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LG Optimus 2X Hands-on

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LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
And here we are finally having our sweet hands-on time with the much-leaked and much-talked about LG Optimus 2X smartphone - the first dual-core handset to become official. Although we didn't see much from LG in terms of high-end smartphones during the course 2010, we're now pleased to know that the manufacturer will right the wrong in 2011 with both the Optimus 2X and its super-thin sibling, the Optimus Black.

The LG Optimus 2X actually doesn't fall behind when it comes to being streamlined and sleek-looking. The phone is certainly made of premium-feeling materials and has a very reassuring in-hand feel. Appearance-wise, it's refreshing to see some small details being added like the tapered edges of the front.

LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on

We've got to tell you, folks, the Optimus 2X's 4” WVGA IPS screen is simply magnificent! It has a really crisp image quality with warm color tones. What makes all the fun possible though is the super-fast dual-core Tegra 2 chipset that is running the show behind the scenes. It's simply fantastic to see Android 2.2 run with absolutely no lag when navigating around the platform. We assure you, never has Android been running so smoothly! But that's all thanks to Nvidia, of course. So only time will tell just how much of an impact that company will have on the wireless industry.

LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on
LG Optimus 2X Hands-on

In terms of photo-taking capabilities, the Optimus 2X should fare pretty well with its 8MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash, which nicely complements its overall high-end specs sheet.

We're a bit saddened by the fact that the Optimus 2X isn't running the latest version of Google's mobile OS, but one can never have it all, right? At least we hope that Gingerbread will become available for the handset at some point in the (very) near future. Similarly to the Optimus Black, the 2X has LG's Optimus 2.0 UI to give it a customized look, along with the Gesture UI, the purpose of which is to add some fancier gesture controls to the interface.

Overall, the LG Optimus 2X seems like a very promising smartphone. It's expected to become available globally as soon as this quarter.

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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 19:53

1. display name (unregistered)

nice!, ill be switching over to t-mob for this!

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 19:59

2. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

does anyone know if this phone has a front facing camera?

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 01:45

10. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

yup i think its 0.3

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 03:32

12. random (unregistered)

no it's 1.3

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 06:38

16. mmm (unregistered)

No its 2.0

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 07:44

18. tania (unregistered)

yes, a 2mp one at that.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 20:15

3. Wardski (unregistered)

Good stuff LG. I wonder what the price point will be for this phone...

Might be the next upgrade from the Galaxy S, seeing as the Nexus S is pretty much a June 2010 phone....

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 21:10

4. baztah (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Is there gonna be one like this for At&t? Coz i like this phone!! :D

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 21:24

5. Ryan oh yea baby! (unregistered)

OMG WHY COULDN'T VERIZON HAVE GOTTEN THIS?!?!?!?!?! THIS LOOKS WAYYYYYY NICER THAN WHAT VERIZON GOT! I'm not dissing Verizon, but this phone looks way nicer than the LG on Verizon, and the Moto going to AT&T looks nicer than the one they sent to Verizon also...OH WHY?!?!?!?!!?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 21:53

6. chinakidoliver.iab (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Omg I was thinking of changing from tmobile not anymore

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 22:16

7. Makapiapia (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)

Omarc26, yes 1.3 mp.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 22:33 1

8. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)

too bad it'll break in about 10 minutes, lets not forget that LG is the manufacturer here.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 03:54

15. Kieran (unregistered)

LG aren't all that bad, lets not forget they were one of the first touch screen manufacturers for the ordinary person. Them ol' school Prada and Viewty (Europe, no idea what the americans get) were almost impossible to break.

I've got high hopes for this. And I actually really like the UI.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 01:42

9. Bbrian32 (unregistered)

What kind of battery life can we expect from this phone?

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 15:19

19. lixcab (unregistered)

Apparently, 1500MAh so higher capacity -- 2 days regular use, I suspect.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 01:55

11. archangel9 (Posts: 231; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

I hope ATT get this one but even if it is Tmo,I'll unlock it

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 06:31

13. surethom (Posts: 381; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

BUT does it have a led notification light or is LG wrongly following Samsung & refusing to put a vital piece of hardware on there phones, if NO led notification light then No thanks, I would miss to many Vital calls without one.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 09:39

14. pecemaloto (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

led notification is a very good thing, but leaving it out aint that of a prob for me.. Will buy 1 when it comes out in my country.. +since i own several smartfones, and mostly use my bb-9700 as primary business fone, hopes r runnin high for me for jumpin on android cause i havent had an andro device 1.5 years(probably2 untill this thing is bought) so a bit tired of my i4 and nokias...

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 01:31

17. rufflesraffles (unregistered)

We wanted to get our hands on an optimus for one of our exclusive raffles campaign at rufflesraffles.com but LG guards these thing with their life told us to wait like everyone else :-/ Hope its worth it. I personally would love to get one I switched over to tmobile for the 4g(awesome by the way I live in moneterrey park and tried to do a dsl report mobile speed test...a 1mb file made the test unstable because the results were too fast) and I would hate it if this phone didn't support 4g, it would be a total waste being that it has an awesome processor and we could be looking at some serious multiplayer gaming apps.

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