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LG Optimus 2X review

Summary

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Pros
  • The best smartphone hardware yetCamera picks up great amount of detailHigh quality LCD screen plus HDMI mirroring
Cons
  • Sluggish UIBuggy softwareDual-core CPU doesn't add much value (yet!)
LG Optimus 2X review

The world cried out for a dual-core smartphone and LG and NVIDIA answered the call. Actually, the world only ever dreamt about multicore mobile architectures up until late last year, but sometimes that's all it takes to get those zany engineers engineering. So here we are, in early February 2011, beholding the world's first smartphone built around a dual-core processor, the Optimus 2X. This is a landmark handset in more ways than one, however, as its presence on the market signals LG's first sincere foray into the Android high end. Although the company delivered two thoroughly competent devices for the platform with the Optimus S and T in 2010, they were the very definition of mid-range smartphones and the truth is that Samsung, HTC and Motorola were left to fight among themselves for the most demanding Android users' hard-earned rubles. So now that LG's joined their ranks, was the wait worth it?

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery life
8.0
Camera
7.3
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Optimus

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Optimus

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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