The LG Optimus 4X HD Really Is a Beast

By Sam Gibbs on at

The lucky mobile-loving Italians over at Telefonio have managed to get their mitts on LG’s latest beast-of-a-phone. It looked fast on paper, but the video shows that it absolutely blazes through Ice Cream Sandwich like nothing I’ve seen before – if this is what Tegra 3 can do I’m properly stoked.

You might not want to hear this, but it LG seems to has plastered a pretty heavy skin over the top of ICS. There are some nice touches though, including an expanding circle device unlock, which is a great idea to keep Apple’s slide-to-unlock lawyers at bay and looks pretty awesome while doing it.

Telefonio also managed to grab some hands on with LG’s Optimus Vu phablet and the Optimus 3D Max too, which although we can’t speak Italian, give us a quick glimpse of what to look forward to when MWC kicks off.

As long as the battery life isn’t absolutely nuked, quad-core chips could finally give Android the power it deserves for that slick and lag free experience we’ve been clambering for, ever since its birth on the G1. [Telefonio via TechRadar]