Two unlocked Android devices. Two part video. Two manufacturers. Dogfight time! Aaron brings the LG Optimus 4X HD and GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus together for a head to head comparison. The Optimus 4X HD was announced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year and packs a 1.5 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, 4.7-inch IPS HD (720p) display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, a 2,150 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 with LG's custom UI. Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU and offers a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display with PenTile, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p recording, a 1,750 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
They're both spec'd well, though the Optimus 4X HD brings quad-core computing to the table. That said, the Galaxy Nexus is only $349, while the Optimus comes in at just under $600. Which one is the best all-around deal? Part 1 of 2.