pino, 02 Mar 2013indded and as for heating ive done some testing and i believe this comes not from the cpu part... more"indded and as for heating
ive done some testing and i
believe this comes not from
the cpu part of the soc but
the gpu part of the soc.
as even with 2 cores on
lower mhz the phone gets
just as warm making me
believe its the gpu part that
heats the phone"
Did i hear that right?
So finally the 4x has serious heating issues but from de Gpu part. Well u urself just affirmed it, finally.
Although Galaxy s3 may not have true 720p screen but i tell u truthfully, u can barely tell it's a pentile amoled display...it offers just de needed colors.
Moreover, I haven't seen users crying over poor screen in de s3.
The 4x is clearly better, but i don't consider just screen pixels to be a determinant to making a purchase.
By contrast,however de Galaxy s3 undoubtedly is better in various ramifications than de problematic 4x!
But if one can take the s3 with a pinch Of salt, definitely it will not let u down.
pino, 03 Mar 2013seeing your in the US you most likely imported it.
so first thing if OTA flashing doesnt wo... moreThank you for the information. I did look up step by step directions on XDA. That forum seems to be for the "high" end users. but it offers "high" level suggestions and they would rather answers to those who really understand the ANDROID system. I don't have much issues and rather stick to 10e as I am not losing out on any improvements that may make my phone better.
but thank you for your guidance. I am quite happy as I bought my phone for $365 USD. Can't beat the price for a high end phone like this. Software could have been a little better but you give up something for the low price.
Hernwiskert, 03 Mar 2013Flashing ROM isn't as complicated as you might think. Plus, you're flashing a stock ROM, s... moreThank you so kindly. I appreciate your response. I don't have any problems as far as phone operation is considered. It does crash when i am on the phone and am using navigation. but thats part of the gig. it is random so i don't think its a total bust. that happened when i had SG SII too.
psy J, 03 Mar 2013omg i dnt think ur in middle east !!!
only in middle east dey didn't launch it still bt its t... morenexus 4 and optimus g arent intended for european stores.
there are some stores that sell them but they did import a lot of them from the us or asia.
the nexus 4 is availeble here but stupidly expencive but the optimus g hasnt bin imported i guess as i havent bin able to find it yet.
and if your going to china anyway you really might want to look into some huawei or ZTE phones.
they have realy silly insane specs at times for half the price of most phones.
i would so wish tickets to china where only 100 bucks i would go ever few months to stock up on tablets phones android sticks and gadgets.
theyhave so much cool stuff there thats not even availeble here haha.
android tv sticks there cost like 28 euro for a dual core @1200 mhz android 4.1 or even 4.2 stock rom !1gb ram 8 gb rom.
those exact same sticks here cost 110 euro...
anyway moving offtopic hehe.
as for making the review i think in thise now verry long topic ive said about everything there is to be said that i know so far about this phone hehe.
i still like the idea of a list with things they can improve on and things they should leave it as it is as sometimes making changes just to make changes can be a bad idea.
i personaly dont like what they did on the optimus g theres to much crao onthere i i would rather have seen a split screen option or something.
psy J, 03 Mar 2013omg i dnt think ur in middle east !!! only in middle east dey didn't launch it still bt its t... moreLol im in europa (Bulgaria) and we still dont have official optimus G or nexus 4....
pino, 03 Mar 2013the optimus G isnt released here :( and grayy import here is verry expencive.
they ask over 5... moreomg i dnt think ur in middle east !!!
only in middle east dey didn't launch it still bt its there in europe countries
i suggest u can combine all ur questions and make a full review so its easy u can write abt what u want 2 write :)
lg nexus 4 and optimus 4x hd is options 4 this year
heading to china to get it :)
last tym wasted 2 weeks in dubai 2 find nexus 4 after in singapore as well dats y i was searching for another phone with same specs
atlast i found this one :)
psy J, 03 Mar 2013here according gsmarena they have mentioned it for 280 euros... how much optimus g in ur count... morethe optimus G isnt released here :( and grayy import here is verry expencive.
they ask over 500 euros for both the G and the nexus 4 wich is also made by LG.
i would like to do a full review but my typing is never really orginized so it would look bad.
so i decider to stick to the fact and trying to tell people its not as bad as the whiners of the WWW belief it to be :)
i might consider a list of all the things i think they could or even should have done differently ad things they shoud never change (and hope they read it hehe) :)
sunny, 03 Mar 2013Pino,
I read a lot of stuff you write comparing LGO4X to Samsung Galaxy S3. I agree the pr... moreFlashing ROM isn't as complicated as you might think.
Plus, you're flashing a stock ROM, so there's no messing around with your phone internals though it might brick if you're doing it the wrong way.
Just go to xda, find O4X General Forum and follow the instructions. The dudes there even provide step by step manual with pictures, so it's quite unlikely that you might screw your phone up.
Before flashing a new ROM though, ask yourself whether you really need this new ROM. As far as I know, the improvements between a ROM to another isn't that much. I'm running v10h Open Europe, used to run v10e Indonesia. I can tell you, I experience slight improvement. So, if you're happy with your current phone, why taking risks?
pino, 03 Mar 2013wel 300 the 4x hd is 335 euro here but its about as good as it gets if you dont want to pay th... morehere according gsmarena they have mentioned it for 280 euros... how much optimus g in ur country ???
btw bro u cn publish a book about optimus 4x hd wid full review it'll help others alt !!!!
sunny, 03 Mar 2013Pino,
I read a lot of stuff you write comparing LGO4X to Samsung Galaxy S3. I agree the pr... moreseeing your in the US you most likely imported it.
so first thing if OTA flashing doesnt work try the PC tool.
