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LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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Armed with the same resolution 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, there’s no arguing that they deliver some good-looking shots to match their prestigious aura. From a cursory look, it’s almost difficult to tell their quality apart from one another, but after combing over them meticulously, the LG Nitro HD has a slight edge with its sharper looking details – versus the subtle hazy look with the Skyrocket. Collectivity showcasing a lot of delicious photos, both deliver very similar color tones with their shots, but it’s plainly evident that the Skyrocket’s results are filled with a noticeably blue tinge due to its substantial cooler color reproduction.

Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD


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Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket


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Likewise, we have to give it to the LG Nitro HD again with 1080p high-definition video capture for the simple reason that its quality is enhanced by its sharper details – as opposed to the fuzzier look of the Skyrocket. Despite that, we find the rest of the results very close to one another because of their smooth capture, mostly clear audio recording, and gradual exposure.

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Initially, there’s not a whole lot going on with their respective music players in portrait, but in landscape, the LG Nitro HD’s interface transforms to offer us an attractive 3D carousel interface that differentiates itself. Cranking up their volumes to the max setting, volume output sounds rather neutral with the two, and more importantly, there’s no evidence of crackling.

Music player of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Music player of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Music player of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Music player of the LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Music player of the LG Nitro HD


The music player of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket


Watching high-definition videos isn’t a problem with either device, well, that’s due to the perfect combination of offering us a suitable experience thanks to their beautiful displays and smooth playback.

Even though the LG Nitro HD offers a spacious 16GB microSD card, you’ll need to replace it if you want something higher in capacity. Oppositely, the Skyrocket packs 11.25GB of internal storage that can be supplemented by adding a microSD card into its available slot.

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posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:53 9

1. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i like the SGS2 more :)

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:55

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


my sgs2 epic has the exynos. what now xD the skyrocket compared to mine sucks

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 19:46

28. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)


The EXYNOS chip is NOT compatible with LTE. There is no way that a currently available LTE smartphone will have an EXYNOS chip in it until the manufacturer decides to develop one. However, even then, it will not be called EXYNOS, as that was the label for that chipset. A new LTE compatible chipset might just be called something else!!!

Which would you prefer??? The increased multiplied data speeds or the more efficient chip?

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 00:09 1

32. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Data speeds, but only if it were unlimited data...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:57 2

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


If the LG Nitro HD had no Optimus UI, I'd take it rather than the skyrocket. I'm not much into overrated phones.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:11 4

21. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Me neither, I hate how the sgs2 is so overrated...

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 07:28 4

34. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


That means you dont buy Apple products lol.............

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:59

4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Go Samsung and no 2560x1600 display for iPad 3.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:03 2

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


also when you pair a 1.6ghz exynos (overclocked) and mali gpu (overclocked yet again using tegrak) using a stock gingerbread custom rom you have the fastest phone on the planet

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:09 2

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


roughly 4500+ on quadrant standard and 8000+ on antutu

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 20:21

29. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i top 8500+ [antutu] and 5000+ [quadrant] on my lowly rooted and rommed g2x.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:14 10

7. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Now, what did PA have to be smoking to recommend an LG handset over a Samsung one? Ok, the screen on the Nitro is nice, and they really have knuckled down on the performance issues which plagued the Optimus 3D

If I were choosing one I'd get the Skyrocket, because whichever way you look at it, this thing is LG, now you may find me a little cruel and biased, but I've got past experience to go on, but my perception of them will change if they keep producing beauty's like this!

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:17 4

8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


ive toyed around with the g2x the revolution and the sprint version of the optimus. they all sucked LG UI=slow, my sgs2 epic 4g touch on other hand has no lag at all

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:07 1

19. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


thats not true i have the lg revolution for verizon and theres no sign of lag so stop making up stuff

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:26 5

24. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Umm out of all the LTE Verizon phones out there, I would never brag about having an LG Revolution....

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 20:23

30. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


g2x does not have lg's optimus ui. its stock gingerbread. most of the optimus 1 series is vanilla as well.

posted on 24 Dec 2011, 15:46 1

39. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The epic 4g touch has an exynos dumbass

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 09:00 3

12. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Demonstrating prejudice, I see? LG make great phones, and the Nitro is the better device of the two. Don't be playa hatin', just 'cause it's LG. Sammi did a crappy job, blame them, foo.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:14

18. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


the main reason why the Optimus 3D has performance issues is bcos of FROYO. and btw LG makes great phones too. and Samsung also has their fair share of s**t ass phones. i had 2 Samsung phones and they both sucked. as of now i have 2 LG phones and all are working fine

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:13

22. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


So you admit it's good, but because they didn't make many or any other good phones, you wouldn't go with them?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:37 1

9. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


if that resolution had super amoled plus

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:47 3

10. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


The Nitro HD is what the Thrill 4G should have been from the beginning

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:57 4

11. redmd (Posts: 896; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Only SGN for me.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 09:55 3

13. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


GO LG!

