LG Optimus 4X HD

Greetings from CTIA 2012 here in New Orleans, where today we got our paws on the latest and greatest hardware from LG. First up is the company's latest flagship device, the Optimus 4X HD. We first got a look at this beauty back at Mobile World Congress, but like true techies, we just needed another round with it. The Optimus 4X HD has got the guts to go up against the heavy hitters on the market today: underneath the hood we've got a Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich. LG has done a bit of tweaking to its Tegra 3, optimizing a fifth core for light, non-intensive usage that's designed to save precious battery life.

Speaking of battery life, LG is really focusing on improving it. In addition to packing 2,150 mAh battery, LG is making the most out of Android 4.0's battery optimizations, in addition to its own software tweaks. We're glad to see it, as that 4.7-inch "True HD" IPS display is certainly not a battery sipper. Hopefully, with what LG has done, we'll see some solid and respectable talk and standby time here.

LG is hush-hush on release dates and US carrier information, though after talking with representatives, I certainly got the feeling it's coming sooner rather than later. We'll keep our eyes peeled, of course, and until then, enjoy another round of hands-on after the break.

 

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LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on

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It takes some serious chutzpah to call the display True HD when it isn't 1080p. Not that I'd expect a phone to have a 1080p display (why would it?), but that name seems specifically designed to deceive people.

720p is considered true hd, but this name is really a subtle (or not so subtle) jab on the Pentile layout of the SAMOLED HD display that Samsung uses.

Ahh, that makes sense. I mean, it's pretty weak considering that no one has really complained about Samsung's 720p Pentile displays, but it's less deceptive than I was thinking.

They are not calling it a True HD display to deceive people. It's called True HD to let people know it's not a pentile display and it is a true RGB HD 720p display. This phone was built to compete with the latest Samsung devices and the marketing is built with that in mind.

I hope the interface on my spectrum will look a lot like that when it gets its ics update. that looks way better than their gb skin

True but I bet it will still be supported and updated by google even after it is "old" by then. Plus we all know lg's track record with quality smartphones (ahem g2x). Who gives two craps how great their screen is if the phone crashes once a day or goes into dead sleep mode very often (speaking from personal experience here). Till this day no real fix for their previous flagship phone has been pushed out. G4x seems to me to be twice the issues. Lg no more.

I havent had any problems qith my spectrum and really like it. Its way faster than my epic 4g thats for sure. the only issue i have is small development support because people dont like lg.

They should upgrade the phone to 2gigs of ram. I think that;s the only way they could stand a chance against the One X or S3. Nonetheless, I'm a big fan of LG phones, and still am proud of the the original 2x

Oh wow! Oh my! I definitely find this device far more attractive than the SGS3! I just love the form factor and the display. =)

Pretty impressive specs, is it just me or do the stock icons just look really generic? I dunno, pet peave

Cmon dude. I've watched 2 hands on videos of yours and all you do while you talk is poke around in the launcher, barely doing anything at all. You could be loading YouTube videos, browsing the web, or anything that might actually show us the performance first hand.

Does anyone know anything about the sound quality of this device. And how do different types of music sound on this device?

Funny (and unfair) how much less publicity this is getting compared to SGS3. It seems as good as the HTC One X.