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LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:46

Colliding head first towards one another, there’s no arguing that it was bound to happen – especially now that AT&T is finally in the game with its 4G LTE network. As we’ve seen in our recent review of the Nitro HD, it has the hardware and balanced performance to enthrall out interests, however, will it be able to topple the Skyrocket in claiming the coveted top spot to itself?...

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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: 85; 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: 85; 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: 553; 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: 614; 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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