LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Introduction:

Okay, folks, are you ready for the ultimate Korean Kombat? We know we sure are! In the left corner, we have the pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III, flaunting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display and a quad-core Exynos processor, and in the right corner, dressed up in an all-white outfit, we have the LG Optimus 4X HD, touting a 4.7-inch True HD display and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Wanna find out which one of these Android 4.0 high-ends is superior? Then let's put them through their paces and find out!


Design:

With smartphones like these, picking a clear winner in the design category is a pretty tough call. It is certain, however, that both the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III look outstanding, just like a handset of this caliber should. We also appreciate that the two devices come with removable batteries and slots for microSD cards.

At the end of the day, stating which design team has done a better job depends on what your priorities are. The Galaxy S III feels a lot more user-friendly with its curved edges, slimmer profile, and smooth finish, not to mention that its hardware buttons are well-positioned considering the unit's dimensions.



On the other hand, the Optimus 4X HD is more compact, and the texture on its plastic back cover does not feel bad at all. Another advantage that LG's smartphone has is that it comes with a regular SIM card slot, so switching from an older device will be pretty straightforward, instead of having to get a Micro SIM replacement, as the case is with the Galaxy S III.  




Display: 

It doesn't take an expert to conclude that the LG Optimus 4X HD has an awesome 4.7-inch “True HD” display. In fact, we find it slightly better than the 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Yeah, it might be a tad smaller, but in real life, a tenth of an inch is a difference we can neglect. The LG “True HD” displays are made using IPS-LCD technology and a standard RGB pixel arrangement, so the color representation is really accurate, and the amount of detail the screen can deliver is impressive. On top of that, the 4X HD's screen is much more usable under the sun's scorching rays of light. Don't get us wrong for the Galaxy S III's display is pretty good as well, offering comparable amount of detail and colors that can be as natural or as overblown as you want, depending on the smartphone's display settings. Nevertheless, it is the Optimus 4X HD's screen we'd ultimately pick as our favorite between the two.

LG Optimus 4X HD 360-Degrees View:



Samsung Galaxy S III 360-Degrees View:



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67 Comments

1. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 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

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about current AMOLED display evolution stage, LG's NOVA display is better (at least it is mine opinion). :)

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I agree NOVA is better

43. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I am wondering whose the one who dislikes the comments above..... must be a AMOLED fanboy....

45. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+1 for gallitoking. :D

39. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

42. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG'S PHOTOS ARE LOOK MORE NATURAL & ACCURATE!

68. Martin3

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

very true ! the video on the lg optimus 4x hd is better too

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.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about current AMOLED display evolution stage, LG's NOVA display is better (at least it is mine opinion). :)

7. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

isn't that present only in the black?

34. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Nope, Viper has a NOVA too, and some others I believe.

47. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Optimus Black, Viper, Optimus L7 and PRADA 3.0 uses the NOVA screen (this is all i rmb lol)

50. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

The Optimus Big too I believe.

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

10. NICEPHONEUSER11

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

ITS NOT YET TOO LATE........... what is the most important LG DID THE BEST OF WHAT THEY CAN .. LG DID THE BEST! .

11. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 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

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why not use LED based TV ?

52. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

LED based TV are marketed as LED-LCD and I can't buy an LCD.

53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"LED based TV are marketed as LED-LCD..." I know that. "I can't buy an LCD." Why?

56. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

lol than how do u watch tv?

13. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I really like the square design of the LG. Having the S II, I miss that design.

14. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 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)

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Because it is not all about Clock Speed.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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?

25. Hemlocke unregistered

They are both excellent, and much better than the SIII screen.

19. johnrock

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 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!

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

English isn't my native language, but you really should learn to write...

48. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i didnt know ppl still type like that -_-

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