LG Optimus 4X HD priced and dated

Feb 28, 2012
LG Optimus 4X HD priced and dated

LG only revealed the Optimus 4X HD officially at Mobile World Congress this week, and already the quadcore Tegra 3 smartphone has been priced and dated for the UK. The handset will be priced at £380 ($602) pre-tax and subsidies, according to retailer Clove, and is expected to be in stock come June. However, there's bad news for lovers of glasses-free 3D, with word that the UK won't be getting LG's Optimus 3D Max.

LG hasn't said why the UK isn't getting the 3D version, but it's likely a relatively safe assumption that mediocre sales of the original LG Optimus 3D did little to encourage the company to release the successor. That could be a mixed blessing of sorts, if our findings in our hands-on are anything to go by; the new Optimus 3D Max is thinner and generally smaller than its predecessor, but the 3D technology itself is still of questionable usefulness.

Far more handy is the power of a quadcore chip, and the LG Optimus 4X HD certainly ticks the right boxes on the spec sheet. The Tegra 3 is joined by a 4.7-inch HD display and Ice Cream Sandwich, all wrapped up in a slimline 8.9mm chassis.

More details on the LG Optimus 4X HD in our full hands-on.

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