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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

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If you like taking photos with your handset, we'd suggest going with the iPhone 4S instead of the LG Optimus 4X HD. Apple's smartphone takes better photos, containing more detail, with superior color accuracy. Just take a look at the sample pictures below and see for yourself. Same can be said for the 1080p videos that the two devices capture. While footage taken with the iPhone looks pretty nice, that shot with the 4X HD contains a bit more artifacts caused by video compression.

LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

LG Optimus 4X HD

Apple iPhone 4S - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S

LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
LG Optimus 4X HD - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

LG Optimus 4X HD

Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple iPhone 4SIndoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SIndoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SIndoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SIndoor samples - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

Another reason that we prefer the iPhone 4S to the Optimus 4X HD is that the latter has a bit of a hard time locking the focus and exposure on objects. These are adjusted automatically once you tap the screen, but before you know it, the focus and exposure levels are reset. Nevertheless, this could be a software issue that might get taken care of one day.

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The music player on the iPhone 4S could hardly get any better than it already is. Everything from its sleek interface and rich set of features to the integration with the iTunes music store contributes to the ideal user experience that it delivers. In contrast, the audio player on the LG Optimus 4X HD does get the job done, but it simply does not feel that refined. At least you get support for FLAC audio files, a home-screen music widget, and playback controls in the drop-down menu.

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

Music player interface of the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music player interface of the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music player interface of the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Music player interface of the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

But if watching videos is more of a priority, look no further than the Optimus 4X HD and its 4.7-inch display with widescreen aspect ratio. Not only that videos look spectacular on it, but any popular file format is supported by the stock video player without the need to install additional software. But the iPhone requires you to convert videos to a specific format before it will play them back, which isn't very convenient.

Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S

Video playback on the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S
Video playback on the Apple iPhone 4S - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Apple iPhone 4S


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