If you challenge the LG Optimus G to a spec-scrap with the HTC One X, which phone wins the day? Does the 4.7-inch display on the Optimus G, surpass the One X’s screen? Does it feature a more versatile mobile processor? And what about design? Is the One X too bulky? Time for some answers…
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X: stat-fight
Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it.
|LG Optimus G||VS||HTC One X|
|Display||4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD||4.7-inch Super LCD2|
|Resolution||768 x 1280 pixels
|720 x 1280 pixels
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro||1.5GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3|
|Software||Android 4.0.4||Android 4.0.4|
|Storage||32GB internal, no expansion slot||32GB internal, no expansion slot|
|13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording||8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 1.3MP||Yes, 1.3MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm||69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm|
|Talktime||15.0 hours||10.0 hours|
|Standby||335 hours||384 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, , TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and Beats audio|
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X analysis
You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X fight plays out…
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Connectivity
Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Optimus G features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also has 4G. HTC, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
— The Optimus G wins (1-0)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Size/Weight
The spec sheets make interesting reading. The Optimus G measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm, while the One X is 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm. The One X is the lengthier of the two phones by a margin of 2.5mm. As for weightiness, the Optimus G is heavier than the One X, tipping the scales at 145g, compared to the One X’s 130g. The Optimus G is in pole position after this round.
— The Optimus G wins (2-0)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Camera/Video
The Optimus G’s 13.0 Megapixel camera features: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. It has a max resolution of pixels. There’s also a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat/Skype.
Despite its autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording, the One X’s 8.0 Megapixel package loses out in this round. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.3MP.
— The Optimus G wins (3-0)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Display
The Optimus G features a lovely 4.7-inch touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. Jamming 983040 pixels into this screen size gives the Optimus G pixel density of 317.66 pixels per inch (PPI).
|The LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.|
The One X’s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 display is the same size. Its 720 x 1280 pixel resolution just loses out to the Optimus G’s display. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is slightly lower at 312.553.
— The Optimus G wins (4-0)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Processor
— It’s a tie, one point each (5-1)
Half-time: LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X
We’re halfway through this fight and the Optimus G leads by an impressive 4 points. Can the One X fight back? The next round is software…
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-2)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-3)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Storage
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (8-4)
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Battery Life
Fully juiced, the Optimus G weighs in with 15.0 hours of talktime; the One X in comparison boasts 10.0 hours of talktime. In terms of standby times, LG’s phone can last 335 hours, while HTC’s model boasts 384 hours. There’s no standout winner, so the points are shared in this round.
— Draw (9-5)
Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.
LG Optimus G vs. HTC One X – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (10-6)
BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G wins! (10-6)
The LG Optimus G wins this match-up. It beats the HTC One X, taking 4 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 and losing 0.
You can see where the fight was won – the Optimus G has the best connectivity, the best balance between size and weight, a kick-ass 13.0MP camera and a glorious 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display with a PPI of 317.66. It’s a super smartphone.
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