Comparing The Key Features Of The iPhone 4S And LG Optimus 4X HD

The Apple iPhone 4S is one of the most popular smartphones of all time. A number of new handsets though, boast some of the most up to date technology. The LG Optimus 4X HD is an example of these, and in this article I will see how the two phones stack up against each other by looking at some of their key features.

Design
The iPhone 4S, which keeps the same design as its predecessor, the iPhone 4, is something of a design icon. It is instantly recognisable as an iPhone with the single home button beneath the screen, and the durable and stylish glass panels and metal antenna which wraps around the edge of the phone. The LG Optimus 4X HD is arguably the manufacturer’s most stylish offering to date. In face it looks rather similar to the iPhone 4S at closer inspection. At just 8.9mm thickness, it is one of the slimmest handsets available, beating the 9.3mm of the iPhone 4S. How good a phone looks is down to personal taste, but it has to be said that both of these phones are equally appealing in my opinion.

Screen
The iPhone 4 caused quite a stir upon its release, with the retina display producing the best display quality for a smartphone at the time. The iPhone 4S shares this feature, which gets its name from the fact that the pixels are so fine that they cannot be detected by the naked eye. This is thanks to a resolution of 640x 960. The LG Optimus 4X HD however, thanks larger to the fact it is a much new handset has an HD screen as the name suggests. This has a resolution of 720x 1280, giving it the ability to display high definition videos, as well as photos and games etc in the highest of quality. The screen is also larger; at 4.7 inches compared to that of the iPhone 4S which is 3.5 inches, which adds to its multimedia credentials. On paper, I would say that the LG Optimus 4X HD comes out on top in terms of its screen, but that on the iPhone 4S is impressive nonetheless.

Processor
Again, because the LG Optimus 4X HD is a much newer phone than the iPhone 4S, it enjoys one of the best processors out there. A quad-core 1.5 GHz chip essentially equates to six times more processing power than that provided by the 1 GHz dual-core offering found in the iPhone 4S. This does not necessarily mean that it is six times faster, but demanding applications can have a dedicated processor core, enabling much more efficient multitasking, even among powerful applications. Again, I must stress that this is thanks largely to the fact the LG phone is much newer, and this technology was not available when the iPhone 4S was released. This goes to show how quickly smartphone technology is evolving. In reality, unless you are familiar with such technologies, you are unlikely to notice the difference in performance, as the processor in the iPhone 4S is still very impressive.