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LG Optimus 4X HD

LG P880


Overview of LG Optimus 4X HD


The Optimus 4X HD is LG's first quad-core smartphone, following on from the manufacturer's introduction of the first ever dual-core smartphone just 12 months ago. Combining NVIDIA’s latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with a True HD IPS display, the LG Optimus 4X HD delivers PC-like performance in the palm of one’s hand.

When you handle the 4X and look at it, it is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy SII, just considerably more powerful. This provides it with a clssic look when compared to some of its more curvier competitiors. The squarer edges in fact make it feel more solid in the hand and less slippy than the curved edged HTC One X.

The 4X HD offers more than just the the power of quad-core processing, this is also a fully fleged HD multimedia experience. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance, utilising a fifth battery-saving core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.

A user removable battery is becoming a bit of a novelty now as more phones have integrated batteries, but the 4X battery can be removed and replaced if the 2150mAh capacity of one battery is not enough for you.

Equipped with the True HD IPS display, the Optimus 4X HD guarantees the finest viewing experience with high resolution, clarity and no colour or shape distortion. Put it next to the One X and it's right up there in terms of providing an immersive viewing experience.

The Optimus 4X HD includes 16GB internal memory but there is also a microSDHC memory card slot so you're not limited to the fixed storage as is fast becoming the norm with other devices. Of course there are always cloud storage solutions too (extra charges may apply).

LG Optimus 4X HD runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich a vast improvement over previous non-Nexus LG devices that have been running Gingerbread. The Optimus UI delivers a clean and sleek appearance without being too intrusive on the Android experience. There are plenty of customisation options from changeable backgrounds to apps from Google Play store.

Besides the smooth and fast performance, the Optimus 4X HD boasts a 8-megapixel BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor camera with LED flash and advanced multimedia features to enrich the overall multimedia experience. Full HD 1080p video recording is also available for those who love their HD!

LG designers made sure that looks didn’t take a back seat to performance. The 8.9mm slim and sleek smartphone features a “prism-edged” design with enhanced materials and finish.

It might not be the most talked about phone; HTC and Samsung may get more coverage but it is by no means inferior and certainly one for consideration.

Features of LG Optimus 4X HD

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
  • 4.7" (1280 x 720) True HD IPS display
  • 16GB Internal storage
  • MicroSDHC memory card slot up to 64GB
  • 8MP Camera with BSI Sensor, 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • 8.9mm thick
  • 2150 mAh battery

LG Optimus 4X HD Review

Below are some quotes from our LG Optimus 4X HD review. The read the full review, click here.

"Play one of the included example videos and the word 'special' pops up again"

"Words cannot explain what is needed to make a phone special, but LG has managed to make this phone special in ways that I have never seen before"


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Custom SkinOptimus UI
  • Speed1.5GHz Quad-Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelNVIDIA Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 Quad Core
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDHC
  • Capacity (Up to)64GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.7
  • TypeTFT-LCD Capacitive touch screen
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 True HD IPS
  • Other16M Colours, High Performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm
  • Video OutMicroUSB via MHL
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type1.3MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC
  • Recording
  • FormatsDivX / Xvid / MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2150 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 9 hrs 20 mins
  • 3GUp to 10 hrs 59 mins
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 730 hrs
  • 3GUp to 686 hrs
Dimensions132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9mm
Weight 133g
SoftwarePolaris Office for LG
Other3.5pi hole, HD Voice, Wi-Fi™ Direct
Warranty12 months



Will my phone work

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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

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Overall Rating 4.5 Stars * * * * * View Clove's Own Review
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  • Gleen 27/3/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    This is absolutely a good phone for me!
  • Patrick 5/6/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    The screen is amazing, this with the CPU and newly overhauled optimus UI makes a for a superb phone! And you can't forget that 16:9 aspect Ratio! Much better than the S3 and One X in my opinion.
  • Irina 1/6/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Very-very good
  • Paul 3/9/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Awesome phone. Much faster than the one x and s3. Screen is very sharp and clear. Even has a dormant mode. Only negative is that there is no notification light, if you like them.
  • Varun S Koli 4/3/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Only one word i want to say Superb......
  • Toks Daley 20/5/2012 Recommend to a friend? No
    Some errors in there dude! The HTC One X is quad core plus one (the fifth energy saving core). Does mean that this is not the first and certainly not the only quad plus one core phone!

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