LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

7 February 2011
Begun the dual-core revolution has. And there’s no scouting time – the offensive starts with the big guns. The LG Optimus 2X is not just counting on the fancy Tegra 2 name to generate the sales – it is a powerful smartphone through and through...

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  • CD S

A weird stuff from LG, Optimus 2X was a DUAL CORE with nice hard ware spec but its video player doesn't play MKV format! While Optimus Black only SINGLE CORE with much much lower hardware specs can play 720P MKV smoothly ... why LG!?

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  • 2012-08-27 18:05
  • IV5j
  • archicorn27

> In reply to Grey @ 2011-11-29 10:10 from 4rVZ - click to readSpot on dude...! dats wat I've been thinking

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  • 2012-01-27 14:41
  • 2@Y9
  • th3D

Why is it that gsmarena always have to pretend AMOLED is an advantage? In the Final Words here also they present samsung as alternatives because of AMOLED. The IPS lcd of Optimus 2X is an advantage, and AMOLED is a disadvantage. Except for battery life IPS is better in all ways. I hate teh visible grid of amoled and that the samsungs amoled screens has a strong blue tint, and that they get even more blue when viewed from an angle.

If you buy an Optimus 2X then consider the display an advantage over other phones. Clear, no visible matrix, superior natural color reproduction, long life. Im currently using a NOkia N9 for my main phone and the AMOLED is the only thing i would want to change about it. IPS or SLCD.

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  • 2012-01-21 12:21
  • m7Ew
  • Ravi

Does this phone have 5.1 Channel Audio Output like the samsung galaxy ones?

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  • 2011-12-02 19:38
  • YMkA
  • Grey

I think it is high time that GSMARENA people updated their review with the gingerbread running optimus 2x...froyo cud never justify the prowess of optimus...

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  • 2011-11-29 10:10
  • 4rVZ
  • JonBjSig

Some of these "disadvantages" aren't really a problem
The audio quality being average is neither an advantage nor a disadvantage, it's just average
The screen not being as impressive as on the iPhone is also not a disadvantage, the screen is still very impressive, an advantage over many other phones, you wouldn't say that the 1Ghz dual core processor is a disadvantage because it's slower than the factory-overclocked 1.2Ghz dual core of the Galaxy SII.
Finally, not having Gingerbread from launch is just a slight inconvenience, it now has Gingerbread and LG has confirmed that it's working on releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for it.

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  • 2011-11-16 00:13
  • pr9Q
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-11 00:30 from PSYC - click to readyeeess ! Now it does ! hahahahahah

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  • 2011-10-17 05:22
  • L4E{
  • Anonymous

The phones software is extremely bad.
I have a HTC Desire HD loaded with a pre-release official Sense 3.0 ROM installed.
It's super super smooth when on home screen and leap view, there is no lag whatsoever.
A friend has the 2X and I used it for a while and it was horrible, lag everywhere and terrible.
The CPU is nice and powerful but the software is HORRIBLE.
The HTC has a half as much power and it's better.
I'd really suggest going with a Samsung or HTC phone instead of this.

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  • 2011-09-22 14:59
  • pu0t
  • damner o0o

> In reply to dorababu @ 2011-06-29 08:23 from U2iT - click to readhey dude..the optimus 2x isn't very bad ?..i thk to buy it because had nvidia dual core tegra processor chipset..its awesome compare with galaxy s 2..for the gaming..overall is ok ?..the graphic can be run smoothly ?..beside the speed can be fast than the galaxy s 2 ?..i am wondering about this man..hope u can fully explain to me..=)

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  • 2011-07-14 08:37
  • R5h2
  • helios

i had bought this phone but wen i inserted sim card it used to get excessively heated wen charged n wen someone used to call me there was no response by d phone. so i exchanged it but d new phone too had similar prob, but den i deleted my sim contacts n from that point its just a gr8 phone, its very fast compared to iphone 3gs very good dislay n sound quality is also fine. speaker is not very loud but audible. battery is an issue for heavy users but for normal use(2 hour gamimg, 1 hour net n other stuff) also u will hav to recharge it every day, other all is fine n by d way all d smartphones hav 1 prob or another, no phone is perfect considering the price

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  • 2011-07-05 16:35
  • P$bZ
  • Annonymous

> In reply to dorababu @ 2011-06-29 08:23 from U2iT - click to readIf what u said is true, why u still buy it?

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  • 2011-07-05 05:31
  • tVtN
  • dorababu

Guys.. a lot of us bought this phone- really a lot of us.
Issues:
1. Software is totally FUBAR'ed (F@#$#$ up beyond all recognition)
2. Keep the phone aside for 30 miniutes+ after browsing anything on phone, you will NOT RECEIVE ANY MORE CALLS- you will not even know that
3. Battery charging software is totally bad- VERY VERY BAD. It will not charge even if you keep the phone to charge over night. sometimes, after full charging, the phone shuts down.
4. Power button does not work all the time.
5. Screen gets stuck (but this is a minor issue) compared to point#1
6. while typing message, many times, the first charter that has to be typed - has to be typed multiple times before it appears on the screen..

BAD- BAD -BAD- I bloody have to shell down 27000 for this which does not even have the basic things going.. If I wanted to play games, I would have gone for Xbox- why the hell should I pay for this Piece of SHI@!

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  • 2011-06-29 08:23
  • U2iT
  • rajkiran

> In reply to Shinjan @ 2011-05-08 07:16 from utg9 - click to read Hi
My opinion is not to buy bcz same as optimusone . But only advantage is dual core. that's it;

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  • 2011-06-18 20:01
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  • rajkiran

> In reply to Shinjan @ 2011-05-08 07:16 from utg9 - click to read Hi
My opinion is not to buy bcz same as optimusone . But only advantage is dual core. that's it;

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  • 2011-06-17 20:31
  • YQCd
  • prince87

Can anyone comment on music quality of Optimus 2X ? Gsmarena say its only average. By the time LG releases android 2.3 gingerbread, Google will be ready with Android 2.4 Icecream Sandwich release. Will LG optimus 2x get that update ?

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  • 2011-06-01 07:33
  • 2AjV
  • poli

Is it optimus 2x can use usb otg n read the USB flash drive?

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  • 2011-05-20 03:12
  • KipB
  • Shinjan

how is the headphone sound quality of optimus 2x

m plannin to buy it

is sennheiser headphones a default kit??

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  • 2011-05-08 07:16
  • utg9
  • codyoschman

i wonder if nvidia will release updates to improve thier tegra 2 CPU and ULP GPUs.samurai 2 vengence THD is so awsum on optimus 2X

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  • 2011-05-03 16:06
  • fXgB
  • bast mobile in LG 2x

LG optimus 2X Dual-Core it is a powerful smartpone Tegra 2 good love dis Pone?

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  • 2011-04-15 15:21
  • vGvP
  • ep

I've got the 2x for a couple of days now and I'm quite happy with it.
Screen is big, colorful with a lot of contrast. Design is quite plain, but at least it's not as iphonesque as the galaxy s for ex. Menus are snappy, no lag here, and no "under" sensitive touchscreen problem as mentionned is some reviews. Everything's smooth and fast. Sound (with sennheiser BT headphone) is very good.
Camera's ok at least if you take it for what it is.

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  • 2011-04-08 11:26
  • S7rS