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.
AnonD-129452, 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.
pino, 26 Mar 2013you should have... that would have saved us from soneone complaining with complete nonsense... morethe phone is great but it does't have a notification light ! do u know any app can help me get feed back for missed calls and other stuff ? thx.
how come this phone doesn't have a notification light ?
does anyone know an app can notify me for missed calls and other stuff ?
the battery life on this phone is a real problem. i buy a 4200 mah,to satisfy a hungry quadcore processor...the quality of bezel and all the rest is verry poor.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2013I m using this phone since 2 months. Is is this phone a flop show...as many people complaining... moreyou should have...
that would have saved us from soneone complaining with complete nonsense as facts.
there is no heating problem there is no battery problem there is no camera problem there is no other problem just people that are unable to manage there phones and expect mirracles. you cant blame a phone for people expecting something that just isnt possible.
and the list goes on yet your unable to mention any real flaws...
it smells like troll inhere!
with the S3 you would have had the same battery life and it would also heat up with gaming and you would have a update that would make your phone even more sluggish then it already was but aperently as long as its not a LG it doesnt matter.
you payed more after all so it must be better !
go sell your lg and buy a S3
i had zero issues with battery life and i get better battery life then 90% of the users on the web i am not bothered by a warm feeling as i know whats normal and whats not.
so if i dont have any issues with the phone why do other people complain?
its highly unlikely that LG has such a high fail rate on there divices so it must be the users :)
everything to get the max out of the phone has bin discussed so i wont repeat it but surely the problem is you not the phone.
have fun with your S3 problems hope your sample doesnt have a dead motherboard or breaks in the middle like many others did :).
I m using this phone since 2 months. Is is this phone a flop show...as many people complaining about battery life, heating issues and the list goes on,when LG is going to release the update..and is there any benefit of that update....I heard it's released in EUROPE.I think I should have gone for S3..
Kart, 26 Mar 2013Dear Pino,
Thanks for your info about QuadGearBox, I will install on my 4X HD and will upda... morethis app wont work for sure as all it does it make a link to a build in app in the 4x hd.
if you want to do something simmilar on the VU you need root and tune down the cores manualy.
pino, 25 Mar 2013the camera is indeed a little dark in the default camera app but im not sure if this is just a... moreDear Pino,
Thanks for your info about QuadGearBox, I will install on my 4X HD and will update you soon...
I'm going to buy LG Vu P895 this week for my brother, and I know similar battery draining issue in LG Vu P895. So would you please recommend any such similar app can work for P895 as well?
Regarding camera, I agree.. There are few settings provided in LG camera app to adjust the brightness/light.. however 3rd party video calling apps like VTOK, SKYPE doesn't provide such features to adjust video settings..
in my contry the price 4xhd n galaxy note1 is below $600 n i lastly took SGN1..
hy every1 nice 2 log in this forum again..i had smeting to tell u All that im alredy bought Sam..Galaxy NOTE 1..after a hard researh n think 4 budget phone lastly i take this MONSTER..yeah it a bid older n had a Pros n Cons but this is my choice..better4 web browsing n i had wireless at home 2 so login intrnet is not a Matter...k bye2 all zZz....U all now can continue with ur forum
Kart, 25 Mar 2013Hi Pino,
Though they stated the front camera is 1.3MP, and its lags behind with poor quality.... morethe camera is indeed a little dark in the default camera app but im not sure if this is just a wrong setting in the rom or somethig else that is causing it to be dark but the camera module itself is fine for sure.
i think some of these apps like skype and oovoo need a camera settings menu where you can make ti brighter or darker and so on.
you can do this in the camera app so why not in chat apps.
another thing is that these front cameras are extremely sensative to light so a lightsource behind you will make your face dark as it takes a screen wide average of the lighting so if something behind you is ighter then your face is your face will turn black.
if your face is lighter then the place behind you the place behind you will turn black.
so the way you position your face compared to light sources is verry important.
just make sure the light is in front of yo and never behind you.
if i position the light correctly the immage is fine if i have the window on my right side the left half of my face turns black because its not exposed to the light.
if it interests you try to read on on camera exposures it would explain a lot on why this happens hehe.
cameras and the capturnig of light is quite complicated.
and 1 other thing that could be happening could actualy be the hardware but i cant say for sure as i dont know the exact specs or methods used in the front camera.
it could be that the system that monitors the light uses a frame average measurement of the light rather then center weighter measurement.
a frame average measures the light in the intire frame and chooses a average.
so if something brighter then your face is in the room your face will turn dark.
with center weighted measurements the camers prioritises the center of the frame where yourface should be so your face is always the correct exposure.
sadly only lg can answer that question hehe.
maby they change something in the 4.1 camera module which should be ariving any day now.
after force cclosing and disabling apps you should reboot to make sure no side processes are started up still.
as for your battery charts 3 to 3.5 hours doesnt look to bad if you include games.
gaming sucks your battery dry like a french hooker.
for browsing video chatting and so on you should easely get 4 hours but as soon as you include gaming bam your battery time goes to shits.
if you wantto get just that little bit more out of your battery install QuadGearBox for Optimus 4x HD from the play store and activate it.
it kicked my battery life up from 4 hours 14 to about 5 hours.
if you need more power on the road while traveling your gonna have to buy a battery pack like this :
that should bring your total to over 25/30 hours use time dependng on what your dowing :)
i need on of thesemyself i the summer when i go fishing haha.
