LG’s X3 looks like it’s got some serious power ‘neath its hood. Benchmark tests obtained by MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien show off the raw processing power of this phone, rumoured to be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chip and frankly, it’s scary.
Looking at the graph alone it’s making the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – not a phone we’d ever describe as ‘slow’ or ‘not powerful’ – look like a phone from the early noughties. Interestingly, processor speeds are claimed to be at 1.5GHz when just one core is active, with this dropping slightly to 1.4GHz when two or more cores come online. A measure no doubt to stop the battery getting rinsed.
MoDaCo is also saying that the LG X3 definitely has a 4.7-inch 1280×720 (720p) screen, so it matches the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the screen size stakes. No word yet on whether the screen is NOVA, AMOLED or an S-LCD.
16GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot (another one-up on the Galaxy Nexus) comes bunged in, along with an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and naturally, Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
That 8-megapixel camera is said to come with an ‘ultra fast shutter’ which sounds interesting – how would it stand up vis-a-vis with the Sony Xperia S’s shutter?
Now, the benchmarking head to head we’d really like to see of course is the LG X3 versus the quad-core HTC Endeavor. Hopefully come Mobile World Congress we’ll have a better idea of how these phones compare against one another.