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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs LG Nitro HD

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs LG Nitro HD
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.


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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posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:25 6

1. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

its like the Big Show and chris jericho..

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 11:23 1

8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

that is a great comparison......but i'll take "The Big Show" lol

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 11:49 3

9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

+1 for the Big Show :p

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 16:04

15. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

I don't understand why any company doesn't wish too make "good" small phones even if they are thicker.

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 21:22

19. dodo1234 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

The Nitro HD is hardly Chris Jericho, more like The Rock :)

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:56 1

2. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


posted on 10 Mar 2012, 12:09 1

18. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

are* ?

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:59 1

3. Jericho (unregistered)


posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:02

4. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Samsung have really done a lot of tweaking on the software side. The browser seems to be much smoother with or without exynos. IPS are really good displays but they are so reflective. I hope the 4X have improved. The Note is definitely the winner here.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:07

5. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

I remember when ufc first came out, you never know who you're going fight with. As the ufc became more popular and become a true sports, rules had to be applied. I'd love to see Brock Lesner against St. Pierre but just not right and we know why! Fedor against overeen would be breath taking!

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:24 1

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

When did you guys start doing the 360 view? That's pretty cool.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 13:17 3

12. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Just for a few years, already...

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 08:10

21. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I feel sheepish....

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 09:03 3

7. SunMa_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

Galaxy Note for me! I just ordered one :)

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 12:53

10. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

I don't know about you but the display on LG looks nicer to me...and I don't have huge hands so I don't feel comfortably with NOTE and this is why I would go with LG...

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 13:07 2

11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

The biggest difference between both phone is size!! Most of AT&T would go with the Nitro HD, but for Big Men like me, you go with the Note. One thing is for sure, AT&T customer wont be disappointed with either one!!

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 17:55

13. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Samsung said their goal is to sell 10 million of these. Hurry up and release it on all major carriers so you can hit the 10 million mark by 2013. I want the Note but I'm with Verizon and not switching as of right now until further notice.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:09 1

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Galaxy Note: Bigger, badder, better.

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 11:28

16. greyhulk (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

The video capture looked pretty horrible on the Nitro in the video. The cars looked like they were skipping, like the frame rate was really low. Am I the only one who saw that?

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