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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs LG Optimus 4X HD

The Note II is undoubtedly the better handset when it comes to voice quality in the earpiece - it is strong and clean, whereas you sometimes have trouble hearing the other party with the 4X HD, especially in a noisier environment. The microphones on Samsung’s phone also did a better job at relaying our voices over the ether, compared to the slightly distorted sound produced from the Optimus device. Both phones have dual-mic setups for noise-cancellation, though, which perform well.


The Optimus 4X HD has a smaller 2,150 mAh battery compared to the 3,100 mAh unit in the Note II, and naturally it is rated for about 11 hours of talk time when on 3G, compared to the Note II’s 16 hours. LG also cites about 6 hours of video playback for the LCD screen on the Optimus 4X HD, whereas the Note II is able to achieve double those numbers here.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a flagship Android phone announced back in February is handily beat by another one announced six months later, and yet we have to mark that the Note II is the better handset in many respects. 

It is more powerful, with richer interface functionality, and the options brought along by the stylus can’t be replicated on the Optimus 4X HD. Samsung’s phone also runs the newest version of Android, whereas 4X HD with its Tegra 3 processor seems to be on the backburner for a Jelly Bean update for now. Plus, once you see that nice 5.5” display and get used to reaching for the stylus on various tasks, it will be hard to go back.

Still, both are flagship Android devices, and you won’t be disappointed with the stylish and compact body of the 4X HD if you can’t force yourself to carry around a supersized phone like the Note II, not to mention that LG's handset now comes much cheaper than the Note II.


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