Feb 15 AT 9:20 AM Anthony Domanico 39 Comments

LG’s X3 superphone gets benchmarked, rumored specs included

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Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo claims an anonymous source within LG has leaked him screenshots and benchmarks from the upcoming LG X3 superphone. Though LG has had a bit of a checkered past with high-end Android devices, if Mr. O’Brien’s sources are accurate, the X3 may turn quite a few heads when it’s unveiled later this month at Mobile World Congress.

As usual, we suggest taking these with a grain of salt until the announcement is officially made. That said, Mr. O’Brien has proven a reliable source of information over the years. The rumored specs are as follows:

  • 1.4 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 4.7″ HD display, with a 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • 16 GB internal memory, expandable to 48 GB with internal microSD card slot
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with ultra-fast shutter
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • NFC chip

Screenshots leaked to MoDaCo suggest that the X3 will either run stock Android or a very-lightly skinned version of LG’s custom overlay.

Also leaked to MoDaCo were Quadrant benchmark scores using Quadrant’s revamped benchmarking tool. With the 1.4 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 chipset, the X3 was able to put out an impressive score of 4,414, which nearly doubles the performance of the Galaxy Nexus. Of course, benchmark tests don’t always translate into an increased user experience, but tend to predict performance in everyday tasks.

We’ll keep an eye out for the LG X3 later this month at Mobile World Congress. Anyone out there interested in this device?

Via: Engadget

Source: MoDaCo

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  • Oskar Wismierski

    Phone looks great but for some reason I don’t trust LG quite yet..

    • AsakuraZero

      THIS, its LG i still fear them and i should ask my friend with the original g2x about his software upgrades

      thus why im not buying lg, btw my gs2 scored 4k in quadrant , i dont believe that benchmark anymore

      • Oskar Wismierski

        Same here with my gs2.. There is no way that it scores more than the galaxy nexus (from what quadrant told me it did)

        • jonathan rung

          Why not? Exynos 4210 is not so inferior to OMAP 4460, and the galaxy s2 only has to draw like half as many pixels.

          • AsakuraZero

            not exactly because of that the exynos may be good but the Tegra 3 is WAY better starting because is quad-core, and have newer revisions, quadrant is also fishy sometimes my fps gets capped in 40 onn some tests

    • BiGMERF

      i feel the same way about LG although if it is running stock ICS. IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO OVERLOOK

      • spazby

        I feel the same easy. Galaxy s3 with a skin may not be the way to go….

        • spazby

          Way, not easy…damn swype

    • OnIn2

      Right. My G2x still freezes up sometimes, and I don’t see any upgrade path announcement from LG. I’m still on the wait and see bandwagon about LG and customer support.

    • jonathan3579

      I was one of those people who were given the short end of the stick with the G2x. I loved the phone for the most part but that half-assed Gingerbread still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I can only imagine how their “work-in-progress” ICS update will be.

    • THE STIG

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. (G2X)

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      It seems like they are worse than Samsung when it comes to updates.

  • Stang


    8 megapixel front facing camera with ultra-fast shutter

  • Chobie

    Error? That should be 8 MP rear-facing camera :)

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      haha.. yeah i goofed. thanks!

  • Paul

    4.7inch screen, now this sounds like the phone dimensions are going to be on the rather large size. No thanks.

    • jonathan3579

      And you sound like a whiney iPhone user.

    • Jorge Vieira

      The nexus is 4.65 and feels smaller than you’d think. It longer rather that wider.

      • jonathan3579

        Yep! I love my Galaxy Nexus! It’s THE BEST!!!

      • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

        I like the Nexus a lot, but it almost seems too narrow for its height after using it for awhile.

  • TJMaze

    My current phone contract runs out in May, so I plan to pick up one of these new phones, which I hope will be out by then. May not be the LG though, could be tough to choose, since they all look roughly the same.

  • Nathan D.

    Looks like a great phone and hopefully it wouldn’t be as buggy neither.

  • Nicholas

    My Captivate contract is up in March. I fully expect to be getting a Quad-Core phone and this looks very nice.

  • cthonctic

    Doesn’t sound bad, but I am faithful that the SGSIII will blow this device out of the water, despite how nice its specs read now.
    Not to flame or troll, but there is nothing LG has done that Samsung hasn’t done better IMO. YMMV ofc.

  • honourbound68

    Twice, I used LG phones while my Epic was being repaired/replaced and I wasn’t impressed by the build quality. The specs on the phone are darned good and the size, while on the large side, still isn’t a deal breaker. But, if they don’t tie it all together it won’t sway buyers. For example, you can have a terrific shutter speed and high mp ccd on the camera but if it doesn’t take great pix, then it’s worthless.

  • jamal adam

    Good luck to LG!

  • rashad360

    Sounds great on paper, we’ll see how it turns out

  • morris105

    As long as they don’t have all the problems that the G2x has/had it should be a great phone.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Blah…Blah…Blah…Yeah ok Lg great talk now the time has come to prove it in the real world..

    • squiddy20

      Blah…Blah…Blah…Yeah ok Richard. Great talk, now the time has come for you to shut your ignorant, hypocritical, stereotypical mouth.
      By the way, benchmarks mean next to nothing in the “real world”. I’ve seen plenty of phones score highly on benchmarks, but perform poorly in day-to-day activities (such as your “legendary” Evo 3D). Not to mention the fact that benchmarks can easily be manipulated, especially Quadrant. Not that you’d know or anything.

  • Jorge Vieira

    I still want to see the UI first.

  • kicost

    I had a LG 2x and with the gingerbread update it was amazing….no freezes no shit..!!!
    I think that with X3 Life would be very Good…

  • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

    Specs look great, but want to see / feel phone first to ensure it is a good fit. Only had one LG phone (won in a raffle), and it seemed fine.for build quality.

  • BigCiX

    Just bring the Galaxy Nexus to att.

  • haters on the rock

    I would never trust LG ever again out of the Korean cellphone manufacture Samsung is the way to go.

  • magic.fire

    Are they (LG) still selling mobile phones… They damn care about software update and also use to come with firmware with variety of bugs… I had bitter experienced having bought LG 3D for £465 and sold it on ebay for £225…

    Shame on LG having lost their customer base..

  • Joe*D

    I’m very interested in the LG X3, as it looks to be destined for T-Mobile at 21 Mbps HSPA+. I know everybody has had a rough way to go with the G2X, but finally toward the end LG/T-Mobile fixed the roms with a good working version of gingerbread. Also it looks to be on it’s way going to be rocking CM9 stable shortly. That being said I am defiantely going to be watching the reviews and forums of the X3 to see if LG learned anything from the G2X on T-Mobile for the X3. I’m hanging onto my T-Mobile (4 lines to pay early term. on otherwise) and this looks to have the best chance for a superphone for the Magenta carrier in 2012. I’m not saying I’m going to buy one before I hear the words of numerous satisfied buyers, but if they can pull of a good Tegra 3 ICS phone that I can root after a while and get my money’s worth out of for 2 years then why not? It’s not like T-Mobile appears to have a HSPA+ version of the GNEX on the horizon. I’m not looking to LTE as android battery life is bad enough, without that unessential amperage whore…..

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      We must have received a different Gingerbread update. Even after the update, mine still had problems.

      FYI, even custom ROMs aren’t perfect. One of the first things I did with my G2x was install CM7, and it still locks up and reboots occasionally, and GPS performance is very bipolar (lock will either be acquired in <10 seconds or not at all, even 3 hours later).

      LG's drivers need work more than the ROM on top of them.