The amazing LG Optimus 4X HD is now available in countries all over Europe and there are plans for the device to be released in the Central and South Americas sometime this year. There is no slated release date made for the United States and Canada. For those living on those countries, it’s not fair to get a slice of the latest and high end smartphone LG has to offer. Here’s a brief review of LG Optimus 4X HD.
Why so? It’s simple really. Aside from being the first quad core smartphone from LG, the phone packs a huge battery, has a wonderful screen, superb camera and what many have been waiting for: NFC capability. And what’s the most beneficial to this phone? It runs on the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Although for such a powerful phone, it still has some flaws. But aside from that, you’ll most definitely appreciate its completely revamped Optimus UI while many might find it a little disappointing its find an average calling and audio quality. But you shouldn’t worry; its upside has more to make up for its bad side. For those living in North America, you’ll temporarily be left to drool while users in Asia and Europe get their firsthand experience with the phone.
Review of LG Optimus 4X HD: Features
The LG Optimus 4X HD runs on a speedy Nvidia Tegra 3, 1.5 GHz quad core chip. When you get hold of the phone, you will realize how blazing fast it is to scroll in between applications. Basic features such as zooming, scrolling and even using the swiping feature is a cinch when manipulating the phone.
One of the most noticeable attractions coming from the handset is its ability to handle various applications. The device is preloaded with several games and when you play them all, you can’t help but admire the high quality graphics that were displayed. What’s more, there were no lags or “freeze up” moments in the middle of playing the game. Launching applications were done without problems and by pressing the home button, the apps would close swiftly without any lags.
The amazing smartphone runs on the latest version from Google Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich. As expected you will get the usual plethora of preloaded applications from the search giant. Apps like Gmail, Play Store, Maps and Navigation and YouTube are bundled together.
Review of LG Optimus 4X HD: Performance
When the phone was tested for calls within the city, the results were decent (although not astounding unlike other smartphones). There were no problems with the quality of signal nor were there instances of drop calls. In terms of the quality of sound, it was average at best. Voices heard over the phone sounded a bit muffled. Increasing the volume greatly helped although people from the other end of the sounded like they were mumbling at times. One odd instance is that there were times when you would sound better over the speakerphone compared to placing the phone to your ear.
Review of LG Optimus 4X HD: Final Thoughts
This phone is far more intriguing and worth taking a look at compared to that of the LG Optimus 3D. This phone is so good it would make you want to head over to Europe immediately to buy yourself one.
The phone does have some drawbacks such as its average speaker and call quality. But nevertheless, LG’s first quad core handset is worth having. Aside from being incredibly fast, its screen display and camera features are superb. At the same time, you get to appreciate its NFC capability and the cool Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system from Google. This is by far the most desirable and sought after phone that LG has ever made making all the more important. We suggest that if you are not determined to get an android, look into a Blackberry Torch 9800 as a very viable competitor as it outstrips the LG Optimus in many aspects. You can read the Torch 9800 review and deicde what suits your needs best.