Two powerhouse smartphones, the LG Nitro HD and the HTC Rezound, are sought-after devices that pack a punch and could likely end up on many people’s shopping lists this holiday season. Almost identical in specifications, the two super devices could give users a hard time in deciding which of the two to purchase for the holidays.

With each phone carrying its own special features, let’s take a closer look at what makes each device different from the other.

Design and Display

The LG Nitro HD is a solid-looking handset with a clean black design.  Having dimensions of 133.9 .x 67.8 x 10.4 mm, the handset may be huge, but it does make up for its size with its weight of 127 grams, lightweight enough for the average smartphone. The Nitro HD’s 4.5-inch display supports 720×1280 resolution and 326 ppi pixel density. It is also one of the first few smartphones to fully feature the new AH-IPS LCD technology.

The HTC Rezound, on the other hand, sports a 4.3-inch S-LCD display at a gorgeous 720×1280 resolution that can support a pixel density of 342 ppi. Weighing around 170.1 grams, the Rezound might be too heavy, considering the fact that it is nearly identical to the LG Nitro in size. And, of course, it still features HTC’s iconic 4-way navigation keys at the bottom.


Both the LG Nitro and HTC Rezound are fully armed with powerful 8 MP cameras. The HTC Rezound has the upper hand here by sporting dual-LED flash. Among other camera features, the Rezound’s camera features geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection, and instant capture.  Both phones can also record 1080p videos at 30 fps with the HTC Rezound having the upper hand with its specialized SRS WOW HD sound enhancement that lets users record videos in stereo sound.

Operating System

The LG Nitro HD comes packed with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. With Google’s OS constantly being perfected, you’ll be amazed at how the device performs with the custom LG-made launcher that will certainly make any Android user happy. As always, HTC devices are preloaded with the company’s Sense UI.  In the case of the Rezound, HTC Sense 3.5 is onboard.

LG’s themed Gingerbread launcher will be familiar to many of you.  It is strikingly the same UI found on the LG Optimus 2X. Users are granted access to customizing their homescreen using the numerous preloaded layouts such as the Work, Play, and Travel layouts.  Also, there is always the possibility of creating your own custom layouts.

Hardware Specs

With both smartphones feature 1.5-GHz dual-core Scorpion processors.  You’ll be amaze at how smoothly applications work because of that. Paired with an Adreno 220 GPU, video playback will never be an issue, as the GPU can handle frame after frame with no sign of distress.

The HTC Rezound comes with a massive 16 GB internal storage compared to the LG Nitro HD’s 4 GB. However, there is always the option of extending it up to 32GB with the added microSD card. Both devices come with 1 GB of RAM, each enough for memory-intensive applications.


The HTC Rezound is heavily advertised as an entertainment smartphone. The tailor-made Beats headphones that come along with the device is a pleasure to behold.  Perfect for many hardcore music enthusiasts, the HTC Rezound can be regarded as a glorified musical instrument that can be a great companion on the go.

Considered as one of the first few phones sporting the AH-IPS display, the LG Nitro HD will probably never disappoint you with its battery life and fantastic viewing pleasure. With its enormous screen combined with HD capabilities, the device is worth the budget. LG’s new flagship phone, the LG Nitro HD, will continue to be an inspiration for other upcoming devices.

What’s your verdict on these two handsets?

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.