The Good and bad of LG’s new Optimus 4X HD

So, for all the Android snappers around, LG Optimus 4X HD is definitely in vogue. With a true HD-IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that is crisply 4.7 inches in size, supporting 32GB memory and up to 16GB internal storage, the machine gives a tough competition to HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3. The slick 4.7 inch screen is certainly a remarkable feature. It’s high pixel density giving vibrant and vivid colors is a delight. The matte finish at the back gives the phone a clean classy look in contrast to the lampoon-y icons displayed on the hi-def screen.

Neat attempt But that’s about the look of it all, which sadly hasn’t managed to push any boundaries given the conventional pyramid patterns around the prism edged phone. For gizmo junkies, LG’s Optimus 4X HD offers an 8MP camera with autofocus, LED flash supporting geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and image stabilization. To add on, LG incorporates quad-core in every sense of the word. The speed is an absolute pleasure. The apps and programs simultaneously run smoothly. Another eye-catcher is the battery life that lasts satisfyingly long enough to last through an entire day without running around in circles hunting down plug points. The Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 any day.

A drawback to its perks, for one, the camera lens allegedly has one too many shutter lags. Another that seems to put a setback to this machine is the ice sandwich software instead of the latest jellybean software. Seems, in styling and pin-sharp detailing of all features, the software took a backseat to it all. So what its worth, you may spend a fortune to find yourself lurking around with outdated software.