LG Optimus 4X P880 (Black) - SIM Free - £299.99 Delivered @ Expansys
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LG Optimus 4X P880 (Black) - SIM Free - £299.99 Delivered @ Expansys

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Found 20th Sep 2012
Please note: This is the EU version of the LG Optimus 4X, supplied with an EU plug and a UK AC adapter. The warranty is EU wide and valid.

As the company's first quad-core device, the LG Optimus 4X HD has some impressive power and speed to show off. By sporting a 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 4 PLUS 1 technology, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

The Optimus 4X HD is the new multitasking Smartphone powerhouse. The 4 PLUS 1 quad core structure enables the Tegra 3 processor chip to take full advantage of its potential, thus providing the Optimus 4X with impressive speed and great battery life, which is further assisted by its high capacity 2150 mAh battery.

Its stunning 4.7-inch True HD IPS display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution will provide you with a great visual experience further perfected by LG's custom user interface that truly simplifies all your mobile operations.

Anything from web browsing, socialnetworking to working on-the-go; the Optimus 4X can handle it all and it can handle it with style and speed.

The Optimus 4X HD also features two cameras, an 8MP in the back that is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, and a 1.3MP front camera that can be used for video conferencing. This way you will never miss another special moment, whether you are taking a picture or video chatting with your loved ones.

If you're looking for a powerful high end device that will handle your busy multitasking lifestyle with ease, as well as provide you with a great entertainment experience, then the LG Optimus 4X HD is definitely the right choice for you.
Features you'll love:

Flagship phone from LG bursting with tech that works in intelligent ways to make everyday use faster, better and easier
Ultra fast quad-core performance means you can switch from watching YouTube to sending an e-mail in a flash, run the latest apps with no lag, enjoy console-quality gaming, watch full HD video and much more
Improved battery life thanks to the 4-plus-1 processor chip architecture, which uses an isolated low-power battery saver core for less intensive tasks such as operating in standby mode
Sleek 8.7mm thin design with tiny bezel around huge screen; the LG Optimus 4X HD will be sure to turn heads
Vibrant 4.7 inch True HD IPS display with razer-sharp 329ppi resolution and incredibly natural colour reproduction for life-like images plus improved battery life
Thanks to a True HD IPS you can use your Optimus L5 in bright sun light with no washout
Ice Cream Sandwich flavour Android gives the Optimus 4X HD the latest in smartphone software
Don't miss a thing with an 8MP camera and 1080p full HD video recording capabilities
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great price but i hear lots of bad things about LG
Ordered one as seems a good price for what you get specs-wise. I too have read bad things about LG's implementation of Android but most of the reviews I've seen of this phone recommend it. See here:

techradar.com/rev…iew

expertreviews.co.uk/sma…-hd

pocket-lint.com/rev…iew

The camera, battery life and the general design of the phone (boring?) seem to be the common niggles but, otherwise, it seems to score a constant 4/5 in most reviews. There's even a planned Jelly Bean release for early next year. Having been the previous owner of both Motorola and HTC smartphones, however, I won't hold my breath until I actually see it!
garbage456

great price but i hear lots of bad things about LG



what have you heard?
i heard it offered more bang for your buck than the one x or the s3. I would consider this next year when i come to think about replacing my evo3d
spannerzone

what have you heard?



bad customer service, poor quality phones

Its a shame there are no 3rd party ROMs available for this (yet) as the spec is great.
Just for information, I bought an LG optimus 7, one of the first win7 handsets from Amazon Germany. LG UK said that I'd have to get service from their Germany arm, and gave a lots of grief. Wouldn't. Be tempted to deal with them again, but they were very polite.

P:)
LG- no thanks!
Sorry LG....never again.
Never again after my LG Optimus 2X, that phone still gives me nightmares today.
yeah just check out their facebook pages to hear the amount of people giving out, waiting months on end for updates
garbage456

bad customer service, poor quality phones



I dunno, I have an optimus 7, had it 10 months now. It's been booted around something awful, as all my phones do. It's still going strong.

My Galaxy s2 lasted 3 weeks under the same conditions.

Only phone I've had that was better built is the HTC hero.
AD7

Never again after my LG Optimus 2X, that phone still gives me nightmares … Never again after my LG Optimus 2X, that phone still gives me nightmares today.



Yeah my speaker went after 6 months, and now its gone 2 months getting fixed, still haven't got it back, madness
like some others i still have my lg optimus 2x and as tempting as this is for bang for your buck i won't be buying lg again soon. You get great hardware and i still think the optimus 2x could have been great in its day but they screwed the software up badly and have made a real hash of fixing it, we are still stuck on gingerbread while android has moved forward to jellybean and the update to ice cream sandwhich has been promised and delayed for over 6 months now, even with developers help it's just never reached its potential. beyond this i've had countless problems with my phone dropping signal and wifi and just not sorting itself out no matter what rom i use. Doesn't help they announced the optimus g yesterday so dont think they will focus on this for very long once that's released
It's a great phone, works well, just a few things that need polish, eg: slightly choppy performance and camera focus issues. Unfortunately as LG aren't allowing access to the bootloader you're relying on them fixing many of the problems, as opposed to the talented devs over at XDA. And LG support is barely existent when it comes to their phones.

