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    Default skyrocket vs LG Nitro HD Lte

    Pretty obvious...what is anyone's thought on the Nitro HD LTE compared to the SR? With 30 day returns cutting it very close I'm sure others would like to hear some opinions. Is the IPS HD display worth the smaller memory and larger size?
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    I'm considering exchanging too. I think the 1280x720 display is definitely worth the smaller memory and (slightly) larger size. The PPI of our Skyrocket is pretty bad..

    What I'm worried about is community support. For whatever reason, it seems like Samsung phones are better supported vs. LG with custom ROMs and mods. Is this fear unfounded?
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    No.......
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    Trading in my Vivid on Sunday If you are looking for more info check out reviews on the Optimus LTE which is Bells release of pretty much the same phone.
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    How can we not consider it? It's just being a smart consumer.
    At first, I was pretty close to saying I might do it for the display alone.
    Then I thought...
    The Nitro doesn't appear to have NFC capabilities onboard. Granted they are disabled on the SR currently, but it does have ability.
    Devs have enabled them in some roms already.
    While the Nitro will get ICS at some point. the track record of LG updates has been terrible.
    The 4gb memory limits the Nitro to 36gb. Not a huge factor, but still..
    Samsungs in general and Galaxy models in particular get alot of attention. Abundant roms, updates, cases and hardware.
    LG products? Not so much.

    Sent from my Samsung S-II Galaxy Skyrocket.
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    Ehh, not for me.
    The only spec the LG beats the Skyrocket is with the display resolution. But then the display is not as wide as the Skyrocket. I prefer a wider display, not taller.

    Every LG product I've purchased has sucked.

    The Samsung will get more custom ROM support (IMO).

    Samsung employs thousands of people here in Austin, TX and is as close to buying American as you can get without actually buying American. If that makes any sense.

    I'll wait till a phone comes out that has 2GB of RAM and faster CPU.
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    It seems that the LG Nitro HD LTE is not getting very good opinions on the xda-developers website. Some of this is based on past LG support, reviews of the LG Optimus LTE, and in general lacking developer support. I'm not getting a good impression so far.

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    I was set to buy a regular Galaxy II the week before the Skyrocket and Vivid released. If I had somehow bought the Vivid or the SG2, then it might be worthwhile to take the chance and exchange, but honestly I really like the SR. Nice stable custom roms and everything just works well.

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    To me LG phones seem to be about gimmicks. The thrill has 3d and nitro "HD" screen. Sorry I'm not feeling LG phones.

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    I'll be there on Sunday checking it out for sure. Whether I switch or not remains to be seen. If the phone feels good in hand and if the screen is as nice as suggested, then I'll give it a whirl. In general, I prefer Samsung products to LG products, but an LTE Android 720p phone is tempting even if Fisher Price made it.
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    My new Skyrocket >>> Nitro
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    If you really have to have HD display, get the nitro simple as that. If you don't mind looking at a lower resolution display, the SKYROCKET is the phone to get. LGs UI looks too cartoony.

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    Keeping the Skyrocket. Trust Samsung over LG for updates which is pretty sad in and of itself. I suspect better build quality with Sammy
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    Default Re: skyrocket vs LG Nitro HD Lte

    The 4gb internal memory is pretty small for a high-end phone, IMO.
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    If their appliances are any indication of their quality...

    I LOVE my GS2 SR, better resolution sounds nice but there is more than meets the eye....
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    I don't know if it's the angles or something, but based on the Android Central early review (http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-nitro-hd-hands), it looks thicker than the SR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
    I don't know if it's the angles or something, but based on the Android Central early review (http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-nitro-hd-hands), it looks thicker than the SR.
    That's because it is.
    The SR is wider though (wider screen). SR is also a wider screen than Galaxy Nexus.
    The 1280x720 screens will be taller but thinner on 4.5" displays.
    I prefer a wider screen = easier to read text IMO.

