After testing out smartphones from HTC, Samsung, Motorola and RIM, we were excited to switch things up a bit and get our hands on the LG Nitro HD from AT&T. Similar to other mega-screen smartphones we’ve tried out recently, the LG Nitro has 4.5- inch HD touch screen and runs on an Android platform. Its 4G LTE capabilities allow for high-speed mobile data use.
For those looking for a pocket-friendly phone, the Nitro is surprisingly light and can easily be slipped into a jacket or purse. It’s a relief to see a smartphone manufacturer find the balance between size and portability. Like other large touch screen mobiles on the market, the screen size makes it easy to navigate web pages, though the screen resolution is not as crisp as others we’ve seen.
The Nitro’s greatest downfall is that it seems to just blend into the sea of smartphones. It’s missing a quality to really make it stand out. The phone is speedy with an endless amount of applications at your fingertips, but web browsing can sputter a little. The camera is good, but mobiles with better cameras are definitely out there. The Nitro seems to be a good mega-screen smartphone, but I’m hesitant to commit to it.
The LG Nitro HD is available at AT&T for $250 with a two-year contract.