Having gone from the Galaxy S to the Galaxy Nexus - two very heavily supported devices over on the XDA forums - I'm surprised at how happy I am with this phone, considering there is so little support for it.

correction - locked bootloader combined with lg's poor updates make that cold

it is great phone IF you are computer geek
i have 2x and it is almost unusable OOTB, but once you root, flash some customized rom and tweak it a bit it actually is a brilliant phone for the money

that said lg announced ICS for 2x for second quarter of 2012 and they still didn't released it (except for su660 which is korean version of 2x with different hardware) so don't count that you will be happy with those phones if you don't know what baseband, ril, rooting or cwm is...


Edited by: "m4rkiz" 20th Sep 2012
This looks like an excellent piece of hardware. LG's software updates, or lack of them, will always stop me getting one of their phones.

It is a tough market though. Do you have a big group of guys working on Android development which aren't really revenue generating or do you focus on getting the latest hardware out into the market which does directly impact the bottom line. LG have clearly gone down the latter route whereas I think there has to be a balance. Android is such a fast past OS, too fast paced for some, that you cannot ignore the fact that phones released 3-6 months ago will require plenty of support going forward. Neglecting existing customers is a risky business.

Note, I've got a Galaxy S2. Excellent phone and it has received decent software updates so far. If it gets Jelly Bean I might not need to get another phone for another 6-12 months - I'll probably skip the S3. As to whether Samsung have the balance right is down to which stakeholder group you are in.
I wonder how much the new Optimus G will cost. That phone looks amazing (software and performance wise), and I may be tempted to get it, if it is sensibly priced.
I brought this phone back in July. I am really impressed with it after switching from my Samsung Galaxy S2. The device has a really nice feeling in the hand and the display is exceptional.

As for the lack of support, LG have released 3 updates to the phone thus far resolving issues with the video camera and the erratic focusing which now works a treat. The handset has remained stable and extremely fast. Changes to brightness and tweaks to notification icons. And updates to the processor to increase battery life and reduce heat, so in my eyes LG are listening to the new users because the variants are more unified helping in the support of the handsets.

My other half had the LG Optimus 2X and was cursing me for getting the 4X but after playing with my phone decided they wanted one as well.

I know LG have been knocked for the slow updates but at the moment I have a phone that really rocks at everything I throw at it and if I put it in battery saving mode I've had just under 3 days from a single charge. Speaking of charging my Samsung Galaxy S2 use to take 5 hours to get to 100% (not sure if anyone else had a slow charging one), however the LG cracks along and is fully charged in a little over an hour which is something I can't be happier about.

Great price for what I think is an exceptional phone and one I have no problem recommending (even for an LG).
Edited by: "MightyHorace" 21st Sep 2012
How does the 4X's sunlight legibility compare to the S2? I have the SGS which I can read very well in the sun and through sunglasses.

there isn't enough sun in the uk to care about sunlight legibility imo lol
whats this 'sunlight' you speak of, david?
Anyone taken the plunge recently? Thoughts?
Anyone can tell me, can Expansys be trusted? I just want to order one, thanks.
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Anyone can tell me, can Expansys be trusted? I just want to order one, … Anyone can tell me, can Expansys be trusted? I just want to order one, thanks.


yeah
Honestly, the only real negatives I've seen for this phone is that the display and touchscreen has a big gap between, and that the battery life is average/poor compared to the HTC One X which has same chipset but smaller battery. It's a good 100 quid cheaper than both the average price of a One X and SGS3 but is it still worth it?
Battery life comments seem subjective. I've seen reviews that say it's better than the One X and reviews that say it's worse.
Loving it so far. Battery life is just fine. As good as, or better than my Galaxy S2. Looks good, feels good in the hand, great screen and stonkingly fast.

Top tip. If you decide to root it, make sure you do a factory reset straight after. I don't know why, but if you don't the battery life is appalling!
I have had this phone for a week now with no major issues, it is very light and fast but it drains the battery very quickly, i.e. if i'm playing games and watching videos/web browsing about 4 hours tops.
got it for 15.50 a month @ mobiles.co.uk on tmobile minus £27 quidco total cost for 2 years £345, why would you want to buy it?
I have had this phone for a week now with no major issues, it is very light and fast but it drains the battery very quickly, i.e. if i'm playing games and watching videos/web browsing about 4 hours tops.
got it for 15.50 a month @ mobiles.co.uk on tmobile minus £27 quidco total cost for 2 years £345, why would you want to buy it?
4 hours of screen time whilst gaming isn't unusual though I would expect a bit longer with web browsing but I guess that can vary wildly. Anyone else care to share their experience of this product?
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