AT&T LG Nitro HD Review, Specs, Price, Features

There are two great smartphones that you can avail at AT&T. The first one is called as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket while the other one is called as LG Nitro HD. We have already given you our insights about Skyrocket and now it is time for us to place our verdict on the newly released LG smartphone. Thus, without further ado, here is our LG Nitro HD review.

The LG Nitro HD is a 4.5 inch handset with 1.5GHz of Dual Core Processor. It is being powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread that will later on be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Appearance wise, the smartphone can take pride of its classy candybar form factor alongside with its high-definition LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels of screen resolution. Apparently, this is a big phone that weighs no less than 4.5oz.

In general, the LG Nitro HD can definitely serve you well especially when you feel the need the need to watch some high-quality ‘HD’ videos. The phone is well-built for multimedia as it is equipped with a very rich display aside from its reliable processor.


Equipped with an 8 mega pixels rear facing camera with auto-focus, 4x zoom and LED flash, the LG Nitro HD can capture a bunch of high-res images. You can also record a variety of 1080p HD videos. But that’s not all. For the handset flaunts a 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video calls. These features are really handy especially when you often hang out with friends or you have to take some snap shots of the great outdoors. The quality of the images may not be able to beat those that were taken by the digital SLRs but is far more recommended for daily use.


As we have said, the LG Nitro HD is powered by Google’s Android Gingerbread platform. Though, you’d definitely be delighted once you get to install the phone’s firmware update for Android ICS. But for now, you can take advantage of all the features that the Android 2.3.5 can offer. You get to browse the Android Market for your favourite games, utilities and other kinds of handy applications.

Furthermore, the smartphone provides a very responsive virtual QWERTY keyboard. You will also be able to listen to your favourite music tracks using the phone’s built-in Music Player as you get to chat with your buddies on Google Talk. Meanwhile, Emails can be easily be composed and sent via Gmail.


The phone can cater up to 4GB of internal memory. But what’s even more interesting is that you can opt to save your files inside its pre-installed 16GB micro SD card. The LG Nitro HD’s expandable memory storage can go as high as 32GB. That means you can save a pile of your documents, videos and images without worries.


If you want to experience what it is like to be able to surf the web at any place or time, then you can definitely rely on this phone’s wireless internet connection. You can easily access the web via GPRS, 3G (HSDPA), DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct or Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The phone also serves as mobile hotspot and can cater up to five wireless devices. On the other hand, files can easily be transferred from your handset to your tablet or computer via Bluetooth 3.0. The smartphone is also equipped with a micro USB 2.0 port. As for AT&T subscribers, you can seamlessly stream your movies at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. The latest firmware versions can be delivered via FOTA (Firmware over the Air) updates.


Considering that the LG Nitro HD is a feature-packed handset, we do expect that you’d be worried about the lifespan of its removable battery. Well, you will basically need to recharge your phone daily as it cannot last for 24 hours even with light use. The 1830 mAh power cell that powers the handset is a bit of a bummer especially for those who often forget to recharge their phones.


The LG Nitro HD may sport a dual core chip with 768MB of RAM. But that won’t exempt you from occasional lags. It isn’t as smooth as the Galaxy S II Skyrocket but is responsive enough to handle a bunch of widgets and apps.


The said smartphone can be availed at AT&T for $249.99 along with a two-year contract. The handset doesn’t have any other colors aside from black.

As a wrap-up, the new LG Nitro HD can offer a lot. It is equipped with blazing fast data speeds, it has a great camera and a very crisp display. The downside of this handset is that it requires frequent charging and could make you a little bit irritated because of its occasional user interface delays. But if you are looking for a phone that could satisfy your cravings for HD displays, then you’d better give this handset a shot.


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Kent is the Senior Tech News Reporter of TechZek. Most of the time, you'll find her searching for the latest and hottest gadgets. Don't forget to catch her tech related tweets at @technewsforall.

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