The LG G2x Android smartphone for T-Mobile uses NVIDIA's dual core Tegra2 processor on a 4" touch screen with 4G connectivity and dual cameras. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the $250 smartphone for its Gadget Pr0n rating.
What You Need to Know
The latest batch of Android phones have super-sized screens, but this one isn't quite that big at about 4.”
We still think smaller is better when it comes to smart phones, so we like the size.
It's noticeably bigger and thicker than the iPhone.
It feels solid and is one of the nicer looking Android phones we've seen.
The phone doesn’t come pre-loaded with extra software and widgets.
It's running stock Android 2.2, which means no widgets, no crappy, uninstallable NASCAR app and no 2 GB Avatar movies to get in your way.
The interface is fluid and responsive, and gets out of your way so you can get things done.
It also has the new dual core Tegra 2 processor.
We gave the G2x a workout with 3D games like Need for Speed and Cordy and for the first time in our tests, we didn't see a single skip, stutter, or dropped frame while playing Cordy.
The Tegra 2 processor handles Flash well, too.
Most videos played with little or no lag and the browser remains responsive while Flash loads and plays.
The G2x has full HDMI out. You can play back 1080p videos on your 62” plasma and it'll look as good as a Blu-ray player.
It also has DLNA support, so you can stream HD videos to compatible devices like a PS3 or a media center.
We recorded some questionable videos at full 1080p and they came out looking as good as most handheld video cameras.
The rear facing camera is 8 megapixels and our pictures came out better than average.
Images were sharp with low noise. In daylight, colors were a little washed out.
There's also a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat.
This phone also runs on T-Mobile's 4G network and is completely free if you are a new customer and sign up for a two year plan.