T-Mobile G2x User Reviews
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Great at first, slows after years of ownership
xxch3yxx has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The phone overall is very nice. The camera is quick, things move nice and quickly with little lag. Though after owning this phone for over a year, I noticed quite a few issues. I found lots of freezing, restarting, force closing, keyboard failing to type, etc. I don't like the look of the back cover but a phone case easily solves that issue. Overall, this was a great phone to have.
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balkazar666 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Everything about this phone is great other than the battery and camera.
This camera is terrible compared to other high-end smartphones. The battery is terrible when running stock android. If it is used with anything other than android stock it definitely has a longer battery life.
This phone is a beast. Buy it!!
cello has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
If you know how to follow basic instructions and root it, this phone is simply unbeatable at current price. Buy it! When you factor in the price, I give it a ten for the value.
I installed CM7, reception is greatly enhanced. Reliable and fast.
Very good phone
BiafraRepublic has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Took this with me to Simple Mobile from T-Mobile. That should be proof enough of how much I love this phone...
It's a beautiful device, well-made, with a great display, What more can one ask for?????
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androidisbest has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
i got this phone about 2 months ago. i love how the phone has vanilla or stock android, which really makes the phone fast.
The build quality on the phone is beautiful. The soft touch coating on the back gives it a good feel, and the aluminium strip gives a nice accent. The phone is very thin, therefore easy to hold in hand when playing games, texting etc.
Reception was very good overall. I got t-mobile's 4g just about everywhere i went, and even when running on 2g, speeds were still pretty fast.
Internet is a great experience on this phone, esp. because of the dual core processor. Pinch to zoom is seamless, while loading pages is as well. in my house i was able to get 10 mbps on 4g, and 20 on wifi, which is amazing for a phone.
Multimedia is great on this phone, from the music player to the picture gallery, everything works smooth and efficiently. one thing i really like about the phones multimedia is the hdmi port, which makes it easy to share media. also, 8 gb memory built in is very good.
I was utterly impressed with the camera quality on this phone. the 8 mp images look very sharp and colors are very natural. the 1080p recording is good quality as well.
The ui speed is marvelous! The stock android experienced in infinitely faster than any other phone with a ui overlay. From switching homescreens, to running apps, everything is smooth and functional.
Text input is good. out of the box you get the stock android keyboard and swype. both are very functional.
I wish they woulda had gingerbread from the start so i wouldnt sell it
tnhphone has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Well the phone was definitely an improvement hardware wise, except from the s.lcd screen, i wish they wouldve put amoled on it, but other than that was great.
But what really crack me up was the fact that it was still on froyo in 2011, it sucks when this high end phones come out with lower OS versions than ur old phone.
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More than meets the eye.
hlin3 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
First off, any user with a 4G able phone should always have an extra battery/charger on them. Secondly, 4G coverage is spotty in certain areas no matter what phone you have due to your carriers' coverage area (check with your provider). Now let's review the G2x. I was on my trial period with T-Mobile and I initially picked the Samsung Galaxy S 4G phone due to its slick appearance and light weight. I wasn't exactly amazed by it and the phone kept crashing (didn't unlock it) brought it back within the trial period to exchange for the G2x. At first, I thought the phone itself was pretty heavy but sturdy. Despite its heaviness, it takes nothing away from the phone. This phone is meant for heavy usage due to its processor make up of NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processors. The phone never feels slow or laggy though when loading pages and trying to multi a multitask, you'll feel a little drag here and there but it can be forgiven because of its robust camera. Stills in 8 MP looks fabulous, videos in 1080p, what?! It's crazy. I knew this was a keeper. Can't wait for the gingerbread update.
kidnextdoor has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
What more can you ask for? blazing speed, awesome gaming, front facing camera, 8megapixels with LED flash, and a big sensitive touch screen all in your hands. just great i am more then satisfied with this phone im only 13 years old and having a very professional phone.(:
THE G2X IS THE BEST MUST GET PHONE!
hahahano has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
THIS PHONE IS GREAT ITS A MUST GET PHONE MUST GET!!!!! ITS SO FAST NO SLOWDOWNS MY FAVORITE ANDROID PHONE OUT THERE I LOVE IT!!!!
