The Samsung Galaxy S3 And LG Optimus 4X HD – Key Features Compared
Recently there has been a number of flagship smartphones released from a number of manufacturers which share a few features in common, such as the new version of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich software and quad-core processors. Two of the most notable are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the LG Optimus 4X HD. In this article I will compare some of the key features of these handsets to see how they measure up against one another.
Both handsets share several common specifications. As mentioned, the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the operating system of choice on both handsets so users have access to the most up to date features of the platform which include, among others, the ability to unlock the phone using face recognition, and an all new interface aesthetic and improved access to multitasking tabs along with improved customisation of apps and widget layouts. The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs a recently upgraded version of the TouchWiz UI, which is Samsung’s custom Android interface, whereas the LG Optimus 4X HD simply has the default Android interface. Both handsets also have quad-core processors with the LG phone clocking 1.5GHz of power whereas the Galaxy S3 has 1.4GHz. Although this is less, the Samsung offering has arguably more advanced processor technology, with Samsung’s very own Exynos chipset. Either way, both phones offer top performance, which is matched only by very few other smartphones.
As camera phones go, these are two of the best. The LG Optimus 4X HD has an 8 megapixel camera, and provides outstanding image quality thanks to its high pixel resolution, LED flash, image stabilisation, face detection, autofocus etc. it also has the ability to capture 1080p video which is classes as high definition. For high quality results and basic functionality, the camera on the LG Optimus 4X HD is among the best out there. If you are looking for a more innovative camera, the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be my top recommendation. It has all the features of the Optimus 4X HD’s camera, but also has a number of innovative additions which are not even found in most standalone digital cameras. For example, there is a ‘burst shot’ mode which captures 8 pictures consecutively, in order to increase the chances of capturing the perfect image which is ideal for taking action shots. There is also the ability to capture still images while simultaneously filming HD video footage, and even face recognition software. This will automatically tag your Facebook friend when you take a picture of them as it recognises their faces.
There is of course plenty more to these phones, but as you can see both are a cut above the majority of the competition. Both offer great performance, but in my opinion the Samsung Galaxy S3 offers more in terms of its innovative features which are exclusive to this particular handset. It would be my top recommendation to anyone looking for the best smartphone out there.