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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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It is a bright, sunny day here – perfect weather conditions for these two smartphones to show what their 8-megapixel cameras can do! Well, the results are in, and in our opinion, the Samsung Galaxy S III is a more capable shooter than the LG Optimus 4X HD. Yet that is not because it takes better photos. In fact, both smartphones take photos of above average quality, under outdoor and indoor lighting conditions, but nothing that you would want to exhibit in an art gallery.

What makes us go with the S III, however, is its much greater set of features, with a burst shot mode capable of taking 20 full-resolution photos faster than you can say “gherkins”. Besides, it has a wider field of view, meaning you can capture a “bigger” picture without being too far from the object. The panorama mode works pretty good as well, and a camera shutter lag is non-existent. In contrast, the 4X HD takes terrible panorama pictures and it has a bit of a hard time locking the focus on objects. Last but not least, the S III's camera can be conveniently launched straight from the lock screen, unlike on the Optimus 4X HD.

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When it comes to shooting 1080p video, the Samsung Galaxy S III dominates with its clear, detail-rich footage. Video taken with the Optimus 4X HD looks quite unimpressive, despite its high resolution.

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We are surprised to see that the music players on the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III share the same drawback, namely that neither of them has playback controls on the lock screen. Other than that, they come with any feature you might expect, such as a home screen widget, controls in the drop-down menu, and an equalizer. Their interfaces look mostly stock, but we find nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Overall, no matter which smartphone you choose to be your music player, the experience will be identical. 

Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Music playback on the LG Optimus 4X HD - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Without a doubt, watching videos on these two handsets is a pleasant experience. That is mostly due to the giant, high-res displays they are equipped with, but also because their video players support any popular video file format you can think of, all the way up to 1080p resolution.

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