Ready to add another device to AT&T's growing number of LTE smartphones? Welcome the LG Nitro HD, Ma Bell's version of the Optimus LTE.

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Spec-wise, the Nitro is packed to the gullet with top-of-the-line guts:

  • 4.5-inch 1280x720 AH-IPS display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage, 16GB microSD card included
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front cam
  • Android 2.3 (will most likely be upgraded to ICS)
  • 4G LTE

The Nitro will be available beginning December 4th for $250 with a two-year agreement. Anyone interested?

LG Nitro HD Delivers First True High-Definition Experience for AT&T Customers

Exclusive to AT&T Customers, Android-Powered LG Nitro HD Provides High-Definition Display, Lightning-Fast Processing Speeds and AT&T 4G LTE Capabilities

Dallas, Texas, November 28, 2011

Key Facts

  • LG Nitro™ HD, the first smartphone in the AT&T* portfolio with a true high definition screen becomes the third 4G LTE smartphone for AT&T customers.
  • Available in AT&T stores and online Dec. 4 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment.
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and access to AT&T’s 4G LTE makes Nitro HD the ultimate high-performance super phone.
  • AT&T 4G LTE recently expanded to 15 markets. AT&T plans to reach 70 million Americans with 4G LTE by year-end 2011.

LG Nitro HD

The LG Nitro™ HD, featuring a 4.5-inch True HD AH-IPS display, will be available exclusively to AT&T customers beginning Dec. 4 in company owned stores and online. Setting a new standard for a mobile device, LG Nitro HD comes equipped with a stunning true high-definition touchscreen display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and access to AT&T’s 4G LTE where available, making it the ultimate high-performance superphone. Not only is LG Nitro HD powerful and incredibly fast, it also features multitasking abilities and offers the latest evolution in mobile device display technology for higher image resolutions and text readability.

Taking advantage of LG’s new proprietary True HD technology, LG Nitro HD’s 4.5-inch AH-IPS (Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching) display supports resolutions up to 1280 X 720 pixels and offers unrivaled color accuracy, brightness, battery efficiency and performance. LG Nitro HD’s 500 nit display luminance allows for clear viewing in direct sunlight and RGB stripe pixels deliver incredibly accurate true-to-life color rendering.

LG Nitro HD offers incredibly quick speed, power and efficiency in a slim design (5.27” X 2.67” X 0.41”) making it easy to view, create and share in HD. LG Nitro HD multitasks seamlessly and with AT&T 4G LTE and HSPA+ where available, it easily browses even the most content-heavy websites and runs HD games with ease, including HD gaming from the Gameloft HD game store and Zynga Poker HD.

An 8-megapixel HD camera and 20 GB of total memory (4 GB on-board plus 16 GB via In-box microSD) allows users to capture and view crystal-clear True HD images and video. Wi-Fi Direct™ technology and DLNA® features offer wireless HD content streaming options, making it easier and faster than ever to share HD content with the people and networks that matter the most.

AT&T is the only U.S. carrier providing 4G using both HSPA+ and LTE technologies. HSPA+, when combined with enhanced backhaul, provides customers with compatible devices 4G speeds, meaning customers get a faster and more consistent 4G experience, even when outside of an AT&T 4G LTE area. 

Pricing and Availability

Be one of the first to experience the phenomenon of LG Nitro HD on Dec. 4, available exclusively in AT&T company owned stores and online for just $249.99 after a two-year contract.


“With the LG Nitro HD as one of our last smartphones to arrive in 2011, we’re closing out the year with a bang,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We’ve seen others get close to a true HD experience on Android superphones this year, but Nitro HD is the one that does it right.”

“LG continues to push the boundaries of what is possible on mobile devices today,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. “LG Nitro HD will be the first smartphone available for AT&T to feature True HD AH-IPS capabilities, and the advantages of a crystal clear display are immediately evident after seeing the device first hand. In addition to sporting the clearest and crispest display on the market, LG Nitro HD will be one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones available.”

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.


    Until you know how to handle updates... no thank you LG.

  • zombal1

    well its no htc, meh ill pass

  • ann droyd

    Worthy of exchanging my Skyrocket for it?

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    I wonder if this is LG's way of trying to muscle there way in to the top level OEMs...I may be wrong, but I think most people see them as an also-ran manufacturer with mediocre products and terrible update policy. This phone would automatically be way more interesting from Moto, HTC or Samsung.

    Also, just have to comment on the video. Maybe that's how the girl really talks, but the inflection in her voice as she spews numbers...well, it sounds fake and coached. I know she's trying to play a geek girl, but I just don't believe her...

  • Marco

    Warning: this comment is completely biased.
    Don't buy LG phones. Just don't. I don't care how pretty they are on paper, or how many bells and whistles they have, the end result is a mediocre phone with poor support. Oh sure, you'll probably get an update from them, but only after they get threatened with a lawsuit.
    And even then, you'll get an "update" that doesn't fix the existing issues, removes working functionality, introduces new bugs, and leaves you wondering why you spent so much on this p.o.s.
    Sincerely yours,
    The disgruntled owner of an LG G2x

  • djembeman

    I've had enough bad experiences with two LG Android phones, my wife's Ally and my Revolution. The first Revolution got bricked by the Gingerbread update and the replacement updated okay, then an hour later all the capcitive buttons became completely unresponsive. Plus Bing and all the Verizon bloat killed it before that. Glad that Verizon let me do an early upgrade to the Bionic.

    My wife's Ally has worked okay for her, but she can't install any apps because she's out of internal storage and doesn't want to root her phone. I'm surprised that this phone only has 4 GB of internal storage. The REVO and Bionic both have 16 GB. The Bionic with a bigger partition allowed for apps, very nice not to have to install apps to SD!!!! And I can install most of my music on internal storage and only put movies on my 32GB SD card.

  • takeitfromme

    Don't buy LG.

    - O2x owner

    • http://yobif.com Yobif

      Oh!.. Why buddy?

  • Rob

    Sod the phone - where can I get that lovely wallpaper!

  • EVO4g_Luvr

    This phone looks huge. Seems like one would have a helluva time trying to hold it horizontal whilst watching a video of more than a few seconds on the so-called HD screen. Phone that size could use a built-in kickstand, I'd say.