At this year’s MWC event in Barcelona we saw a number of new smartphone releases from a variety of manufacturers. HTC and LG were among those who presented their new flagship handsets, which include some very impressive features on their spec lists. In this article I will compare the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD by looking at some of their key features so you can decide which one comes out on top.
Both the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD are relatively evenly matched when it comes to their cameras. Both are 8 megapixels with the same pixel ratio of 3264x 2448, so resulting images are very similar in terms of quality, colour and clarity levels. Additionally, both cameras come with the standard package of image enhancing features including face & smile detection, touch focus and image stabilisation to insure the best possible results. A feature which the camera on the HTC One X has is the ability to capture video footage whilst simultaneously capturing still images, a feature not found on the LG handset. Both cameras can of course capture video footage, with the maximum resolution of 1080p, which is full high definition.
The HTC One X has the manufacturer’s most advanced touchscreen to date, which incorporates super IPS LCD2 capacitive technology, whilst that of the LG Optimus 4X HD is equally impressive with HD-IPS LCD technology included. Both 4.7 inch screens have the same resolution of 720x 1280 which enables users to enjoy full HD content like movies and games. Both screens are of course highly responsive, and this is due largely to the powerful processors found in both phones.
An often overlooked feature when choosing a new smartphone is its capacity to store files and data. The HTC One X is unusual for an HTC Android smartphone in the fact that it does not have a microSD slot. Instead there is 32 GB of internal storage, which is likely to be more than enough for most average users, but it would be nice to have the option to increase it. The LG Optimus 4X HD has no such problems, thanks to 16 GB of internal storage along with a microSD slot which can accommodate a memory card of up to 32GB, providing the potential to have 48GB at your disposal.
Both off these phones share several other features, like the new version of the Android software called Ice Cream Sandwich, so users will have the most up to date features like face unlock and Google Beam, and both phones share equally fast internet connections over 3G and Wi-Fi. Both phones rank among the most powerful smartphones in the world, as each has a quad-core processor which provides outstanding performance, which until now has not been seen on a smartphone before. For the most part, the handsets are evenly matched. This makes choosing between the two very difficult, and will ultimately come down to preference for wither the design or brand of a particular handset.