It is almost exactly one year since I stood in a room full of press and bloggers at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, when LG announced the world’s first dual-core processor smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X. Back then I also had the privilege of being one of three official LG Bloggers – the other two were the ever hilarious Kin Mun Lee (@mrbrown) and Travis Wright (@teedubya). Oh how time flies! Zoom back to 2012, LG
Electronicshave upped the ante again and have released their first quad-core processor smartphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD.
I like how LG have put a little more effort with styling of the LG Optimus 4X HD. With the LG Optimus 2X it was all about speed, speed and speed and not much focus on aesthetics. With the LG Optimus 4X HD, it’s easy to differentiate this handset from others in its flagship category (e.g. HTC One X) with its super sleek and thin profile.
As its name suggests, the LG Optimus 4X HD features a HD display – it’s actually a 4.7 inch 720p True HD IPS display which is bound to make watching movies and viewing images a wonderful experience.
Also excellent move by LG to provide a beefy battery – a 2150 mAh battery combined with energy efficient quad-core processing should result in battery standby times never seen before in an Android devices.
My only gripe with the LG Optimus 4X HD is…the camera. This is the only real area that needs work especially with the likes of Nokia and their Nokia 808 Pureview 41 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera on board and HTC with their HTC One X with f2.0 8 megapixel lens – of course, there’s the iPhone 4S camera…
Features of the LG Optimus 4X HD:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1.5 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 4.7 inch 720p True HD IPS display
- 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera
- 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
- 2150 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- MHL, DLNA, etc.
- 8.9 mm thick
- SHSPA+ 21 Mbps support
LG Optimus 4X HD Press Release
SEOUL, Feb. 23, 2012 – LG today unveiled its first Quad-Core processor smartphone, LG Optimus 4X HD. Combining NVIDIA’s latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display, the LG Optimus 4X HD delivers PC-like performance in the palm of one’s hand.
“LG introduced the world’s first Dual-Core smartphone exactly one year ago and today we’re announcing the next milestone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “But speed in itself isn’t what makes LG Optimus 4X HD unique, it’s the benefit we’re bringing to customers with the HD multimedia experience in a mobile form factor.”
The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1™ Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.
Equipped with the True HD IPS display, the Optimus 4X HD guarantees the finest viewing experience with high resolution, clarity and no color or shape distortion. The Optimus 4X HD includes 16 GB internal memory and runs on the latest version of Android OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides the smooth and fast performance, the Optimus 4X HD boasts a 8-megapixel BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor camera with LED flash and advanced multimedia features to enrich the overall multimedia experience.
And LG designers made sure that looks didn’t take a back seat to performance. The 8.9mm slim and sleek smartphone features a “prism-edged” design with enhanced materials and finish.
Additional information on the revolutionary new Optimus 4X HD will be available at LG Stand (Hall 8) at MWC 2012 from February 27 to March 1.
o Chipset: 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
o Display: 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) True HD IPS
o Memory: 16GB eMMC and 1GB LP DDR2
o Camera: 8.0MP BSI Sensor (Rear) and 1.3MP (Front)
o OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
o Battery: 2,150mAh