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LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
When it comes to calling quality, we’re not impressed with their performance because they suffer from their own set of issues that prevent us from getting a tangible experience. Listening through the earpiece of the LG Nitro HD, it emits a recognizable crackling tone, while the Skyrocket’s volume output is very weak in overall tone. Reiterating our stance, there’s not a whole lot to win us over with their calling quality.

Trotting around the two handsets to the same places, they boast very identical signal strength in all locations. Generally, in high coverage areas, we tend to receive at least 4 bars, plus, they didn’t drop any phone calls during our testing.

In a world of 4G LTE connectivity, there’s one clear-cut thing we can agree on – battery life is something we desperately desire. Tucking away similar sized batteries, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket appears to provide more juice with its battery, though, it’s not substantially better. Specifically, we’re able to obtain 14 hours of battery life on normal usage with the Skyrocket. Meanwhile, the LG Nitro HD gets us at around 12 hours of juice out of a single charge.


Conclusion:

So you’re heading into an AT&T store with $249.99 and change stuffed inside your pockets, ready to spend it instinctively, but we’d bet you’re fighting over which one to get. Obviously, these identically priced handsets are at the high-end of the spectrum – and justified at that! However, after spending a great deal of time with them, we have to give the LG Nitro HD the advantage. Above all, its 4.5” 720p True HD IPS display sets a benchmark with its superior detail and accurate color production. On top of that, it’s the one that takes the better photos/videos, and slightly boasts the more appreciable design between the two. Going back to its lovely display, it’s the main reason why LG’s beauty is able to stand out from the crop! Still, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is an admirable offering that’s sure to impress and astound people, but for now, it’s the Nitro HD speeding past the competition as supplanting the Skyrocket as the top dog in AT&T’s 4G LTE selection.

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posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:53 9

1. abdane (Posts: 494; 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: 69; 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: 467; 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: 467; 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: 155; 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, 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: 467; 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, 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: 320; 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, 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: 1314; 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: 311; 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: 467; 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: 3604; 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.

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