psy J, 02 Mar 2013MR.EXPERT , suggest sum phones like 4x hd if u have 300 euros in ur hand,what are the phones u... morei guess you meen what my choice and options where when i bought this phone?
for me the choice was pretty simpel.
i had the following demands and always came back to the 4x HD no matter how hard i looked.
-atleast 16gb space
-Micro sd card slot
-removable battery as i intend to use this phone for 3 years.
-400 euro or less (i just think thats a max price for a phone thats hald a months salary).
so with those things in mind there is only 1 option.
after i kept gettng that result on every site i kept checking revieuws look for inconsistencys between reviews (take out the fanboy reviews) get to the bottum of those points by mailing LG asking several people who had the phone and readin up on the net.
and after i had all my doubts and worries removed and the price dropped to a acceptable level i bouhght it (for 365 euro).
and i must say i havent regretted the choice since.
doing research and knowing what you want is a must in my opinion if you spend a lot of money.
that way you know what you get and what you can expect (hence me not whining about battery use i know where it was at and saw there was no better choice).
wel ive done more then anough typing here for a while hehe ill check back for questions and updates lateron hehe i feel like im writing a book about how to buy a phone here haha.
update: just finished another test with 2 xores at 1500 mhz and i once more got 5 hours and 30 minutes.
so you get about 1 hour and 15 min use time from disabing 2 cores.
i did 1 hours of video and 1.5 hours of browsing
i also spend 5% of the battery on gaming (which was SHORT) and today i chose dead trigger as a game as its a verry heavy game and it ran as smooth as games do on these phones.
so there is about a 30% gain in battery life from disabling the 2 cores.
as a con you do get the rare stutter on heavy tasks but barely noticible otherwise.
i think ill leave it like this.
i also once more confirmed the weird battery monitor.
100% to 90% lasten 1.5 hours use time then it drained like a mofo and got stuck on 22% for a long time again.
this is something that really needs further investigation as it might explain why some people have weird unusual battery drains and might be a bug.
the overal battery time is fine but it makes me wonder if the battery is actualy empty if the battery is @ 2% .
sure the S3 wins but its nit like a rave between a porsche and a volkswagen polo its barely any difference ans not a diffence worth mentioning.
as for the camera i disagree.
whe S3 photos are washed out and not because they are over exposed just because there is a white glow to them.
the 4x is a but dark but thats fixable a white glow is not.
as fir features yes the s3 is a but faster at burst HOWEVER lg makes photos before and after you shot the actual phoros in its memoery so thats why its slower and you can pick other photos from that anyway.
so no effective burst that stores all photos but you can choose and store some afterwards which is a neat and storage saving feature.
as for panorama all phones have that these days 4x hd included.
then again you can always use different camera apps and then they are about equal.
and thats the phole point of camparisons use the same software.
as for updates ive said this over and over and over.
there is no need for 4.1 as the rom on the 4x is already 100% smooth so project butter adds nothing to the 4x hd then a second user which is useless on a phone and eats memory.
so at the end these phones dont differ much apart from the massive price difference,the fake hd high saturation screen vs the true hd screen.
and the fact that one has a sleek rom and the other has a bloated rom.
what people prefer is up to them but thats just my opinion.
and before i bought this 4x hd i have to admit i had my doubts because of all the whiners on the net.
but frankly its proves to me they are just that whiners that prolly are grumpy and sad because they payed WAY to much for there galaxy S3 , one x and xperia S phones.
pino, 02 Mar 2013in my opinion its better in several ways
-the rom is better as its smoother and has less c... moreif u do the benchmark test deffa s3 will win da battle.
+ camera in s3 is awesome with the panoroma shot and burst shot +easily u can get all the updates asap nt lyk 4x still in ice cream sandwich ;(
even though i lv optimus 4x hd,sg3 lyk a gay phone ;)
pino, 02 Mar 2013indded and as for heating ive done some testing and i believe this comes not from the cpu part... moreMR.EXPERT , suggest sum phones like 4x hd if u have 300 euros in ur hand,what are the phones u over come ??with include optimus 4x hd
alfaj123, 02 Mar 2013Its true that it is better than galaxy s3.in my opinion its better in several ways
-the rom is better as its smoother and has less clutter installed as i dnt care for most features on the samsung anyway,
-the screen is better as the amoled isnt real 720p due to the pentile screen and even tho its less efficient on dark contend its better on white contend so on average power use isnt much different.
- and the biggest one is that its dirt cheap compared to the S3.
the s3 also has some benefits that you may or may nor care for.
