I’m going to be honest and say up front that I haven’t always been an LG fan. I hear the brand name and I am reminded of phones such as the LG Dare or the Rumor, which never packed enough power for me. LG sure has changed my mind this year and now I’m excited and really look forward for their future phones to come. I’m very happy and actually quite jealous for those of you that are able to purchase the G2x through T-Mobile. The combination of T-Mobile’s largest 4G network and the G2x’s Tegra 2 processor is really an AndroidGal’s dream.
As I mentioned above, this LG first is equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1GHz Dual-Core processor. Out of the box, the G2x runs Android 2.2, however there is an update that will get you to Gingerbread (2.3) Speaking of Android 2.3, CynogenMod is supporting this device. So if you are a tech savvy rooted AndroidGal, you will definitely benefit from some CM7 love on the G2x!
One of my most used features on any phone is the camera, and LG has done a great job with the G2x. With 8 megapixels, autofocus, and an LED flash, I’m guaranteed never to miss a great shot! In a related note something that I think is a must on all new phones is the front facing camera. Video chat is growing and soon enough it will be the standard in calling. is phone of course has a 1.3 front facing camera for those video chats. I also tend to use the front facing camera quite often as a “mirror”, it’s a pretty convenient way to check on your make-up.
Here is a picture I snapped with the rear camera, as well as the official specifications of the LG G2x.
Size and Weight
- Height: 4.88 inches (123.9 mm)
- Width: 2.48 inches (63 mm)
- Depth: 0.43 inches (10.9 mm)
- Weight: 5 ounces (142 grams)
Processor and OS
- NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 AP20H dual-core processor (2X 1 GHz)
- Google Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) preinstalled (upgradable to Android 2.3)
- 8 GB of internal memory (ROM)
- 32 GB of expandable memory with MicroSD card slot
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4-inch (diagonal) wide screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass capacitive touch screen
- 800-by-400-pixel resolution
- DLNA® compatibility with HDMI micro out
Camera Photos and Video
- 1080p HD video capture and sharing
- 720p video recording at 30fps
- 8-megapixel still camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- LED flash and auto focus
- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 certified
- 4G capable: Browse the web, download content, and stream media faster on T-Mobile’s 4G network.
- Band/frequency: Quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Dual band UMTS (1700/2100 MHZ Bands 1 & 4)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR + A2DP stereo
Internally this device comes equipped with 8GB of memory, but the phone supports up to a 32GB microSD card. However, I was sad to see that there wasn’t one included with the phone. It does, however, have a mini-HDMI port covered by a a little hatch, which I love. I hate it when phones have all the ports wide open! I’m always scared something in my purse is going to damage them. The mini HDMI port is a great feature and allows you to stream your device in HD quality to your own TV. Who needs a DVD player anymore when you have these kind of options!
Everything I did with this device ran flawlessly, and of course very quickly. Opening applications was such a fast process and was just a great experience. While launching Google maps, there was no hesitation, the GPS locked and I was immediately shown my location. It never failed, the phone had like super quick ninja speeds. I really couldn’t believe how fast it processed my actions. It seemed like it could tell what I wanted to do before I initiated it. That or the dual core Tegra 2 processor was doing a great job.
Now some people have been complaining about the battery life on the G2x. The way I look at it, you are using a 4 inch screen at lightning speeds with a dual core processor. Of course battery life isn’t going to be as great as that old flip phone we had 5 years ago. With being one of the first with newest technology, there comes a price. Sadly our price as Android power users is battery life. I unfortunately do not have T-mobile and only used this device via Wi-Fi. So for me, the battery life actually wasn’t that bad. It lasted a few days before it needed to be charged. Granted it wasn’t constantly searching for a carriers signal and I wasn’t making or receiving calls. Although I normally do try and take advantage of Wi-Fi every chance I get, since it does have such a positive effect on your battery life. Also, T-Mobile has recently announced FREE Wi-Fi calling, so G2x users should definitely take advantage of that!
I currently own an HTC EVO through Sprint, but this G2x has made me a tad jealous of T-mobile customers. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had the option, I would have had this phone the day it came out. It has everything I could currently want in my next Android device and I really can’t think of anything it’s is missing! You can pick one of these up at T-mobile on a 2 year agreement with a qualifying data plan for $199 (after a $50 mail in rebate).
Are you one of the lucky gals who owns one of these amazingly fast G2x’s? If so, tell me your favorite aspect of it so I can keep being jealous!! If you do not currently own one, check out this video. We posted it before when we touched base on the release date for the G2x. The LG Girl always shows off LG’s nicest devices so here it is again!