LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Introduction:

Never thought of as being one of the premier players in the Android sphere, LG’s reputation is seemingly going in the correct direction with the LG Optimus G. For once, they really have the upper hand, as they’re the first ones to come to market with an Android smartphone that blends a quad-core processor with 4G LTE connectivity. Fittingly, we’re pitting LG’s prodigy with HTC’s current flagship device in the HTC One X – mainly to distinguish which of the two can actually reign supreme over the other. Sure, it’s been out for many months and will be replaced soon, but the HTC One X is no slouch in this day and age, so it’ll be interesting to see how the outcome plays out.


Design:

Now this is a tough cookie folks, as they have their own distinctive design cues to make them attractive to a wide array of people. Intently handling the two, it’s obvious that they’re employing very different aesthetics – as the HTC One X has a curvier feel with its unibody polycarbonate body, versus the slab-like and glossy look of the LG Optimus G. Both are naturally sturdy with their constructions, but somehow, the LG Optimus G comes off as the more premium looking device between the two thanks to its Crystal Reflection rear casing and glass surfaces.

The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right)


Finding the same set of three Android capacitive buttons beneath their screens, we’re thankful that they’re spaced evenly from one another to reduce any of those annoying accidental presses.

The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Android buttons - The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Android buttons

Front cameras - The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Front cameras

The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right)


Quickly looking around the sides of the handsets, it’s obvious that they’re sporting the same exact items. Specifically, the listing includes their 3.5mm headset jacks, power buttons, volume controls, microphones, noise-cancellation mics, and microUSB ports for charging/data/video-out connectivity. Worthy of pointing out, we do prefer the more pronounced and tactile feel of the LG Optimus G’s power button and volume controls.

Bottom edges - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Bottom edges

Left - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Left

Top - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Top

Right - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Right

Backs - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Backs

Rear cameras - The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

Rear cameras

The sides of the LG Optimus G (left, bottom) and the HTC One X (right, top)



Display:

Easily regarded as one of their main centerpieces, both handsets are able to enthrall our interest thanks primarily to their brilliant, attractive, and polarizing displays. Specifically, it’s a 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 HD IPS Plus display on the LG Optimus and a 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 Super LCD 2 panel in the HTC One X. On paper, LG’s offering has the slight advantage in the pixel density department, but to tell you the truth, it’s hardly noticeably better to the eye – as the two are exquisitely detailed. Even though they are both LCD screens, their color productions are drastically different, it’s warmer with the HTC One X as opposed to the more natural tones of the LG Optimus G, . However, we find the LG Optimus G display to be more visible in outdoor conditions.

Viewing angles - The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Viewing angles - The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
Viewing angles - The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X
The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right) - LG Optimus G vs HTC One X

The LG Optimus G (left) and the HTC One X (right)




LG Optimus G 360-degrees View:



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15 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

nice comparison. thank you

11. almostbut_FAILED

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

like any android phones the LG optimus G is a rushed phone. Sure, it has a brand new processor but look at everything else: bad call quality, lag luster battery life, a OK camera...etc. I mean this is supposed to be LG's "BIG ONE" yet every review I have read about it says "there is nothing to write home about" LOL maybe android manufacturer can take some note on optimization from Apple

2. MeoCao unregistered

Nothing beats One X screen

3. psysect

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

One X Screen is unique..only htc j butterfly can beat it.

12. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC One X: Mirror Mirror on the wall, who Is the fairest of them all? - You, my HOX, are fair; it is true. But J Butterfly is even fairer than you.

4. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Nice comparison but premium design and feel of Optimus G with it's toilet-like tiles in the back and plastic feel? Yes it's gorilla glass and it feels plasticy not glassy :) Plus the SLCD2 is better in my opinion.

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

My first LG device might be the Nexus 4, only because it has google firmware not LG firmware. LG has yet to convince me they've improved on their support and android update release times, so neg for me.

5. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

LG ? No Thank you.

6. formersamsungphoneowner

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

LG "G" WON BY A MARGIN.

8. papss unregistered

I would never pick the one x over the G. Maybe the one x +

10. mattbui2

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

Phone arena is so biased to everyone but htc. Im an android user but LG's interface is very ugly and horrible to use. Not even on par with Sense or Touchwiz

13. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Buy either and replace the OS with vanila Android 4.1 nd you'll have one sweet-ass phone. Both have outstanding hardware. Just avoid the S3. Flimsy piece of crap.

14. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I find it pretty crazy how the one x still puts up a fight against all these newer phones (note II, s3, optmus g etc) Somewhat understandably so but what about Sprints Evo LTE? Its a better version of the one x. I dont get it. Not to mention if it wasnt for Sprints original evo none of the higher end htc phones would even exist.

15. JohnCorleone

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I have the Sprint EvoLTE and the international quad core OneX. The EvoLTE is nice but I just got the Jelly Bean update on my One X and the phone is just a beast! I went and used it side by side against the One X+ and Antutu marks were almost identical and the X+ didn't feel as solid as mine. It was a floor sample though. We will have to see if/when the EvoLTE gets JB update if it provides the same boost it did to the quad core One X. I am still torn between the Optimus G and X+ but LG did do a nice job with the phone. The screen caught my eye from across the store

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