S. right now. You can find out if AT&T 4G LTE is in your area on the AT&T website. The mobile provider has plans to dramatically expand its 4G LTE coverage over the next year. If you don’t live in a 4G LTE enabled area, you’ll only be able to get 4G internet speeds on your LG Nitro HD (until AT&T brings LTE to your city).
This top LG smartphone measures in at 5.27 x 2.67 x 0.41 inches. At 0.41 inches thick, it’s average in terms of thickness. Its 4.5 ounces of weight mean its on the lighter end of the spectrum in comparison to most other smartphones. Overall, the Nitro HD won’t add unnecessary bulge to your pocket, but it certainly doesn’t win the thinnest smartphone award.
The LG Nitro HD has a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Scorpion processor. This is the same processor that the Samsung Galaxy S II comes with. Most users find it to be just speedy enough for all their app downloading and internet surfing needs, and most users find it ideal for multi-tasking with several applications open at once.
The Nitro HD runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. While this OS can’t hold a candle to the most recent Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, it’s still highly rated and well-liked among users. According to AT&T, the LG Nitro HD will receive an upgrade to ICS in the next few months. If you want Ice Cream Sandwich now, Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus may be a better choice than the Nitro HD.
The Nitro HD sports an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera that can record HD video in 1080p. This rear-facing camera has autofocus and works in conjunction with an LED flash to take clear pictures in low-light settings. The phone also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera which offers less picture clarity than the rear-facing camera but makes video chatting on the smartphone easy.
The Nitro HD comes with 4GB of internal memory and a microSD slot that allows users to boost memory up to 32GB. This LG phone comes with a 16GB microSD chip, which means that the phone has a total of 20GB of memory space when you take it out of the box. In terms of memory, the Nitro HD is not the top in its class. However, users who wish to download a large number of media files and apps that exceeds what the phone has the capacity to store can easily turn to cloud storage options.
This phone from LG also has access to all the apps on the Android Market. Plus, a number of apps are pre-loaded onto the device. These include mail, calendar, and GPS apps plus things like Facebook, Gmail, and the Amazon Kindle store.
In short, the LG Nitro HD has good enough specs to make a name for LG in the realm of smartphones. When this phone is stacked up against other AT&T 4G LTE phones, its brilliant display is what gives it an edge. And the LG Nitro HD’s processor, cameras, and 4G LTE connectivity secure its place on the list of top phones right now.