Precisely, LG Optimus 4X HD is a nice high-end smartphone with a very powerful quad-core processor unit and embedded Android v. 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Besides, this smartphone also has a 4.7 inch HD IPS touch display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2,150-mAh battery, 16 GB of internal memory and nice connectivity options as Wi-Fi, DLNA Share, and Bluetooth.
Next is the design of LG Optimus 4X HD which isn’t that likeable visibly. It doesn’t have a very sleek and slim profile or premium looks. Instead, it has a poorly finished glossy black finish and plastic make. LG Optimus 4X HD lacks external memory support despite of having enough on board memory of 16 GB. The battery backup is also quite good considering that a robust battery is seated inside.[ + ] Read LG Optimus 4X HD Review
LG Optimus 4X HD has an unappealing design and though we are not saying that it totally puts off but it doesn’t really appeal a lot also. There are dual metal rims all around the phone and these sandwich prism detailing. The textured back and tapered sides gives an illusion that the phone thinner. The material used in making is plastic. The quality of plastic is fine but the finish is glossy and doesn’t render an appealing look to the device.
The touch screen is quite a savior in case of LG Optimus 4X HD. It is not only monstrous in size, it has a very good quality also. A 4.7-inch wide IPS true HD capacitive display is used on LG Optimus 4X HD which gives nice contrast, vibrant colors and flawless viewing angles to all that appears upon it.
Users of LG Optimus 4X HD can view full HD videos, perform video zooming and also regulate speeds. The massive HD touch display screen and the quad-core processor greatly help in the whole process. There is absolutely no slowdown while playing videos, zooming and panning operations etc.
There is an 8 megapixels rear camera in LG Optimus 4X HD. Also, a 1.3-megapixels front-facing camera is there to enjoy taking self-portraits and performing video chats.
Since LG Optimus 4X HD is an Android phone, it uses the same layout and menu as other Android phones for its camera. There is nothing much really pretty novel about the camera features and settings too. There are options to tweak images and adjusts brightness levels. The 8 megapixels camera has a quick shutter speed, nice auto focus, tap to focus and LED flash also. The video recording in full 1080p HD is possible via this camera too.
There is no microSD memory card slot in LG Optimus 4X HD as with most top end phones. It’s distressing that LG Optimus 4X HD cannot expand its memory beyond the given horizons.
The on-board internal memory of the device is also set at merely 16 GB.
Giving a large sized battery can be a hindrance while designing a sleek smartphone. Yet, a 2150 mAh battery unit is part of LG Optimus 4X HD and it is competent enough to deliver a battery life of up to two days on maximum usage.
The finest aspect of Internet browsing capability LG Optimus 4X HD is attributed to the display quality of the phone. The zooming and panning becomes so damn easy on its touch panel that one feels pleasure in doing the entire web based stuff. Coming to speed of Internet access, it must be mentioned that via Wi Fi the access is poor but it is to access on network connections using 3G HSDPA+. The web pages load quickly and smoothly. Also, there isn’t any sideways scrolling. Similarly, the text reflow feature is also impressive.
There are standard messaging features (SMS, MMS, etc.), instant messengers (GTalk, Yahoo) and emailing options available with LG Optimus 4X HD.
LG Optimus 4X HD runs on 2G/GSM/EDGE network connection and is also 3G enabled with HSPA+ connectivity.
LG Optimus 4X HD facilitates downloading of many interesting games from Android Market. But what it does most importantly is that it also allows users to convert 2D games into 3D. When the handset is plugged into a 3D capable TV, one can choose a game, convert it to 3D and enjoy playing it on 4.7 inch screen of Optimus 4X HD.
LG Optimus 4X HD has a commendable operating platform in the form of Android v 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Even better is the Tegra 3 quad core processor of the device. The build quality of LG Optimus 4X HD is likeable and more so because the phone boasts a monstrous 4.7 inch true HD IPS touch display. Since IPS technology is used in the display of LG Optimus 4X HD and hence the device showcases pretty vibrant colors, even better than the AMOLED screen equipped devices. The overall contrast is good and the viewing angles are also excellent. This also helps one to do some really quick and hassle-free web based activities. There is smooth scrolling, zooming and panning.
The all new Ice Cream Sandwich renders a very nice user interface. As such, the responses of the touch-screen are quick and thanks to the powerful quad-core processor, there isn’t any lag while skipping through the home screens. There are seven home screens available on LG Optmius 4X HD and one can customize them with favorite widgets, apps and backgrounds.
On the whole, LG Optimus 4X HD has power, poise and reliability.
LG Optimus 4X HD has its share of flaws despite of all the advanced software features that its makers boast of. The basic design and form factor ofLG Optimus 4X HD lacks grace and universal appeal. It has a usual glossy black plastic whose finish is crinkly. The phone isn’t very sleek, though the generic profile and shape is okay.
Also, LG Optimus 4X HD goes with the latest trend that most high end devices are flaunting these days. This phone has ample on board internal memory but it is not certain that the phone is shipping with a microSD card slot or not. In case it does, the capacity of the memory card isn’t known. The Internet access via Wi-Fi on the device is slow.[ - ] collapse
LG Optimus 4X HD General
|Global Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, Q2|
LG Optimus 4X HD Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 2140 mAh|
LG Optimus 4X HD Camera Features
LG Optimus 4X HD Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
LG Optimus 4X HD Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|3G Network||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
LG Optimus 4X HD Additional Features
|JAVA Type||via Java MIDP emulator|