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bill0480's review of the LG Nitro HD

original version, submitted Jan 1, 2012, 7:29 PM:

Call me NITRO!

This is the nicest phone I've seen. My wife and I each had a Galaxy S II Skyrocket for a couple of days before we switched to these. The Galaxy had no ability to voice dial the contacts. I had to prove that fact to several AT&T people. But thanks AT&T for making it right!

The screen is amazing, the responsiveness is excellent. Aside from a few minor and very infrequent glitches, I have no complaints about this baby! My only wish is that the voice control were better integrated with the OS. That is, I wish that I could start apps and have some control of the phone's settings. I am admittedly spoiled by Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone) and the included Voice Command that used to be a separate app (since 2003). I also wish the voice recognition were done on board without requiring a wireless connection (al-la Windows).

The battery discharge rate is high, so don't expect more than 4-5 hours of constant use. After 15 hours of nearly solid standby with Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth and GPS all enabled my wife's phone had 79% charge remaining. This is according to the excellent free app "Battery Indicator". I think you can get much more battery life by installing Juice Defender. The free version of that app is something we avoided because it accesses every area of Android and the phone's hardware. The paid version of Juice Defender has no privacy issues. I haven't tried it yet.

Pros:
Bright HD Screen, sunlight readable
Fast processing and very fast 4G speed
Pretty good voice quality
Excellent 8MP camera and 1080p video camera
Front camera is 1.3MP and can be used instead of the rear-facing camera
Can voice dial with or without using Bluetooth

Cons:
A few minor glitches, but those are very few and far between
Very limited voice control capabilities- but all Android devices have that, and some are worse
Power button position and size allows false turn-on/off when using a holster
USB port adjacent to other controls and its cover can get in the way

edited May 4, 2013, 7:10 PM to the current version:

Call me NITRO!

This is the nicest phone I've seen. My wife and I each had a Galaxy S II Skyrocket for a couple of days before we switched to these. The Galaxy had no ability to voice dial the contacts. I had to prove that fact to several AT&T people. But thanks AT&T for making it right!

The screen is amazing, the responsiveness is excellent. Aside from a few minor and very infrequent glitches, I have no complaints about this baby! My only wish is that the voice control were better integrated with the OS. That is, I wish that I could start apps and have some control of the phone's settings. I am admittedly spoiled by Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone) and the included Voice Command that used to be a separate app (since 2003). I also wish the voice recognition were done on board without requiring a wireless connection (al-la Windows).

The battery discharge rate is high, so don't expect more than 4-5 hours of constant use. After 15 hours of nearly solid standby with Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth and GPS all enabled my wife's phone had 79% charge remaining. This is according to the excellent free app "Battery Indicator". I think you can get much more battery life by installing Juice Defender. The free version of that app is something we avoided because it accesses every area of Android and the phone's hardware.
Pros:
Bright, super-sharp HD Screen, sunlight readable
Fast processing and very fast 4G speed
Pretty good voice quality
Excellent 8MP camera and 1080p video camera
Front camera is 1.3MP and can be used instead of the rear-facing camera
Can voice dial with or without using Bluetooth

Cons:
A few minor glitches, but those are very few and far between
Very limited voice control capabilities- but all Android devices have that, and some are worse
Power button position and size allows false turn-on/off when using a holster
USB port adjacent to other controls and its cover can get in the way

 

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