Amazing just amazing!
fixit606 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had this phone for a week now and all i can say is its just mind shocking! I never had a device so blazing fast and responsive. No problems at all. The g2 is also amazing to and the g2x is just like it but with better camera and gaming but also it doesnt have a keyboard but the touchscreen keyboard is very accurate. I use the internet for school and i always get what i need(: I will be happy to have this for a long time
Im a developer, and this is my advice to you!
iMarcus has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This phone is one of the best, android is also the most bought handheld phones.
My advice to you is that to make this phone perform at its best you treat it right, eg, you have problems with texting speeds ? enable multitouch keyboard and disable the auto correct feature as i only have auto capitalization selected.
Also in regards to gingerbread, i am with developers of the Android Open Source Project and to compile the ROM for everyone to use in different phones is hard... It will be released in a bulk. Alot of phone models all at once rather than just one a t a time.
PS, Gingerbread is by far the least issue the way some of you use your phones. It comes up to scratch the average dual core computers and some of those dont have wireless N and 1080P Full HD playback + recording.
Make the most of your phone.
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love it, only 1 complaint
sheldon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Hands down the best android phone I have ever used. Its fast seemless and vanilla android which I like. Everyday use I noticed no lag whatsoever. The only lag I ever really experienced is when I try to use the phone when I first turn it on and its still loading things while I try to use it. Or when I just finished downloading five apps in fifteen seconds (because that's how fast it is) and trying to access other apps or the notifications bar. And honestly I think all these phones are different, bc the battery life is subpar, speed in browsing, UI interface, and downloads are unrivaled and the design is sweet. The only problems I can think of were battery life and signal strength everything else was a plus. And when this phone gets gingerbread all the doubter's problems will be solved.
Great hardware, but horrible software and tech problems kill this phone
Timothy Leery has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Interface is fairly quick and handles multitasking well, also very good for gaming. The device itself is very thin and sleek with strong glass face. The camera stills and 1080p video looks great, but the software running it is slow and cumbersome. Signal reception is kinda poor, but WiFi calling saves call quality and dropped calls. GPS reception is especially terrible, however, and the phone will often take 5-10 minutes just to find you when using the navigation. Internet browsing is horrible mostly because of regular crashing and freezing while using either Firefox or the default browser, this requires removing the back case and battery to fix and is very annoying. Text input is buggy and unresponsive. For some reason T-Mobile and LG have been lazy bringing Gingerbread update to this, only saying "soon" for the past 3 months. This is supposed to be their top of the line, and yet it doesn't even have Gingerbread available yet. My biggest complaint however is the overall buggy behavior of this phone, like caused by the massive amount of bloatware T-Mobile saddled this with. Not only does it auto run in the background every time you start the phone, it's also impossible to remove and completely unnecessary since it tries to handle functions already performed by Android's default OS. This is likely why GPS and other basic functions like signal reception are so under-performing. Needs major software updates before I'd recommend this, and no word on when those arrive.
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Julio has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The phone is great. 8MPG camera and 1.3MPG front facing camera. 4G coverage is excellent. Super fast performance, High quaility videos and games. Battery life is great compared to the Samsung Galaxy S which I had for about a year.. Going from that to this new phone.. I'm in love.
Eh, it's okay.
Dylon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
For a dual core phone, it's quite slow. I live in a 4G area, and when I say slow, I don't mean web browsing, or downloading apps. I mean interface, texting and sometimes even making a call. It wouldn't follow up on my texts, it'd lag behind. The auto correction was completely horrible, it'd always say "yoyah" for "hey". How do you even get that?
