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LG Optimus 2X

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90
lashasar
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
fmanias
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
EmeryLee
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Average user Score
 
90
lashasar
12.13.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
fmanias
03.23.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
EmeryLee
09.28.12
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
60
sajs
09.09.12
Good overall phone but is very annoying that i has not yet received the Update for ICS let alone Jelly bean
 
80
spennydix
06.21.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
ltessier
05.09.12
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
ZDroid
04.10.12
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
stefan2305
03.04.12
The LG G2x was the first Tegra 2 smartphone publicly released. With that said, it showed off its power quite often when matched up against in benchmarks. With that said, I believe that the G2x is a fantastic phone with some of the drawbacks mainly left in the development and support side of the product, and also the battery and lack of plentiful accessories.The screen is gorgeous though not necessarily the best in the market. Gaming on the phone is as good as it gets due to its dual-core processor overclockable up to roughly 1.5Ghz.The design of the phone is really nice because it features cascading glass on the left and right sides of the device and that feels exceptionally good when swiping across the screen. The back plate also has a unique design with its soft grip and aluminum panel that runs down the middle of the device. The phone feels very durable and has some weight to it that makes it feel like its not just some cheap plastic. The camera is truly fantastic as the 8 megapixels that are made available to you captures beautiful photography and videos at 1080p. The camera however has a relatively slow capture rate so don't expect to be taking burst fire shots with it.The battery could definitely be better but isn't the worst out there either. It'll run you through a good 7-10 hours of heavy use (not if you include phone calls) on a single charge.My biggest gripe with the G2x is its lack of support by LG. Recently, the G2x has received its End-of-Life notification even though it's still among the more powerful devices on the market. The first release of Ice Cream Sandwich for the phone will be its last update (and to even get that took massive amounts of attack on LG from G2x owners).ROM Development for the phone is very active and very efficient. Developers behind the ROMs are very good at what they do. Though in recent times developers have hit a wall with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich for other devices because LG and NVidia refuse to deliver drivers and open source software. All in all, this device is truly a great device though don't expect to get much support for it unless you'll be relying on custom ROMs.
 
90
Williamy777
02.09.12
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
30
Bman31
12.24.11
This phone is slick fast, but software is a major deal-breaker. It experiences random reboots, an unresponsive touchscreen, applications not installing properly, and the lock screen takes some time to come up. Look elsewhere for a phone and save yourself the trouble.

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