Apple iPhone 4 vs. LG Optimus 2X : Specifications and Price Fight!

Isn't it amazing how much technical specs improvement smartphones get in just a year?

Here's a table comparing the specifications of the latest generation Apple iPhone, the iPhone4, released in June 2010 with that of LG's 2011 flagship Android smartphone, LG Optimus 2X --

apple iphone 4 vs. lg optimus 2x



TP Specs Comparison Table: iPhone4 vs. LG Optimus 2X
Detail/Feature Apple iPhone 4 LG Optimus 2X

Availability and Price in Philippines

Now out in the Philippines
Price upon release --
Php 37,499 16GB Black
Php 43,699 32GB Black

Current Price --
Php 29,100 16GB Black
Php 33,500 32GB Black

Now out in the Philippines
Php 27,990 8GB

Dimensions/
Weight

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
137 g

123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9 mm
139 g

Screen/
Features

3.5 inches, 640 x 960 pixels
LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Gorilla Glass display
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- LG UI
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gyro sensor
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Multi-touch input method
Operating System
iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5

Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 eventually

CPU

1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset

Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
Internal storage
16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

Wifi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

3G

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

MicroSD

No

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Camera

5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,
- Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video capture: Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary camera: Yes, for video calling

8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization
Video capture: 1080p@24fps or 720p@30fps with video light
Secondary camera: 1.3 MegaPixels

Accelerometer

Yes

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Yes

Digital Compass

Yes

Yes

EDGE

Yes, Class 10, 236.8 kbps

Yes, Class 12

GPRS

Yes, Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

Yes, TBA

Bluetooth

Yes, v2.1 with A2DP

Yes, v2.1 with A2DP

Built-in MicroUSB Port

No

Yes, v2.0 microUSB

Audio Jack

Yes, 3.5mm

Yes, 3.5mm

HDMI Port

No

Yes, built-in

Stereo FM Radio

No

Yes, with RDS

Games and Apps

Yes, via AppStore

Yes, via Android Market, LG

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Browser - Flash support

No

Yes, Adobe Flash 10.1

Battery Type

Li-Po 1420mAh

Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Specs-wise, I'd say iPhone 4 is only better than LG Optimus 2X in three aspects -- display pixel density, internal storage and uptime. In everything else, the a lot more affordable LG Optimus 2X overshadows iPhone4 -- still camera, video camera, screen size, processing power, number of ports, name it.

Again, remember that we're just comparing technical specs here and not the actual performance of the phones. If were to do that, it will just boil down to iOS vs. Android? Now, which platform is better? Let us know.

11 comments:

  1. hey, just an update.. iphone 4 16gb (black) is now 29,100php while the 32gb (black) is now 33,500php. 

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  2. para sa akin.. sa Optimus 2x na ako.. bukod sa mura ok na ok na sa akin yung specs nya... makapag-ipon na nga! heheheh Thanks sa post na ito sir...

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  3. Above everything else, Apple has an AppStore which utilizes the given specs of iPhone 4 to its full capacity. Likewise, with several integration/sync of some apps to an Apple desktop/laptop. Beat that!

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  4. Thanks rin for checking out TP, dude! :)

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  5. In terms of hardware specs. LG(android) of course but hardware is just a part of many comparisons when it comes to smartphones. In terms of software updates and applications iPhone(iOS) will win no doubt. For me iPhone parin medyo disappointed lang sa sim card slot nya.

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  6. nalakagay main advantage is storage? diba expandable yung optimus 2x. so plus yun sa kanya over iphone, 

    i can't believe cinocompare mo pa din iphone vs optimus 2x, (and i assume the other phones coming out)

    masyadong mataas tingin sa iphone 4, where in reality novelty item lang sya kasi apple.

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  7. LG Optimus 2x nalang ako. Hardware-wise, mas maganda ung LG. Software-wise, bahala na kayo pero ako Android :) Price-wise, LG pa din. mas mura at mas sulit. mas maraming features for its price 

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  8. 'Eto mga nakakainis na comment eh. As if naman hindi mo afford iPhone or BB kung nag 2x ka. Ay sus. Elitists.

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