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LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S 3
LG Optimus 4X HD is a new flagship smartphone of Korean Company. Some internet sources are saying that LG Optimus 4X HD equipped better than Samsung Galaxy S 3 and costs less.
It became a tradition of last years that any new flagship smartphone is compared with the etalon – Apple iPhone. All companies are trying to make their best smartphones at least as popular and technologically advanced as Apple iPhone does. But not all of them could succeed. There are only few real competitors of iPhone at the moment. One of them is recently released Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone.
Samsung become the most successful competitor of Apple in the market of smartphones and tablets. The new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S 3 is an excellent product that became popular very quickly. However, Apple iPhone is not the only competitor of Samsung Galaxy S3. Other Korean electronics manufacturer – LG came with its new flagship smartphone LG Optimus 4X HD.
LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone design is traditional for LG line of products – simple thin black or white plastic bar protected by Gorilla Glass on the front side. The smartphone is very thin. It has a thickness of 8.9 mm. That is only 0.3 mm thicker than Samsung Galaxy S 3.
LG Optimus 4X HD powered by nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. There is MicroSD memory slot available. The smartphone equipped by two built-in cameras: 1.3 megapixels front camera and 8 megapixels rear camera. LG Optimus 4X HD has a large 4.7 inch screen with high resolution of 1280×720 pixels featured by True HD-IPS technology. The battery of LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone has capacity of 2150 mAh. This allows the smartphone to run a day without recharging.
The main advantage of the LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone vs Samsung Galaxy S 3 is the price. LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone cost 100$ less then Samsung Galaxy S3.
Currently is available for $499.99
Wikipad gaming tablet – Tegra 3 quad core powered
Photo is from the official WikiPad site
Wikipad disclosed some technical details of their gaming tablet powered by quad core Tegra3 processor. Wikipad tablet is designed specifically for gamers. The prototype of the tablet was introduced at the beginning of the year. At that time it was powered by single core 1.2 Gz processor and featured by 8 inch touch screen with the resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The prototype was capable of managing 3D images.
After release of nVidia Tegra platform Wikipad tabled changed the processor and currently powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor, low-voltage co-processor and GeForce graphic accelerator. Wikipad tablets have 1GB of RAM and equipped by 2 cameras: 2 megapixels front camera and 8 megixels rear camera. The size of the screen was increased to 10.1 inch. Display is utilizing IPS technology and has resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. First models of WikiPad tablets will not support 3D but such feature is expected to be added to next models.
Wikipad tablet comes with detachable hood with built-in set of controllers, which turns the tablet into a portable gaming console. Weight of the device is 560 g and thickness is 8.6 mm. Wikipad is running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The battery of the tablet is capable to support of up to 6 hours gaming or 8 hours video playback without recharging.
Nowadays quad core tablets on nVidia Tegra 3 platform becoming very popular. Recently released Google Nexus 7 , ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablets are all running on Tegra 3 processors. Even much expected Amazon Kindle Fire 2 could also be powered by Tegra 3 processor.
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is the next generation of one of the most popular Android tablets. The official sales of ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablets start today. The price of the tablet is $499
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablet comes with 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels bright display. The tablet is powered by quad-core Tegra 3 processor and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablet is featured by 32 gigabytes of internal memory, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HDMI micro-port. In addition the docking station of the tablet comes with keyboard, USB 2.0 port, touchpad and a slot for SD memory cards. The tablet could run up to 11 hours on the battery without re-charging. Built-in docking station battery adds up to 6 hours to that figure.
Nvidia developed the concept of $199 quad core CPU powered Android tablet named Kai. The concept based on enhancement of existing version of Nvidia quad-core Tegra processor. The company is going to use cheaper components for Tegra CPU as well as use low power consumption displays.Nvidia does not disclose the release date of the tablet. Kai tablet will run on Android 4.x platform.
The head of Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang was expecting the price of aroung $300 of Tegra 3 based tablets in the spring of 2012. However at present time tablets powered by Tegra 3 are still costly – around $ 400.
The closest competitor of Kai is one of the best Android tablets powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 the Eee Pad Transformer.
New generation of NVIDIA Tegra processors is based on Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing Architecture especially engineered for good multi-tasking performance.NVIDIA Tegra 3 comes with 4 Cortex-A9 cores and could use 1, 2 or 4 cores at the time depending on the number of applications running simultaneously.Background processes are served by other co-processor and therefore do not impact the performance of main cores. Such architecture dramatically decreases consumtion of the power by Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T. The Eee Pad Transformer could run on battery up to 8.5 hours. If keyboard dock with additional battery is used then ASUS transformer may run 4 hours more.Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Graphics of the Eee Pad managed by 12 core GeForce chip supporting 3D games and full HD video playback. The eee pad transformer comes with 10.1” 1280×800 pixel display,1 GB of RAM, 2 cameras, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Back camera is capable of recording full HD 1080p video. There are slots for micro SD cards, micro HDMI out and connector to the keyboard dock.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T