Reviews and Problems with LG Optimus 4X HD P880 / Swift 4X HD
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LG Optimus 4X HD
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Summary: The LG Optimus 4X HD is a phone for hardcore gadget junkies who demand top-drawer specs and don't mind paying a serious wack of cash to get them. They will also have to be happy carrying spare batteries to keep the 4X juiced up, as its quad-core chip takes a toll on battery life.
Cons: Poor battery life; Camera has trouble staying focused.
Summary: LG's recent efforts in the US phone market have been somewhat... underwhelming. The company's been a stalwart supporter of 720p displays, which is great, but some combination of poor software, underpowered internals, and bad build quality have consistently brought LG's phones crashing back to earth. Over in Europe, there's a phone that appears to have shed all those limitations and is ready to take over the world: the Optimus 4X HD. Software?
Pros: Solid build quality, Some real improvements to Android 4.0, Stellar performance
Cons: Mediocre battery life, Huge, Speaker is insanely quiet
Conclusion: This is LG’s best phone to date. The LG Optimus 4X HD doesn’t have the most cohesive design or a particularly fantastic camera, but the screen is stunning, the UI charming and games look great, playing back smoothly. As with the HTC One X, battery life is a pain point, on occasion dying before the day’s out but if you’re prepared to carry a spare, then this flagship is definitely worth your deliberation.
Conclusion: The European version of the LG Optimus 4X HD that I tested did not come with a lot of pre-loaded junk applications, though there were certainly a few LG-crafted apps that were of questionable worth. To its credit, though, LG allows users to uninstall a number of the pre-loaded apps, including LG SmartWorld, its live wallpapers, and a few widgets. Most of the rest of the apps can also be disabled and hidden from the app tray, which is a standard feature of Android 4.
Summary: The Optimus 4X HD is LG's first quad-core offering, and joins the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X. With the S III in the clear lead in terms of performance, the LG Optimus 4X HD is closely followed by the HTC One X. It is also cheaper than the One X, holds all the bangs and whistles that the One X offers and comes with expandable storage, which the One X lacks. For Rs. 32,999 (MRP) the device can be considered as your go-to quad-core smartphone.
Pros: Solid performance, Excellent display, Good camera
Cons: Drab, large form factor, Speakers not very loud, Over-simplistic UI
Summary: The LG Optimus 4X HD may look the spitting image of Samsung's Galaxy S2, but it's a much more powerful blower. It's still a hard sell though, with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X on the prowl, and the iPhone 5 on the way. Why trust LG to keep bleeding edge tech on the bleeding edge of software though when it's repeatedly failed to before? Regardless, if you can find one for a reasonable price, it might just be worth a punt.
Conclusion: With a removable battery and a microSD slot, the Optimus has some obvious advantages over high-end phones from other manufacturers. If you want a fast smartphone geared toward high-definition video (watching, not shooting), the LG Optimus 4X HD should be considered near the very top of your list.
Pros: + Above-average battery life, + Removable battery, + Very slim and lightweight, + Bluetooth 4.0, + Expandable storage via microSD, With a removable battery and a microSD slot, the Optimus has some obvious advantages over high-end phones from other manufacturers. If you want a fast smartphone geared toward high-definition video (watching, not shooting), the LG Optimus 4X HD should be considered near the very top of your list.
Cons: - Auto-focus on the video camera is out of control, - Almost too light-weight, - Doesn’t work on T-Mobile, With a removable battery and a microSD slot, the Optimus has some obvious advantages over high-end phones from other manufacturers. If you want a fast smartphone geared toward high-definition video (watching, not shooting), the LG Optimus 4X HD should be considered near the very top of your list.
Conclusion: The LG Optimus 4X HD is a wonderful, powerful phone for an appropriate price (unlocked: about $600). It would be a great addition to any US wireless carrier’s docket and is a good choice for anyone in Europe, where it has officially launched. Its largest weakness is simply its forgetability. It mostly matches the standards set by competing devices by Samsung and HTC, but fails to excel ahead of them in any meaningful way.
Pros: Fast quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Easy homescreen customization, Runs Android 4.0, Good overall S3 competitor
Cons: Physical buttons hard to reach, No auto brightness, Poor autofocus, low-light camera performance, No 4G LTE (currently 3G only), Bland user interface
Conclusion: The LG Optimus 4X HD is undoubtedly the best Android smartphone that the company has produced to date. It covers the geeky ground with a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, large and vivid HD display and the latest Android 4.0 out of the box. The design is simple and pleasant, with a few welcome twists that make the phone a looker from the prism-shaped sides and easier to grip.
Pros: Most compact of the Android flagships, Carrying regular SIM and microSD slots, plus a removable battery, Handy new features like Quick Memo (note taking), Media Plex (video playback) and Time Machine (frame precapture)
Cons: Fiddly camera focus, Automatic brightness adjustment only works from a preset baseline
Excerpt: LG had announced the Optimus 4X HD in February this year, but it took a couple of months to land on Indian shores. The Optimus 4X HD is the company’s finest offering yet. It has got everything you would need – and want – in a smartphone.