After unleashing a pair of awesome LTE devices in quick succession – Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid – AT&T’s next-gen speed lineup has gone relatively quiet. While its 4G LTE network is still in the beginning stages, the carrier has been expanding its reach into more markets across the nation. And wouldn’t you know, out comes the LG Nitro HD. Is the third time a charm?
As far as high-end devices go, the Nitro HD has some stiff competition from phones on other carriers, particularly Verizon: Droid Razr, HTC Rezound and the recent Galaxy Nexus. In comparison, the Nitro comes equipped with a 4.5-inch AH-IPS display (1280×720), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera (1.3 megapixel front), Android 2.3.5 and 4GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD slot). Is that enough to stand out from the crowd? Or is this just a case of another “me too” device?
At $250 with a two-year contract, LG and AT&T certainly has a tough sell on its hands. It is by no means a bad phone. Far from it. To that end, this just may be a case of too little too late, especially with CES 2012 just around the corner. If you’re considering moving away from AT&T’s grasp, there are better options on Verizon’s lineup, not to mention better 4G LTE coverage. If Ma Bell is your thing, the LG Nitro definitely makes a case as the carrier’s top 4G LTE device. There’s still the matter of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, though.
Check out the video for our full review, and lets us know if you’ve picked up (or plan to) the LG Nitro HD.