Smartphone Madness 2012 continues today with the Nokia Lumia 710 versus the LG Optimus 4X HD. Which phone will continue to the final four in our contest? It’s up to you to decide! Click through to vote for your favorite.
In the first round, the Lumia 710 defeated the Samsung Galaxy Note. When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia 710, we praised its affordable $49.99 price, snappy performance, intuitive interface and bright 3.7-inch display. We weren’t trilled with the stiff front buttons and the lack of a front-facing camera, or with the grainy photos we took in low light, but the Lumia 710 does offer free GPS navigation. Overall, though, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a great choice for consumers looking to make the leap from feature phones to smartphones, and is favored to win this competition.
The first phone to feature Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, the Optimus 4X HD has a brilliant 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display, and is just 0.35 inches thick. However, the company hasn’t used thinness as an excuse to skimp on battery life as it has included a 2,150 mAH battery on board. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the LG Optimus 4X HD also sports 16MB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, an 8-MP back-facing camera and a 1.3-MP front facer. There’s no word yet on availability, but we believe it will come with 4G LTE coverage.
So, which phone do you think is the best? Vote for your favorite, and tell your friends.