LG Optimus 2X Dominates iPhone 4 in Browser Race

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  1. dgstorm

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    In the above video we get to see a browser race between the new LG Optimus 2X and the venerable iPhone 4. In the video the Android based LG Optimus 2X on the left simply smokes Apple's offering on the right during the second part of the test. In fact, when I watched, I thought the iPhone 4 was winning because it still had the browser "hourglass" and was still doing stuff, so I thought the Optimus 2X had hung trying to load other parts of the webpage; but then I realized the Optimus 2X had simply already finished loading the whole page! This amazing phone is soon to be shown off on the floor at CES, and we will report any new information as soon as we can, so stay tuned.

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    Is the 2x an LTE device?

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    In the video both phones are running off of wifi not mobile networks.
     
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    Good catch. But maybe the point in the test was to compare how fast the device could render a page rather then how fast the network is.

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    Which highlights the value of the processor (and maybe ram).

    But for what it's worth, LTE is going to give comparable speeds to Wifi. At 8-12mbps it's faster than a lot of low and mid-tier home broadband. Not sure many websites really even utilize that capability and might max out at, say, 3mbps (depends on traffic, I suppose).

    But that video illustrates to me the impact of LTE. If you're otherwise mostly indifferent that speed will be a big seller. That phone on LTE vs. a 3G phone, especially for streaming or dowloading video, is a no brainer for most buyers.
     
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    can't edit....best part about a phone like this, especially on LTE (but maybe even 3G) is that you set video links to automatically load and get possibly the same browsing experience as before when you had to disable that flash feature.

    It was subtle, I didn't really pick up on that until watching the video a 2nd time. But, wow, that's how I'd push LTE if I were VZW. To be able to load video and still render pages that quick? That would be one of my big complaints with 3G is that I wish it could auto-load video but I know better given the bandwidth constraints.
     
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    Wow, that's a heck of a lot faster than in the Israeli video. Nice! No let's get this to VZW ASAP!
     
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    This right here......

    And it was funny the iPhone got to the site faster, but the LG loaded the entire page first, even after getting there later.
     
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    This has nothing to do with lte, it's a comparison on the page loading times. I didn't get any feeling at all this was to do with 3G vs 4g, but that it's a comparison of the new dual core vs single core of a device that is considered by a lot of people the best phone.
     
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    "Dominates"?
     
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    LG Optimus 2X for the win!
     
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    Sure, but the point is wifi should be comparable to the experience on LTE, except the 3G IPhone will be waiting even more on data.

    This experiment illustrates the rendering capability of the processor, and the point I was trying to make is on LTE that speed will be comparable (while loading the video) while the 3G phones will be that much slower (even without loading the video).

    Just saying that this phone on 3G wouldn't be nearly as impressive (because the superior rendering is probably hurt waiting for 3G data), but out and about this phone on LTE will destroy any phone on 3G.

    Assuming the pricing all lines up, 3G phones have little chance in an LTE market. They may hold their own in 3G markets but I'd like to see this thing compared on the 3G network as opposed to wifi. If 3G becomes the constraint, this device might price itself out of 3G markets.
     
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    I'm now curious about this phone. Would like to see more tests.

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    I'm so excited that a new phone is faster than an old phone!
     
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    Thats a good point, and didn't look at it that way, sorry about that.

    And about your other point, for the mass market, I think 4g data plans have to be priced around the same as 3G for it to dominate 3G, because as many reports show, the majority of people on data plans use little data. (I am certainly not one of those though lol). so I'll agree with you if the price is close, the 4g market will take off once it gets a big enough hold.
     
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