LG Optimus 4X HD Review, Pros and Cons

November 17th, 2012 | Gadgets Reviews | by RaniDababneh

Thanks to LG Jordan I’ve had the chance to experience their latest smartphone, LG Optimus 4X HD, which really blows one mind to touch how LG is actually accelerating and catching up on the smartphone industry, which they ran relatively late into it, to compete and actually become one of the leaders – especially with the latest confirmations by Google and LG on the upcoming Google Smartphone Nexus 4 that will be marked as the first Nexus device built by LG.

I’ve been using Optimus 4X HD for the past couple of weeks, and it has been really impressive, as for business and daily life needs. The large high resolution screen makes a brilliant and comfy experience that helps those whose eyes are 24/7 connected complain less, while also can fit in one hand making it easier to type.

The 1.5Ghz Quad Core Processor, running on 1GB RAM, makes one enjoy a lag-free loading, multitasking and responsive detailed graphics. LG Tag+ that manages different NFC tags, Quick Memo, Live Zooming, and Gesture Zooming are cool features that helps one save time as well.

The modern angular design makes a balance between sophistication and high-end trends, which I personally prefer against the further curvy design adopted by Samsung Galaxy SIII, though I like it on HTC One X.

Despite the utilization of a fifth battery-saver core mobile processor to handleless demanding tasks such as active standby to maximize power efficiency, yet I still believe that battery lifetime is not the best compared to other devices, tho a nightly battery charge is needed for almost all smartphones. For my own daily business and online networking usage switching between 3G and WiFi I had to switch GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth off, with less-screen-brightness to maintain the battery life fairly for 1 day without panic of a potential battery shut down.

I have also noted that GPS heats the device a little bit more than necessary. One less-than-serious con is having the “back” button on left instead of right as most of smarphones -  maybe to go with Google buttons placements and to prepare the LG community for the upcoming Nexus 4, so  you know what.. you’ll get used to it :)


LG Optimus 4X HD Specifications

Pricing Approximately €490 / $590
Dimensions 5.2 x 2.68 x 0.35 inches (132 x 68 x 8.9mm)
Weight 4.97 oz. (141g)
Screen size 4.7 inches (119mm)
Screen resolution 1280 x 720 pixels (312ppi)
Screen type True HD IPS
Battery 2150mAh
Internal storage 16GB (12GB available)
External storage MicroSD, none included
Rear camera 8MP, AF, LED flash
Front-facing cam 1.2MP
Video capture 1080p HD 30fps
Radios Quadband GSM / EDGE; Quadband UMTS / HSPA (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz)
Network speeds HSPA+ 21Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0 LE
SoC NVIDIA Tegra 3
CPU 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A9
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Operating system Android 4.0.3
Supported multimedia formats DivX / Xvid / MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV / MP3/ WAV/ WMA / eAAC+


LG Optimus 4X HD Review, Pros and Cons