LG Nitro HD
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Nitro HD: Which One Would You Buy?

LG's Nitro HD is an Android-based smartphone that delivers a new visual experience with high-definition views. It is powered by a dual-core processor and offers 4G LTE connectivity allowing you to browse the internet, watch videos and play games.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is all set to be released on 30 May in the UK. The most hyped smartphone is expected to have an edge over its competitors because of its most unprecedented features. With just a few days left for its release, the smartphone has already made a splash. The Korean giant will be launching pop-up stores in London to sell the Galaxy S.

Here is a rundown of how the LG Nitro HD's specs do against the high-end smartphone, Galaxy S3:


The Galaxy S3 weighs 133g and has a dimension of 136. x 70.6 x 8.6mm, whereas the Nitro HD comes with a dimension of 133.9 x 67.8 x 10.4mm and weighs 127g.


The Galaxy S3 comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306 pixel per inch (ppi). The 4.8in screen comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 UI. The new Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is a scratch-resistant which offers 20 per cent reduction in terms of thickness.

Nitro HD, on the other hand, exhibits AH-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 326ppi. Its screen measures 4.5in which is slightly smaller than Galaxy S3.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4212 quad chipset. It contains Mali 400MP GPU.

In comparison, the Nitro HD is powered by a 1.5GHz Scorpion dual-core processor. It includes Adreno 220 Graphics Processing Unit. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.


Both smartphones have an eight megapixel rear-facing camera which features auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. They offer video recording of 1080p.

The Galaxy S3 offers a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixel, while the Nitro HD comes with a front-facing camera of 1.0 megapixel.


The Galaxy S3 offers three internal storage variants - 16/32/64GB (the 64GB is expected to be available at a later date). It comprises of a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 64GB.

In contrast, the Nitro HD includes 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.

Operating System

The Samsung smartphone runs on Google's latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

The LG smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, which could be upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS.


The Galaxy S3 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct. It offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR technology.

Conversely, the Nitro HD includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and HS.


The Galaxy S3 packs a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery that allows for talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. It offers standby time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.

In comparison, the Nitro HD boasts of Li-Ion 1830mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to seven hours and standby time of up to 10.8 days.