    The weight on the phones are:

    LG Nitro = 127 grams
    SR = 131 grams
    Vivid = 177 grams

    So Nitro is just barely lighter than SR. Both are waaay lighter than Vivid.
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    I'm sorry but I don't even think LG when I think of a smartphone.
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    Sorry...the SR is a pretty sweet phone, but I am a huge media user on this. So when I watch netflix and youtube a lot, the screen is just terrible. Lines and blobs all over the screen(common problem on Samoled screens, all over XDA), this is my second one. I will be getting the LG Nitro on sunday. I can't wait to get a proper display, and HD.

    It looks very fast, and for people who say LG UI looks terrible, it is called download a launcher....easy as that.

    Wider screen for text? How is that made for a better reading? The screen might be every slightly thinner width wise, but with WAY better ppi, 329 vs 207(I believe). Tell me which will be easier to see text and pictures...and I know, to each their own.

    LG has a seriously good phone coming out...can't wait to own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jflexe99 View Post
    Sorry...the SR is a pretty sweet phone, but I am a huge media user on this. So when I watch netflix and youtube a lot, the screen is just terrible. Lines and blobs all over the screen(common problem on Samoled screens, all over XDA), this is my second one. I will be getting the LG Nitro on sunday. I can't wait to get a proper display, and HD.

    It looks very fast, and for people who say LG UI looks terrible, it is called download a launcher....easy as that.

    Wider screen for text? How is that made for a better reading? The screen might be every slightly thinner width wise, but with WAY better ppi, 329 vs 207(I believe). Tell me which will be easier to see text and pictures...and I know, to each their own.

    LG has a seriously good phone coming out...can't wait to own one.
    I've been debating SR and Nitro all week and I just started reading up on the screen lines issue. I've noticed them on my Captivate and i can only imagine that the bigger screen on the SR makes the lines even worse. The screen is what you're looking at for hours each day so it had better be a good screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jflexe99 View Post
    Sorry...the SR is a pretty sweet phone, but I am a huge media user on this. So when I watch netflix and youtube a lot, the screen is just terrible. Lines and blobs all over the screen(common problem on Samoled screens, all over XDA), this is my second one. I will be getting the LG Nitro on sunday. I can't wait to get a proper display, and HD.

    It looks very fast, and for people who say LG UI looks terrible, it is called download a launcher....easy as that.

    Wider screen for text? How is that made for a better reading? The screen might be every slightly thinner width wise, but with WAY better ppi, 329 vs 207(I believe). Tell me which will be easier to see text and pictures...and I know, to each their own.

    LG has a seriously good phone coming out...can't wait to own one.
    If you pick one up Sunday, let us know your thoughts. I may even go by and look at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    If you pick one up Sunday, let us know your thoughts. I may even go by and look at it.
    Yeah I will pick one up on sunday and let you guys know if is as good as the SR in performance, and how is the display, switching from Iphone 4S, yeah not the best phone I have ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPhill89 View Post
    I've been debating SR and Nitro all week and I just started reading up on the screen lines issue. I've noticed them on my Captivate and i can only imagine that the bigger screen on the SR makes the lines even worse. The screen is what you're looking at for hours each day so it had better be a good screen.
    I dunno, I have had the SR since launch day and I've never seen a line, artifact or whatever they call them on the screen. I have an Iphone 4S for work and yeah its sharper, but not sure it is that much better to sacrifice everything else that the SR offers.

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    I had lines on my first SR. I think the first batch of phones were a little screwy, but for all I know there could still be a few in stock that are just now being sold even though there were among the first batch manufactured.

    I took mine back and they replaced it on warranty. The new one is absolutely perfect.
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    Default Re: skyrocket vs LG Nitro HD Lte

    While Launchers can change the appearance of a phone, they are not exactly a panacea. I find that many launchers are just not a fluid as stock and I put up with less than perfect (TouchWiz for example) because 3rd party Launchers (while very nice) do not IMHO improve the UE they just improve the aesthetics.

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