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CNET First Look
LG Nitro HD (AT&T)LG's 4G LTE-capable Nitro HD has the best HD display we've seen so far, and a heap of high-end features.
Hello. I'm Jessica Delcourt for Cnet taking a first look today at the LG Nitro HD. This is the new phone for At&t. They're hoping that it's going to be their flagship Android Smartphone at least that's what LG's hoping and that company has a history of more mid range devices or Smartphones that are good but still outperformed by rivals. This phone has it all. It's got a 4.5 inch touchscreen with full HD display. LG is also bragging that the screen is very bright and it has a high level of color accuracy. S far I definitely found that to be the case. It shows pictures with smooth color gradients. The colors are very true to life. There's also a high level of detail in the HD screen shots and then the photographs and that's even when I compared it side by side with the Galaxy Nexus which also has a full HD display. There's also an 8 megapixel camera on this phone with auto focus and flash. Auto focus was really good. Photos were crisp. There were some issues that I had with accurate colors specially since in situations where there is abundant bright light. Also while the photos looked great on the phone they weren't quite as good or quite as detailed when I view them on the computer. That's pretty normal though you'll see that with a lot of phones with fantastic screens. Also there's some serious shutter lag between 2 to 4 seconds which is more noticeable than it sounds and it frequently made me miss some action shots. There's support for 10 ADP HD video and the video that I took looked great both on the phone and off of it. There's also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chats. As for the rest of the phone it's running Android version 2.3 Gingerbread but it should be upgradeable to Icecream Sandwich when that becomes available for everybody else. Inside the apps include all of the Google services plus apps like Quicklite, that's for video chats, there's Monk for music and At&t's app for streaming TV content. That will cost you about $10 a month for the subscription. There's also links inside to download HD games. So this is At&t's 3rd phone to support 4G LTE speeds and unfortunately since San Francisco is not yet in an LTE market I could not test that part out. However it did perform well on the HSPA plus network. It also runs off a 1.5 gigahertz Dual Core processor. This is definitely a great phone overall with a gorgeous screen cover. It does seem that there are a few rough edges for example that shutter lag that I was talking about. I also personally didn't care too much for the feel of the back cover and there were some default feedback settings. It seems that they could have been a little smoother as well. So this phone is in the running for the top At&t Android phone. It costs $249.99 with the new 2 year service agreement. I'm Jessica Delcourt taking a first look at the LG Nitro HD. You can read the full review and other reviews on cnet.com.