Tegra 2 powered LG Star Android smartphone video hands-on and iPhone 4 comparison

Are we finally going to see Tegra powered smartphone hitting retail stores after all these years of hype? Well it’s starting to like nVidia may finally have something real to talk about now. GSM-Isreal managed to get some hands-on action with the recently leaked LG Star which is supposedly powered by dual-core Tegra 2 chipset that allows it to capture and playback 1080P videos. As you will see in the video after the break the device features an HDMI connector to plug it in your HDTV. There’s also a short browser comparison against the iPhone 4 but nothing really exciting comes out of it. Unfortunately (because Android browser and UI isn’t GPU accelerated) the scrolling isn’t smooth like on the iPhone 4 or Windows Phone 7 (as seen in my Android vs WP7 browser comparison video). The LG Star also seems to natively support DviX video decoding.

source: gsm-israel thanks for the heads up Mike

  • http://www.facebook.com/karthik.ramgopal Karthik Ramgopal

    [Quote]because Android browser and UI is GPU accelerated[/Quote]

    Shouldn’t it be “isn’t” ?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    You are right, I made a typo.Thanks for the heads up.

  • Diego!

    This device looks very nice. Hopefully we’ll get to see a battle video between LG Star and Motorola Optimus hehehe

  • Diego!

    This device looks very nice. Hopefully we’ll get to see a battle video between LG Star and Motorola Optimus hehehe