Optimus 4X HD - £100
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG Optimus 4X HD
The 4X HD was the first LG phone to feature a quad core processor. It runs on Android Jelly Bean, is very fast and competes well with other similarly priced handsets.
This phone has a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 312PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Optimus 4X HD has an 8MP (voice controlled) camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 74 out of 100.
The Optimus 4X HD has an estimated battery life of around 9 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2150mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Optimus 4X HD comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Optimus 4X HD comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Optimus 4X HD is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. The 4X HD can also connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The LG Optimus 4X HD has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The LG Optimus 4X HD boasts good functionality and an enviable array of features. It is comparatively fast, has a good camera and an attractive design. This is a desirable phone and represents a return to form, of sorts, for LG.