LG launched on the market the model p880, alias 4x HD. This smartphone is a beast which takes advantage of the newest technologies on the market, having a quad core processor and a True-HD screen resolution. Besides all this the phone comes with 1GB memory of RAM, 16GB internal memory with extension possibility, NFC and an 8MP camera with FullHD recording at 1080p. All this features are packed in a slim housing of 8.9mm. The OS is Android 4.0.3 and it’s heavily customized starting from the main screen and even in the settings menu; it has received multiple improvements. User interaction is very pleasant and the phone doesn’t have lag.
The Optimus 4x HD has the Optimus 3.0 user interface. On the lock screen appears all the information the user needs. On the upper side of the display is the taskbar and underneath it you can put the clock, date, calendar or anything you want. A little bit down is again a small clock and the battery status and on the bottom you can put icon shortcuts. The notification bar has shortcut buttons which can be managed as you want; you can put the icons in any order. LG has made the UI as the user wants, that’s why the interface look like a custom ROM, Cyanogen for example.
The camera has 8MP and it’s equal with its direct competitors cameras. Here LG didn’t changed anything and the camera interface is the original ICS one. Special functions are missing and the Galaxy S3 has them. The interface shows us in which mode we are, zoom and the trigger. The other settings are in advanced settings menu. Photo quality is very good even in low light conditions. Camera has LED flash but is not so powerful in the dark. Video recording is made at a Full HD resolution and a stereo sound registration. The Optimus 4X HD manages to replace a compact camera. The front secondary camera has 1.3MP.
Having a look at the hardware we see that it is quite impressive. It has a quad core Cortex-A9 processor at 1.5 MHz based on an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. The GPU is ULP GeForce helped by 1GB of RAM. Internal storage has 16GB from which 12 GB are user available; the storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 32GB.
The display measures 4.7 inches. It is a True HD-IPS LCD and supports a resolution of 720×1080 pixels, a pixel density of 312 ppi and multitouch. It is protected by a Gorilla Glass screen. It is a little bit smaller than the HTC One X; it has 132.4x68x8.9mm and weighs 133g.
Wi-Fi supports dual band, a/b/g/n protocols, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot. Bluetooth is v4.0 with A2DP + LE. The phone supports NFC, HSDPA with 21 Mbps and HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps and a microUSB slot.
The Optimus 4X HD has a lithium-ion battery with 2150 mAh which fits perfect to the phone. It has a standby time of 750 hours and 9 hours and 20 minutes talk time in 2G mode. It can reach 2 days or normal use; this is very good for a smartphone this big and powerful.
LG has managed to enter in the titans battle with its Optimus 4x HD and is able to fight with Samsung or HTC. The LG Optimus 4x HD is a great smartphone.