AT&T's 4G LTE network is starting to ramp up across the US, and as such, the carrier is rolling out LTE-capable smartphones like the LG Nitro HD. As the third LTE device to come to AT&T, Nitro HD packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4.5-inch IPS true HD (720p) display (which is beautiful), an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing shooter, 1,830 mAh battery, and Android 2.3.5 with LG's custom user interface. It's available now for $249.99, placing it at the same price point as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and $50 more expensive than the HTC Vivid.
The display is absolutely gorgeous (and gives the HTC Rezound and Samsung Galaxy Nexus a run for their money), but it feels extremely cheap in the hand. LG's interface isn't too impressive, either. Is this the LTE handset to get, or should you be spending more time debating between the Skyrocket and Vivid? We'll figure it out! Part 1 of 2.