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LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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Interface and Functionality:

We’re not that particularly fond of the customized UI’s running on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the two smartphones, but nevertheless, it’s a matter of personal taste as to which one is deemed as the more preferable one. Interestingly, both the LG Optimus and Samsung TouchWiz UI present us with very similar presentations – like their launcher bars and cartoony appearance. Yet, we’re greeted with the normal arsenal of personalization that we’re commonly exposed to with Android.

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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 LG Nitro HD runs with LG's Optimus UI installed on top of Android 2.3 - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has TouchWiz user interface - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has TouchWiz user interface - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has TouchWiz user interface - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has TouchWiz user interface - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has TouchWiz user interface - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Providing the muscle power for these two high-caliber smartphones, they employ the same 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, but it’s the Skyrocket that’s exhibiting the better response and movement. Well, the LG Nitro HD isn’t that bad with its execution, but it’s marred by some instances of slowdown and lag that makes its performance a bit inconsistent. Still, they’re fairly swift with most basic tasks – like opening apps and moving between homescreens.

Thanks to their spacious displays, the messaging experience is fantastic with these larger than life devices. Additionally, thanks to their fast dual-core processors, they provide the muscle power to offer us a responsive performance to keep pace with our equally swift fingers.

Typing up messages on the  LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Typing up messages on the  LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Typing up messages on the  LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Typing up messages on the  LG Nitro HD - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Keyboards on the  Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - LG Nitro HD vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket


Internet and Connectivity:

Certainly commanding a huge focus, these two Android powered smartphones stand out from most things on AT&T’s lineup thanks to their 4G LTE connectivity. Despite the lack of 4G LTE coverage in our area, we’re absolutely satisfied with the fast HSPA+ speeds that that they deliver. However, looking beyond their peppy data speeds, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is undeniably the one that exhibits the better web browsing performance. Simply, its fluidity in kinetic scrolling and pinch gestures are apparent when compared to the choppy movements with the LG Nitro HD. Plus, the Skyrocket appears to handle Flash content more easily without compromising its performance.

Besides knowing that voice phone calls are easily accomplished with these GSM smartphones, their LTE connectivity takes much of their presence. In testing our their HSPA+ connectivity instead, we find the two obtaining similar speeds roughly at 8Mbit/s down and 1.5Mbit/s up. Meanwhile, they pack the same set of connectivity features – such as aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality.

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