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LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

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Interface and Functionality:

For a long time, HTC delivered the goods by enhancing the core Android experience, but for a change in pace, we’re now finding LG’s custom Android experience to be more comprehensive. Visually speaking, we still like the style and look of HTC’s 4.0 Sense experience, but when it comes to depth of functionality, LG has made some considerable ground in making its experience the deeper between the two. Without a doubt, LG’s custom Android experience takes multi-tasking to a higher level with its QSlide and Dual Screen/Dual Play features, which are items that the HTC One X doesn’t offer with its experience. Call it a changing of the guard, but for a change, LG has triumphed over HTC in the experience department.

The UI of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

The UI of the LG Optimus G


The UI of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The UI of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

The UI of the HTC One X


Although the core functions of their organizer apps are intact, HTC’s set are able to stand out more for their cool transition effects. Looking at the email experience, it’s a safe bet to say that the two are more than effective in keeping us productive on the go – especially when there’s nothing different with the Gmail experience.

Core organizer apps of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Core organizer apps of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Core organizer apps of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Core organizer apps of the LG Optimus G


Core organizer apps of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Core organizer apps of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Core organizer apps of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Core organizer apps of the HTC One X


Presenting us with enough room for our finger to play around with, we don’t find one to be better when it comes to the messaging experience. Not only are they spacious with their layouts and offer us the ability to input punctuations and numbers from their main layouts, but we find the responsive nature of the two keyboards to soundly solidify the perfect experience.

On-screen keyboard of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
On-screen keyboard of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
On-screen keyboard of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
On-screen keyboard of the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

On-screen keyboard of the LG Optimus G


On-screen keyboard of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
On-screen keyboard of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

On-screen keyboard of the HTC One X



Processor and Memory:

For the average Joe, it’s rather difficult to distinguish which of the two is the faster when it comes down to raw performance, as they exhibit smooth executions with a variety of basic tasks. However, as we’re able to test them out to their limits, we find the LG Optimus G giving us that tight and snappy performance that we desperately crave to make it the stand out winner. Showing off its worth, the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM goes beyond the benchmark results put out by the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1GB of RAM on the HTC One X.

Getting more bang for the buck, the Sprint version of the LG Optimus G presents us with 32GB of internal storage out of the box, while the AT&T one has 16GB and microSD slot. Meanwhile, with the AT&T variant of the HTC One X, we’re only given a measly 16GB of internal capacity.


Internet and Connectivity:

By now, we’re all aware that these two are superb devices for surfing the web, naturally, mainly due to the fact that they offer exceptional and smooth navigational controls combined with speedy 4G LTE connectivity. Between the two, we notice that the LG Optimus G is more gracious with its fluid movements than its rival, but it’s not something that we’d consider to be a deal breaker in this category. Rather, it’s just the annoying way that the HTC One X renders things on the go with its constant blinking actions – essentially sticking out the most in our minds as being a distraction. Aside from that, they’re wonderful.

Web surfing with the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Web surfing with the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Web surfing with the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Web surfing with the LG Optimus G - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Web surfing with the LG Optimus G


The built-in browser of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The built-in browser of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The built-in browser of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The built-in browser of the HTC One X - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

The built-in browser of the HTC One X


With various versions of the two handsets floating around, we know that they’re available in GSM and CDMA variants – though, the CDMA version of the HTC One X is the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint. Not too much of a shocker, they share many common connectivity features. The listing consists of aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot functionality, and NFC.

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:57 1

1. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


nice comparison. thank you

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 23:32

11. almostbut_FAILED (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


like any android phones the LG optimus G is a rushed phone. Sure, it has a brand new processor but look at everything else: bad call quality, lag luster battery life, a OK camera...etc. I mean this is supposed to be LG's "BIG ONE" yet every review I have read about it says "there is nothing to write home about" LOL maybe android manufacturer can take some note on optimization from Apple

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:13 15

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


Nothing beats One X screen

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:16 9

3. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


One X Screen is unique..only htc j butterfly can beat it.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 02:19 1

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


HTC One X: Mirror Mirror on the wall, who Is the fairest of them all?
- You, my HOX, are fair; it is true.
But J Butterfly is even fairer than you.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:00 1

4. rizevnarastek (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Nice comparison but premium design and feel of Optimus G with it's toilet-like tiles in the back and plastic feel? Yes it's gorilla glass and it feels plasticy not glassy :) Plus the SLCD2 is better in my opinion.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:25

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


My first LG device might be the Nexus 4, only because it has google firmware not LG firmware.

LG has yet to convince me they've improved on their support and android update release times, so neg for me.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:06 5

5. b1acktiger (Posts: 205; Member since: 19 May 2012)


LG ? No Thank you.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:08 9

6. formersamsungphoneowner (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


LG "G" WON BY A MARGIN.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:56 2

8. papss (unregistered)


I would never pick the one x over the G. Maybe the one x +

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 20:18 6

10. mattbui2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


Phone arena is so biased to everyone but htc. Im an android user but LG's interface is very ugly and horrible to use. Not even on par with Sense or Touchwiz

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 03:38

13. enGet (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Buy either and replace the OS with vanila Android 4.1 nd you'll have one sweet-ass phone. Both have outstanding hardware.

Just avoid the S3. Flimsy piece of crap.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:11

14. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


I find it pretty crazy how the one x still puts up a fight against all these newer phones (note II, s3, optmus g etc) Somewhat understandably so but what about Sprints Evo LTE? Its a better version of the one x. I dont get it. Not to mention if it wasnt for Sprints original evo none of the higher end htc phones would even exist.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:13

15. JohnCorleone (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


I have the Sprint EvoLTE and the international quad core OneX. The EvoLTE is nice but I just got the Jelly Bean update on my One X and the phone is just a beast! I went and used it side by side against the One X+ and Antutu marks were almost identical and the X+ didn't feel as solid as mine. It was a floor sample though. We will have to see if/when the EvoLTE gets JB update if it provides the same boost it did to the quad core One X. I am still torn between the Optimus G and X+ but LG did do a nice job with the phone. The screen caught my eye from across the store

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