Performance:

For the gregarious types that can spend all day chatting away, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE appears to slightly offer the better overall calling quality. Conversing away with no limit in sight, we dig the Note LTE’s distinctive and robust tones, whereas the Nitro HD is muddled by the grainy voices through its earpiece. Switching over to using their speakerphones, both are still somewhat audible enough to converse without much annoyances, but the two are plagued by some muffled tones.

Making these two devices our travel companions for a few days, we’re happy to report that signal strength appears to be solid without a single instance of dropping any of our phone calls.

Attempting to overlook the size disparity between the two is one thing, but when it comes to fathoming battery life, that’s entirely something else. Between the Nitro HD’s 1,850 mAh battery and the Galaxy Note LTE’s beefier 2,500 mAh, it’s dramatically evident in our experience that the Galaxy Note LTE has the longevity. In fact, we’re able to pull close to two days under normal usage via HSPA+ connectivity, as opposed to the less than one day battery life out of the Nitro HD.

Conclusion:

Storming onto the scene and gracing  AT&T’s lineup very recently, we can’t help but take notice of the dominating presence attached to the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE. Not only because it’s the latest and greatest here stateside, but it’s simply different from the normal trove of smartphones we’re accustomed to seeing. Blurring the fine lines of being a tablet, the Galaxy Note LTE is also able to make some headway over the LG Nitro HD for the added functionality of its S Pen and superior battery life. When it comes to sheer presence, there’s no way to hide the Galaxy Note LTE, obviously, but it has this invisible allure that enchants people far and wide – and it’s still doing it to us!

Interestingly enough, when the Galaxy Note LTE became official blessed AT&T’s lineup, the LG Nitro HD was given a dramatic reduction in price. On one hand, you’ll need to fork over $300 to pick up the newer Samsung Galaxy Note LTE, while the LG Nitro HD is easier to handle at $100 on-contract. Needless to say, that’s a major factor for some people, but if pricing isn’t a worry whatsoever to you, we totally would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE for the stark reason that it’s simply the bigger head turner.

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