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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

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If you like taking photos with your handset, we'd suggest going with the iPhone 4S instead of the LG Optimus 4X HD. Apple's smartphone takes better photos, containing more detail, with superior color accuracy. Just take a look at the sample pictures below and see for yourself. Same can be said for the 1080p videos that the two devices capture. While footage taken with the iPhone looks pretty nice, that shot with the 4X HD contains a bit more artifacts caused by video compression.

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Another reason that we prefer the iPhone 4S to the Optimus 4X HD is that the latter has a bit of a hard time locking the focus and exposure on objects. These are adjusted automatically once you tap the screen, but before you know it, the focus and exposure levels are reset. Nevertheless, this could be a software issue that might get taken care of one day.

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The music player on the iPhone 4S could hardly get any better than it already is. Everything from its sleek interface and rich set of features to the integration with the iTunes music store contributes to the ideal user experience that it delivers. In contrast, the audio player on the LG Optimus 4X HD does get the job done, but it simply does not feel that refined. At least you get support for FLAC audio files, a home-screen music widget, and playback controls in the drop-down menu.

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But if watching videos is more of a priority, look no further than the Optimus 4X HD and its 4.7-inch display with widescreen aspect ratio. Not only that videos look spectacular on it, but any popular file format is supported by the stock video player without the need to install additional software. But the iPhone requires you to convert videos to a specific format before it will play them back, which isn't very convenient.

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 05:29 9

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


IMO, the 4X HD's design and screen though difficult to operate is a ton better than the iPhone. :/

I just don't like the logo placement of LG, too near the screen.

Oh well, great phones but I'd take quadcore HD 4.7'' android over dual core 3.5" 640x960 iOS anyday.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 06:21 3

5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iDisAgree, I prefer the much smaller tinier phone with the wi-fi video chat. If you ask me, having such a humongous HD screen with a quad-core processor (phonetically, prõ-sê-sôr) is such a huge waste and extravaganze unless, of course, you're flying on the Concorde to Paris.
I will gladly settle for a lower-end limited device any day as long as I can just do the [VERY] basics; I don't need all that other stuff that that LG phone can do.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 07:48 2

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


uhm, why not get more for less? apple is always over priced. think about it --- and if that's what you want, why get an iPhone? get a 1st gen Samsung Galaxy or some sort. A LOT CHEAPER bro.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:50 1

16. Commentator (Posts: 2349; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Uhm, I'm pretty sure his post is drenched in sarcasm.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:06 6

9. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


there are also people who prefer budget phones like the wildfire s
just because they like the size and don't need the power doesn't mean that wildfire s is better than optimus 4x

Lets say you are buying a house, they are both priced at half a million

one house is absulotly huge! 7 bedrooms, 10 other rooms, and lots of fancy stuff and in a good neighborhood

and the other house is mehhh... its not that big, only has 2 bedrooms, not that fancy maybe in a not so great neighborhood.

you could say I don't need all that fancy stuff, I don't like my house being that big, I don't need to be ina good neighborhood. The huge house is a big waste unless your Mitt Romney

but does that make the small, not so great house better than the gimungus spacious, nicely located big house? nooooo. While you may prefer the smaller house

the big house with better specs will always be better than the little house. there is no doubt

oh yeah, android also has videochat that can work on BOTH wifi and 3G. I bet you apple fanboys forgot to look that up before you post it somewhere. You can also video chat even if your device doesn't have a front camera, you just use the back camera. Is there an app for that?
And if you hate big screens, then TOO BAD, iphone 5 probably has a big screen and your out of luck. Did you know in android there is thing called customization(its where you make the phone what you want it to be, not apple)

PS. Are you trolling, because you were contradicting the obvious :D

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:40 1

14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


not wanting the basics is like i don't need fancy food, i just need bread and water to survive

yes you can survive on bread and water but it would be absolutly terrible

or you can live your life to the fullest and eat all the greatest things.

does that make bread and water better than delicious food? no

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:05

20. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


OMG, I would say you're dense but even that would make you too intelligent to meet its' definition.

Are you sure you don't have an iPhone? Or worse, the new and great Blackberry Bold 5??

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:50 1

17. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you should really get the nokia 3210 it can do the VERY basics

it can call people :D (not even the iphone can do that :D )
it has a screen, it has a keypad, it has a processor in it, it has an antenna in it. I suppose you don't want to browse the web or play games on it because maybe those features are "too advanced" for you and your abilites?

after all smartphones are only for people who can't turn on wifi right?
well you don't even need to turn on anything with this

You will get that phone from at&t as soon as your contract ends for ur iphone because thats really all you need

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:08

27. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Yep , I'd take the LG Optimus uadcore HD 4.7 android over the iPhone any day too. I even think the design looks better than the iPhone.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 05:29 7

2. hung2900 (Posts: 781; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


"Apple's smartphone takes better photos, containing more detail, with superior color accuracy"

No way. Look at some comparisons, you will see no "superior color accuracy".

"The music player on the iPhone 4S could hardly get any better than it already is"

Another comparison on PA

"There really isn't so much of a difference in the music players of both device, but we do like that fact that the GS III has all of the settings placed within the actual music player, whereas with the iPhone 4S, you always have to exit the music player, open the Settings app and navigate to the music settings if you want to tweak something."

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 05:30 2

3. shy2papa (Posts: 203; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Nice, LG optimus 4X HD did well

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 06:14 5

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I'll never going to read another iPhone comparison on this site again.
Always the same pointless conclusion on the end!
Wake up, you people running this site.
Can you imagine a high end android with 3.5 inch screen?
LG is clearly superior here.
Huge screen, more battery life, more processing power, memory card slot, thinner and lighter.
Oh and yeah, call me subjective but android IS a better OS.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 06:48 2

6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


seriously?

im reading the review, 4x interface is better, 4x typing is better, 4x web browser is better on 4x, watching videos is better on 4x battery is better

I would have thought optimus 4x would have won by a landslide

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 07:28 3

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S"

LG Optimus 4X HD is CLEAR WINNER!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:22 3

10. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


The Iphone is getting stale right now, it taste like chicken thats been left in the frige for 2 weeks. yuk

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:17

26. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


ewwwwwwwwwwww
just like taco

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:39 2

11. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


They always manage to make the iPhone sound more advanced than any other phone...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:10 1

12. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


so despite the fact that the iPhone has a smaller screen, weaker processor, non-expandable memory, less RAM, poorer battery, a chore to watch videos (cos u have to change format and all) and a less customizable UI, it wins in this comparison?! and tbh, the pictures the phones take, the 4x HD isnt as bad as the reviewer makes it to be!
so HOW did the iPhone win?!
oh and please dont come up with bulls**t answers like ''it is LG, they never win'', cos if you do, you can go shove your close minded brain through a shredding machine!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:27 2

13. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It's easy, the more they support apple, the larger their pay.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:52 1

18. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I think the result is sarcasm lol

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:44

15. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


WTF is this silly comparison i'm even not reading it

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:40

19. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Comparing 4S to that LG is like comparing Mercedes to KIA - pointless. I will never buy this LG for the following reasons:
1. Huge uncomfortable screen(although it is nice)
2. Worse camera
3. Cheap plastic body
4. Operates on Android

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:14

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3957; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


1. The screen size doesn't matter as long as the bezel size is trimmed down, which it is, so it's similar in size to the Razr.

2. The camera in the 4S is great, I'll give that credit, but the LG 4X camera is still very good. And to me, the 4X has more detail in the pictures.

3. Not even gonna lie. But I would rather have plastic than fragile glass.

4. There is nothing wrong with Android, especially ICS. The only thing they did wrong, was put their custom UI over it. LG should make stock Android phones, at least until they improve their UI more.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 00:20

21. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Wow Phonearena I don't think you've ever said there was a phone that beat the iPhone even though the SGSIII, the ONE X, and a couple other handsets are clearly superior phones. Seriously actually pick a winner.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 03:08

22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


PhoneArena will never admit a phone is better than the iphone. No matter how much more advanced, more powerful, and overall better in every way. They will still say the iphone is better OR its too close to tell.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:22 1

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3957; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


There is a problem in the second sentence of the review. "Well, allow us to explain: both smartphones belong to the high-end category and are the very best that the two companies, LG and Apple, have to offer right now." The iPhone is NOT high end. Compared to whats out on phones now, 1.5 GHz quad core processors (or A-15 dual core), 2 GB of RAM, and 4.3+ inch HD screens; VS the 800 MHz A-9 dual core, 512 MB of RAM, and 3.5 inch screen that's just a small step above qHD. It's obvious who is the winner. But, I guess if you take the latter, give it an app launcher, and put the Apple logo on it and call it the iPhone, it's immediately the best thing in the world. Sigh

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:33

28. PadFone (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


hey guys and phone arena
I have problems with my budget and I would like to buy a smartphone with quad core processor.LG optimus 4x HD is the cheapest smartphone with quad core processor in my countryand I also like the design of the phone.But a friend of mine told me that this phone
isn t werry good,if it fall down it will broke bad and stuff like that so I would like a honest answer from you guys cuz you are the best!!!Thanks

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