HANDS ON: LG Optimus 4X HD

We've had some quality time with the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD, a brilliant media superphone running Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor and a 12-core graphics chip.

 

LG was bigging up the raw power of the phone, and had a model with a basic dual-core processor running alongside the full quad-core model. The game they showed us ran perfectly on the finished LG Optimus 4X, while the dual-core model struggled badly. We shot a video so you could see yourself.

 

It packs a 'True HD' IPS+ display - IPS being the screen tech that offers sharp, true colours and excellent clarity. IPS panels also deliver good viewing angles, so it should be a great one for HD media. 

 

LG Optimus 4X

 

The 4.7-inch touch-screen is speedy and responsive, set in a lightweight but good quality plastic body just 8.9mm thin. The Optimus 4X launches on Ice Cream Sandwich, with a light LG overlay skinning shortcut icons and adding a cool page-turning effect when you swipe to the next home screen. 

 

LG Optimus 4X

 

The textured back adds a bit of heft to the phone, which is almost surprisingly light considering its flagship status. There's an eight-megapixel camera at the rear with a matching 1.3-meg front-facer for those video calls. 

 

LG Optimus 4X

 

The Optimus 4X won a 'Best of MWC' award from the Tom's Hardware site, no doubt down to its raw power in a sleekly designed body.

 

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