CNET's Jessica Dolcourt checks out just how good the 8-megapixel camera and screen are on the full-HD LG Nitro HD.
Pink trees kind of rock
Photos looked lush on the LG Nitro HD's 1,280x720-pixel display, but a little less so when viewed on a ho-hum computer screen. Here's a shot of a tree. Colors looked good, but I was hoping for photos sharp enough to cut you. All photos in this slideshow were taken in auto mode and resized, but are otherwise untouched. (Read our full LG Nitro HD review.)
Notice the fuzziness around this adorable canine face? A 3-second shutter lag kept producing blurry photos of this friendly tail-wagger. I was lucky that he stood still long enough for me to capture this shot. That's a camera flaw without question.
If you're going to use a video chat app like Qik, or take a self-portrait, this is the camera you use. It does pretty well with its 1.3-megapixel output, but notice that my hair is more in focus than my face, despite my face being the center of the shot.
The HD screenshot is almost identical on the two phones, but not quite. Look closely and you'll see that the Nitro HD (top) has blacker blacks in the clouds and corners, and more wave detail where the light rests on the water's surface.