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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

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The camera interface of the Samsung Note II is a bit richer in functions than what we find in the 4X HD. There are modes that LG’s handset doesn’t have, such as macro or low light regimes.

The pictures themselves come out better from the Note II - about equal in terms of detail, but with more natural colors, focused, and no jumpy white balance issues that LG’s handset is prone to.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung Galaxy Note II


LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus 4X HD



When we go inside, things get even worse for the Optimus 4X HD, with much more noise than the Note II samples, uneven exposure, and cold color casts over the photos when the light starts to dim down.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung Galaxy Note II


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Medium - LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
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Darkness - LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

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LG Optimus 4X HD



Both handsets are capable of capturing 1080 definition video with 30 fps. The 4X HD autofocus wanders every now and then, and is much slower to focus than the Note II in the still shots as well.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Outdoor Sample Video:



LG Optimus 4X HD Outdoor Sample Video:



Samsung Galaxy Note II Indoor Sample Video:



LG Optimus 4X HD Indoor Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Samsung’s monster takes advantage of its screen size in the pictures and video gallery by splitting the screen in two with the folder section on the left for faster navigation. Both handsets offer picture editing from within the gallery, but the Note II has richer options, not to mention the things you can do with the stylus for cropping and annotating.

The gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
The gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
The gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
The gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

The gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Note II

LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus 4X HD


The music players both offer tunes categorization and equalizer presets, yet the Note II’s interface is slightly more polished and the sound enhancement options are easier to reach. The loudspeaker on the Optimus 4X HD sounds downright wimpy in comparison with the strong and clean sound from the Note II.

The Nature UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
The Nature UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

The Nature UX music player

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD


Both handsets play any video format you throw at them up to 1080 definition, yet the larger screen on the Note II, and the saturated colors make for a more enjoyable experience.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD - Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD
Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

LG Optimus 4X HD

 

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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:41 8

1. redmd (Posts: 785; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the note 2 seems to be better on every aspect, you just have to swallow its size if you can.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 19:06 5

10. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Samsung and its engineers are very proud on their beast (Note 2). This phone is just killing every smartphone on this planet.

I have got around 35 friends in my friend circle and 29 of us did a pre - order for Note 2. Come to papa :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:44 3

2. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Lg needs to either put full attention into their phones or stop selling them. Disappointed kinda.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:24

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


http://www.anandtech.com/show/6305/lg-optimus-g-performance-preview

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:14

5. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I know the G is coming but phone like this one water down their quality.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 16:29 3

9. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps the Lg Óptimus G too..

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:47 1

15. agarcia820 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


LG should stick to making Washers and Dryers :P

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 13:57

17. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


something is better than nothing!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:46 5

4. nofear (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I pick Note II anytime.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:26 2

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Note is clearly beating every aspect between them... The only advantage LG has is it's pocketable size.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 07:04 1

12. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


And the TegraZone.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:56 1

7. GodKnowsAll (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


All LG Smartphone Lovers You Should Wait For LG Optimus G To Realese.Because It Is Going To Beat Every Phone In Performence.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:09

14. epdm2be (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


@ GodKnowsAl:

...but it has no microSD card slot nor a removable battery (and thus no possibility for an extended Mugen-battery) which is important for some...

Hence I will NOT ever buy it. Show me a quadcore S4 handset with removable battery and micro-SDcard slot and I will take notice. For now all the new upcoming S4 Krait handsets ALL have the same flaws! So screw them.

Even the asus padphone hasn't got a MicroSD-card slot anymore. :-(

So I might as well look indeed for an 'old' SGSIII or this model which might become even cheaper when the Optimus G comes along.

If only Sony for once made that perfect handset WITH microSD-slots, damn! But they too always lag behind.. why do they even bother making smartphones at all!!!

And if all else fail then I will settle for that Nokia 808. It has also an FM-transmitter and a much better camera than any of the present and upcoming Android models. Plus it record calls even over bluetooth headsets/carkits.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:54 5

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


would go with the LG simply cuz the note is hella big! wtf?? lol

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 21:14

11. johnny9000 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


These articles are always so diplomatic. I wish once the conclusion would be "this phone is just better, you are dumb if you don't choose it."

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 07:07 3

13. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Phonearena's Job is to show the differences Between the two. Not to tell you what you should Buy. That's your MOM'S job.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:36 1

16. DGVIP (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


LG's user interface is so boring on many aspects like the icons and apps presentations instead of touchwiz UI animations and the multitasking function is also useful
I will vote for Galaxy Note although is almost exactly like the galaxy sIII despite of its round corners and s-pen

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:08

18. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Good lord what a smack down, that LG phone just got handed it's rear end. Honestly those photos looked terrible, over exposed and color reproduction was bad. The IPS screen is wasted on this thing, high count means nothing when you are running a processor that turns the phone into a hot pocket when you use it, horrible battery life to go along with a non battery saavy processor, LG must have gotten those Tegra 3's a bargain basement prices and had to stick them somewhere.

LG phones are always a let down in too many areas to warrant anyone purchasing them, I'm not even going to talk about that horrible looking cartoony UI, what is that mess? I looked at the Optimus G and even having such a redundant sounding name, the phone is already looking like it's going to fall short yet again. It's like LG's guy aren't even paying attention to competition at all, just outing the first this and that but it's so half assed, they might as well have not even tried.

Note II will eat the Optimus G for breakfast as well, what's the point of releasing a phone with such a tiny battery and densely packed high resolution screen. LG needs to get some balance, don't give me some awesome LCD but a crappy battery and rinky dink camera.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 23:37

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


Meh, no matter what the pixel density is amoled screens suck when comparing to IPS. The only reason companies use amoled is because it's cheaper - and for good reason.

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