x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • MWC 2012 quad-core phones spec comparison

MWC 2012 quad-core phones spec comparison

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags:

MWC 2012 quad-core phones spec comparison
Two years ago we only had single-core handsets, shows like MWC 2011 brought us the first dual-core devices last year, and in 2012 the key word is quad-core. And when we start counting cores, three devices qualify as the best and we are seeing them on the showroom floor at MWC 2012: the Huawei Ascend D quad (and its XL version with bigger battery), the HTC One X, and the LG Optimus 4X HD.

The three devices are different in many ways, though - the Huawei Ascend D quad is the first one to get officially unveiled at MWC. It has a bit smaller display than the rest, measuring 4.5 inches on the diagonal, and comes with Huawei’s home-grown K3V2 quad-core processor and Huawei has already shown us some impressive benchmarks where it beats the A5 chip on the iPhone 4S and the TI OMAP 4460 on the Galaxy Nexus.

The HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD both feature 4.7” displays and sport a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, but the HTC flaunts its own Sense 4.0 overlay on top of ICS, while the Optimus 4X HD comes with LG’s custom skin.

Update: The quad-core razor-thin ZTE Era joins the race.

Is there one that can currently grab the hardware crown? Check out their spec sheets below and let us know which one is your favorite and why.

MWC 2012 quad-core phones spec comparison

40 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:33 10

1. Tarzan (Posts: 59; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Huawei Ascend D quad XL 2500 maH battery looks pretty impressive. I wonder if it really lasts that long.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 04:09 2

30. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Until these beasts arrive, it's the Galaxy Note that will run the show.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:34 9

2. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


quad-core is evolving
congratulations your quad-core is almost mainstream

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:35 13

3. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


One X is not IPS LCD it is just S-LCD 2 and huawei is IPS+ LCD

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 14:09 15

9. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


I don't know why are you giving me thumbs down when this is a fact...LG uses AH-IPS LCD, htc uses S-LCD 2 and huawie uses IPS+...i don't know the diference between AH-IPS and IPS+ but i know the diference between S-LCD an IPS-LCD and so should you before you thumb me down

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 14:28 5

10. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Asshats will thumbsdown anyone regardless.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:13

32. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Probably iSheeeep.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:59 7

4. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


im guessing next year phones will have ahm... 8 cores? hahaha ywell you cant blame me for every year it doubles.. hahaha troll!! haha

impressive specs from huwawei xL but i dont know im quite excited with LG's optimus 4x
than in HTC's One x we'll see after the mwc

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:03 1

33. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Next year Octo Core. Next to next year probably hyperthreading.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:36 1

5. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


i would go with the LG, the battery is somewhere in the middle, and the thinnest among others..they are trying to maintain both

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:17 2

6. viper_3005 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


damn. if this is sensational imagine how the samsung galaxy s3 and sony's equivalent phone will be!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:15

28. ph00ny (Posts: 587; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sony already announced their new lineup (dual core mostly)

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:39 4

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm going lg. The optimus UI looks much nicer than sense 4 IMO. A nice size batter, nice design. I'll take tegra 3 over huawei s chip too. I always prefer lgs displays. I hope it gets gorilla glass 2. That 4x will be my next phone if the dev community is strong.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 04:11 1

31. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


My thoughts exactly. Somehow most of the readers here at PA hate LG.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:45

34. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


haters gona hate, LG's new UI is beautifull and the phone it self if preaty nice so it's LG for me too

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:46

35. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


btw LG had a few problems namely they did not update softare fast enough but i think that they have learned their lesson and that they will update it faster from now on

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 13:22 2

8. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


LG? Never. I'm not a masochist.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:09

11. slowmotion (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


I wonder if we will see Huawei on the shelves in the states. It seems to have the freedom of android and the well build chassie of an iphone.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 00:14 1

12. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


correction Huawei Ascend D quad has 1.2 ghz clocked speed quad-core processor not 1.5ghz

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 19:36 1

13. Crave (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


These 3 phones (4 if you count the big battery version of Huawei) aren't very impressive. And by that I mean: they don't make me wish I wasn't on a contract so I could run and spend my money on them.
The Huawei is rather handsome though, but from the looks of it, it lacks on screen buttons. (see enlarged picture in a dif article)
The LG is ugly, as it has sharp squarish circles.
HTC phones are usually aesthetically pleasing (see HTC Amaze), this one slightly more so; also, it looks like this "one" lacks on screen buttons as well.
Specs wise, there is not a huge difference among them besides for the batter life.
If I bought one, it would be the HUAWEI D. Slimmer than the HTC, smaller dimmensions as well, which would probably mean it feels better in the hand. 4.5 inches is plenty of screen.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:53

19. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Squarish CIRCLES?? LOLOLOL....you mean edges?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 15:44

37. Crave (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Haha yeah, it's a typo.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:55

22. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Clearly you use your phone for texting and facebook then if you don't consider a quad core phone a big change.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 15:43

36. Crave (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Clearly you don't understand what you read. Quad core is a nice change, but for quad core phones, none of these stand out. I can already tell they're not going to be a big deal in the quad core game. And stop making assumptions, I use my phone (Atrix 2) for extensive internet browsing, checking and writing emails, watching videos, hdtv mirroring, as well as texting and G+/ facebook. You're not cool.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:37 4

14. sonisoe (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 May 2009)


while i like htc one x very much...am staying away from it 'coz i've not the best experience w/ htc devices (htc hero and desire hd)...battery life's not the best and sense ui seems to slow-down android performance (laggy, stuttery, and quite frequent force-closes etc). honestly, i gave up on android after a number of devices incl. sony ericsson xperia arc in addition to those htc, but recently i pushed myself & picked up samsung sgs2, hands down its as stable and as smooth as ios...(i happen to have an iphone 4 and lumia800, so am speaking from experience)...and looks like am switching back fully to android ditching my iphone4 & lumia800 for sgs3...

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 08:13

15. ecloguey (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


I think LG is going to strike. Almost good.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 08:34

16. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


where the heck is Samsung??? seems like they are missing this big party. whether this is a good thing or bad thing, only time would tell.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:55

23. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


They are having their own event. *Good*

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 14:28

25. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It seems like Ssmsung and Apple are doing the identical things. Design wise, Event holding, and everything else... But would like to see the rumor SGS III thought. The leak (true or not) looks pretty impressive :)

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 15:15

26. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Make no mistake, the SGS III will be the phone everyone expects it to be, Samsung will make sure of that. And it's not often I expect much from manufacturers over such a hyped product, but I am quite confident that Samsung will deliver on this, just like the S II

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:54

17. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


CORTEX.A9.QUAD.CORE.THATS.RUBBISH.THAT.IS.STILL.SL​OW.A15.DUALCORE.RUNNING.AT.2.0.CPU.ILE.WAIT.TILL.J​ULY.WHO.CARES.WHY.SO.BOTHER.ABOUT.BATTERY.JUST.KEE​P.2.ITS.REAL.RAW.POWER.ULE.BE.PLAYING.WITH.HEAVY.P​AGES.HEAVY.FLASH.SHOULD.TAKE
10SEC.TO.LOAD.EVEN.RUNNING.50.APPS.10.WIDGETS.LIVE​.WALLPAPER.WITH.2GB.RAM.STILL.SHOULD.BE.SMOOTH.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:58 6

20. m.garz (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


no need to type in ALL CAPS dude..

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:58

18. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


PEOPLE.JUST.CANT.GET.IT.THRO.THERE.HEAD.ANDROID.NE​EDS.RAW.POWER.AND.BIG.RAM.SO.IT.DOSNT.LAG.OR.STUTT​ER.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:52

21. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


M.GARZ

ITS.MY.STYLE

DUDE.
STANDS.OUT.LOOKS.NICE

LIKE.SONY.
ITS.ALL.CAPS

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 15:19 3

27. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I think you need a new keyboard, it seems like your caps lock and space key has broken, and soon your period button will be just as dysfunctional.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 14:11

24. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


I'm most worried about the One X / XL not having a removable battery... I'm on ATT and the S4 should be nice with the integrated LTE on the SoC, hopefully not as big of a drain as previous LTE phones... waiting for real-world testing!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 19:04

29. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


LTE, quad-core, good camera, large battery, and pretty thin.... Dam I wish that Huawei
Ascend D quad XL was CDMA =(

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 19:18

38. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6188; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It looks like no QUAD CORE PHONES coming to any U.S. Carrier AT&T and no T-Mobile isn't getting a quad core so what's the point if no carrier isn't going to have one except Europe and the rest of the world

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 23:10

39. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


THEPHONEGUY92
NOPE ITS NOT BROKEN
HERE IN THE UK
ON THE S2
BROWSING
ON PHONEARENA
REPLYING BACK
ASWELL AS WRITING

WHY THUMS DOWN SO YOU GUYS PREFER A9 QC
THAN THE A15 DC SO IF POWER MEANS NOTHING TO U WHY DONT U USE A CORTEX A8
AND DONT BOTHER BUYING THE S3
ITS ALL ABOUT THE V8 V10S BMW 4.0 WHILE UR
STILL ON UR CRAPPY 318 BOGUS A8 CORTEX

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 21:54

40. savbers (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


BTW Ascend D Quad & XL both have 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage expandable to 32GB, and actually support 21.1mbits/s not LTE.

Ascend D quad weighs 130g
Ascend D quad XL weighs 180g

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories