LG Optimus 2X review

Will the world's first dual-core smartphone prove to be a powerhouse?

TODO alt text

LG Optimus 2X review: Comparison

Well, it's hard to put the LG Optimus 2X in the same bracket as anything currently on the market when it comes to the internals. The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Atrix will catch up with it, as will the HTC Sensation but it's unique so far.

Samsung galaxy s2

Motorol atrix

However, from a design and software point of view, the Optimus 2X isn't a million miles from lots of phones on the market.

LG's own Optimus One actually isn't the closest around, because the front aesthetic, four-inch screen and touch-sensitive buttons of the Optimus 2X bring to mind the HTC Incredible S more than anything.

htc desire hd

Android fans looking for sharp performance would do well to check out the Google Nexus S or HTC Desire S and the improvements Android 2.3 brings. The Nexus S's, the Samsung Galaxy S, would also be worth checking out, if you can't wait for the next version to arrive.

If it's sheer slickness and speed in the operating system you're after, the iPhone 4 has to be a contender, as do Windows Phone 7 devices, such as the HTC HD7 and the Samsung Omnia 7, which sports a stunning AMOLED screen. LG also has a WP7 device in the shape of the Optimus 7 if it's the brand you're after.

lg optimus 7

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time7.83 Hour
Product ModelOptimus 2x P990
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)139 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height122.4 mm
Width64.2 mm
Depth9.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time400 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameOptimus 2x P990 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberLGP990.AGBRBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG Optimus 2X is the world's first dual-core Smartphone. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo), the latest Smartphone from LG allows users to experience improved performance when browsing the web, downloading applications and multitasking. Packed with the latest features the LG Optimus 2X offers an 8 MP camera with full HD 1080p video playback and recording. Content can be played back using the HDMI interface which shows content on HD TV displays to full HD quality. The LG Optimus 2x will also offer console-like gaming experience brought to life by the NVIDIA graphics dual-core processor and the phone's gyro sensor.