Silvatore, 05 Mar 2013Guys, I have xperia mini pro and I am planning to buy this phone but I am a heavy user, gamer ... moreit can play about every game with some games causing problems but this is more to blame on the defs then on the phone.
but so not expect long battery life phones just are NOT made for it you wil greatly decrease battery life with gaming on ANY fast high end phone.
using more apps shoulnt be a problem at all however leaving som apps open is a bad thing on any phone (facebook,maps,google+)as they drain battery.
if you come from a mini pro you will simply not believe how fast this beast is its not even comparable to the xperia mini pro.
as for native video call i believe not.
you need to use apps like skype or oovoo.
skype currently is rather buggy for our phone and cant be used in its latest version you actualy need to use a old version and cant use your msn list in this version.
but oovoo and so on should work just fine.
other the that ive never really heard of a native video call feature.
the problem is they nee to work on every phone so sony cant just add it and make you call with a LG or samsung or HTC as all phones need to run the same software.
so i guess your stuck with 3rd party software on that one.
the phone is realy solidly build (better then the galaxy S3 for sure) and should last you long enough if ofcourse you take good care of it.
phones these days have become really slim and with that more flexible so you dont want to sit on it or leave it in tight pants while you sit down.
these are things to get used to.
want to sit down show off you lg and lay it on the table :)
the screen has gorilla glass but you should still use screen protectors just because they cost less then 20 cents and can still safe your phones screen.
if not falling on the screen it will also survive a fall (mine did twice already because its so darn slim...) but a big screen phone should NEVER be dropped on the screen or it will break even with gorilla glass.
theres some really need really slim protectors that cost only a few bucks or if you want a design printed on it its about 6/8 dollar that will make the phone just a slight bit more secure and i would advice those.
personaly i have the phote phone with this cover on it.
as you can see it barely makes the phone thicker but does give it a ting half a mm edge on the screen size which saves the font if on accident it lays on the screen side.
ir ofcourse als protects corners and the back.
hope this helps you :)
Guys, I have xperia mini pro and I am planning to buy this phone but I am a heavy user, gamer and I always use many apps at the same time, So I want to know if this phone can do multi-tasking without lag or delay!? Can I play HD or 3D games on this phone without lags!? Can this phone do native "Video Call" through the call options not over data connection like Samsung's devices or not!? The quality of the materials of the device is good enough to be with me for a long time or not cause I will not be able to change it for the next 2 years I think!? I will really very much appreciate your feedback guys specially from users of the phone.. Thanks in advance.
siren, 04 Mar 2013I have a question for everyone: is LG O4X upgradable into JellyBean?? iF yes...when will it be??About Optimus 4x HD Jelly Bean update: http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_opt...ews-5502.php
kelly66, 04 Mar 2013Pino, have you installed LG quadgear or just quadgear? I read in XDA that once you scale down ... moreforget to mention that im doing 10 tests and take the average from those so its gonna take a bit but i can see the difference in preformance by running antutu benchmark :) its clearly slower (8500 points ) with this app enabled then without it enabled (11500 points).
so i guess that when i disable it i get my old duration back for sure.
kelly66, 04 Mar 2013Pino, have you installed LG quadgear or just quadgear? I read in XDA that once you scale down ... morei installed QuadGearBox for Optimus 4x HD made by domenukk.
not sure if it works but this is the link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domenukk
and its correct some people have issuewith the app posted on xda but this is another one.
this one doesnt allow changing the MHZ of the cpu at all it just changes power management and to my understanding disables 2 cores.
or apps are unable to read 4 cores wit this enabled both are a option still.
it states it changes power management from preformance to efficiency which seems logical as the gain is only 1 hour 15 min rather then a few hours but i have bin unable to read 4 cores since i enabled it.
this app gives nothing more then a checkbox so is verry easy to use HOWEVER most apps need to be forced closed to disable this feature (so the cores arent in use) and you might need to tap it several times.
but it hasnt gotten stuck for me ever so id say its completely safe.
psy J, 04 Mar 2013just now i checked it gsm arena there arent any phones in huawei or zte for below 350 euros ex... morethe huawei Ascend P2 seems promising but isnt out yet.
the Ascend D quad is also good specwise.
as for ZTE they are less serious for now but if they keep there words they should become more interesting in the second half of 2013.
the prices here might not interesting but in china these brands will be a lot cheaper but if they are worth it vs the 4x noone knows untill someone buys them and tests them properly.
dvem, 04 Mar 2013We hope it will be out till end of marchi just bought this phone last january,so far im not regretting my choice since the phone is super fast with no or little lag,web browsing is smooth even though its on ICS.sound quality is superb.the only thing that is bothering me is the battery life.even though im not using the phone,battery drains fast (From 100 to 11 %).Is there a way to improve battery life?
pino, 02 Mar 2013update: just finished another test with 2 xores at 1500 mhz and i once more got 5 hours and 30... morePino, have you installed LG quadgear or just quadgear? I read in XDA that once you scale down the cores you cannot scale it up. Can you test your battery life again by increasing it to quad core to see if you get back your previous battery life (30% lower)? Thanks.
siren, 04 Mar 2013I have a question for everyone: is LG O4X upgradable into JellyBean?? iF yes...when will it be??We hope it will be out till end of march
I have a question for everyone: is LG O4X upgradable into JellyBean?? iF yes...when will it be??
