AT&T officially announces the LG Nitro HD, available on December 4th
posted by Scott H. / Nov 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
The Nitro HD is AT&T’s version of the Optimus LTE, and like it will sport a monstrous 4.5” 720p screen. This translates into pixel density of around 326ppi, which equals the clarity of Apple's "retina display" on the much smaller, 3.5-inch iPhone 4/4S display. All of that screen estate and internals fit in a pretty slim, 0.41-inch (10.4mm) body.
Additionally, there's a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and an LTE radio. LTE is a bit of a novelty on AT&T right now, but the phone's radio will work on all of the 15 LTE markets available on AT&T. AT&T points out that before the end of the year their LTE network will cover 70 million Americans. The Nitro HD also has HSPA+, which should tide over the rest of you while you pine away for AT&T to bring their LTE goodness to your neck of the woods.
In terms of software, the handset is shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with no specifics given about an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. It looks though that it's a matter of time until LG gives us more details about updating the handset to ICS, as the Optimus LTE was confirmed to get the newest Android. The phone ships with 4 gigs of internal memory and a 16GB microSD card.
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CPU is meh....
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 12:52 PM 1
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Please come to Sprint!!! The screen sounds amazing!
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 1:39 PM 0
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dammit I berly got my vivd last week but good thing I have 30 days to return it. I think I will for this phone..
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 1:47 PM 4
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i return mine friday for this phone!!
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 2:14 PM 3
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This is a good effort from LG. With the lack of a real skin to slow it down, I wonder if it may not outperform the Sense driven ViVid from HTC and the Touchwiz driven Samsung Skyrocket?
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 1:51 PM 0
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Not sure about AT&T/Skyrocket performance but Touchwiz 4.0 is quite the improvement over the 3.0 in performance department due to the various hardware accelerations that it has baked within. Also it's more of a launcher/web browser more than anything else and it should be a breeze to install one of many launcher alternatives such as adw, LP, and GoLauncher, etc
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 3:25 PM 0
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C'mon Sprint! My Evo 3d a great phone, but after 6 months it shouldn't be the best phone on a network. My wishlist that is probably impossible anyways: at least a 720p screen (not Pentile matrix/Super AMOLED), a quad-core 2 ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 10 MP camera. Evo 2z anyone? (backwards order, from 4g to 3d to 2z for its processor ;)
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 1:58 PM 2
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Just like more horsepower doesn't mean a better car, better specs doesn't mean it's going to be a better phone. I'd rather have a 5MP Nokia camera than a 10MP one. Camera sensors in phones don't have the clarity to reproduce good images past the two digit MP range yet. Similarly, I'd rather have a good dual core phone with integrated LTE chipset than an unoptimized quad core.
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 2:09 PM 1
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This phone interests me now. I've never had an LG phone before so I'm leary about it. For example, it doesn't have a real skin integrated so does it have cool features like the weather thing that HTC, and now Samsung, use? But it does look appealing. I was gonna go with the Skyrocket but the fact that it has an ALL plastic casing with "easily scratchable glass" has me wondering. If anyone has the equivalent to this phone, please post how it is.
posted on Nov 28, 2011, 3:19 PM 0
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