December 2, 2011

AT&T launches the LG Nitro HD, live photos inside

Yet another Droid boasting an HD resolution display is launching in a matter of days. This time though, it's not on Verizon, but AT&T's 4G LTE network and it's the LG Nitro HD.
The Nitro HD aims to be the carrier's most impressive Android device to date and AT&T is so proud of it that it threw a party to celebrate its landing on its LTE network. We were on site and we got to meet the Nitro HD in person.

To kick things off, this is the first smartphone in AT&T's line-up to feature a 4.5-inch True HD AH-IPS screen with 1280x720 resolution and is looking to challenge Verizon's two HD monsters - the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Rezound. The oomph comes from a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, a combination which will be able to handle pretty much everything thrown its way.
We found the screen to be just as impressive as the specs suggest. LG made a big deal of the AH-IPS display and we now see why - this thing is gorgeous to behold.
LG Nitro HD
The HD AH-IPS screen compared to a Super AMOLED Plus unit
At the back of the Nitro HD sits a 8MP 1080p video-recording camera with LED flash, while video chatting is covered by a 1.3MP front-facing snapper. On-board storage is 4GB, but you can expand that by up to 32GB thanks to the microSD card slot (there's a 16GB card included in the retail package, too).
The size of the Nitro HD is much more tolerable than that of the Rezound. It measures 133.9 x 67.8 x 10.4 mm and weighs 127 grams, which we found to be quite pocketable.
The LG Nitro HD will hit AT&T's stores both online and offline on December 4 with a pricetag of $249,99 on a two-year contract.

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