UK user, 28 Mar 2013well if that's so then cool. It seems a little odd to me though that i could get a phone with ... morethe focus issues are solved for almost 5 months now but the lazy buggers that make reviews are to lazy to add them or are such big apple/samsung /htc fanboys they just ignore the fact lg brought the better deal here.
as long as you update to v10h there is noting wrong with the camera.
and soon with any JB versionit should also be fixed.
well if that's so then cool. It seems a little odd to me though that i could get a phone with a non removable battery on a 24 contract. But i think longterm for things to last and be a good buy, and so the only reason i may get the optimus4x is as my contract is ending real soon, and i've found the op4x at a real low price with all the internet data i need as well. If only they released it with the mended autofocus issues, then it would likely be very popular.
UK user, 27 Mar 2013well lithium batteries are not supposed to ever run out, unless they get damaged....thats if t... morebatterys will run out but normaly not in the normal use time of a product which is abour 2 years.
batterys have about 800 to 1000 charges before they start to degrade which you normaly dont reach in 2 years but eventualy they will wear down.
but with batterys costing so little on the web worrying about them is a non isues if you can buy a replacement for your phone like we can :)
pino, 27 Mar 2013wel if in the long term (say 9 months the battery life decreases ill just buy new ones they co... morewell lithium batteries are not supposed to ever run out, unless they get damaged....thats if they're good quality batteries. I guess thats why some batterys are non removaable.
I got my phone like 5 days ago it is what I expected since I made a lot of research about it. My question. Is the JB out? cause I see a lot of guys saying they have it so I checked for updates, phone says I have the latest. I live in Europe but got my 4x from Amazon.
Still not sure about rooting the phone. The more I read about it, the more I feel lost. Also, I installed some launcher that totally changed my interface and icons also added some apps I don't want so I removed it. Are those launchers safe or they drain a lot of battery?
UK user, 27 Mar 2013ok, i need to be specific here. At battery university (dot com) that say overcharging will inc... morewel if in the long term (say 9 months the battery life decreases ill just buy new ones they cost less then 6 euro each so cant care about that as battery tech slowly goes forewards also.
theres 2450 mah at the same size now so replacing the battery becomes a fact sooner or later anyway :)
as for calibrating i dont know if it is still needed but ive always fully charged and drained the first few times and it always worked great for me so why change something if it works needed or not :)
pino, 27 Mar 2013yeah readouts are shite hence i only accept full charge statistics as facts .
anything less t... moreok, i need to be specific here. At battery university (dot com) that say overcharging will increase the battery performance, but it will ultimately damage how long the battery lasts longterm. So its good in the shorterm for performance, but not for the longlasting of the battery over years. So for me i prefer to have a spare battery and slightly undercharge them (and generally with the phone off so its a better reading).
However some batteries will tell you to charge and discharge a brand new battery about 3 times so to get the best performance etc, and so i have done this pastly as it apparantly recalibrates the battery. If you havent heard of calibrating lithium polymer batteries you may be interested to search it up. I am not sure if this is necessary or not.
UK user, 27 Mar 2013i think a lot of folks dont look after their battery well. At the battery university (online) ... moreyeah readouts are shite hence i only accept full charge statistics as facts .
anything less then a full charge is useless information.
my battery stays on 100% for about 30 min then it starts to drop slowly untill 70% at which it drops like a rocket to 22% and stays @ 22% for quite a while and my end time with the battery is the same average every time.
people should always post averaged over the entire battery life not just a section of it.
and personaly im not sure about the overcharging thing as im not sure that the attery is actualy being charged fully .
it goes to 100% way to fast and if i take it off then it lasts me 30 to 45 minutes less then when i leave it on another 45 minutes so i guess the battery indicates that its full to early.
phone off for charging is interesting and i will do this a few times after im done with my browser power consumption tests. (chrome is in the lead btw it seems really fast page loading on higher mhz and then drop down to 5th coreis more power efficient then slower page loading at lower mhz)
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013Battery life is fine for me. Can't understand all those stating they have problems. i think a lot of folks dont look after their battery well. At the battery university (online) it explains how lithium batteries should not be overcharged, made too hot, and knocked as all will damage the performance of the battery loads. Also i find on my sgs i9000 that if i charge it when the phone is on, then the % reading is usually wrong, and can go down from 95% to 85% very quickly. This happened recently, and so i recharged it with the phone off after. That time it when showed on the indicator that it wasn't almost charged it was an accurate reading. So when it got to almost charged, i then turned the phone on...and it then kept an accurate reading. I have read of this also, maybe from batt' univer' about being a more accurate reading when phones are off for charging.
pino, 27 Mar 2013asphalt 7 is a shitty made game and is buggy on a lot of devices but nova 3 even works on the ... moreA7 works really well on my sgs i9000. and is really good on multiplayer as well., and cheap to play on my tv with tv out lead. I didnt like the previuos asphalts. Generally i buy the games from playstore at times like easter, bank holidays, christmas....and just keep checking so that i get them for 70p on sale. I got nova 3, mc4 and asphalt 7 for real cheap. I also have bought from gameloft, but they dont update their games from their site, and often i cant find my downloads there to redownload/update.
