The quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD against the rest: spec comparison

The quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD against the rest: spec comparison
The LG Optimus 4X HD is among the first handsets to get announced with a Tegra 3 quad-core chip, and as much of that sounds like a terrible advantage, we expect a bunch of handsets to get unveiled with equally or even more powerful internals. For the time being, though, the Optimus 4X has that throne solely for itself as in a cold blooded spec comparison it beats the majority of high-end Android handsets with their dual-core chips. The iPhone 4S is also based on the dual-core A5, but it runs iOS making it hard to compare directly, and the same goes for Windows Phone devices like the HTC Titan II, which often run on even older and single-core chips.

Now, the Optimus 4X HD itself is a huge handset - it’s got a gigantic 4.7-inch display, and each of the four cores is clocked at 1.5GHz, more than the 1.4GHz clock speed on the other big Tegra 3 device - the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. Combine these two, and we’re starting to really worry about the battery life. The Optimus 4X HD packs a 2150mAh battery, so hopefully this will be enough to get it through the day, but we’d wait for some real life testing.

With that in mind, here’s how the LG Optimus 4X HD fares against the rest of the competition. Check out the table below and let us know - can the new high-end Optimus be your next phone?



LG
Optimus 4X HD
Samsung
GALAXY Nexus
Motorola
Droid RAZR MAXX
HTC
Titan II
Apple
iPhone 4S
platformAndroid
Ice Cream Sandwich
Android
Ice Cream Sandwich
Android
Gingerbread
(ICS promised)
Windows Phone
Mango
iOS
5.0
screen4.7", 720x1280
IPS
4.65", 720x1280
Super AMOLED
4.3", 540x960
Super AMOLED
4.7", 480x800
Super LCD
3.5", 640x960
IPS LCD
thickness0.35 inch (8.9mm)0.35 inch (8.94mm)0.35 inch (8.99mm)0.5 inch (13mm)0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
weight?4.76 oz (135 g)5.11 oz (145 g)5.2 oz (147 g)4.9 oz (140 g)
processorquad-core 1.5GHz
Tegra 3
dual-core 1.2GHz
TI OMAP 4460
dual-core 1.2GHz
TI OMAP 4430
single-core 1.5GHz
Snapdragon S2
dual-core A5
RAM1GB1GB1GB512MB512MB
rear camera8MP,
1080p video recording
5MP,
1080p video recording
8MP,
1080p video recording
16MP,
720p video recording
8MP,
1080p video recording
front camerayesyesyesyesyes
memory16GB,
extendible
16GB, 32GB,
not extendible
16GB,
extendible
16GB,
not extendible
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
not extendible
connectivityHSPA+
21.1Mbps
LTE or HSPA+LTEHSPA3G,
14.4Mbps downlink
battery2150mAh1750mAh12.5 hours on 2G,
3300mAh
1730mAh8 hours on 3G, 
14 hours on 2G

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20 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

2010, 2011, 2012 - android years. Leading the way the rest to follow ! Once everything is running 4.0 android will be at the top its game. deal with it

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Everyone keeps saying about the battery life, but in all honesty they have shown that the Tegra 3's are already more battery efficient than the Tegra 2. The 5th core is going to be handling all of the mundane, non-heavy processing, stuff. And they have shown that having more cores enables the processor to efficiently handle tasks. I mean we have to remember the Atrix had a 1930 mAh battery and was able to last almost 9 hours in talk time. Given the fact that the Tegra 3's like I said have been shown to be more battery efficient, I would say 2150 mAh is more than enough given the fact that this phone also has a larger screen. The only bad part is that they are still doing 40 nm chipsets instead of trying to do 28 nm. But, I think that is the plan for the next chipset nVidia is coming out with.

3. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I hope this isn't like the LG nitro, even though it was a dual core 1.5ghz processor, it still lagged and had terrible battery life

4. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

nitro uses snapdragon, this uses nVidia, that's a big difference, I just hope 1gig of RAM is enough, if you ask me, I would have gone with 1,5gigs at least...but transformer prime has 1gig of ram and it runs great

5. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

I want the LG so bad

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Out of these phones, clearly only the Xperia Ion can challenge it. It's a tough choice between LTE, 12mp camera, higher quality build vs. tegra 3 and a bit slimmer body.

7. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Playstation certified might be also a killer feature in the Ion...

8. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

still gets smoked by a windows phone. :DDD

9. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

DROID razr maxx battery life is. 21.5 hours. For the orginal razr is 12.5

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nice.. But LG has s**tty software/customer support.. .. Never buy another LG phone again

11. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

i think lg is blazing up this year we will see. i only appreciate the optimus 2x of my friend when the 2.3.x update comes for that's where the full function of that device can be seen. but when it comes to this year! wow! pretty impressive move mobile companies are will be having a very stiff competition! thats my prediction! :)

12. Jammers

Posts: 6; Member since: May 05, 2011

I've got to agree with CX3NT3_713, after having to root my g2X and install Cyanogen in order to have a WORKING phone because Tmo wouldn't do diddly but say 'there's a patch on the way' for months. Would not replace it even when the LG rep admitted there's a known problem WITH this phone.

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

so blame tmobile not LG. lg doesnt control updates in the US, the carriers do. BTW im rocking cm9 on my g2x.

20. Jammers

Posts: 6; Member since: May 05, 2011

I'd heard that CM9 didn't have the camera controls working yet? Don't tease me like that Squallz! :)

14. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

The Titan II has a 16MP camera, but can only record in 720p? Really? Misprint? Also, why are all of the batteries measured in milliamp hours, but the iPhone is measured in talk time? Talk time on 3G, 4G, 2G? Talk time over wifi? Who knows?! P.S. [As a T-Mobile user] It would be nice if you included frequencies under LTE/HSPA+/CDMA/GSM/Link speeds.

15. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

I'm pretty sure the SGS3 will beat the hell out of this crap just like what the SGS2 did to the Optimus 2x, even though it was the first dual core to come out..

16. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

the galaxy nexus actually has a 1850mah battery as the standard battery.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

A note on your statistics: I notice that for the iphone you only include its GSM/UMTS capabilities, that is, the iphone only gets 14.4 Mbps on AT&T, and much less on sprint, verizon, or c-spire

18. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

the iphone has something like a 1400mah battery.

19. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

I think this phone is not as s**tty as the Optimus 2x when it first came out.

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