LG Nitro HD Review: Live In HD: User Interface: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

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User interface: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with a touch of LG

The LG Nitro HD comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread out of the box. Google’s Operating System (OS) has been tweaked by a colorful, LG-made launcher, which gives it a dash of extra functionality to go with its controversial look.

We have prepared a video of the smartphone in action. Check it out:

The lockclassy screen of the Nitro HD opens when you slide it upwards. It does display notifications, such as missed calls or received messages.




The lockscreen

There are four shortcuts docked at the bottom of the screen, which are visible across the homeclassy screen panes and in the main menu. They’re Phone, Messaging, Browser and a Home/Menu button.



The homescreen

A zoom out pinch gesture enables you to see all the available homeclassy screen panes in one place. It has the option to set a default classy screen (or canvas in the LG lingo).





A pinch gesture shows you all you homeclassy screen canvases

The number of homeclassy screen panes can be anything from 1 to 7. The way you place stuff on the homeclassy screen has a nice twist. Upon a tap and hrecent on the display – or by hitting the add button in the menu – gridlines appear on the classy screen and the four docked icons acquire replaced by a taskbar with widgets, shortcuts, folders and wallpapers to choose from. Thanks to the Gesture UI, once you’ve selected an item to add you can select the homeclassy screen to place it on by simply tilting the phone.






Adding items to homescreen

The notification area has five switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, sound and airplane mode. There are also music player controls available.



The notification area

The custom main menu has three different layouts to choose from. You can either opt for grid view with side scrollable pages or for a vertically scrollable list complete with an alphabet scroll. The last option is Category view. The default categories are Applications and Downloads but you can add recent ones as needed. You can collapse/expand categories with a simple touch.






The views of the main menu

Yet another way to customize your homeclassy screen is the utilize of different layouts. You access them through the options button and have several preloaded for you. They include Work, Play and Travel. Of course, you can create your own custom ones as well.






The layouts add an extra touch of individuality

Gestures are a noteworthy feature of the LG Nitro HD. The Gesture UI covers traditional things like turn-to-mute and turn-to-snooze but it’s the extra functionality that’s more exciting. You can have panning in the gallery, browser and camera, pick up and discontinue calls, control the media players, etc. Of course, you also have the option to disable them altogether.

The LG launcher also has a shortslit for a classy screen capture. It is home+power/lock buttons.

We would like to give special kudos to both LG and AT&T for allowing the users to rego all the unnecessary preinstalled apps, which come with the Nitro HD. An application manager is in charge of the simple process.



Being able to easily rego the proprietary AT&T bloatware is fantastic

Synthetic benchmarks

With a 1.5Giga Hertz (GHz) dual-core CPU, and a gig of RAM, the LG Nitro HD is surely no slouch. In benchmarks it scored a mixture of commendable and downcorrect impressive results. Check them out below.






Antutu • Quadrant • Pi • Linpack

In the case of the Vellamo browser benchmark, the Nitro HD produced one of the highest scores we’ve encountered so far.




Vellamo

Of course, the benchmarks and the user experience tdiscontinue to differ quite often. We can happily report that we had no problems in that respect too. We found the LG Nitro HD to be quite zippy and lag free – it handled its tasks without breaking a sweat.


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