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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Introduction:

Okay, folks, are you ready for the ultimate Korean Kombat? We know we sure are! In the left corner, we have the pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III, flaunting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display and a quad-core Exynos processor, and in the right corner, dressed up in an all-white outfit, we have the LG Optimus 4X HD, touting a 4.7-inch True HD display and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Wanna find out which one of these Android 4.0 high-ends is superior? Then let's put them through their paces and find out!


Design:

With smartphones like these, picking a clear winner in the design category is a pretty tough call. It is certain, however, that both the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III look outstanding, just like a handset of this caliber should. We also appreciate that the two devices come with removable batteries and slots for microSD cards.

At the end of the day, stating which design team has done a better job depends on what your priorities are. The Galaxy S III feels a lot more user-friendly with its curved edges, slimmer profile, and smooth finish, not to mention that its hardware buttons are well-positioned considering the unit's dimensions.

The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The LG Optimus 4X HD (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (right)



On the other hand, the Optimus 4X HD is more compact, and the texture on its plastic back cover does not feel bad at all. Another advantage that LG's smartphone has is that it comes with a regular SIM card slot, so switching from an older device will be pretty straightforward, instead of having to get a Micro SIM replacement, as the case is with the Galaxy S III.  

Left sides - The LG Optimus 4X HD (bottom) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Right - The LG Optimus 4X HD (bottom) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Bottom - The LG Optimus 4X HD (bottom) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Top - The LG Optimus 4X HD (bottom) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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The LG Optimus 4X HD (bottom) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (top)




Display: 

The Samsung Galaxy S III sports a slightly bigger display - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III sports a slightly bigger display

It doesn't take an expert to conclude that the LG Optimus 4X HD has an awesome 4.7-inch “True HD” display. In fact, we find it slightly better than the 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Yeah, it might be a tad smaller, but in real life, a tenth of an inch is a difference we can neglect. The LG “True HD” displays are made using IPS-LCD technology and a standard RGB pixel arrangement, so the color representation is really accurate, and the amount of detail the screen can deliver is impressive. On top of that, the 4X HD's screen is much more usable under the sun's scorching rays of light. Don't get us wrong for the Galaxy S III's display is pretty good as well, offering comparable amount of detail and colors that can be as natural or as overblown as you want, depending on the smartphone's display settings. Nevertheless, it is the Optimus 4X HD's screen we'd ultimately pick as our favorite between the two.

LG Optimus 4X HD 360-Degrees View:



Samsung Galaxy S III 360-Degrees View:



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posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:32 18

1. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Not too surprising except for you guys giving the nod to LG for the screen. I guess Super AMOLED isn't the king of the hill anymore! Thanks

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:53 19

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Talking about current AMOLED display evolution stage, LG's NOVA display is better (at least it is mine opinion). :)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:44 10

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I agree NOVA is better

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 03:35 11

43. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I am wondering whose the one who dislikes the comments above..... must be a AMOLED fanboy....

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 04:46 4

45. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


+1 for gallitoking. :D

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:17 7

39. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Is it me or I really think that LG's camera captures better quality compared to S3? :3 i think LG's camera is has more natural color compared to s3. S3's captured photos are too bright.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:50 7

42. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG'S PHOTOS ARE LOOK MORE NATURAL & ACCURATE!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:33 2

68. Martin3 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


very true ! the video on the lg optimus 4x hd is better too

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 04:35 1

59. Jericho (unregistered)


Samsung has better benchmarks but optimus 4x has TegraZone(optimized games) i think they should include it cause it can be a little misleading.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:46 6

2. Birds (Posts: 1164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I wonder what the troll who I argued with over the LG optimus 4X a few months ago has to say now. lol I'm not surprised that the LG optimus 4X held its own against the Samsung GSIII. This device is actually really good. It all comes down to personal preference.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:52 5

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Talking about current AMOLED display evolution stage, LG's NOVA display is better (at least it is mine opinion). :)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:54

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


isn't that present only in the black?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 16:19 1

34. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Nope, Viper has a NOVA too, and some others I believe.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 08:08 1

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


Optimus Black, Viper, Optimus L7 and PRADA 3.0 uses the NOVA screen (this is all i rmb lol)

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 08:33 2

50. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


The Optimus Big too I believe.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:58 1

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


LG has made it, but seconds too late. They should have launched it earlier than the One X to share the limelight, but now... it will hardly be talked about.

I actually like the 4X, but the fact that an S3 exists makes me not want to buy one, even a One X perhaps --- and LG's design hasn't been impressing me lately. The Optimus L line, Prada, Vu and this look so alike.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:15 7

10. NICEPHONEUSER11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


ITS NOT YET TOO LATE...........
what is the most important LG DID THE BEST OF WHAT THEY CAN ..
LG DID THE BEST! .

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:41 4

11. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Screen is very subjective. I personally cannot find any LCD screen joy to use because colors always look washed out and that's why my tv is plasma too

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:46 2

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why not use LED based TV ?

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:15

52. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


LED based TV are marketed as LED-LCD and I can't buy an LCD.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:13

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"LED based TV are marketed as LED-LCD..."

I know that.

"I can't buy an LCD."

Why?

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 22:52

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


lol than how do u watch tv?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:56 5

13. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I really like the square design of the LG. Having the S II, I miss that design.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:58 1

14. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Why is it that Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip beats an nVidea 1.5GHz quadcore Tegra 3 chip? (in terms of Benchmarks)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:37 6

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Because it is not all about Clock Speed.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:04 2

17. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm sure PA will do a 4X vs. One X comparison soon anyways, but how does the display on the 4X compare to the one on the One X?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:40 6

25. Hemlocke (unregistered)


They are both excellent, and much better than the SIII screen.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:35 1

19. johnrock (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


well well well u cant compare d champ n d worlds best wid d kids i mean s3 technology wise above all like pop up play smart stay smart alert..etc u wont find in ny other ph n also samsung is d current#1 in d world n d undisputed king no matter whoever cmez dey ll cme n go bt samsung is here 2 stay bring it on!so LG n htc u cant even cme closer 2 samsung i can say only one thing 2 dose companies mess wid d best die like d rest oh hell yeah!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:39 3

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


English isn't my native language, but you really should learn to write...

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 08:11 1

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


i didnt know ppl still type like that -_-

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