LG Optimus 4X HD P880 - user opinions and reviews

LG

Popularity

Daily interest
1.2%
Total hits:
4074704

Voting results

Design
7.7
Features
7.7
Performance
7.6
Votes:
355

Sort by:

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-04 18:39 from vGrT - click to read1. i dont think your gonna get a much better camera then these 3 high end phones unless you get the nokie phone with high MP camera but i doubt you want that :).

all 3 these phones have flaws in the camera and the pics it produces.

the S3 seems to have brightness set to high which makes the photos a little washed out in cerain situations and it hard to fix on the computer.

the one x seems to often produce a yellow ting (this can either be a wrong setting in the camera software or its the white balance serring thats just wrong.

the LH seems to often create photos that are a little to dark but this can be ajusted for in the software by adding +1 exposure or even +1.5

as far as night photos go none of them will be close to any recent point and shoot camera and none will ever be near to the quality of a more expencive camera.

personaly i think the photos are quite descent for a phone camera and the KDR function seems tobe doing quite well if you hold the phone realy stikk and really brightens up the dark spaces.

2. i cannot help you here ive not tested this nore do i care for video so yu need to play with a phone orlook at a lot of youtube movies.

3. im not sure what battery issues you talk about but theres a lot of misinderstandings about the battery.
people think that they last all day which is true but only with normal usage.
if you browse or watch movies non stop you should expect a batery time of 3.5 to 5 hours depending on the apps you use.
but if you use some whatsapp 5 min here and there and send quick messages make some short phonecalls you should easely last all day.
in standby the phone should not use more then 5-10% a day and thats me being really generoud.
past 24 hours (wifi on 3g off) my phone used less then 3% battery in standby.

so on average the phone battery is as good as any other phone out there even with the tegra 3 being a battery sucker but as with any device if you play a lot with it (which you will the first days) you will need to charge it more the once a day.
currently im on 1 day and 7 hours in my current charge and the screen has bin on for 1 hour and 41 minutes (so whatsapp wordfeud and inyourfacebook and some short browsing)and i have 63% battery left.

so as you can see with average use your battery will last quite long.
im faily sure that standby time without doing anything with wifi on is up to 7 days which is more them my old dumbphone samsung jet with a amoled screen!

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 20:46
  • iJe8
  • R

> In reply to evilmessiah @ 2013-02-04 17:53 from utk5 - click to readyep adds are EVIL i rather pay 1 buck for apps that i tested and found good that have half y battery drained by adds and face irritating apps all the time on irritating places.

play store realy needs paypall and Ideal (dutch online banking) support.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 20:32
  • iJe8
  • R

Hey every buddy can anyone tell how to unlock my 4x its only downloading on wifi .....i wanna know how to jail break it or unlock it ....... thanxxxxxx

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 20:08
  • fkmu
  • Q

Hey plzzzzz any one could help me my 4x dosent support downloading on 3g networ. Only wifi....can any one tell me if theresasort of jail break or how to unlock it??? ThNxxxxcccc

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 20:01
  • fkmu
  • Q

> In reply to halo @ 2013-02-05 06:00 from UiBx - click to readYou know, I was tempted to lash out at you, but you're right. It's pretty sad that one can't have good battery life and good performance at the same time these days. The beastly Tegra 3 quad processor and a big 720p hd screen will always be battery hogs. The only solutions are either to minimize unnecessary usage by other apps/services or get an extended battery or a spare one.

I don't use most features like maps, lg remote call, todays weather, etc. There's a reason why they (except maps- they're useful) are called crapware- that's because they do nothing useful but run in background all the same and consume battery. Unfortunately, in Android, it's up to us to manage this if the stock system do a good job.

I kind of miss the old days when Nokia ruled with Symbian non-touch handsets. Those things could last for a long time even if you were heavy with its features. My old Nokia 5320 XM could easily last for a couple of days even with a lot of gaming and music listening and its battery was 890 mAH! It only had a 2" screeen though :P Still miss it- it was one of my favorite mobiles ever.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 19:55
  • utkD
  • R

1) Cam quality- I'm not a demanding cam user and for me, the O4X's cam is pretty good. The led flash is strong. There is a cam mod in xda which improves low light performance- I think it works only till V10F firmwares.

2) Video playback? Flawless with mxplayer- can play almost anything I throw at it. If you mean video capture, it had issues in focussing in the initial firmwares. Not sure if this is resolved now as the camera is one of the least used features on my phone.

3) I don't think it had battery issues in the first place. The O4X is pretty frugal while idle but is a guzzler while playing games and browsing the web. The phone can get warm while doing cpu intensive tasks- esp in the area below the LG logo at the rear. There won't be any thermal shutdowns but if you're paranoid about stuff like this, you should be aware of it.