The battery life for me wasn't that bad, I'd be at 40% battery left by the end of the day, and i'm a heavy heavy user (Texting, Internet, Downloading/Playing apps, etc.)
Overall, I text more then anything. And a phone that can't keep up with me while i'm texting, just isn't me. Best texting phone still is iPhone 4 or BlackBerry.
The camera, is quite horrible for a 8MP. I was expecting amazing shots. It barley glimpsed an image.
It's an OK phone, just needs some updates. I was running Gingerbread 2.3.3 update as well.
It's all personal preference though.
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Dirtyjoel has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've owned it for just over a month.
- web browsing. Flash rocks, and it's really fast.
- 4g. In Dallas they just put up the faster 4g connection and it's crazy fast. haven't done a speed test but apps download faster than they do on wifi at home.
- cameras. Video chat works (qik works, others not so much) and is fluid. vtok and yahoo video chat don't pick up the forward facing camera.
- keyboard is easy to type on. I went from a blackberry to this, and the bberry is archaic in comparison.
- battery life. Car charger, bedroom charger, bathroom charger (yeah, i go there with it.. sick huh?) and living room charger. all get used.
- speakers. The speakers are on the 'bottom' of the phone and games/movies can be sorta lame that way. no "surround sound-esque" features. They are kinda quiet, imo, when using it as a media player (headphones are highly suggested)
The screen quality is really nice, the screen capture feature is amazing. I live in a 2g area, and the call quality is still great. data in 2g leaves much to be desired, honestly. thus the wifi at home.
I've experienced soem 'lag' in the OS, but I'm downloading a fair bit of stuff to it and playing games/txting when it occurs... doesn't usually happen.
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my first smart phone!
ferrarifann has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
after 24 days of use i have found that overall i give this a 8.5/10.
Pros: my first smartphone so the change is a welcome move =P SO.... i love the flash and internet browsing. ive used firefox on here but i seem to prefer the stock browser but nonetheless the browsing is great!. i like the screen and its brightness and love everything about android. the call quality is fine but then again i text much much more. in one month i only used like 60 minutes so call quality isnt a big concern but the times ive used it its perfectly fine. people say i sound fine on the other end. i love the cameras and like the swipe. i also like how thin it is..reception and signal is fine for where im at the most, Montebello, Whittier, LA, Pasadena, Long Beach, disneyland and hell although i didnt get 4G all the way from LA to Vegas i had almost full bars along the way enough to make a call or text.
cons: i tool it to las vegas and even with GSM/WCDMA on it fluctuated from 2-4G but im not THAT heavy of a user of browsing. i experienced very low volume whilst inside the casinos in vegas during calls. very very low.. outside it was fine, inside it sucked.
so to wrap my cons up, vibration and ring is low but bearable for me (but theres an app for that, thats perfect! Optimus 2X Touch LED) , and the battery is average. but keep an extra if you browse A LOT. it makes a day for me but those heavy users should consider an extra battery or charger.
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More of a Computer, less of a phone
J. Moriguchi has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I bought the LG G2x phone after reading reviews from multiple sites and reading the specs like everyone else and was floored by the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach.So, I am somewhat surprised to not see any reveiws that criticize the comms (communication features) of this phone.
But after spending about 3 weeks with it (my wife also got one after having a Samsung Eternity which had good reliability but poor UI), I became somewhat disenchanted. The G2x performs like a champ, it is a great phone for multimedia. It is super fast (measuring 1.7Mbps over 4G on speedtest.net/ 5.5mbps over WiFi at home in Sacramento area). And the screen looks great. And it has so many bells and whistles. But the Comms on this phone leave something to be desired.
If you want your phone to be reliable and want Android, you may want to go for something like the G1 or Samsung Galaxy S 4g w/ T-Mobile or go to one of the other networks for a good 4G phone. But if you want blazing fast computer-like performance on a phone, this is it!
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