x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Posted: , by Nick T.

Tags:

Pages
Camera:

It is a bright, sunny day here – perfect weather conditions for these two smartphones to show what their 8-megapixel cameras can do! Well, the results are in, and in our opinion, the Samsung Galaxy S III is a more capable shooter than the LG Optimus 4X HD. Yet that is not because it takes better photos. In fact, both smartphones take photos of above average quality, under outdoor and indoor lighting conditions, but nothing that you would want to exhibit in an art gallery.

What makes us go with the S III, however, is its much greater set of features, with a burst shot mode capable of taking 20 full-resolution photos faster than you can say “gherkins”. Besides, it has a wider field of view, meaning you can capture a “bigger” picture without being too far from the object. The panorama mode works pretty good as well, and a camera shutter lag is non-existent. In contrast, the 4X HD takes terrible panorama pictures and it has a bit of a hard time locking the focus on objects. Last but not least, the S III's camera can be conveniently launched straight from the lock screen, unlike on the Optimus 4X HD.

LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HDR - LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
 

HDR

  

LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HDR - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
 

HDR

  

Samsung Galaxy S III
Outdoor samples


When it comes to shooting 1080p video, the Samsung Galaxy S III dominates with its clear, detail-rich footage. Video taken with the Optimus 4X HD looks quite unimpressive, despite its high resolution.

LG Optimus 4X HD Sample Video:



Samsung Galaxy S III Sample Video:




Multimedia:

We are surprised to see that the music players on the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III share the same drawback, namely that neither of them has playback controls on the lock screen. Other than that, they come with any feature you might expect, such as a home screen widget, controls in the drop-down menu, and an equalizer. Their interfaces look mostly stock, but we find nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Overall, no matter which smartphone you choose to be your music player, the experience will be identical. 

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD


The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III


Without a doubt, watching videos on these two handsets is a pleasant experience. That is mostly due to the giant, high-res displays they are equipped with, but also because their video players support any popular video file format you can think of, all the way up to 1080p resolution.

67 Comments
  • Options
    Close






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 -_-

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories