Super fast, nice display, good user experience
When I first unpacked the LG Optimus 4X HD I was disappointed. The looks of the phone just leave me unimpressed after carrying an HTC One X around for a couple of months. But after using the phone for over a solid week, I can tell you that I really do like the Optimus 4X HD. It has a nice screen, great speed and fluidity, and the battery life is strong compared to most other Android smartphones. LG even did a nice job with software customizations.
Carrying regular SIM and microSD slots, plus a removable battery
The LG Optimus 4X HD is undoubtedly the best Android smartphone that the company has produced to date. It covers the geeky ground with a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, large and vivid HD display and the latest Android 4.0 out of the box. The design is simple and pleasant, with a few welcome twists that make the phone a looker from the prism-shaped sides and easier to grip.
Great video playback
If we didn't live in a world where we have the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X, there is no doubt about it the LG Optimus 4X HD would be the best phone out there bar none. Its specs are fantastic.
The trouble is, LG has released this handset six months too late which means it offers nothing new. Unfortunately and it pains us to say this LG has simply created a me-too handset or that's how it looks. And while we like it, we're not blown away because we've seen it all before.
Overall, the LG Optimus 4X HD is a very impressive phone. It's slim and light, has an excellent HD screen, super fast performance and aggressive price tag. In short there's an awful lot here to like. However, it's still far from perfect as its camera software needs work to improve the autofocus and it's battery life lags behind it's main rivals.
4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen
The LG Optimus 4X HD demonstrates the power of a quad-core processor, particularly in gaming. It also has a gorgeous display and the latest available version of Android to boot. The camera isn't as good as the HTC One phones or the Samsung Galaxy S III, however, and I wish LG had left Android 4.0 alone. But overall, the LG Optimus 4X HD has what it takes to compete with other top-of-the-line Android phones.
Refined, well-crafted design
It's clear that with the Optimus 4X HD LG's trying to step things up a notch and break away from an embarrassing string of forgettable smartphones. From a design standpoint it's a hit -- the 4X HD is refined and well-crafted, with great attention to detail. At this price point (490 / $590) we'd prefer fancier materials, but this also applies to Samsung's Galaxy S III. Spec-wise it fits the bill, at least on paper.
Nice customisation features, powerful, microSD slot
The performance of the Optimus 4X HD is good. For everyday tasks, we've enjoyed the speed and power that comes with the hardware and up-to-date software that LG has in its flagship handset.
There are a few niggles, some more significant than others. The design isn't quite for us, but this is purely subjective. The software quirks aren't critical, there's nothing we dislike and can't fix, but we think there is space for LG to develop.
Display is great for web browsing
Well, after checking out the LG Intuition extensively from head-to-toe, our gut instinct is nudging to move on ahead - from this one, that is. Sure, its massive size is sure to amaze some random strangers as you whip it out from your pockets, but beyond that, there isn't anything compelling to make it a worthwhile competitor to the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note's throne.
Replaces multiple devices, Great looking screen
Size isn't everything, although the LG Intuition certainly wants you to think it is. At first glance, this looks like a sleek minitablet, although the first time you hold it up to your ear to make a call, you'll feel a bit goofy. It would actually be easy enough to get beyond the size issue if LG made it easier to deal with once you were actually using the device.
You look a little goofy making calls or taking pictures
The Intuition has a great screen, but the aspect ratio problem kills it for me. Samsung's Note 2 is a better product in every single way. And if you're looking for a jumbo-phone, go with that instead. The Intuition has its moments, but the flaws are too big to ignore.
Large, vivid screen with sharp graphics
The LG Intuition is a neat device for the right person. If you're looking for a tiny little mobile phone that tends to get lost if you put it in your pocket with your keys, this isn't for you. However, if you are frustrated by the itty-bitty little screens on other smartphones, you just might love the Intuition.
The screen is large, so games are more immersive.
Design is impossibly clunky
Don't buy this phone. Yes, it has a big roomy screen for all your note-taking needs (if those exist), but you make constant sacrifices just to get another column of icons on the screen. LG's skin is far from the best one out there, and the way the phone manages its 4:3 aspect ratio makes the third-party ecosystem a much worse proposition. Even pen input, which seems like the only way to functionally use this thing, isn't fully thought-out or implemented.
Easy to use Optimus UI interface
We feel that the $100 contract price of the LG Spectrum 2 is a bargain, as the original Spectrum was twice that when it was released earlier this year. This newest model not only includes a larger 4.7" True HD IPS display, but has a faster 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 16GB internal memory for storage. Combine that with the easy to use Optimus UI interface, good call quality and battery life, the LG Spectrum 2 is hard to beat in this price point.
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