Android yet again poses threat to iOS devices with its new Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version attracting many smartphones and tablets consumers. Many manufacturers join the Android 4.0 bandwagon by announcing new ICS gadgets and sending upgrades to their existing Android devices.

Recently, HTC and LG joined other companies to announce their upcoming Android 4.0 phones at the Mobile World Congress event held in Spain. You can’t ignore the similarities of HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD — and you don’t have to be a tech geek for you to notice. Aside from joining the list of ICS smartphones, you can’t snub the CPU beasts packed inside their ultra-slim bodies – Quad-core Tegra CPU.

2011 might be the year of the dual core phones, not anymore in 2012 with HTC and LG setting the trend for Android 4.0 quad-core phones. A comparison on the key specs of the HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X HD will help you pick the one worth your bucks.



Similarities

  • CPU – both models come with a Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor that clocks at 1.5GHz.
  • Size and Display – another notable similarity is their 4.7 screen size that both have 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution. Both are ultra-slim at 8.9mm (.35 inch) in thickness.
  • OS -both are pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • RAM – the RAM for both smartphones is 1GB
  • Cameras – surprisingly, their cameras have same specs too! Primary camera is set at 8MP and the secondary camera is set at 1.3MP

Deciding Factors

Despite all the similarities, there come the differences that will help you decide which one to pick.

Storage Size

HTC One X comes with built-in 32GB of storage while the Optimus 4X HD has half of that with 16GB. Although the Optimus comes with a smaller built-in storage, you might still prefer it over the HTC One X as the latter lacks card slot for expansion. The Optimus 4X has a card slot that allows up to 32GB of additional storage through a microSD card.

Battery Life

The HTC One X is packed with a Li-Po 1800 mAh of battery, while the LG Optimus 4X has a Li-Ion 2140 mAh battery. By theory, the Optimus is the clear winner on longer battery life, unless the HTC has an effective power saving features.

Super LCD 2 vs. True HD IPS

The HTC One X uses a screen technology called Super LCD 2, while the LG Optimus 4X HD uses True HD IPS. The difference isn’t much obvious for the two unless you make a through examination like this one observed using a microscope. The HD IPS technology is the winner among the two.

Screen Protection

HTC One X comes with screen and scratch protection with its Corning Gorilla Glass, while the LG Optimus has no clear specs on  protective covering.

(You can see or download the specs comparison on the link provided)

The Optimus 4X HD will get the trophy based from the above comparison. There are other factors though that will make the HTC One X a better choice, like its HTC Sense interface. The price is still another factor to consider. As of writing, prices are not yet confirmed.