LG’s not exactly the first name that comes to mind when you think of smartphones. Nor is it the second or third, I’d wager. But the company wants to change that with the Nitro HD, its first attempt at a flagship cell phone in a long time — the $249.99 (with contract) handset is AT&T’s first phone with a 720p display, and one of only three that connects to the carrier’s nascent LTE network.

The Android 2.3 phone has other impressive specs to match too: a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4GB of internal storage (with a card slot for up to 32GB more). Is all that enough to bring LG back into the smartphone game? Read on for the full review.