Durable, great value for money, the best LG phone
Like another user on here - AMB - I bought the Optimus 4x in Nov and the Nexus 4 was launched soon afterwards.
I like having the removable battery and removable memory options.
I also like LG products too having the Optimus 2x and an LG monitor also.
But I'm here to talk about the 4x and having it a number of months and seeing peoples IPhone 5s, Galaxy S3s, Nexus 4s and the upcoming Galaxy S4.....I still wouldnt swap or change.
Why? and whats so good about it?
It's a rare and powerful beast and it feels good having something different than anyone else.
Its been dropped (oops) a few times with a case on and its unmarked.
That 720HD screen once you watch videos on there you'll know why.
The NVidia Tegra 3 its a powerful Quad Core device, run a Quadrant test and you'll see why.
Removable battery and memory...no explanation needed.
And this is another very big plus the price. When its' rival cost significantly extra bar the Nexus 4 you cant help but feel a litle smug.
Sharing and streaming over Wi-Fi, I have hi-jacked my uncles TV using this feature.
Now its not the perfect phone....but what is
The Camera - Takes good pictures but I feel the flash can be too bright at times and takes its' time to focus.
Android - ICS is good but after seeing Jelly Bean in action the 4x NEEDs it. This is a Flagship device and LG cannot make the same mistake with this as they did with the 2x.
The battery - its big but also if you plan to use the phone heavily then be prepared for a daily charge at least.
Sound - Headphones it's fine but using the speaker it not the best of experiences. Best at just lower than full volume.
In summary the minor V10H update helped things along and I would recommend people buy this handset rather than paying the extra for rivals although Jelly Bean would so make the experience better plus after the L9 has received it I'm waiting for the 4x's turn.
But I will say this LG really needs to support this fantastic handset a little better and unlock the bootlader so developers can too.
30 March 2013
Good Phone, Terrible Support
This is a good phone and has good performance and features. but would not buy another lg phone due to the poor support and the length off time it has taken to produce a jelly bean update. Wish id bought the nexus 4. can be found on googles own website for cheaper and has an extra gig of ram and is supported by google so all the latest updates.
you can thank me later.
19 March 2013
Value for the dollar invested
This is a good good smartphone at the current pricepoint. Basic functions are good. However fails in some departments like skype video call. My take is that the phone gets heated when high processing power is expected. The phone needs a jelly bean 4.1.2 update. The phone will be a success with update and resolves all heat related issues.
08 February 2013
Great smartphone with great potential
This Smartphone is the best smartphonei ever had!
It runs smooth and fast and everything works fine without bugs.
The style is simple but noble :)
The hardware is perfect, but the software updates are rare. It's still on 4.0.3. But i am looking forward to the update in the first quarter of 2013. It will be Jellybean with an unlocked Bootlader!
The phone has great potential for custom roms and kernels.
I can recommend this phone to everyone!
31 January 2013