Galaxy S3 Vs Optimus 4X HD: Can LG beat Samsung Heavyweight With an Extra Core?
LG Optimus 4X HD has landed on the retail shelves of the European and Asian markets and has till now got rave reviews. Credit:Samsung/ LG
Back in February, LG announced its foray into the quad-core processor phone arena with LG Optimus 4X HD. Last week the smart phone landed on the retail shelves of the European and Asian markets to rave reviews. The company plans to hit the US markets with the device in the coming months.
LG's new phone comes with exclusive features like preinstalled apps - Quick Memo and Media Plex. The new Media Plex app is a image and video playback app with Fingertip Seek, Live Zooming, Video Speed Control and Thumbnail List Play features. The smart phone also has proprietary SIO+ technology, which extends the battery life.
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LG is thus competing with Samsung's latest blazing offering in the Android ocean -- Samsung Galaxy S3.
The S3 has impressed many tech enthusiasts with its enhanced battery and processor capabilities. Galaxy S3 is shaking the European market and the smart phone will hit the US market in the first week of July.
Of course, both the phones are bold and beautiful with LG Optimus 4X HD powered by a 1.5GHz powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 1.4GHz Samsung-made Exynos 4212 quad-core processor.
According to a benchmark tests, it was noted that Nvidia Tegra 3 has two to three times more graphics performance than its predecessor and it can produce 7.2 GFLOPS at 300MHz (GPU power). Samsung's Exynos powered by Mali-400 GPU scores high, as it touches up to 10.8 GFLOPS at 300MHz.
S3 also has a higher CPU horsepower in comparison to LG Optimus 4X HD. However, LG Optimus 4X HD has a major advantage with its Tegra 3 processor in frugal power consumption field. The Tegra 3 has an extra core, besides the fourth core, which is the fifth core; this core always runs at the top and does the simple tasks, quad-core jumps out, only for bigger tasks. Although, Samsung Galaxy S3 does not have these kinds of features with their Exynos 4412, however Samsung claims to have features for low power usage including multiple power domains, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, a technique called 'body-biasing', and thermal management control. However, LG sure swipes an advantage with its 4 plus 1 core.
Let us see how well both the smart phones will stack up against each other.
Display: The S3 has a bigger screen 4.8-inch and with pixels resolution of 1,280 x 720 as compared to LG Optimus 4X HD. However, S3 has a pixel density of 306 ppi, which is marginally lower than LG Optimus 4X HD 312ppi. The LG Optimus 4X HD uses True HD IPS display, while the S3 uses a PenTile OLED.
Dimensions and Weight: The LG Optimus 4X HD is 8.9mm thick and weighs 158.75grams. While, the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighs less than the LG Optimus 4X HD at 133gram.
Operating System: The S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, topped with TouchWiz UI 4.0. On the other hand, LG Optimus 4X HD is also powered by Android's latest 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and LG Optimus 4X HD will flaunt an overhauled user interface.
Camera: S3 and Optimus 4X HD, both have 8 megapixel sensors and have front facing cameras (1.3 megapixel for Optimus 4X HD and 2-megapixel for the S3). Also, both heavyweights can record full HD footage. In theory, both handsets have similar photographic capabilities.
Connectivity: Both phones have Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi but the S3 comes with NFC, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI out (via an MHL adaptor). Also S3 scores over here as it would support 4G LTE, however, Optimus 4X HD will offer only 3G connectivity.
Memory: Both come with 16GB (for the base model) although the S3 can scale up to 128GB (64GB model with 64GB microSD ) with 50GB worth of online storage courtesy of Dropbox for two years. LG Optimus 4X HD will support a microSD card slot memory expansion up to 32GB.
Battery: The Optimus 4X HD will come loaded with a gigantic 2150 mAh battery. The company has not commented on the actual hours of the battery life of the phone. However, it can be surely estimated that the battery life would be definitely a little better than the Samsung Galaxy S3's 2100 mAh battery, especially with Tegra 3 processor support.