-option of a 32 gb rom instead of 16
-the cpu is slightly faster but not noticible (2 to 5%)
-0.1 inch bigger screen but thats a tiny difference again.
so the question remains is tat 5% at best cpu speed 16 gb rom memory and 0.1 inch bigger screen worth the cons and the massive pricetag.
the 16 gb version is already 110 euro more expecive (about 35% more expencive)
and the 32 gb versionis just stupidly expencive at 200 euros more.
thats 90 euros for 16 gb...
you can get 64 gb sandisk extreme microsd for that which is double as fast.
so price preformance there just is no better choice unless you like the samsung stuff on the rom and dont care forthe sluggishness on the rom and have money to burn.
dvem, 02 Mar 2013Update to 10h heating its normal and u cant do much about it, battery is fine, last around 2 d... moreindded 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.
Mohab Gamal, 02 Mar 2013I just bought my LG 4X yesterday, can anyone tell me about best app for the phone and the nece... morewhat the best app is depends on your needs.
as for updates id update to v10H of possible for your country otherwise you mst have atleast v10f.
if those arent available flash the alternative way (can find this on XDA forums) and flash the eu open v10h.
Mohab Gamal, 02 Mar 2013I just bought my LG 4X yesterday, can anyone tell me about best app for the phone and the nece... moreUpdate to 10h heating its normal and u cant do much about it, battery is fine, last around 2 days normal use.
I just bought my LG 4X yesterday, can anyone tell me about best app for the phone and the necessary updates for heating and battery. ?!
thanks in advance.
pino, 01 Mar 2013gah i need a edit function for the posts. on that second one also igno re the vable. and... moreNo matter what price is my point is that external charger is much better solution for the problem. Of course i would pay attention to manufacturer because of the current and voltage stabilizer they are using. I mean what is the point of saving 10-20$ if i'm going to burn down the phone which costs 350$.
gah i need a edit function for the posts.
on that second one also igno re the vable.
and rememver these packs give over 8 times as much power as the stock battery.
in total this gives you over 30 hours of battery time (active use) where 4 hours is normal !
or if you want a bit better design go for this one :
its a bit bigger tho.
slim, 01 Mar 2013My advice to you is to buy external charger (9-11000 mAh) which costs about 45$ depending on m... morei agree on the battery pack but really 45 bucks HELL NO.
how about this one :
just ignore the bad cable system and use your LH cable.
slim, 01 Mar 2013My advice to you is to buy external charger (9-11000 mAh) which costs about 45$ depending on m... moreYou might me right but on the other hand 50 dollars is kined off too much for me at the momment, ganna have to go for the 4000mah bsttery.....and when i do ill report thr differance.
dvem, 01 Mar 2013The motorola razmaxx wins caz of the 5000mah battery and it costs about the same as the lg p88... moreMy advice to you is to buy external charger (9-11000 mAh) which costs about 45$ depending on market and store. I heard that thos batteries arent really good compared to numbers writen on them. Only Mugen Power is a real thing but that battery is really expencive(90$).
pino, 01 Mar 2013the experia V is a shite phone with a even worse battery life. ther one x also has poorer bat... moreThe motorola razmaxx wins caz of the 5000mah battery and it costs about the same as the lg p880....u can buy a battery pack 4300mah for the lg at about 20 dollars and then it will be the greatest phone ever. Im thinking of getting bigger battery soon.
klaha, 01 Mar 2013thanks pino.. so this phone is out of list.. maybestill thinking of this 3 phone, experia V o... morethe experia V is a shite phone with a even worse battery life.
ther one x also has poorer batetry life and the S3 is about the same but its shitty expencive.
like i said there is no better price preformance phone then the lg 4x hd there just isnt.
no patter if its a HD screen a good battery a good smooth rom on price preformance the LG beats them all this is just reality.
there is 1 phone that beats the LG on battery life byt a number that matters and thats the motorola razr max but thats not really a great phone otherwise plus its butt ugly.
the main thing is if you watch a lot of video's the quad core 4x hd will win in price preformance and quility every time.
it you listen to music a lot and dont watch videos a lot phones like the L9 and L7 will be better but as soon as you watch movies with those they will be half as efficient as the wuad core LG 4x hd.
i suggest you watch some battery statistics on the web and youl see then both have a compromise. but in the overall picture the high end phones always win but ofc they cost more.
pino, 28 Feb 2013as said a lot of times this phones battery is pretty much on par with all other was cores phon... morethanks pino.. so this phone is out of list.. maybestill thinking of this 3 phone, experia V or htc S or SIII
i just finished another charge and i got 5 hours 33 min out of it which is 1 hour 15 min longer. then normal.
i did about 30 minutes of whatsapp, 45 minutes video and atleast an hour browsing in chrome.
the rest was all random stuff.
i also found once more that the battery meter is bad it drained to 22% really fast then it was stuck there for over an hour.