5 Best HD Apps For Android
By on December 27th, 2011

Android phones with HD screens are the latest rage nowadays in the tech world. The recently released Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, and the LG Nitro HD all have screens of varying technology and size, they all have a whopping 720p HD screen resolution. While the Galaxy Nexus comes with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, the Rezound comes with a 4.3-inch LCD screen and the Nitro HD comes with a 4.5-inch AH-IPS LCD.


The HD Super AMOLED screen used on the Galaxy Nexus is one of the most popular screen technology in use today. However, the AH-IPS LCD used by LG on their Nitro handset is overall the best screen technology. In fact, it was (the screen) even awarded the best screen technology of 2011 over the various Super-AMOLED variants.

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What makes the True HD IPS display on the Nitro so amazing is that unlike the PenTile HD Super AMOLED screen used on the Galaxy Nexus, the Nitro’s screen has an RGB pixel arrangement which provides amazing color accuracy. The Nitro HD also bests the iPhone 4/4S Retina Display in terms of pixel count with a whopping pixel density of 329 pixels per inch. Another advantage of the AH-IPS LCD is that unlike AMOLED screens, it does not consume more power to display white content like websites with white backgrounds e.g. Facebook and Google Plus, which ultimately leads to a better battery life! No wonder that LG quotes that the Nitro has nearly 7 hours of talk time!

So if you own the next generation LG Nitro HD with a True HD IPS display, below are some apps which you must try so as to truly enjoy the beautiful screen on your handset :

5)   Beautiful Widgets Beautiful Widgets is the most popular widget available in the Android Market. As its name suggests, the app contains a set of beautiful widgets for your Android phone’s home screen. The app includes a beautiful set of widgets for clock, weather, and some toggles. The weather widget in particular looks gorgeous particularly on the HD screen of the Android phones. There are also some nice unlock animations which imitate the Sense 3.0 weather animation. In my opinion, Beautiful Widgets is the perfect app to make your iOS friends drool over your Android phone home screen.

Beautiful Widgets is also the first paid app in the Android Market to cross 1 Million+ downloads. Interested readers can purchase Beautiful Widgets from here.

4) Shadowgun Shadowgun is an F.P.S set in the future, where users need to play the role of John Slade, who is an infamous bounty hunter. The game has amazing console quality like graphics and also supports some dedicated USB Gamepads to make gaming easier. If you own an Android phone with a 720p HD screen resolution, Shadowgun will be the best game to make your friends and relatives go wow! over the game as well as the brilliant screen resolution of your phone.

If you are looking for some quality FPS shooting game for your Android handset, you MUST try out Shadowgun. The game is available for $4.99 in the Android Market.

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3) Go Launcher Ex The Go developer team is pretty popular in the Android world, and is known for releasing some quality apps for free. Go Launcher Ex is one of them. While there are many other home screen replacement apps in the Android Market, none of them have as many features as Go Launcher, and neither are they updated regularly. Right from some wacky scrolling animations to some quality widgets to themes support, Go Launcher Ex has it all.

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Go Launcher Ex is also perfect for all the new generation Android handsets with a 720p HD resolution display. Users can tweak Go Launcher Ex to increase the number of rows and columns on their home screen and take advantage of the extra screen estate offered by the HD screen on their phone. The best part is that Go Launcher Ex is free, which gives it a huge advantage over its paid competitors. Readers can download Go Launcher Ex from here.

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2) Shine Runner Shine Runner comes from Vector Unit the developer of another beautiful game Riptide GP. Like Riptide GP, Shine Runner has some amazing water physics, eye popping visuals and much more. All the water effect in Shine Runner look absolutely stunning and real-life on an HD Android phone.

While the game is just a simple fanboat racing game, what makes it so much more fun is the totally destructible environment. Shine Runner can be purchased from the Android Market for $1.99.

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1) Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Modern Combat 3 was released just yesterday from Gameloft on the Android Market, and is one of the best FPS I have ever played on a mobile phone. The game has some stunning graphics and makes full use of the HD screen, the dual-core processor and the oodles of RAM found inside the current gen Android phones. The game has 13 single player campaigns, along with a multiplayer mode.

If you ever wanted to become a war hero, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation will definitely fulfill that wish of yours! The game can be downloaded from the Android Market for $6.99. Gameloft has released some other popular HD games for Android handsets as well. The LG Nitro HD comes pre-installed with the Gameloft HD store for quick access to these HD games.

Note-:  I was compensated and provided the LG Nitro HD Phone for this article, but all my opinions about the  phone and apps are my own.

What makes LG Nitro’s True HD IPS Display so amazing? 16:9 Aspect ratio for widescreen entertainment, sharper, crisper images, amazingly accurate colors and more. Exclusively available on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Find out more at  www.NitrobyLG.com.

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  • Debsuvra Ghosh

    Well, I have some questions. First of all, the AH-IPS display does not consume more battery power to display whites but does it prevent battery usage while displaying black contents? Then, what is the connection between a display technology and talk time of a mobile phone which largely depends on the activated state of phone’s antenna?

  • IgorG

    It is quite funny, IPS displays consume the same with white or Black, while AMOLED does not consume with black, so some people say AMOLED has a disadvantage because they consume more with white. I think IPS and AMOLED consume the same with white so we don’t have to be engineers to know which one uses less battery.

 
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