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The big-screen LG Optimus 4X HD has joined the growing list of quad-core party members, with the company's Nvidia Tegra 3 powerhouse shipping across Europe this week. As with most of its sexy quad-core rivals, the 4X HD tries to seduce with a saucy screen. Here it's a 4.7in IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, an …

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photoshoppery...

http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/06/11/lg_1.jpg - you just have to love appalling photoshoppery :)

The more you look at the way the girls are holding the phones, the more disturbing it gets...

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Re: photoshoppery...

There are phones in the picture??

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WTF?

Re: photoshoppery...

There are girls in the picture?

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Meh

Nurse, a Mars bar - stat!

Someone please feed those models, before they disappear!

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Geograhpy....

On the map of europe in the background..... Since when has Slough been near Carlise?

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Re: Geograhpy....

Ever thought that just maybe it is the 4X HD icon that is over Slough?

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Indeed that picture is terrible. Even with the stuck on heads and shocking case of bony girl arms, the hall of mirrors perspective means it was always going to be crap at the source. Whoever did that should turn in his tripod and mouse immediately.

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Why?

At this point in time is there really any need for quad-core phones? Developers are still playing catch-up with dual-core phones. Rather than provide extra performance all this is going to do is drain the battery quicker than necessary

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Re: Why?

> drain the battery quicker

No. These are not Intel chips. This is not Windows. The advantage of a quad core is that it can idle with 3 cores completely turned off and just one, 1/4 of the power drain, running at idle. So it can be down to, say, 5-10% battery drain compared to a single core which would idle at, say, 20%.

Then it can turn on cores as required for the processing load. It may be that having all 4 switched on may be quite rare.

Another further saving is if the cores are asymmetric with one slow but very efficient that is the only one on during idle or sleep.

So the reason for having 4 cores is to _reduce_ battery drain.

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