LG Optimus 2X launched in India – Specs & Review

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World’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer company, LG comes in the Indian market with the launch of new mobile phone, Optimus 2X. It launched world’s first dual core Android phone Optimus 2X mobile phone in India on 5th April, 2011. The selling of LG Optimus 2X will be started very soon with the price tag of Rs. 30000. The latest LG mobile runs on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and ARM Cortex A9 1GHz dual-core processor.

LG Optimus 2X launched in India - Specs & Review

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It is available with 4-inch touch screen display which gives 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It has sufficient to watch the video you made in 1080p. One can experience internet browsing facility like social networking integration, Google search, YouTube, GTalk, Gmail, etc. It is easily connected wirelessly with any Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) well-matched digital device like HD TVs. Some standard features including downloadable Games, Music Player and stretchable memory capacity up to 32GB via Micro SD Card slot are also available on this mobile phone.

The Tegra Dual core processor makes it faster and smoother for web browsing and applications as well as allows users different task with virtually no screen lag. It works on both 2G and 3G network. By taking the full advantage of the Phone’s HDMI mirroring, gyro sensor, and accelerometer, users can enjoy console-like gaming experience. It is available with MP3 and MP4 for music lovers. It is equipped with 8GB internal storage and up to 32GB for expandable external storage and 512MB RAM. It comes with 1500mAh battery which continues until 7.5 hours for talk time and up to 400 hours for stand-by time.

The Phone is set with just 140 grams (4.9 ounces) with large borderline, but 11 mm (0.43 inches) thickness available to some extent to the rescue. The below part of the screen is set with four capacitive Android buttons and too much space which reflect the phone in normal size. The 4 inch screen gives very bright resolution with wide viewing angles, and punchy colors. You can experience the retina display screen on LG latest mobile phone. The volume button is located on right side and power lock button is situated on top with standard audio jack, and an HDMI port with a protective cap. I like the design of LG Optimus 2X that is made by using quality material like soft-touch plastic and the metal strip on the back which prevent the phone from looking plain.

LG’s first Dual core Phone gives 4 short cut key like Phone, contact, messaging and applications. You can set group of widgets like calendar, weather, social networking, multimedia, etc and folders on the homescreen. Calendar widget presented both near and far upcoming events. You can get the social feed and my status widget from one screen and also search facebook and twitter updates at one screen. Most of all phones is available with lot of menu, which set in one page, so people may face difficulty to find their require menu. But now with the LG Optimus 2X, you can change the menu style from list grid view which carries in nice bright red line with the page number, so you can scroll menu section very easily. The Phone comes with 380MB of user available RAM. The main benefit of the site is the capability to record and play full HD 1080p video. In a number of things, Optimus 2X is better than Samsung Galaxy X.

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It gives text messages in a threaded conversation form. Due to the well-spaced virtual keyboard and 4” screen, you can type message in portrait and landscape modes. During the message typing, you will see a big handle to show which letter you have selected. It comes with some gesture controls, but from which one is most useful where you tap on the sides of phone to turn the cursor in the text field. LG’s most powerful application, Email offers setting for the well-known webmail services and combined inbox for all your accounts, for this you just need to enter your user name and password.

Internet browsing service run so fast compared to other mobile phone. You can not face any problems when scrolling, panning around, using double or pinch-to-zoom. The flash ads and video are also showed quickly. It offers Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS, and EDGE for connectivity. To play your images, videos and music content direct on your projector and HDTV from your phone, it gives High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connection. You can share multimedia Via Wi-Fi connectivity with the use of SmartShare app. You can also play Pc content on the Phone, but can use only default Android player for it.

LG optimus 2x is first commercially offered phone with NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 chipset. It gives Tegra zone application which gives news related to the Tegra chipset and game recommendations. It also gives mobile security features like free Browsing Protection app, antivirus and malware protection, as well as anti-theft tools.

It gives 8 mega-pixel camera for video recording at back side and at front site, it gives 1.3 megapixel camera for video calling. LG Optimus 2x main camera gives extra features like LED Flash, face and smile detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization. It is capable to shooting full HD video. The burst shooting mode, Panorama shot and stitching are tremendously fast because of its Tegra 2 chipset. You can also set the color effects during the photo shoot. It gives vivid mode which will help the Photos and videos diffusion in the winter daylight. You can also capture indoor photos with correct color representation. Video gets lighter or darker very quickly because of Phones continually measuring exposure and changing colors accordingly. A 30 minutes 1080p video clip will use approximately 2.5GB memory from its 8GB internal memory.

Music player is built with stereo speakers. The music player is a run-of-the mill Android fare in portrait mode, but with just 20 equalizer presets, including surround sound in both headset and speaker modes. Similar to the Gallery, the strip with album covers contains nice 3D effects on scrolling. Users can get help to find the exact album in their extensive music collection by a handy slider. It supports all video filed fixed in the H.264/3and MPEG format as well as DivX/Xvid, which requires registration first. You can record and watch up to 3 hours movie with LG Optimus 2X. Overall the LG Optimus 2X is best choice for any person. With this phone, one can record 1920 x1080p video in the camera interface.

Advantage:

  • First dual core Android Phone
  • Plays and records full HD 1080p video
  • Enjoy both front facing and rear camera
  • Change menu options

Cons:

  • High Price
  • TFT capacitive touchscreen

Features of LG Optimus 2X:

  • OS: Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
  • CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Colors: Black
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Browser: HTML
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Games: Yes + downloadable
  • Social networking integration
  • HDMI port
  • DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • Digital compass
  • YouTube, Google Talk
  • Organizer
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Document editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Specification of LG Optimus 2X:

Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Size Dimensions 123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9 mm
Weight 139 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
– Gorilla Glass display
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Gyro sensor
– Touch-sensitive controls
Battery Capacity Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 400 h
Talk time Up to 7 h 50 min
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization
Video Yes, [email protected], [email protected], check quality
Secondary 1.3 MP
resolution 1920×1080 (1080p HD)
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

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