LG Optimus 2X first encounter: How fast is Tegra 2?

1 February 2011
Surely 2011 will be remembered as the year that dual-core CPUs made their smartphone breakthrough. Here we have the LG Optimus 2X pioneer and we are rushing to give you a preview of what dual-core CPU has to offer to you today.

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  • roli

LG Optimus 2X will be recorded in history as the first dual-core phone but I'm afraid the spotlight will be taken by Samsusng GalaxySII, Apple Iphone5 and Motorola Atrix. Possibly LG's own Optimus 3D will match up with the other phones but hmm who knows?

Android is natively multi-core cable, you can see that by looking a the Pi results. As with windows the application has to be programmed to be multi-thread.

The second area is the file system. Most older handsets use YAFF with is single threaded in so far as each write is a file system wide lock. Nexus S with Gingerbread uses EXT4, which I guess will be the same for Honeycomb.

3.0 adds multi-thread support for native apps like the browser and launcher.

The real important question with all Tegra 2 systems is, what is the battery life like. We know that the Tegra 2 can't gate off the second un-used core like, meaning the standby battery drain might be quite bad, as witnessed in the Moto Atrix spec on this very site.

How can it be a design copy? How else are you mean to design a touch screen phone?

They are ALL going to be roughly the same size.

They are ALL going to have a large touch acreen.

Do you see?
sensitiveness of screen in this Lg is weak.They should resign from two core processor on favor of better screen! But marketing is wining again.Now kids have another tool and prove that android is better than symbian! :) LOL

So far what I have bee reading that this is only good if you want a gaming device...I am thinking of upgrading from my HTC Desire to this,but now I am not so sure...I love playing games but it's not my main focus...So is this better then today's powerfull 1GHz devices (Desire HD and Galaxy S)? (not looking at the benchmarking,we know what it can do...)

So far what I have bee reading that this is only good if you want a gaming device...I am thinking of upgrading from my HTC Desire to this,but now I am not so sure...I love playing games but it's not my main focus...So is this better then today's powerfull 1GHz devices (Desire HD and Galaxy S)? (not looking at the benchmarking,we know what it can do...)

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is hardly any different so until 3.0 Honeycomb updates start hitting dual-core smartphones (if at all), those won’t be living up to their full potential."

I guess, even if they release honeycomb next month its still wont be able to utilize the utmost performance of the dual core.
I better wait when android can fully utilize it.
Perhaps there will be much better looking phones by then. This design is kinda boring.
I mean let's face it- most people buy new phones for the performance-specs and design too. Its a package.

The first kind always not perfect.
Wait few month and get a better porduct than this.
Like samsung galaxy s 2.

  • yash

If you're an Android App developer.... Would you program for the TWO dual core platforms? OR the 50 bajillion 1ghz phones?

I think I would rather sell to the mass market. Like the review says, dual core phones is an investment for the future... but i'd rather wait for the next gen dual core when Google's official phone has it!

  • naved

if u have such a smartphone like optimus 2x so i will not look at the battery life.iphne has jus 5 hrs of tlktme 2x has 7 hrs.It is bettrr thn iphne n galaxy s2.

  • Vagabond

Wasn't Nokia E90 first 2 core phone??? Like back in '07???

  • neel

Its a new era dynamic dual core pc...i m loving it....its toooooooooo good......

  • Anonymous

Having dual cpu's is useless if you have a freaking unresponsive screen.

  • AnonD-151

Full review please!!!!!!

  • dragon65

RIBoSoME, 04 Feb 2011Nexus S vs Optimus 2X What should I take? I still don't know :-/take the optimus. it has the better spec and is cheaper (in Europe)
then wait for 12 months and buy the next gen nexus

  • RIBoSoME

Nexus S vs Optimus 2X

What should I take? I still don't know :-/

  • Anonymous

LG Optimus 2X will be recorded in history as the first dual-core phone but I'm afraid the spotlight will be taken by Samsusng GalaxySII, Apple Iphone5 and Motorola Atrix. Possibly LG's own Optimus 3D will match up with the other phones but hmm who knows?

  • sam

dragon65, 03 Feb 2011Battery life will be the most important point there. Does anybo... moreThere is a youtube hands on video.the guy said you need to charge it every night.longer than htc desire but not much.

  • Willucorrect

its ips lcd! screen!

  • Denzo

Phones are getting to technical. I am a current user of iPhone 4 and Desire.. But now we want frame rates etc like my Alienware PC? Too much man. Try make the phones cooler and better looking.

The nokia scirocco, I wish there was new version of tha kind of phone instead of this geek festt..

  • Anonymous

Galaxy S is limited at a 56 fps refresh rate. It will definately come close to the tegra 2 in neocore. There is a benchmark on youtube where the LG does 250fps, Galaxy S 56fps.

  • dragon65

Battery life will be the most important point there.
Does anybody have information on that? Sofar, I have not seen anything useful.

  • gig

Michel, 02 Feb 2011And yet, it still lags when scrolling a web page. I'll stick to ... morethats becasue full adobe flash 10.1 is on, if u turn it off, it will kick you iphone 4's ass.... (it already does accually in many more aspects fanboy)

  • John

Would love to buy it but i have galaxy s and i am in love.

ps. Quadrant standard proves nothing , as long you mobile feels smooth score barely maters as it's easily manipulated by rom,kernel etc.

  • Anonymous

Far from impressive... So far...

  • Michel

And yet, it still lags when scrolling a web page. I'll stick to my always-smooth iPhone 4, thanks.

  • charlesdarwin

Why use a galaxy S for each and every comparison when the clear benchmark so far is nexus one froyo? Just look at your OWN graphs.