4) I'd talked about the audio quality earlier. I hope my earlier posts can give you a better idea.

5) The screen has a black border inside the bezel that is very noticeable on a white model but isn't noticeable on a black one. So..it's a matter of personal preference. I always like black because I think it looks classier and don't show up stains and dirt as easily as white. On the other hand, if you're a girl, white might suit your tastes.

6) Yes, with an unlocked BL, more custom roms would be available. Already, there are a couple of almost complete custom JB roms available- one is a cm/aosp/pa hybrid while the other one is a cm10.1 port.

If you like custom roms and want them right now, the S3 and the One X are better choices. For the most feature loaded handset that's almost perfect in all aspects except for the bland feminine design- go for the S3. The One X has the best out of the box experience and the best build and design but has caveats in the form of non-removable battery and lack of expansion slots.

The O4X is actually a very well rounded handset- I'm almost surprised that LG could make something that's this good. The main thing against it is the LG brand- people are still sour from the lousy experience they had with the O2X. I don't think that resale value will be a strong point for the O4X either. Local shopkeepers will quote low resale prices for most mobiles that aren't Samsung, HTC, or the new Sonys.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 19:40
  • utkD
  • R

> In reply to Anon1 @ 2013-02-05 09:59 from PSLa - click to readHey I forgive you for your comment. Are you kidding me? LG 4X HD's battery is better than HTC or Samsung? Its battery is not good at all, let alone camera and audio quality. Did you own one? I didn't just comment without knowing. And let's be clear. " i'm not LG's hater". I have used 3 so far: LG KF750, optimus white, and this one 4X HD.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 19:17
  • UiBx
  • R

> In reply to usman swell @ 2013-02-05 11:26 from 6PR1 - click to readJust ordered my Optimus 4X HD. Couldn't resist this wonderful phone anymore and got a really sweet deal (Read 33% cheaper than S3 or OneX). GRIN ;=))

Jelly Bean is coming in 1Q for European users and 1H for Asia, along with unlocked bootloader. The news is there on XDA Developer forums for anyone to see. So time to enjoy your 4X HD. :=))

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 14:06
  • vGrT
  • R

Guyz anyone plz confirm me when jelly bean updated is coming og lg4x........??

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 11:26
  • 6PR1
  • Q

> In reply to Zono @ 2013-02-05 05:57 from UiBx - click to read@Zono, I will forgive you this once for your ignorance. I do know after reading everything on the net on Optimus 4x HD that it is not getting timely updates. However, I also do understand that it will get the update 1st quarter of this year, and the bootloader will be unlocked as well. So I am good with those facts and figures.

As for the rest, I am only concerned about camera and audio through earphones. I am really not interested in a 'mine is b****r that yours' game. S3's AMOLED display sucks, so does HTC OneX's battery. This phone has both, a good display and battery with all the updates. So if I get a genuine word on the camera and audio quality, than I place an order tonight.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 09:59
  • PSLa
  • R

it's funny that some people here claim their LG 4X HD's batteries are strong by disabling almost everything.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 06:00
  • UiBx
  • U

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-04 18:39 from vGrT - click to readHey buddy, don't ruin your first experience with smart phone with LG. You will know if you try. Go for other brands first. hrm.... since this is your first time with smart phone, I think you will say "yeah LG rocks!". hehe but if you try many smart phones you will know.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 05:57
  • UiBx
  • R

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-04 18:39 from vGrT - click to readHey buddy, don't ruin your first experience with smart phone with LG. You will know if you try. Go for other brands first. hrm.... since this is your first time with smart phone, I think you will say "yeah LG rocks!". hehe but if you try many smart phones you will know.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 05:55
  • UiBx
  • R

I've been using this phone for barely 2 weeks now since I bought it last 01/26/2013 and I have no problems with the phone so far since it has almost the same features(some are better) than the s3 and the htc one x and its less pricey than the 2 phones.Web browsing is really fast,color is crisp,no lag at all while playing games,sound quality is crystal clear,the only cons I have is the battery life which easily drains but that's expected for a powerful baby like this and no JB Update yet but regardless of it having an update or not,I'm super happy with this phone.Just want to know when it will have an update since the LG customer care rep said they don't have any update when I called yesterday.Anybody know when JB update will be available for this phone??Please let me know...thanks

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-05 01:51
  • tCQp
  • U

> In reply to pino @ 2013-02-04 17:45 from iJe8 - click to readHi Pino,

I am about to buy this phone but there are a few things that are holding me back (or else, in India, sometimes it is coming out to be 33% cheaper than OneX or S3, which is just superb)

1. Camera quality - I saw the Neowin Review and it is the most honest review I've seen of this phone. Camera isn't its forte, but is a critical factor for me. With some 3rd party softwares, can it be any better, especially in darker settings?

