RIP: T-Mobile G2x; was T-Mobile's first dual-core phone

RIP: T-Mobile G2x; was T-Mobile's first dual-core phone
A screenshot of T-Mobile's recently discontinued items obtained by TmoNews, shows that the T-Mobile G2x was declared EOL on January 6th. Now many phones pass away with nary any notice. But the T-Mobile G2x was special as the device was the first dual-core powered smartphone for the carrier, while its overseas variant was the first dual-core model on the planet. That is not to say that the T-Mobile G2x led an untroubled life. Numerous times the phone was recalled and unavailable for purchase.

When the T-Mobile G2x  first launched, sales took off forcing the carrier to raise the price by $50 to keep demand and supply in balance. YouTube videos showing the browser on the overseas version of the phone, the LG Optimus 2X (then code named the LG Star), rendering web sites faster than the Apple iPhone had helped fuel the fire for the device.

The T-Mobile G2x soon suffered from multiple problems and the model was pulled from T-Mobile's shelves. The carrier stopped offering warranty replacements for units overwhelmed by bugs and T-Mobile suggested that those with a non-working phone replace it with the myTouch 4G. As planned, after the T-Mobile G2x received its update to Android 2.3, it was once again offered by T-Mobile, priced at zero with a signed two-year contract. But it never would regain the level of popularity that it once had thanks to other dual-core models that were coming to market.

And now, the device has passed on. Still, we will always remember the smartphone that brought dual-core processing to the nation's fourth largest carrier.

source: TmoNews

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  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.83h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Phonearena, this article has a big error. The first dual-core phone in the United States was the Motorola ATRIX 4G on AT&T. It came out in February vs April for the G2X. Please fix as the whole story seems to be centered around this important fact. Thanks!

4. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Thank you for fixing it, my friends...

5. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I know. I read this earlier and i swear, i was like no? The Atrix was first. But then i didnt comment cause i was afraid people were going to thumbs down, and prove me wrong or something

6. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

bro read before u post they its it was the first dual core phone the carrier itself! phonearena has it rite

9. enjoi45

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

it says first duel core on t-mobile.. was it different before?

10. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

it was definitely different before

13. Anti-Fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

They changed it. it said first dual core in the country before

2. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

8.5 for a buggy phone out less than a year in the market. Whatever. Tmo better replace this with the HD8!

3. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

the review unit was probably ok, also it wasn't there for the review for months, so the typical flaws just couldn't show up...

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Not good for LG.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

once they gave it gingerbread all the problems went away. then you had a nearly flawless 100% stock android phone. it was actually quite nice but the time between the bugs and its gingerbread update was big enough that it killed its reputation.

8. lojose

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

What should I do with my lg2x

11. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

return it and get the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, if theyt won't take it back throw it away and get the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

12. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I just got my G2X too. I got it for free, but I will DEFINITELY trade it in for the Blaze

14. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I have a g2x with absolutely zero problem. I will keep this phone until it dies.. or when quad-core comes out. No phones out there really amaze me for now

17. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

My friend has this phone too and he had a few issues with pre Android 2.3 builds, but when his got the update he has been pretty happy ever since. At the time it was one of the best all around phones on the market, and he swears by it still to this day.

15. thelegend6657 unregistered

Why ? It comes with stock android and it runs just fine ?

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