LG Optimus 2X Review

Category : LG

The world’s first “Tegra 2″ smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X, has finally sporting Android 2.2 (LG has said a 2.3 upgrade is coming soon) and the impressive dual-core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU with a graphics processor from Nvidia. Known as the LG Star originally, now the LG Optimus 2X has finally arrived with a revamped version of HTC Sense overlaying the Android operating system.

Appearance wise the LG Optimus 2X is nothing new, essentially a large slab of black glass – Looking much like the Incredible S and HTC HD 7 and similar to every other high end smartphone recently! The screen is the now seemingly “standard” WVGA 480 x 800 pixels size that adorns other Android devices. The inevitable comparison to the iPhone 4′s Retina display shows its not quite a sharp, but better than most and most users will not be disappointed. The screen is bright, with vibrant colours perfectly legible text even in direct sunlight. Apart from the iPhone the only other handset which has a sharper display is probably the HTC Desire S, but there is really nothing in it.

The dual-core processor offers the power under the hood to drive the incredible video capabilities of the LG Optimus 2X, with 1080 pixel video recording on an amazing eight megapixel camera (LED flash) and high resolution 1080 pixel playback available over a mini-HDMI port and DLNA media streaming. Even more amazing than the incredible video, is the pricing on this handset. Most assumed it would be a top range mobile with pricing to match, but currently the LG Optimus 2X is available free on 24 month contracts at around £25 per month – this puts the Optimus 2X as a direct competitor to the HTC Incredible S!

In addition to the enhanced video and photographic features, the Optimus 2X, being Android powered (currently Froyo 2.2) offers multiple home screens with clock and weather widgets, bookmarks, calendar, FM radio control, social feed integration (including brilliant apps such as Facebook for LG and Twitter for LG and even a MySpace for LG app?), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and everything else we have come to expect from the latest Android phones plus more.

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