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LG’s Entire MWC Android Phone Lineup Gets Fondled on Video, Including the Quad-core Optimus 4X HD

There are absolutely zero surprises coming from LG at next week’s Mobile World Congress now thanks to some lengthy hands-on videos that Italian site Telefonino posted today. LG had already announced each of their major products to unveil – Optimus 4X HD, Optimus Vu, and Optimus 3D Max – but we had yet to really see them in the wild or in any sort of lengthy overview. 

The first video we have below is for the Optimus 4X HD, which is one of the world’s first Tegra 3 quad-core devices. It also sports a 4.7″ HD IPS display, 1GB of RAM and runs Ice Cream Sandwich. After cruising through this video briefly, we get one of the first looks at an OEM skin over the top of Android 4.0. While I’ve never been a fan of LG, the fact that this phone is so buttery smooth thanks to the Tegra 3 chip has me almost getting over the fact that it looks nothing like ICS. OK, that’s a flat out lie. The LG skin on here is not pretty, BUT, how freakin’ fast is this phone? If you have spent any time whatsoever with an LG device in the past (including the Spectrum), you will not find a better example of how an OEM skin can completely bog down a phone. That is clearly not the case here with that Tegra 3 chip inside which should excite you all.

And did anyone else notice the new lock screen? Kind of cool actually. Try suing LG for that, Apple.

Optimus 4X HD


The Optimus 3D Max is next and is exactly what you would expect, another 3D phone. It’s fast enough in this demo with its OMAP4430 processor, has some fancy 3D carousel stuff going on, looks sharp, and runs Gingerbread. The skin that LG has gone with is an odd take on their previous skins, but for the most part looks to include all of the annoyances that we have seen in previous handsets. It’s definitely not the new skin that has been slapped onto the 4X HD.

Optimus 3D Max


The Optimus Vu is the last video below and is one that has left us speechless. I have no idea who they are trying to market this too (5-inch 4:3 display?), but I would love to sit down with the marketing research crew that decided to give it the thumbs up. What a silly phone. But hey, we all love choices, right? Just sit back and enjoy this one from afar.

Optimus Vu


Via:  Android and Me, Telefonino

  • jroc74

    I came looking for this article to post almost the exact same thing. 🙂

    That leak of the HTC Ville with ICS and Sense UI…..and folks tried to complain about the ICS leaks for the RAZR…lol.

    HTC has some ‘splainin to do indeed.

  • Acniehaus04

    Pretty slick lock screen

  • turdbogls

    I kinda like the lock screen, but i would miss my shortcuts.
    i do like some of the widgets though, hopefully those would just install right on a nexus.  i would love the calendar and weather widgets shown….they are pretty nice.

  • CapnShiner

    Somebody needs to copy that lock screen and release it in the market. I would prefer that it be made into a Go Locker theme.

    • Josh Groff

      Hell to the yes.

  • Nate Davidson

    Just Lol. at the crop. Lol. We all know it is LG who is the perp though 😛

  • Eh I dunno guys, this is getting pretty damn close to looking better than stock ICS.  This looks like those really nice custom themes I see people posting on XDA

  • Zebra

    So you just swipe an inch in any direction to unlock the phone? Looks cool but doesn’t seem all that practice from a “lock” point of view…

  • Lavoisier1794

    Take it from somone posting from an LG Revolution ….LG phones are garbage.

    • yarrellray

      Your not lying the Revolution sucked major eggs you cant give me this or the iphone for free.

      • squiddy20

        That’s just plain stereotypical. Just because you’ve had one bad experience does not mean every other phone you own from that manufacturer will be bad as well. That’s just like saying that because you’re a moron, all other bald, fat, black people are morons too. Utterly ridiculous.

        • Josh Groff

          I know, that’s just like saying all Motorola phones are awesome after having an OG droid or the original (non-droid) RAZR.

          • Noyfb

            my brother had to replace the screen on his old lg phone 5 times, it was only 2 years old, i still don’t trust lg phones, you’d have to give me one for free for 6 months, to try it out before i ever would consider buying it

        • Lavoisier1794

          Yes and no. This is my second revo. They both stunk. Also at the time I bought the first one, it was supposed to be tje best LG phone on verizon. Lastly, my other has a lower market LG phone (I think it was a Thril) and it was also a piece of junk.

          • squiddy20

            I notice you qualified your statement with best “LG phone” on Verizon. I’m sure when you purchased it, it was the best spec wise and the best in terms of what fit your needs. But as with all technology these days, labeling something “the best” doesn’t last long, even more so when it comes to Android, since it’s moving at such a blinding speed. And the only thing I can say about your other’s phone is, you get what you pay for. Pay for a low to mid range phone, that’s sorta the experience you’re going to get. Extremely sad, but the truth.

    • Josh Groff

      Coming from someone with a G2X, LG has pretty solid hardware. Then again the G2X was “with Google” which I assume means no skinning.

  • Dominick_7

    The Vu is actually kinda nice.. hmm. The width I don’t get though.. the size on the Note helps with viewing more of a web browser.. but when you compare it to the width of the Vu you get the same amount shown.. its just wider. Still, kinda a cool device. Interesting.

  • Dillon

    to not too

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Probably should have at least topazed the main picture to get rid of the pixels since you Zoomed in so much to prevent us from commenting about those 14year old looking girls. 

  • fvqu

    LG’s new skin interestingly resembles Touchwiz

    • Maleficent


  • Ecrunion

    And…………  to bad none of these will make it to Verizon.  T-Mobile will undoubtedly get the 4X HD.  I think almost every device has been leaked ahead of MWC.  Is Verizon getting anything that is being announced?  It sure doesn’t look like it.  (Except one HTC phone, maybe)

    • Josh Groff

      GSM carriers always have a wider selection. Verizon will have some nice stuff, don’t worry.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I’d hit that Optimus 4X HD

    • Droidzilla

      You need to use more Android-dork words, like this:
      I’d root that Optimus 4X HD right up the bootloader.

      • Josh Groff

        I’d root it, unlock the bootloader, and flash a few ROMs, if you know what I mean. 😉

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Wait.. WTF did he say? I didn’t understand a word of it beyond “ice cream sandwich”

  • viewthis74

    i would rock the optimus vu. 

  • If you’re going to use the word ‘fondle’ in the title, at least show us the babes who are doing it.

    • Droidzilla

      No. Just no.

  • Flip74k


  • tpags

    Anyone for a Vu poptart?

  • BTLS

    Interesting choice of words, considering all the creepy comments about the LG girls in the last post…  I bet you sick effs clicked here hoping the girls would be fondling the phones… didn’t ya?

  • Physical buttons??? That so… Gingerbread.

    • Droidzilla

      I actually prefer the physical buttons, though I’m not sure about these LGs. LCD is a little too old school.

  • Gig Itty

    Next time, crop out the phones and leave the chicks.

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  • I REALLY like that lock screen!

  • EC8CH


    Srsly… if LG were a Cruise Ship it would be the Costa Concordia… big huge leaks and lots of ’em.

    • Buying now.

      • CapnShiner

         Too bad it already belongs to some biotechnology company in China.

  • Sven Enterlein

    I bet the Optimus 4X HD video seems so fast because the guy is speaking in Italian, and they’re known to be speedy talkers 😀

  • Jason Purp

    I actually like what LG is doing with their OEM skin in some areas of the OS. Props.

  • EC8CH

    Trick Lockscreen, but I still prefer the stock ICS