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LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours - read the full textLast year LG was in pole position in the dual-core game with the Optimus 2X. It was the phone everyone looked up to, before there was a Galaxy S II and before there was an HTC Sensation. There was obviously no rush this time although, to be fair, LG did announce well on time...


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When you will make kitkat for lg optimus p880

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  • 2014-03-27 23:23
  • 3C2Z

> In reply to Juan @ 2013-02-27 03:36 from pHY3 - click to readJuan, that's not just a spanish idiom. We use it in American English as well, only we say that it was "child's play" to suggest something was very easy. It basically means the same thing though.

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  • 2013-11-22 19:19
  • 4thb

How do you stop the sound when you press i dont want there to be a sound when i press the record button but i dont know how to do it? :S

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  • 2013-08-15 10:29
  • StUI

I just got this phone yesterday. And it has worked great so far, it's fast and the UI looks got ( from my POV ) and it runs apps with no trouble at all, my only complaint so far is the camera, I think lg should have put some more effort doing the camera (it feels like a 3 MP camera ) other than that it's a great phone and I'd happily recomend it to a friend

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  • 2013-08-02 09:36
  • NkXr

Don't buy this phone because it has too many issues!
I own an Xperia T which I've bought for similar price and it is soo much better apart from screen.
*I've never had a phone with such a bad GPS. It takes ages to get a fix and then it is very easy to lose it.
*Audio quality is horrible! (It is comparable to another lg phone I own (lg p500).) There is a lot of background noise.
*Phone is slow. It is good when I use a single app but sluggish on switching to another app.
*UI is slow.
*There is an occasional stutter while playing youtube videos.
*It gets very hot while doing normal tasks. (I don't use phone for games).
*It drains battery really fast (lasts a day).
*Camera is a joke compared to Xperia T's.
*The only things I like about this phone are screen and build quality.

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  • 2013-07-25 23:31
  • pmX7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-02 00:46 from 0jv@ - click to readLOL, being called behind Samsung in terms of software update is already a compliment. Samsung's specialty is its consistent updating (well unless you buy really low-end phones. Mid-ranges like Ace 2 and S advance are still being updated to jellybean)

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  • 2013-05-02 08:06
  • XMV}

Hey I.have.this device from half a day,I.have Android.4.0.3 Icecream Sandwich battery is so weak.O come.from a Galaxy S2 with 2000mAh battery but it lasts a full day..Vor can I rezolv this? THANKS!!

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  • 2013-04-27 00:33
  • srr1

can this phone suppOrt {USB ON THE GO} OR NO please answer asap

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  • 2013-04-11 09:07
  • HIkG

H Guys, i know it's probably asked every week, but has the auto focus issues been resolved on the video. If not how on earth can you use the video.

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  • 2013-03-17 16:44
  • JCQ}

"Tegra 3 CPUs are built on 40nm process, while Exynos uses 32nm"


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  • 2013-03-17 15:29
  • L4DU

Hey guys jellybean update is leaked!

You can get it by following links. Instructions are included in the archive.

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  • 2013-03-06 21:46
  • 0I7K


I just received my new 4X HD from and after using/testing it for a couple of days I can tell I'm really satisfied.

First of all, migration from my GBread Samsung was a kids game (sorry Spanish idiom). I used MyPhoneExplorer to backup and sync all my vital data to and fro. The rest was moved through a WiFi network connection and with the valuable help of the File Manager app.

The first thing I noticed was it's sleekness and reduced weight, which was almost the same of my old Samsung (0"7 smaller screen). Then you notice that the large and crystal-clear screen it wears is really accurate and easy to read from. I have not found yet any brightness/contrast issues, even under the sunlight.

Using it, many operations which were smooth and slow even those I blamed on sluggish network connections became really immediate ones, lacking that prior nonsense smoothness.

I'm still geting used to the new UI, but it's being quite straightforward except for a couple of details.

About the audio issue: I did not find it as bad as described in the review. Could it be due either to a HW improvement which not look feasible or to a test unit-related problem, but it does not happen with mine. The built-in speaker quality is that of a high-end transistor radio, as most of them. Then, through my 2.1 speakers it releases a wide range response and good quality, comparable to my other MP3 platforms iPhone 3GS, Creative ZEN, Nokia xPressMusic and the Samsung. Should I connect my Sennheiser headphones, the frequency response is extended and I can hear solid but controlled bass and clear, quite transparent and detailed mid to high-frequency response.

I won't say it's audiophile-grade, but for me it's a good source enough to listen through your home or car hifi/stereo.

I will update if relevant.


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  • 2013-02-27 03:36
  • pHY3

I just recently bought the LG 4X HD at E-bay at a good price.This cellphone rocks and overall great value. It's blazing fast and has a ton of features. It's really handsome and stylish. And it's right up there with the best of them. Check it out!

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  • 2013-02-27 00:45
  • jxfn

It is not true that this smartphone Offer bad audio, much depends on the headphones you use and also have to take into account that the native music application provides 7-band equalizer, few devices have this feature, I must say that the sound is good both in the headphones as the speaker or plug in a pair of high-powered speakers, excuse my bad English

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  • 2013-02-22 16:18
  • 9GMH

can i make a video call

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  • 2013-02-14 03:55
  • fqfJ

> In reply to RDM-MKII @ 2012-07-27 02:52 from 6pE{ - click to readFor me in quality LG is the best..

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  • 2013-01-30 14:22
  • P@1G

Dear Gsmarena, please make the audio test again. I would like to see if the results will be the same. Who wants to buy a phone which has a terrible audio quality?

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  • 2012-12-30 12:19
  • 0UuK

> In reply to Umang (India) @ 2012-09-11 10:25 from tY@U - click to readS2 WVGA resolution= 51fps
O4X HD (720p)resolution=51fps
if u hav some knowledge about GPU then guess who's the winner..

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  • 2012-10-31 05:16
  • U@JM

I hope more battery life

coz LG = life is good:-)

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  • 2012-09-21 18:48
  • Lb4H

how is LG using the APQ 8064 cpu , from everything I read previously on anandtech the APQ 8064 was for tablets and had no baseband, it needed to be paired with chip with bsaeband

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  • 2012-09-21 04:31
  • q}Bv

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