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LG Optimus 4X HD review

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LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus 4X HD

Informr score
The LG Optimus 4X HD currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2150 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

What Hi-Fi
What Hi-Fi


- What Hi-Fi team, What Hi-Fi
What Hi-Fi
What Hi-Fi

The LG doesn’t do a lot to stand out from the crowd, clearly borrowing from a blueprint of how to build a successful smartphone. That said, it’s delivered pretty well. Nicely put together, fast and intuitive to use, and solid with music and movies, it’s one for the shortlist.

- Ced Yuen, What Hi-Fi
GSM Dome
GSM Dome

The overall functioning of the device is very nice and appealing, so that’s why the phone is a solid purchase at the end of 2012. However, it has defects like the battery, the occasional lag, the overheating that’s typical to Tegra CPUs and the fact that the device is simply not snappy e...

- James A., GSM Dome
Mobile Syrup
Mobile Syrup

The LG Optimus 4X is a truly great “good” device. It hits all the right notes, and performs as well as the AWS Galaxy S III in both synthetic benchmarks and real-world performance. Hampered by the inherent limitations of WIND’s growing 3G network, the phone combines excellent gami...

- Daniel Bader, Mobile Syrup

LG’s Optimus 4X HD is a powerful quad-core phone that has a natural-looking screen, which displays colours in a realistic way, rather than over saturating them. What stands out isn’t the mighty chipset, but the way it can be customised beyond what Android can offer and can be done on oth...

- Rob Kerr, Omio

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LG backs up the Optimus 4X HD with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus 4X HD has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The LG Optimus 4X HD's screen size is 4.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.5 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2150 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1.5 days standby time, 652 minutes, 239 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Optimus 4X HD Specs

Release Date October 18, 2012
Regions Available Canada
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.57 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 254 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 239 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 652 minutes
Standby Time Up to 1.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 6.8 x 0.9 cm (5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 141 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: OTA
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, AMR-NB
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Wi-fi Encryption: WPA2
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG P880G
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