LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Interface:

The Samsung Galaxy S III and LG Optimus 4X HD come with Android 4.0 out of the box, which is a must if a smartphone is to be suitable for the high-end category. To no surprise, both companies have tweaked the appearance of these two Android heavyweights with skins of their own, yet Samsung's efforts have yielded better results.

The TouchWiz Nature UI, as Samsung calls it, feels a bit more polished and designed with attention to detail. You can place shortcuts on the lock screen for convenience, and a whole bunch of additional apps and features have been thrown in. But if you can live with an interface that is not as heavily customized, or if you prefer third-party solutions from the Google Play store, then the Optimus UI 3.0 will do just fine. Overall, it feels just as snappy and retains most of the traits that the stock Google experience is acclaimed for.




On-screen keyboard:

No matter which one of these two smartphones you pick, chances are you will be delighted by its on-screen keyboard. Given the width of the devices' displays, it is not surprising that in portrait mode, keys feel well-distanced from one another, and typos are quite uncommon. But even if you happen to tap the wrong letter, the auto-correct feature, which is enabled on both devices, will take care of it.




Internet Browser:

We have absolutely no complaints about the stock browsers on either the Samsung Galaxy S III or the LG Optimus 4X HD. Anything that you need in order to enjoy the web to its fullest is present on these devices, namely the support for Adobe Flash, the seamless text reflow, and the buttery-smooth navigation, not to mention that web pages look pretty nice when rendered across all that display real estate.




Processor and memory:

Pitting the LG Optimus 4X HD against the Samsung Galaxy S III is like having a drag race between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini. No matter the winner, you still have one mighty piece of hardware on your hands. But if synthetic benchmarks is what you trust, the Galaxy S III with its quad-core Exynos processor seems to have the upper hand. The Optimus 4X HD, however, with its quad-core Tegra 3 chip, does not trail far behind.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
LG Optimus 4X HD 3742 11184 52
Samsung Galaxy S III 5335 12016 58,6

These noteworthy scores are complemented by excellent real-life performance under almost any circumstances. Apps launch in the blink of an eye, and virtually no lag exists when switching between tasks, which should come as no surprise since each one of these two smartphones has been given 1GB of RAM. All in all, performance under every-day conditions is top-notch with both the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

If storage capacity is of utmost importance, the Samsung Galaxy offers more flexibility as you can have it with 16, 32, or 64 gigs of on-board capacity, which can be expanded further with a microSD card of up to 64 gigabytes. That is plenty of storage space – perfect for carrying around all those Big Bang Theory episodes. The Optimus 4X HD comes in a 16-gigabyte variety only, but the good thing is that microSD cards of up to 64 gigs can be installed as well.

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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: 1115; 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: 3723; 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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