(if your rooted remove root as it kills OTA updates).
if that doesnt work it gets more complicated.
the first thing you need to do then is look on the box.
theres a white sticker on the box with on the bottom either black or white (text) depending on what colour you bought
then you need to download the correct rom for your phone )you need to google some for this).
if this fails you need to try the hard way.
this are the eu open roms : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1991284
download V10h and follow the following guide:
i HIGHY suggest you make sure what your doing before going down this path as i havent done it and will not be able to offer support for it.
for actualy help and support your better of asking the defs at XDA (need to register) these guys make all these hacks and know the software.
a other small note is that you might be getting only up to v10e because the phone you have is from a region that hasnt bin updated past v10e.
if thats the case your only choice to get to the v10F or v10H is the hack method.
theres another way to flash the rom files that can be found on xda but that way is a lot more complicated.
small addition do get proper earphones the stock ones are rubbish but this goes for every brand stock ones are always cheap crappy ones.
and custom media players are also better.
m22, 03 Mar 2013how is the audio quality of this phone?
is it as bad as gsmarena say??no its not the only issue i found is that if you lay it on the back cover the speaker sound gets silenced a bit so you dont gear the ringtone as loud.
but if you get a docking station or lay ir on the screen side (some body protectors allow that) it will be plenty loud :)
psy J, 03 Mar 2013yah ur requirements were absolutely correct i am asking right nw u want 2 buy a phone and ur h... morewel 300 the 4x hd is 335 euro here but its about as good as it gets if you dont want to pay that extra 300 your most likely gonna have to compromise on either the screen the cpu and/or the sdcard and removable battery and get something like the optimus L9 or xperia s.
pino, 02 Mar 2013i guess you meen what my choice and options where when i bought this phone?
for me the choi... moreyah ur requirements were absolutely correct i am asking right nw u want 2 buy a phone and ur having 300 euros what are the phones do u come across ???
how is the audio quality of this phone?
is it as bad as gsmarena say??
I read a lot of stuff you write comparing LGO4X to Samsung Galaxy S3. I agree the price is way too much for the S3. I have two LGO4X and work flawlessly. I am in the US and have the unlocked international version but they are both on 10e. How can I update to 10f? I am not too good with flash and custom ROMs. I don't like doing too much messing around as it gets complicated. I have hard time reading the XDA stuff. Is there a simpler way to update or shall I wait for the official update from LG on JB update?
deeboy, 02 Mar 2013S3 is a nice phone. Don't Mind what pple say about it. If u can get ova de cheap plastic, u 'l... moreas for people wondering why i dont find the galaxy S3 screen a real 1280x720 screen here are some samples.
as you can see the amoled screen only had 2 coloured subpixels per pixel whre a IPS screen had all 3 colours per sub pixel thus giving a higher actual resolution due to every colour being availeble in every pixel.
heres a example that shows the difference even more clearly :
top is ips en bottom is the pentile amoled as you can see the resolution is clearly lower due to only every second pixel having the red sub pixel.
there is even a entire black line missing on the top there on the pentile screen plus its less sharp.
so amoled with 3 coloured sub pixels = good (if tuned correctly)
pentile amoled = pethethic.
some more pics to make the poiont clearer:
on the note 2 they learned something and went with a 3 sub pixel amoled screen.
and even tho the 1 vertical 2 horizontal layour is odd it still shows:
you just cant argue with the quality difference of 3 sub pixels.
and on phones this expencive pentile amoled just is a comprimise noone should be making.
so less sub pixels = less sharpness (about 30% less !) less details and lower colour accuracy.
how this will work out on these 1920x1080 phones which in theory have more pixels then the eye can see is yet to be seen if they are even stupid enough to make those screens again.
for the sake of quality lets hope they stick with the note 2 screen design or even revert to the normal rgb layout.
anyway hoe this gives some information that helps people understand why i find this s3 screen a fake HD screen.
deeboy, 02 Mar 2013S3 is a nice phone. Don't Mind what pple say about it. If u can get ova de cheap plastic, u 'l... moreproblematic 4x? what have you bin smoking ? :)
anyway be aware that the S3 16 gb variant is dropping in price a lot but the 32 gb variant seems to stay expencive so you might be tricked into thinking its cheaper but your buying a 16 gb instead of 32 gb phone :)
I have just brought this today and when I got home I tried to connect it to my wifi but when I did it the normal( setting, wifi, search, enter pin, connect,) it's shows its authorised and connected but it doesn't show the icon on the top of the screen nore allow me access to the Internet ? I'm confused because as you can see my Internet is fine :) any ideas? Other than this I'm really happy with this phone it helps me explain things to my wife with the amazing quick note option
alfaj123, 02 Mar 2013Its true that it is better than galaxy s3.S3 is a nice phone. Don't Mind what pple say about it. If u can get ova de cheap plastic, u 'll definitely have a great device in it. Plus it has suddenly reduced it price in my country, and ofcos nationwide, it's prized at $480-500 now. Pretty much de same with problematic 4x...