Sleek and stylish, featuring quad-core processors and a high end OS, the LG Optimus 4X HD, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 were stars in their own right till the Samsung Galaxy 3S and the iPhone 5 came along to steal the show. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for fabulous smart phones at reasonable rates (although still very costly when compared to budget smart phones), these phones are worth a look.
LG Optimus 4X HD
The LG Optimus is certainly a desirable smart phone with a formidable Android base, a quad-core processor, 32 GB expandable memory 2MB RAM, and millions of apps available for you to choose from. The display is awesome, the design is fun and captivating, and the phone on the whole, is a creative assemble – the best by LG.
There is no ‘flaw’ in the product, except for the fact that it has nothing original that stands out. With the iPhone and Galaxy models having an established reputation for themselves, it would be tough to ask consumers to choose an LG Optimus over those models. Otherwise, for the money, which isn’t exactly dirt-cheap, the LG Optimus is a fine handset to have.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
While the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a splendid device, you cannot help but wish they had a better OS than featuring an outdated Android 2.3 version OS, which does not support many multimedia applications. Disregarding that one inconvenience you would have to put up with, till they switch over to the 4.1 Android Jelly Bean versions, you could do well to notice their superb build, robust metal exteriors, super slim case, and a huge display that does not blur when you squeeze the panels.
Like every Samsung phone, there is a dual core processor, super-fast processing speeds, high call quality, and 720 p video streaming facility. The Wi-Fi connectivity and the Internet plans on it are wonderful making the Galaxy Ace a must for corporate users. Its multitasking abilities are fabulous.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Taking a flop design and making it the runaway hit of the year is not something that happens very often, but Samsung managed to do that with the not-so impressive Samsung Galaxy Note 1. The Galaxy Note 2 is everything that the Galaxy Note 1 was not – it is superbly fast, has an astounding display with huge responsiveness, and is capable of handling LTE applications. Add to that, expandable memory options and a quad-core processor, and you have a clear winner in your hands.
There is nothing negative that we can say about the phone. The S-pen is a marvel and though the Note 2 is huge, it does sit comfortably in your in your hands. However, corporate users might find this handset a tad juvenile, with its multimedia and video/audio applications. That apart, the Note 2 is seriously a phone you must invest in.
Whether it is the LG Optimus 4X HD, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, they are superb phones and only face competition from the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone.
Phil Turner has been trying to decide which mobile to buy for the past year now. He has not made up his mind yet.