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LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone: a quad-core handset for £14 per month

You can now get the LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone (which we reviewed here) for as little as £14 per month on a two year contract from BuyMobilePhones on O2. That’s a total cost of ownership of £336 which is around £85 more than the cost of the handset unlocked.

The package comes with 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data as well as unlimited UK Wi-Fi via O2 and BT Openzone, priority moments and tethering (although with only 100MB data we’d be very cautious about data usage).

A beefier package on T-Mobile provides with the same number of minutes, 250 texts and 1GB of data for £15.50 per month while unlimited data package offers (from Three) start from £19 per month.

The LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone was unveiled last year and runs on Android 4.0 ICS (with an upgrade to Jelly Bean already confirmed). It has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.7in HD-IPS display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, a microSD card slot and even NFC.

It competes with the (much more popular) Samsung Galaxy S3 which is currently available on £20 contracts as well as the HTC One X and the Google Nexus 4 (which is also available from £15.50).

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