You might call it the Optimus 2X or the G2X, in any case, this is the phone that started the dual-core craze in smartphones, just with a ton of improvements. Originally released as the Optimus 2X at the end of 2010 then released as T-Mobile’s G2X in April of 2011, this 0.43-inch thin smartphone still contains its lavish Tegra-2 GPU and did away with LG’s original UI for the better-looking Froyo one (also upgradable to Gingerbread). For the hardware itself, not much has changed, aside from the T-Mobile logo instead of LG. It still comes with the 4-inch 800 x 480 WVGA IPS panel. Then we come to the software part where everything happens. As mentioned, gone are the UI “enhancements” that LG placed. All in all, the new software bundle made a dramatic difference between the original and the derivative unit.
- General: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 , HSDPA 1700 / 2100
- Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
- Dimensions: 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.2 mm, 141.8 g
- Display: 4″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (800 x 480 pixels) resolution
- CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
- GPU: ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
- RAM: 512MB
- OS: Android OS v2.2; (upgradable to Gingerbread)
- Memory: 8GB storage; expandable to 32GB via microSD slot
- Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash; Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization, 720p video recording @ 30fps / 1080p recording @ 24fps
- Connectivity: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, Wi-Fi ab/g/n; Wi-Fi hotspot functionality; DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI port
- Misc: T-Mobile TV, NVIDIA Tegra Zone , DivX/XviD codec support, multi-touch input, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor
Check out T-Mobile G2X listings.