I've never been happier with a phone than with the 4X HD. I have the phone since 4 months now and it never lets me down in performance. Apps and websites load very fast. Also multitasking works really good and smooth. I'm impressed by the screen quality especially while watching hd movies on youtube. The camera makes nice pictures, and also I'm glad that the back has this ribbled texture, which doesn't make the phone feel slippery or create those ugly fingerprints that you see on those glass back like for example the Xperia Z. If you take the price/quality thing in consideration, this IS the best choice you can make.
pino, 03 Mar 2013nexus 4 and optimus g arent intended for european stores.
there are some stores that sell the... morejust now i checked it gsm arena there arent any phones in huawei or zte for below 350 euros except honour 2 :(
for that i think lg way better ;)
pino, 03 Mar 2013nexus 4 and optimus g arent intended for european stores. there are some stores that sell the... moreok so what are phones huawei or zte do u think can fullfil ur requirements so its easy 4 me 2 go through dat mobiles :)
pino, 02 Mar 2013update: just finished another test with 2 xores at 1500 mhz and i once more got 5 hours and 30... morePino, are you using LG quadgear or just Quadgear to scale down CPUs? I read in XDA that if you scale down CPUs you may not be able to scale it up. Can you take it back to quad core and see whether you getting your previous result?
pino, 04 Mar 2013nono do NOT change my words that really angers me.
i said it has some heating but its NOT a... moreThat's all i need...
Myself i've long been fed up wit this brawl.
well until f7 ships out and i see de reviews, this 4x remains my 2nd choice.
And i might aswell grab one since u urself have grabbed one and states things from real world experience. I just wish de battery/sound had been better. Well that still shows we can't have it all in one.
hei Don't bother making a reply to this post, we've had it rolling... since feb.2012.
m22, 04 Mar 2013@ pino
thanks man,but im asking about the audio quality itself,is it as bad as gsmarena say?its fine its still a phone with 1 speaker so dont expect mirracles but for a phone its fine.
the jack output is fine also as long as you use good headphones and a good music player.
thanks man,but im asking about the audio quality itself,is it as bad as gsmarena say?
wingsman, 03 Mar 2013"indded and as for heating
ive done some testing and i
believe this comes not from
the... morenono do NOT change my words that really angers me.
i said it has some heating but its NOT a issue its just a quad core fact.
and the info was purely posted to show that changing to 2 cores or lowering the cpu mhz might not change the heating much.
i really dont care for the fact that it gets warm my tablet with a single core 1008 mhz and a mali 400 gpu gets hotter then the tegra 3 and there is IS a issue as the tablet gets errors as it heats the tegra 3 does not.
and if you cant see the difference then its good for you but i clearly say a difference in sharpness and realistic colour display.
and yes amoled is better on contrast because it just dpables the lighting behind pixels so its logical that it has higher contrast.
however its also what makes it less realistic looking to me and to be honest even in daylight the 4x hd screen on 50% brightness really good contrast wise.
but as said many times before this is mostly down to preference sadly people gotten to love over saturation and inaccurate contrast.
this is mainly because of the full HD marketing there they started to really oversaturate contend and displays.
so if you like the high saturation and contrast and dont see the lack of sharpness on the amoled paners i guess your happy with that screen but if you like actual realistic colours and contrast that screen just isnt for you.
i just have really good eyes and a calibrated screen for photo editing so i see how incorrect these amoleds are as i test them with my own photos.
and i have no doubt the s3 will be a good phone overal but in my personal opinion i want perfection and thescreen just isnt.
when i can be bothered imm gonna have a loot at the note 2 screen tho as they use a new amoled layout with 3 subpixels per pixel that might actualy make it sharp again.
the s3 is selling fine so i guess noone is to warried about these things but i will not pay top dollar for a phone with a lesser screen or anything other that i dont like.
the LG L9 for example is just a pethethic phone for a stupid price.
it costs 285 euro here which is only 55 less the the 4x but it has a dusl core and a pethethic 800x480 screen which i would never consider.
oh and stop calling the 4x problematic its not people on the web are problematic because they listen to cry's and praises of others that have no clue and they lack the brains to check the facts :)
i can keep going on about this but really there is no point...
some people will do everything to kick down lg just to justify there own poor choice in hardware and make themselfes feel goed about there overpriced piece of hardware.
jealousy or regret is a powerfull thing and really how many LG users with the L serie or the 4x hd do you hear complaining?
barely any and thats because theres no hardware problems with this phone and theres no significant software probles either.
the same cant be said for the s3 and one x which suffer from yellow leds braking housings due to cheap plastics poor wifi signal due to a poor build (htx) and s3 motherboards faling leading to dead phones.
so end of the day my point still is buy what you want but do not think a higher price is a better product or that a overhyped phone is actualy the best.
amyway im off im getting tired of this
Sunny, 03 Mar 2013Thank you for the information. I did look up step by step directions on XDA. That forum seem... morei understand :) if it aint broken dont try to fix it.
theres only some minor camera improvements and a security patch there for you nothing else so its not really important anyway.
pino, 02 Mar 2013indded and as for heating ive done some testing and i believe this comes not from the cpu part... more"indded and as for heating
ive done some testing and i
believe this comes not from
the cpu part of the soc but
the gpu part of the soc.
as even with 2 cores on
lower mhz the phone gets
just as warm making me
believe its the gpu part that
heats the phone"
Did i hear that right?
So finally the 4x has serious heating issues but from de Gpu part. Well u urself just affirmed it, finally.
Although Galaxy s3 may not have true 720p screen but i tell u truthfully, u can barely tell it's a pentile amoled display...it offers just de needed colors.
Moreover, I haven't seen users crying over poor screen in de s3.
The 4x is clearly better, but i don't consider just screen pixels to be a determinant to making a purchase.
By contrast,however de Galaxy s3 undoubtedly is better in various ramifications than de problematic 4x!
But if one can take the s3 with a pinch Of salt, definitely it will not let u down.