UK user, 27 Mar 2013hi guys, i cant find any uploads of nova 3 on this phone on you tube....so is this phone able... moreasphalt 7 is a shitty made game and is buggy on a lot of devices but nova 3 even works on the note 1 which has half the cpu and gpu power of the tegra 3 in this phone so it should work perfectly if the game doesnt have any bugs.
i vant find it iklligaly and i aint buying it to test hehe so not much i can do to give you info if its not on the net everyone must be happy or they surely would have bin bitching and crying on the net :)
hi guys, i cant find any uploads of nova 3 on this phone on you tube....so is this phone able to run nova 3 and asphalt 7 from playstore?
pino, 27 Mar 2013no i dont know what your talking about the battery is absolutely fine for me sure it would be ... moreBattery life is fine for me. Can't understand all those stating they have problems.
ramyHR, 26 Mar 2013Pino, man, don't be full of crap! I get that you love your phone! I love mine too! It's perfor... moreno i dont know what your talking about the battery is absolutely fine for me sure it would be nice if it lasted even longer but no phone does because the technology is just like this.
and honestly you cannot compare the 2x speed rom with the 4x hd rom.
this one is fine so even if the 2x rom is crap it has noting to do with the 4x hd.
but honestly what are the problems your having other then battery as iva explained about everything to improve that hehe.
im happy to help find solutions for possible other issues but people cant complain about the battery as its fine.
Smsung Note1 is still a big Monster in a small pot..hope all of u andarstand what i mean..n i also had LG L7
pino, 26 Mar 2013i use the following. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomatox.missedmessag... morepino thank you very much the app works great and was exactly like i wanted , appreciated :)
pino, 26 Mar 2013no its not your just not managing it right.Pino, man, don't be full of crap! I get that you love your phone! I love mine too! It's performance are great and it looks perfect... But, that doesn't change the fact that batt backup sucks and that software is unfinished in many ways. If you had O2x on ICS, you'll know what I'm talking about. And no, I'm not kid who doesn't know how to treat Android phone and work with it. I don't use it for playing games and that kind of stuff.
I wouldn't change it for any other phone, but I hope LG will fix some things in next sw version.
KoKo, 26 Mar 2013Pino I respect your opinions and your dedication to this phone, but battery really can be bett... moresomething is horribly wrong with your phone then as i can leave my phone on for 10 hours with 0% drain wifi on permanently even with screen off.
i know people are having problems with there battery but this is not the phones fault it is something else killing the battery.
people should start of with disabling maps and all attacked google services then reboot and disable everything they dont need like NFC bluetooth gps data if your on wifi and wifi if your outside on your data.
second important thing to do is getting rid of the stock browser and use the preinstalled chrome instead its more energy efficient.
then the thing people should do is getting rid of apps that stay launched when you disable them they drain battery and are often only enabled to place notifications that you dont really need.
then get rid of apps that have adds as apps with adds waste over 30% power when they are enabled for the sole purpose of downloading new adds...
after that you should see a significant inscrease in battery duration.
if you still have issue check if your wifi and 3g and 2g signal are strong if they are weak contact your provider for your 2g/3g or buy a better youter or more acces points to spread your wifi signal indoors.
(cheap routers like sweex are a great extender for your wifi netword when you use them as a wifi acces point on a main router)
so 1 main router somewhere and with lan cabled place wifi routers elsewhere in the house to get a good wifi coverage indoors.
poor signal causes the phone to keep trying to connect and that drains a lot of battery.
another thing you can do is download quadgearbox for 4x hd from the play store and disable 2 cores.
you barely notice it but it adds 20% battery duration.
if after that you still have problems i think you need to do a factory reset as something is keeping the cpu active.
i cant even drain the battery to 85% in 15 min let alone 5.
if i try with a heavy game like shadowgun 15% battery takes me atleast 10 min gaming.
with normal use that same 15% lasts me over 30 minutes.
im currently on 61% charge left and im on 2 hours 3 minutes screen on time and ive bin browsing inyourfacebook and ebay a lot today.
so 5 hours usetime is easely doable without gaming.
and 1 thing i tend to di is leave the phone on the charger an extra 45 minutes after it says its done charging and you really notice it as if i dont do it it starts doing down to 99% really fast if i leave it on a bit longer it gives me a extra 30 min use time easely.
if this kills the battery on the long term i dont know but i dont really care they rare 11 euro for 2 of them on ebay so if i kill it i buy 2 more hehe.
or you can get something like this instead :
2450 mah on the same size.
1 more power safe feature is not turning the brighness up so high.
indoors i have it on 0% which is still bright enough i rarely have to turn it up but it saves a LOT of juice as low vs full brightness according to gsam is a 500% difference.
so full brightness uses 5x more power.
anyway theres lots to do to improve battery life yourself and it really makes a difference all together.
have a go at it and see what you can save.
it will become a sport to save battery life without the loss of functions :)
pino, 26 Mar 2013no its not your just not managing it right.Pino I respect your opinions and your dedication to this phone, but battery really can be better. Today after I removed the phone from the charger, it was down to 85% after 5 minutes(not gaming or browsing). I am happy it doesn't drain through the night.
mekrem, 26 Mar 2013how come this phone doesn't have a notification light ?
does anyone know an app can notify m... morei use the following.
it lets you do a lot of different things.
you can choose which apps should be allowed to use the settings.
i have it on gtalk whatsapp and SMS only but the payed version supports all apps.
it leys you notify you in the following ways.
- you can use the main screen as a notification led but making the screen flash up for x miliseconds every x seconds/minutes (time intervall is completely configurable i have it on 5 min).
- play a notification sound of your choice every x seconds/minutes (once more the intervall is completely configurable).
- use the vibrate function with the same configurable intervall.
you can also setup a silent period in which none of these functions work.
personaly i have it on the sound only as it uses the least resources and if you dont look at the screen or dont hold the screen the screen flashing or vibrate is useless.
so for my i get a message it plays the sound chosen in the app where you get the message and after 5 min it plays another chosen alarm sound and willl keep doing so untill i read the message.
it works wonders realy and i think its better then a notification light as it also works when you dont look at the phone.
hope this info helps you hehe.