Currently, the bar in the Android market is being set exceptionally high by both Samsung and HTC. It's well deserved, too; the Galaxy S III is the best device we've ever used, while HTC's One series was a much more focused and refined experience. But, hello, don't forget about LG, the other Korean company. It's been a while since consumers saw a contender come out of the LG camp, but its Optimus 4X HD just might give potential buyers some major food for thought. In the spec department, the Optimus 4X HD is a 4.7-inch device with True HD-IPS LCD display, Android 4.0 (Optimus UI v3), 1.5Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (expandable with microSD), 8-megapixel camera with 1080p recording and Bluetooth 4.0. The device, unfortunately, is GSM-only, meaning no LTE support. Still, that's the kind of sacrifice consumers need to make in order to get NVIDIA's monster Tegra 3 chip.

LG Optimus 4X HD Specs:

  • Release Date: Available
  • Price: Will vary; $590 on Negri
  • OS: Android 4.0 with Optimus UI v3
  • Dimensions: 5.21 x 2.68 x 0.35 inches
  • Weight: 4.97 oz.
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1280×720, 312 ppi, True HD-IPS LCD
  • Battery: 2140 mAh
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB (expandable with microSD)
  • Cameras: 8-megapixels, 1080p video recording, LED flash, BSI sensor; 1.3-megapixels front
  • Network: GSM, no LTE
  • Bluetooth: 4.0, NFC support