[Full Review] LG Optimus 4x HD– One of the Best Quad Core Android Phone

by abhishek bhatnagar on November 5, 2012

LG Optimus 4x HD is a one such android phone which feels much smoother in display, it powerful and sleek at the same time, it has 1.5 GHz Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and running on Android 4.0 and comes with 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 pixels) True HD IPS display with 313 ppi [ pixel per inch ]

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Build Quality and Design

LG Optimus 4x HD comes in the same segment of HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III but on the contrary it has a very simple and nice design with no curves, the build quality is just amazing as most part of the LG Optimus 4x HD does not feel plasticy.

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The chrome bezel on the edges make the phone look more premium and zig zag design on the other hand on the left and right side of the phone gives the user a much better grip over the phone, and not to forget the matte finish with nice design helps a lot as well. On the top you have a  phone you have 3.5 mm audio jack which bulges out and power and sleep key which works effectively, the phone does have a built in microSD card slot, battery and NFC built in.

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Display

The display is 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 pixels) True HD IPS display which actually is very smooth and easy on eyes, thanks to the LG Optimus UI which has been designed and overlayed on the top of android OS to make things easy for the user, as you drag the finger on the lock screen you will be able to see the items on the lock screen. By default, you get a Yahoo! Weather, Google Search and music widgets loaded on the homescreens, you can easily add more widgets or delete the ones shown over there.

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Camera

The camera on LG Optimus 4x HD is 8 Megapixel which is quite good in natural light but it does take some time in focusing on smaller objects, the color reproduction over the images taken with camera was quite good. LED Flash played a great and good role in illuminating objects in low light conditions. Continuous shot and Time catch shot were two most used features we used while capturing photos.   

LG Optimus 4x HD Photos Sample

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LG Optimus 4x HD Camera Review [Video]

LG Optimus HD Recorded Video Sample

Multimedia and Video Playback

The video player on LG Optimus 4x HD is really nice as it does offer a lot of feature which were missing in the media players we have seen in other android phones in the same price segment, it plays all the videos of format MP4, DivX, XviD, 3GP, and WMV videos with upto Full HD quality. You can move the play slider to preview what is happening in the video at what point of time, you also get pinch to zoom and you can also play a video in slow speed, take a screen shot of any video frame and lock the screen while watching the video.

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User Interface and Connectivity

Most of the apps like application manager, task manager and contact support comes preinstalled, this phone have 3G, Wifi and edge connectivity and we did not faced any issue while using data with any of the connectivity options.

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The default weather app is quite simple to use as you just need to specify a location and then it will fetch the weather for your location anywhere in the world, music player on the other hand is great but does not look very good.

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Battery Life and Connectivity

Although the LG Optimus 4x HD has the biggest battery compared to the other phones in the same price segment, it has 2100 mAh battery but the battery life was not very good but was average while using 3G on it. LG Optimus 4x HD also support NFC and it does come with three NFC tags. We found that when we played videos the phone ran out of battery much earlier than other phones, however the battery performance was better when we made the brightness at the lowest acceptable to us.

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LG Optimus 4x HD Internet Browser Review

LG Optimus 4x HD Quick Review [Video]

 

Pros

  • Fast Internet browsing speed
  • Expandable memory card slot
  • Awesome video player
  • Great display

Cons

  • Low Battery life
  • No LED Indicator

Conclusion

LG Optimus 4x HD is no doubt great android smartphone but at this price point of around Rs. 32,999 INR it faces a close competition with Samsung Galaxy s3 and HTC one x, but key points of LG Optimus 4X HD is elegant looks, great display, powerful processor, smooth and fairly well designed interface and a respectable camera.

abhishek bhatnagar

I love to write about latest technology gadgets and smartphones and tablets. I play around with technology and try to learn and express my views on the same. You can connect with me at twitter or on google+ profile or know me more on www.abhishekbhatnagar.com

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