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LG G2x Android Phone Review

Posted: July 27, 2011
LG G2x Android Phone Review
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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.

Price

  • 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.

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed

  • suryu

    well ppl want big stuff cause they got small stuff ig candice small breasts lamo jk

    Posted: August 13, 2011 5:35 PM
    suryu
  • SnowsongWolf

    Android 2.2 seems a bit odd to me as my Nexus S 4G shipped with 2.3. But I can't fault the performance.

    Posted: July 30, 2011 2:35 PM
    SnowsongWolf
  • smllycat

    i went to the tmobile website, and this phone is not for free- currently it is $150 after rebates.

    Posted: July 30, 2011 12:05 PM
    smllycat
  • greenflash1

    looks pretty darn cool to me

    Posted: July 29, 2011 12:47 PM
  • Dr.Malware

    yes i really do hate g4s website, they have a great iphone app but the website blows on the ipad im wanting a ipad app cant be that hard since they already have an iphone one

    Posted: July 28, 2011 11:51 PM
    Dr.Malware
  • Onikinou

    yes, the g4 website is ridiculously sucky

    Posted: July 28, 2011 9:10 PM
    Onikinou
  • ThatGuy559

    I loved mine too at one point. now its a love/hate kind of relationship. Kevin makes good points about all the phones features and whatnot. but there is a major flaw somewhere in the phone that makes it freez and reboot quite offten. T-Mobile Reps. say there will be a "fix" for it this summer. but seeing how it is already going to be august, as per usual, they are taking longer than stated. Hopefully this "fix" happens soon, as i do love the phone,( when its not rebooting or freezing.)

    Posted: July 28, 2011 12:09 PM
  • ThatGuy559

    I loved mine too at one point. now its a love/hate kind of relationship. Kevin makes good points about all the phones features and whatnot. but there is a major flaw somewhere in the phone that makes it freez and reboot quite offten. T-Mobile Reps. say there will be a "fix" for it this summer. but seeing how it is already going to be august, as per usual, they are taking longer than stated. Hopefully this "fix" happens soon, as i do love the phone,( when its not rebooting or freezing.)

    Posted: July 28, 2011 12:08 PM
  • ThatGuy559

    and sorry about my horrible spelling. sticky buttons. lol

    Posted: July 28, 2011 12:04 PM
  • ThatGuy559

    i loved mine too when i first got it. now its love hate. all the point made on gadget pron are true. But the issue with many g2x users is the constant freezing and rebooting. now they say a fix is supposed to be here this summer. its already going to be august and still no sign of this "fix". i hope it does come and soon. that would make me love my phone again.

    Posted: July 28, 2011 12:00 PM
  • brenex29

    I absolutely love mine!

    Posted: July 28, 2011 11:12 AM
    brenex29
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