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LG Optimus 2X Review

(P990, P990H) Score: 5.92/10
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LG Optimus 2X is a not so powerful Android cellphone launched many years ago, packed with a medium sized 4 inches capacitive display, a Dual-Core processing unit running at 1 GHz, and two cameras, an 8 megapixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. That's everything we have to say? No, it's only the beginning.

LG equipped this phone with a NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony) chip, holding a powerful Dual-Core CPU ticking at 1 GHz with 512 MB RAM. A good point of this device is its 8 GB quite large internal memory and an external SD slot, allowing the user to store hundreds of applications and games without any trouble.

The LG Optimus 2X's thickness of 0.43 inches is a little bit far from current standards, but it still feels comfortable in the user's hand. This phone feels a bit heavy comparing with today standards, weighting 4.9 ounces.

This cellphone has a good looking 4-inches display with a 800 x 480 resolution, which makes all images and videos look very good. This display uses TFT capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The LG Optimus 2X provides WiFi connectivity (but it can't provide it to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot) or 3G fast connectivity, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device works with a SIM card for GSM carriers.

The LG Optimus 2X features two cameras, an 8 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 megapixels front side camera. Its back camera lens has a f/2.8 aperture so it is quite hard to take nice photos in poorly lit environments. This phone can also capture videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD). Additionally, the camera has flash.

This phone uses a good 1500 mAh Li-Ion removable battery that can keep this cellphone running for several hours, although you may find yourself looking for a place to charge it if you use it heavily. LG informs a talk time of 7.8 hs and a stand by time of 400 hs for this phone.

This device also features some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The LG Optimus 2X is priced $ 499, a really high price for comparing with similar cellphones.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:LG
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0, 2.2
Also Known As:LG Optimus Star, LG Optimus Speed
Product code:P990, P990H
Dimensions:4.88 x 2.49 x 0.43 inchesMetric12.4 x 6.32 x 1.09 cmImperial
Weight:4.90 ouncesMetric138.91 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2010-12-16
Price:$ 499.00

Display

Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:4 inchesMetric10.2 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:233 pixels per inchMetric91.73 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony)
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:512 MB
Graphics Processor:ULP GeForce @ 333 MHz
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:Yes
Capacity:1500 mAh
Stand-by Time:400 hours
Talk Time:7.8 hours

Camera

Back camera:8 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.80
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:900, 2100
Technologies:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Yes
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor