LG Optimus 4X HD vs HTC One X
As we mentioned earlier, both smartphones run Android 4.0 out of the box, and hopes are high that an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released one day in the future. To no surprise, we have custom overlays running on these handsets: the Optimus UI 3.0 for the LG Optimus 4X HD and Sense 4.0 for the HTC One X.
We are more satisfied with Sense 4.0 simply because it looks prettier and more consistent. Also, the lock screen is more versatile as it allows app shortcuts to be placed on it – something that you cannot do on Optimus UI 3.0. (UPDATE: Turns out you can have lock screen shortcuts on Optimus UI 3.0 too.) But the 4X HD's interface is not bad at all as it retains the simplicity associated with Android 4.0. Besides, it does not lag or anything, so it is perfectly usable on a daily basis, and if you are not happy with the way things look, there are plenty of customization solutions available at the Google Play store.
Although the two smartphones are wide enough to accommodate spacious portrait on-screen keyboards, we find typing on the Optimus 4X HD a bit easier. That might have something to do with the way the keys are arranged on the HTC One X – with an extra row of arrow keys underneath, which pushes the ones with the letters slightly higher and further away from your thumbs. Nevertheless, our fingers gradually got used to that positioning, although we'd still prefer the 4X HD when it comes to typing text. Besides, there is always landscape mode, in case if dealing with the portrait keyboard is proving too difficult for you.
Processor and memory:
There is no need to say much about the performance of these two devices. The Tegra 3 quad-core processor that powers both of them delivers excellent real-life results no matter the circumstance. One whole gigabyte of RAM comes standard with both handsets for seamless switching between applications. Unsurprisingly, that level of power output is reflected by the pretty high benchmark scores the handsets can achieve.
|Quadrant Standard||AnTuTu||NenaMark 2|
|LG Optimus 4X HD||3742||11184||52|
|HTC One X||4848||11024||47,4|
Even though the HTC One X does not have a microSD card for storage expansion, its 32 gigabytes of on-board capacity should be plentiful even for power users. The LG Optimus 4X HD has half the gigs, but up to 64GB of additional storage can be added using a microSD card.
HTC has attempted to enhance the browser on the One X with a few twists of its own, yet we are not blown away by the results. Quite the opposite – there are several interface issues that spoil the whole experience. For example, the “Tabs” and “Bookmarks” buttons on the One X are located on a pop-up bar at the bottom, but that bar seems to appear only whenever it feels like it. Also, the whole page is redrawn each time you zoom in or out, sometimes with a slight, but annoying offset to the side. At least we have no complaints when it comes to fluidity, but then again, the same trait applies to the browser on LG's flagship, which is why we'd definitely pick the 4X HD for surfing the web.
1. Birds (Posts: 1157; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I'm tired of all these cliffhangers phonearena. It feels like I'm watching "Twilight: New Droid". Still great review. For me it would ultimately come down to design. I like the cleaner look of the LG Optimus 4X better but I like the more solid build quality of the One X. Well still, I couldn't deside lol.
9. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
why would anyone thumb that down
i agree with birds
even apple fanboys hate cliffhangers because then they don't get to see their precious apple iphone win...
2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
I think, yes, you should always pick a winner considering all the factors at once.
other smackdowns, They have some sort of winner, but they do not discredit the loser, instead they recommend it for some other market.
3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Anyway, One X for me --- though Sense, they say, still lacks,
10. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
i like sense better than lg's interface
it just looks awkward some stock stuff, then some non stock stuff. They just don't match
atleast everything in the one x is consistent
4. Jericho (unregistered)
I am going to say this sam witwicky style.
18. technismtoday (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Say it 4 more times ....
*if you know what i mean*
7. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
i find the conclusion unexciting,bland and boring he did not even make any recomendations or he did not even tried to emphasize the advantage or disadvantage of the two device or even the edge of one to another other... of course there's gotta be a winner in them.. for me its lg optimus 4x but not in the huge margin because i think it feels more compact in hand though i have to say that camera is a bit flaw for its autofocus problem. but it seems that lg was able to maximized its quadcore compared to htc one x but at least when it comes to built htc got the crown
8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)
I'd pick the 4X, the screen is just so awesome.
16. mercorp (Posts: 1027; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
what 4x stands for-
one x like specs+micro sd slot+removable battery+reg.sim slot.
11. eman99 (Posts: 369; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
is the 4x coming to the states which service???
12. TMach (Posts: 457; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I own both and in some respects they are close but afraid for all round user experience, it is the One X all the way. LG falls down when it comes to the little details such as no Notification light at all, no way of telling when battery fully charged except if the phone is being charged whilst it is on! Delicate bottom strip prone to popping loose when removing charger!
13. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
wait i thought that the lock screen of the 4x HD can also place shortcuts??? it was said in the review wasnt it.. i even read that on engadget..
14. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Yes the 4x can have app shortcuts on the lockscreen.. PA probably doesn't know how... :)
Also one thing, why do they mention about one x being a better audio player with " SoundHound integration" and all but they didn't mention the MediaPlex of 4x being a better video player? Favor much?
17. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
exactly! that's what i thought too! cos i rmb reading it on the review ON PHONEARENA
yes the video player on the 4x is soo much better! esp with all its features (like pinch to zoom and the other thing idk what's it is called lol)
19. babyk (Posts: 308; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
they all copying from htc. look at the 3d effect look at optimus and look at s3. s3 only does it the other way around. HTC ONE X IS BEST. Stop copying
21. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
Sorry to me LG has always been the cheaper not so great cousin to Samsung i feel that the other companies just put a little more into their devices where the LG just does what it needs to to get by all in all i would choose the HTC One X. In terms of top phones this is how it seems to go:
1. Samsung or HTC (this is more based on preference)
That's what i've seen at least from the history of smartphones LG is always just lagging behind a little in it's quality of their product versuses everyone else.
22. kirholstov (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I think that htc One X now is king of Android.
In Latvia you can buy SGS3 for 525 LVL (949$), what is not cheap, and htc One X for 350 LVL (633$), what is much cheaper.
Htc has excellent build quality and, of course, htc Sense.
24. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
i have the one x and it has the crappiest, weakest tinny sounding loud speaker ever. I tried three different set of phones and different downloaded quality types of music and all of them suck and are weak. beat does absolutely nothing, NOTHING to the quality of sound on this thing. It is merely a gimmick and that is all. Also, the phone quality, ear piece volume is horrible! very weak and hard to hear. The phone looks bad ass but is very awkward to hold and you will definately need a case or this thing will easily slide out of your hand. anyways, wish i could trade it in but i think this is the best droid phone out at the moment. i say that b/c there are very positive things about the phone as well, screen style big time and it is very light weight, battery is also pretty good. sense rocks!
25. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
definately THE ONE X........ cause i own 1....... and its damn good. performer...