2. Video - How good is the video with 3rd party softwares after updating the phone with 10h firmware update.?

3. I reckon that the battery issues are also taken care of with 10f/g or something like that?

4. How good is the music player with or without PowerAmp?

5. White or Black?

6. Jelly bean is rumored to be out in Q1,13 with unlocked bootloader as well. Will that mean that CM and others will port their android version to 4x HD as well?

Anything else I should know before I make the purchase. This is my first time for a smart phone, so just trying to play safe.

Thanks in advance.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 18:39
  • vGrT
  • Q

> In reply to pino @ 2013-02-04 17:45 from iJe8 - click to readDang, I forgot to mention- I don't use 3G- I keep it off all the time. I even keep 2G data off. I only browse the net via wifi and only when I need it- else it's off too. I have never used the stock browser- I like Chrome on the O4X. Ads eat up a lot of battery life. I remember reading a long while back that ads were the main culprit of draining battery with the Angry Birds game- not the actual game itself.

OT, Google Play sucks with the payment options. Wish they had more payment options. Not everybody has a credit card in my country. Such folks have no other option but to go with free ad supported software or worse, go down the other less legal route of getting ad-free apps as you said.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 17:53
  • utk5
  • R

> In reply to evilmessiah @ 2013-02-04 17:26 from utk5 - click to readom thanks for the update.

and yeah you can ofc backup if you have root sadly without root thats impossible:(

i also did some more reading arround to save battery while actaly using the phone as overnight drainage with 3g off is less then 1% for me now.

and some sites have reports that apps with adds use up to 50% of the total power used by the apps !

so if you have the money get the payed version of apps.
if you are unluckt and dont have a creditcard (shame on you google for having such poor payment options) there are other less legal ways of getting apps without adds.
also disabling the stock browser and getting another like chrome or opera really helps.
it got me 30 minutes extra use time yesterday.

anyway ill updateif i found more ways to save bettery on use.
as people should be near no use on idle with wifi on and 3g off.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 17:45
  • iJe8
  • R

> In reply to evilmessiah @ 2013-01-29 18:30 from uuDJ - click to readAudio quality contd-

I take back what I said about the O4X sounding terrible with my Westone 4 in-ears. Following pino's suggestion, I used the full version of Poweramp to listen to music instead of the stock player. I didn't use any eq-s or mods to sound quality except for direct volume control.

Boy, the sound quality is nothing like what it had sounded earlier on the stock player. It's brilliant- all the flaws I had mentioned earlier are gone now. The relatively uncolored sound signature and good presentation of details are particular favorites.

The only thing I can nitpick about would be the lackluster and probably a bit rolled off highs. High notes are recognizable, but without the sheer shimmer and sparkle of dedicated audio player with an unfiltered dac like the Clip. However, with bright iems like the Panasonic HJE900, this problem is also resolved. Absolutely nothing to be worried about- 99% of the folks won't ever notice this.

In short, the O4X handles audio perfectly fine. Just ditch the stock player and use a good third party one. Thanks to pino for suggesting me to give the O4X another chance and try out this method.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 17:43
  • utk5
  • H

Sorry for not replying earlier- it's been quite busy at my workplace lately.

I rooted my O4X and flashed europe open v10H firmware the very next day I bought it. I haven't disabled any apps- I uninstalled them altogether with system app remover (which requires root access of course). I followed the list on xda which is titled something like 'Big battery save! apps that can be removed safely...' My phone is almost bare bones stock- there's nothing extra that I don't need.

I backup apps which I need with mybackup root and in case something goes wrong, I would just reflash the firmware kdz file with the LGMobile Support tool.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 17:26
  • utk5
  • R

also i have done some research to shut the jely bean whiners up.

first of jelly beanwasnt released till 27th of july so saying that after a year theres still nog JB is just wrong as its barely 6 months old.

secondly the one x (lg's direct competition) was released on 5th of april and got the JB update on 5th of december.

the lg was released more then 2 months later on mid june.
so if lg takes the same time to make the update as HTC did they are not even behind HTC in the timeline so far.
they would have to the end of february.

so lg is doing fine with this phones major update.
and done forget LG made 5 small updates to increase safety and fix the one and only issue (camera) while they could have left us hanging and work on JB directly.
what would you have liked more?
and what has HTC done i that time to fix its sluggish ui and memory hogging rom?
the one x has barely 380 mb ram free stock on my lg i have 550 mb ram free for me to use and its smoother.

so people stop complaining as lg is still on time so far.
its coming and when its there they atleast make sure its working as they do take more time to test it.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-04 16:23
  • iJe8
  • U
Sort by:
Total of 3542 user reviews and opinions for LG Optimus 4X HD P880.