The smartphone market in the world has heated up with a lot of new contenders. Most of people would either choose between an Apple iPhone of Samsung Galaxy S III. Then there is LG Optimus 4X which also looks like a good product, especially if you are looking for a Android based phone. The handset of the 4X is similar to that of the Optimus L7. The body of the phone is rectangular and impressively slim, whilst the metallic edges and glass covered front make the phone look sleek and futuristic.
These are the some of most important key features of LG Optimus 4X HD P880.
- Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
- 8 MP Primary Camera
- 1.3 MP Secondary Camera
- 4.7-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1.5 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A9 Processor
- FM Radio
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB
LG’s been busy in 2012. Aiming to catch up with major competitors Apple and Samsung, many smartphone manufacturers seem to have decided this is their year. Like HTC, LG have so far released a handful of powerful smartphones to be sold by retailers like Phones 4 U, including the Optimus L3, L5, and L7, alongside the designer Prada Phone 3.0. Joining the bunch is the Optimus 4X HD. You know they mean business when the name the phone after a Transformer.
Failing to impress, especially alongside the powerful camera of competitor HTC’s One X, the Optimus 4X chimes in with a hopeful 8 megapixels but falls by the wayside due to disappointing auto-focus and night shooting modes. Manufacturers seem to think that since the iPhone has a relatively weak camera, they can appeal to the market by making devices with high megapixel counts, high megapixel values do not translate to high picture quality and this phone’s camera is not up to the mark. Newsflash – Apple don’t focus on the camera in their phones for a reason. Generally, people taking pictures on their phones are doing so casually. Any kind of serious photographer will have a dedicated camera. What mobile phone users want out of a phone camera are decent pictures that can be taken anywhere, at any time. The number of pixels doesn’t matter if photos are blurry or dark, and the 4 X HD is poor which clicking pictures under low light.
The chassis is smooth, making the phone ergonomically pleasing in your hand. Unfortunately, the battery life is another major disappointment. If you’re performing high power activities like watching films or gaming, you’ll be lucky to get four or five hours. Competing devices like the One X from HTC and Galaxy S3 from
Samsung have performed much better on this front, and they put the Optimus 4X to shame. At least you won’t get much lag when gaming or watching, though, thanks to the quad-core chip powering the phone. Not much use if the battery dies, though.
Though expectations were high for the 4X, announced as one of the first quad-core handsets of 2012, LG have failed to impress us.