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:14 5

14. Eventhorizon (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


They are both good phones, i looked both over carefully, but chose the skyrocket in white. I'm a white male 50 years old been married 25 years, two sons one in college, white yea white. yesterday i had 5 bars of LTE and had download speeds of 48.65mbps and uploads 8.88mbps. It was no fluke I re-ran the test sitting at a stop light 4 times all 4 were near the same. I live in north Dallas. The coverage up here is simply amazing.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:09

20. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


?????????????????? not believable

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:30 2

15. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


YES! Finally, a PHONE BATTLE!

Nitro? Really? Maybe for watching porn, but there's more to a phone than porn.

Does this mean that Super AMOLED Plus is no longer necessary or beneficial versus IPS?

PhoneArena picked a PHONE with a crackling tone! How does that win a PHONE BATTLE?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 14:18 1

23. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Actually, I think porn would look nicer on the samoled+, hd is good for fine text and just over nice clarity, anyways, I agree with phonearena. Go make your own website and reviews if your not satisfied. I doubt anyone would be a fan of your site...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:35

16. Eventhorizon (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Hey what happened to the Galaxy Nexus coming out today on Verizon? Hum bogus rumors and speculation.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:04 4

17. snowgator (Posts: 3234; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I think LG has really become a respectable phone maker again. I agree their UI is bland and adds nothing, but their devices are really smoother in their performance. I liked the Thrill a ton, and my friend's Revolution is not a bad phone either. It will be interesting to see how dependable it will be. The Skyrocket is a okay device. Samsung sure is reputed to be a more reliable phone maker.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 16:05 4

25. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


but why is Nitro HD scrolling on browser that laggy?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 22:34

31. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Its not the hardware's fault, its the sucky LG custom UI that causes the lagg, if you put a custom ROM or root the phone, the phone should work just fine.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 17:45 4

26. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I still prefer the White Samsung Skyrocket. The LG Nitro HD is a great device but i'm just not a fan of LG phones.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 18:04

27. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)


Why is that browser so laggy??? That is unacceptable lol

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 02:17

33. dahraf (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


I just switched from Iphone to GS2 Skyrocket white and i love this phone. It is super fast and its LTE performs excellent so far.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 15:31

35. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


The screen resolution on the Nitro is it's ONLY advantage over the Skyrocket, THAT'S IT. But the colors on the Nitro looked washed-out compared to the Skyrocket. I prefer the Skyrocket because it is lag-free, whereas the Nitro is jerky in its motions. The cameras take the same identical pictures in regards to quality, so I would say it's a tie. The screen is what makes the difference and the screen is likely what causes the Nitro to lag. I prefer cooler tones to warmer ones anyway. The Skyrocket has noticeably better internet navigation as well, which is a highly used feature. There was no mention of speaker phone performance but I can say the Skyrocket is very loud, much louder than my previous Captivate was. I rather a lower top-volume level than crackling anyday. I will say that the Nitro looks a bit nicer in design, but the white Skyrocket is much better looking than the Nitro imo. From the front, the phones look VERY similar. It's pretty weak when the deciding factor comes from the battery door cover. LG has a piss-poor track record for updating phones as well. Samsung isn't much better, but it is better none-the-less. I researched the hell out of these 2 phones because I was going to buy 1 or the other. For my needs, I found the Skyrocket a much better choice. I rather a very smooth, snappy phone over one with a better resolution with washed out colors.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 11:49

36. rockyb (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


please someone tell me which one to get!? i have to make my decision by friday it's so hard to choose! best out of 10 votes! please. thank you.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:55

38. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


if your looking for a phone with high res screen LG nitro but horrible updates. lower res screen but super amo + sgs2 or if you want high res and super amo hope the galaxy nexus releases tomorrow or just get the razr if your willing to switch carriers

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 12:55

37. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Another Android lovefest for 2. All Droids look the same.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 21:43

40. Sorainzo (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


The Samsung Galaxy S2 is an excellent, top-of-the-line phone, andI was going to say that the LG Nitro HD was no contest but its specs aren't that bad either.

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