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Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

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Without question, the Sony Xperia ion’s 12.1-megapixel camera with its Exmor R sensor is the better performer with taking still shots over the 8-megapixel snapper of the LG Nitro HD. Flaunting its prowess, the Xperia ion captures our attention with its sharper details and saturated color reproduction. In low lighting, however, the Xperia ion exhibits more noise with its results, but nevertheless, its LED flash works better for the simple reason that it lights up to allow focusing prior to snapping the shot. With the Nitro HD, its LED flash doesn’t activate beforehand – resulting in more out of focus images.

The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

The camera interface of Sony Xperia ion

Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

Camera interface of the LG Nitro HD


Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
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LG Nitro HD

Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

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LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
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LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

LG Nitro HD

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Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
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Sony Xperia ion - LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

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LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
LG Nitro HDCamera samples - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

LG Nitro HD
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Likewise, the Xperia ion’s 1080p video recording quality excels over its rival, as it maintains a good balance between its details, exposure, and color reproduction. Sadly, the Nitro HD’s 1080p videos are softer in tone, with various degrees of artifacting and over-exposure present. However, the audio recording of both handsets appear to sound somewhat distorted.

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Multimedia:

Honestly, we’re humbled to find some refreshing music players with the two handsets, as they both sport their own uniqueness to stand out from the usually boring stock Android music player. In terms of audio quality from their respective speakers, there’s no denying the weak output of the Xperia ion – whereas the Nitro HD’s tones are a bit stronger.

The music player of the Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The music player of the Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The music player of the Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The music player of the Sony Xperia ion - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

The music player of the Sony Xperia ion


The Optimus UI 2.0's media player - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The Optimus UI 2.0's media player - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The Optimus UI 2.0's media player - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD
The Optimus UI 2.0's media player - Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

The Optimus UI 2.0's media player


Witnessing a flawless performance playing our test video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, both smartphones are worthy enough to provide a pleasant video watching experience on the road. Thanks to its Mobile BRAVIA Engine, our eyes gravitate more towards the Xperia ion seeing that it adjusts the color saturation of the display to better adapt to the playing video.

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 07:51 2

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The LG Nitro's screen is definitely the sharper screen, you can see details that you can't see on the ION.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 12:18 6

6. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


You are kidding right? I dont think those extra 3 pixels per inch are gonna make you see anything more clearer actually thats like what? an extra 12-13 pixels it has over the ion? thats ridiculous.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 18:10

9. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Look at the pictures.. Only a blind guy would say that the ion has the sharper screen..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:42 2

13. rajeannie (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


actually u need some glasses on u r eyes.. u getting older..

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 05:58

14. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Actually you need to learn proper grammar.. (On u r eyes? On you are eyes? Sony fanboys are getting worst by the day..)

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 07:58

2. ryq24 (Posts: 507; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


two losers battling it out. after the dust is settled, S3 still come out the winner. :-)

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:20 6

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


but these phones don't belong in the same catagory
the gs3 is a 2012 phone
while the nitro and the xperia they are all late 2011 phones

its like saying the wildfire and the g1 are fighting, but the s3 will come out the winner CAPTAIN OBVIOUS STRIKES AGAIN

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:58 1

5. BLikens1619 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)


The Ion was announced in January 2012 at CES you idiot!

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 12:20 2

7. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Yeah, and developed by Sony Ericsson in 2011 on 2011 market standards, Sony probably only released it because they had it

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 21:15

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


They BOTH need to be upgraded to ICS before being compared to the monster that is the S3.

LG's new ICS skin looks much better and appears much more smooth and fluid than this cartoony crap of a android skin. Samsung made huge improvements over touchwiz a year ago and LG is just really late to the game. Let's just hope they don't forget about the Nitro because it has potiental, it's just held back by a poor UI skin.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:14 2

3. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


pretty fair review

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:53 2

8. randomguest (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


You can get the Xperia Ion for $49 in Best Buy or Sony's online store.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 00:26

15. X55526622233 (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


why would you compare a LG phone to a xperia phone? that would be an insult.

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