Well Quad-core CPU is nice, but is ICS optimised to use full potential of the processor, as when Optimus 2x was released with froyo I guess it couldn't use the true potential of its processor as froyo was not optimised for dual core. And I guess after DROID RAZR MAXX anything less than 3300 mah battery looks small. Android is power hungry software and with 3G, 4G LTE anything less than 3300 mah is not good.
LG was the first with a Dual Core, and now are the first company with a Quad Core. Samsung is a little bit left behind. Now let's wait for Fujitsu's ultra smart phone. That is waterproof, dust proof, has a 13 MP camera, it has fingerprint sensor. This year will be the most interesting ever!! :) The Japanese giants will come back to the global markets.
at least you didn't say 1st, makes a change & yes i agree it looks quite nice.