In-call audio quality:

Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the clear winner when it comes to in-call audio clarity. Voices are loud and clear on both sides of the line, without any hints of digitizing or distortion. On top of that, the secondary microphone does an excellent job canceling out background noise, regardless of whether we are speaking or not. The LG Optimus 4X HD delivers above average audio quality, but its microphone and earpiece are a rank below those on the Galaxy S III.

There is a pretty good loudspeaker on the S III's back, but the one on the Optimus 4X HD does not impress with its volume. We played back the same YouTube video simultaneously on the two devices and the sounds coming out from the S III could be heard a lot easier. At least the stock ringtones sound equally loud on both smartphones.


Battery life:

Battery life should not be an issue with either of these smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a 2100mAh battery, while the Optimus 4X HD is equipped with an even larger 2,150mAh cell. Both handsets are capable of delivering over 11 hours of continuous talk-time on 3G and should last for over a month on stand-by. Furthermore, a full charge should be more than enough to last you through a day of moderate usage.


Conclusion:

There is a lot to love about the Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Optimus 4X HD. Both devices come with powerful, top-end hardware, absolutely no major drawbacks, and will surely serve you well for years to come. The pros with the S III, however, seem to outnumber those of the 4X HD. Samsung's flagship has a better camera, superior in-call audio quality, and we quite like its aesthetic features. Nevertheless, keep in mind that the 720p screen on LG's pride and joy, with its neutral color representation and superior outdoor visibility, outperforms the S III's Super AMOLED HD display, at least from our point of view. Besides, the device itself feels more compact, and is therefore, a bit easier to handle.



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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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