LG G2x

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.43 inches
Weight 0.31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Carriers T-Mobile
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.2.2

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Tech Specs

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Alias T-Mobile G2x


Height 4.88 inches
Width 2.48 inches
Thickness 0.43 inches
Weight 0.31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Mono


Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 233
Touchscreen type Capacitive


Carriers T-Mobile
Other carriers T-Mobile
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1700
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA


Manufacturer Nvidia
Brand / family Tegra 2
Model AP20H
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 2


Manufacturer Nvidia
Model ULP GeForce


RAM size 512 MB


Internal size 8 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 1.5 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30


Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.2.2


Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, Micro HDMI


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by N9 (Currently owns)

    The G2x arrived in April as a port of the Optimus 2x for T-Mobile. Hardware wise, it's fantastic. The device has a 4-inch IPS display that is bright and generally legible when looking at it in sunlight. It's about 11mm thick but doesn't feel that hefty. It has a smooth metal rim and a dark matte back. “With Google” is engraved on a strip of stainless steel. The G2x is a premium handset.

    It carries a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8GB internal storage, front/back facing cameras (1.3 and 8MP respectively). All current G2x devices come shipped (or updated) with Gingerbread. Its only downside is of 512MB RAM, which nowadays seems paltry. A Micro HDMI port sits at the top with a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button. At the bottom are 2 speakers and a Mini USB port. The phone is packed with a 1500mAh battery.

    The reception is very clear and so is the loudspeaker. Sound quality works great through the device’s microphones. When recording video or taking/receiving voice calls, it captures sound perfectly. 3G speeds on the device are dependent on the where you are on the network. I’ve managed 4-8Mbps, which is fair for an HSPA-equipped handset.

    Everything that plays out on this device is in the hands of its software, of course. The G2x is MOSTLY stock save for some unremovable T-Mobile tweaks and apps. They remain on the Gingerbread update and use some of RAM you have left. LG’s camera software on 2.2 has been replaced with the stock 2.3 camera. Picture quality is average and features like Panorama are completely gone. However shooting in 720p and above is crisp and stays above 25fps. Bluetooth and DLNA are present, and HDMI mirroring is possible.

    There have been bugs in the device’s software that seem to be present among most G2x devices, such as random reboots, powering off while charging and some GPS troubles. While I only have one of those issues, it’s still frustrating. Being a stock (intended) Android device, scrolling and navigating the UI is quick and smooth. You get no UI overlays whatsoever. Web browsing and Flash animation can be handled easily. There isn’t a single game I’ve tested that runs poorly on this device. While I’ve never connected other HDMI devices to the G2x, I hear it does the job pretty good.

    Battery life is a mixed bag. On average, I can squeeze in about 12 hours on a regular work day. On standby or with minimal use, it was 17. When using the G2x to its limits, I achieved about 7 hours. But considering its small battery, it’s no wonder.

    The G2x a very fine device, but has quickly become overshadowed by newer and much better handsets worth your time. The device is future-proof, well-built and also ICS capable. However it’s not without its software caveats, which LG could work harder to fix.

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    • Battery life 7
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