T-Mobile G2x Review
Still thriving as the world’s number three handset maker, there is no arguing that LG has a big opportunity in capturing the lucrative smartphone market, but they don’t necessarily have that high-end flagship device to contend with the competition. Sure we’ve seen them more recently making some waves globally thanks to the popularity of the LG Optimus One and its army of variants; however, they’re still missing that quality top shelf device that would cement them as a big time player in the Android sector. Fortunately for T-Mobile, they’re bringing aboard LG’s biggest hit overseas and plopping it directly on their lineup. Re-branded as the T-Mobile G2x, which is Tmo’s variant of the popular LG Optimus 2X, this fitting $200 on-contract Android powered device seemingly might be the device that will characterize LG as a prominent player.
- T-Mobile G2x
- microUSB cable
- Wall Charger
- Quick Start Guide
- Terms & Conditions
Thankfully, there isn’t anything too different about the design and style of the G2x over the Optimus 2X – aside for the fact that it’s minutely longer and wider, but more streamlined at 0.40” thick. For some, it might appear as being a little bit unwieldy, which is primarily due to the amount of dead space found below its display, but it’s still nonetheless quite comfortable to hold. In fact, its soft touch back cover not only provides plenty of grip, but it keeps the device looking pristine and new as it handles in easily repelling dirt and debris from sticking on. In addition, the metallic strip with its “with Google” branding in the rear gives the handset a little bit of character. And even though it doesn’t embody something that has a memorable design, it sticks to keeping things simple and clean – which is supplemented by its solid construction.
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Capturing our attention right away, the 4” WVGA (480 x 800) LCD display of the G2x is undoubtedly crisp and beautiful to say the least. There’s plenty of detail, and at the same time, we like its natural looking color production. Furthermore, its great viewing angles and blinding luminance only supplement its luster in being visible under the presence of the gazing sun.
Although the amount of space found below the display contributes to its larger size, it helps to reduce any accidental presses with any of its customary capacitive Android buttons because they’re spaced away from the bottom edge.
Looking at the left edge, we find it completely clean and free of buttons, but the right side of the G2x houses its separated volume up and down buttons – which are gladly distinguishable and responsive to the touch.
Appropriately located on the top edge of the phone, we find its 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated power button that’s positioned at a convenient spot towards the edge – plus, it has a solid tactile feel when pressed. Moreover, the handset’s microHDMI port is safely hidden behind a removable plastic flap.
Oppositely, the microphone, speaker, and microUSB port are all placed in succession on the bottom portion of the handset.
Smacked dead center where you notice its subtle bump in the rear, you’ll find its higher than normal 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash fixed on that location. Finally, removing its plastic rear cover is accomplished by yanking it off from the bottom edge – which then gives you access to its 1,500 mAh battery, spring activated microSD card slot, and SIM card slot.