AnonD-106365, 25 Mar 2013are u working for a mobile company ???coz ur allround review was awesome ,u should join with l... moreno i dont work for anyone hehe.
would be fun to work for a company that makes tech stuff tho as i would get to play with all of the goodies first :)
wel between that 4 phones for me personalty the choice is verry easy.
the nexus 4 i dont even donsider as i buy my phones to last and a non replacable battery is a nonno in that case and the lack of sd cars is also a bad thing for me.
and the nexus has only 8gb rom because google wants us to use cloud services but they havent yet realized in most countrys we have a verry tiny verry expencive litte data bundel that is also verry slow so using a cloud service wouldnot only be a waste to our data bundel but it also wastes time to up and download the pictures/movies and on top of that it drains more battery then having it on your rom storage as using data connections sucks power like a maniak.
the one x is the same thing as the nexus 4 it lacks a sd slot and had a fixed battery.
but on top of that id never buy a HTC phone untill they get rid of the heavy sense skin it sows the phone down.
and the one x has a worse battery to begin with.
the S3 i could consider if i ignore the brand as i personaly have verry bad experience with samsung devces (not limited to phones but al HDD's tv's vcr's dvd players and so on) but the 1 big flaw in my opinion is the bad screen.
the pentile amoled screen is just bad.
its less sharp it has inaccurate colours compared to a good ips panel.
and the power savnigs are a myth as it uses less when your on dark pages but it uses a lot more on lighter pages (browsing chatting and so on).
so not even considering the software jusst the hardware i kept coming back to the 4x.
replacable battery sd slot to 64 gb never had a problem with a LG device.
on top of that the rom is really light and lightning fast/smooth.
ofcourse if any of the things that i dont like doesnt bother you then the others are fair game.
pino, 20 Mar 2013as for the battery chack my prev post. as for the camera.
the quality of the front camera it... moreHi Pino,
Though they stated the front camera is 1.3MP, and its lags behind with poor quality. When I checked with other phones like iPhone 4, S2, S3.. they are still good and reasonable in quality....
But for this phone, its almost dark and almost nothing visible to the other calling party.
And also about battery saving, I did force close the Maps, Google services that are running background.. However there is no use.. still the battery drains completely in 3 to 3.5 hrs (for browsing, video, or for games)
Could you explain any better ways to handle front camera & battery draining issue?
pino, 24 Mar 2013i pick my phones to last for a long time aswell hehe
this phone is still more then a 3rd of ... moreare u working for a mobile company ???coz ur allround review was awesome ,u should join with lg mobiles ;)
even lg optimus 4x hd price =sg3=htc one x =nearly equal to nexus 4 !! now what will be ur choice ??
pino, 24 Mar 2013i pick my phones to last for a long time aswell hehe
this phone is still more then a 3rd of ... morehehehehe... You are doing the same things I do before purchasing anything :P
Thanks again and nice to meet you man :))
Silvatore, 24 Mar 2013Pinooooooooooo.. Man, you are the best, fastest, accurate and organized one in this GSMARENA :... morei pick my phones to last for a long time aswell hehe
this phone is still more then a 3rd of my monthly income so its quite expencive even for me which.
hence me doing a LOT of research before the purchace.
i dont limit this to phones but i do it with every purchase no surprises accected hehe.
nothing beats knowing exactly what you get.
my last phone i bought in 2009 hehe and the one before that was in 2004 i buy them to make em last :)
pino , 24 Mar 2013as discussed before if a game lags blame the def not the phone.
the phone is fine and updates... morePinooooooooooo.. Man, you are the best, fastest, accurate and organized one in this GSMARENA :)
I love the way you love & trust ur phone which is giving me the push to buy it ASAP.. For the price, I am sure it is the best price in the whole market all over the world.. But as u know, When you know that you will stuck with something for a long time you have to pick it carefully.. Anyways, I will get this BEAST and we will see :) Thanks very much for your support man
Silvatore, 24 Mar 2013Guys, I wish you are all fine and full health.. I got some info from Pino.. But I am still con... moreas discussed before if a game lags blame the def not the phone.
the phone is fine and updates decreasing preformance is not true.
games do lag and its up to the devs to fix this and this is NOT limited to the 4x hd.
some games just are bad games just like you have them on pc and consoles.
and lg makes fine roms people just are easy to complain if they dont like something.
but not liking something isnt a design flaw or bug/error its a difference of opinion.
personaly i have never seen a rom as stable as on the 4x hd period.
and the amount of cores working on a game depends on the game not anything else the cores are there if the arent use its the game devs fault.
some will use 1 core some will use 2 and some will load all 4.
its not relevant as long as the game works correctly.
theres a lot of people posting utter rubbish on the web out of slite that they payed to much for there phones or just because they feel like bashing LG.
sure there are some things i would have done differently but they are not bugs they are design choices.
the fact is this pone is bug free and as long as you manage the rom correctly and use good apps this phone is the best bang for the bucks on the market and that will stay like that will we get mid range phones with quad core chips which wont happen for atleast another year.
anyone that has problems with this phone either did it themselves or that are a exception to the rule.
its a great phone either accept it and enjoy it or move on and spend more money on the ''competittion'' that hogs ram with heavy roms.
you either feel right about something or you dont if you dont have a real brand preverence go to a store reboot the phone and try them out.
they are on 24/7 for god knows how long so a reboot is needed for a proper experience.
@erras some game cant even be played on the L9 as it had a older soc with older gpu its also not a tegra so its graphicly worse.
so for gamers this shouldnt be a option to consider.
and JB also had nothing important to offer so its not something to consider when buying this phone.