Nov 18, 2011

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LG Optimus 2X for Php15,800, becomes cheapest dual-core for a limited time

When people would ask what the cheapest dual-core processor Android phone in the market right now, you would guess it’s probably Cherry Mobile’s Magnum 2X for Php15,899. Nobody would think it’s the LG Optimus 2X.

Believe it or not, Widget City is selling their LG Optimus 2X for Php15,800 for a limited time (original price is around P24k). That’s cheaper than Cherry Mobile! Get a hold of this unit at this uber-low price until November 22 only. After that, it’s going to be Php19,500 which is still affordable for a dual-core in my opinion. Oh and if you want the “white” one, just add a thousand! Each unit comes with its standard package contents. Shame on you if you’re still looking for more freebies.

So what’s the catch here? Well they’re grey units. The store only offers 1 year standard warranty and after that, you’re on your own. If that’s not an issue to you then by all means get yourself an early Christmas gift.

LG Optimus 2X Specs:

  • 4.0″ display @ 480×800 pixels (Gorilla Glass)
  • ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz dual-core processor (Tegra 2)
  • 8GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD
  • 3G/HSDPA
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 8MP autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
  • 1.3MP secondary front-facing camera
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • HDMI port
  • 1500mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradeable to Gingerbread)

We normally don’t like promoting grey units to the public because it skews local sales figures but this one is really cheap that some of you would appreciate to know.



  1. omg! until November 22 only? isssssh!

  2. Hi Calvin, I’d like to know if the LG Optimus 2x is upgrageable to ICS?

  3. hi what do you mean by standard warranty sir?

  4. wow meron din pala itong white version

  5. Where can we buy those units?

  6. Okay po bang bumili sa widget city? credible po ba sila

  7. ***Sir Calvin, totally unrelated request: can you do a review of kindle fire?

    • as much as i want to, i don’t have a unit eh and am not planning to get one. wala rin official distributor ng kindle dito so i don’t know where to request.

  8. Hi Calvin,

    Has LG addressed the random reboots in 2x?

    • i’m figuring it’s a froyo thing. been hearing about it on some samsung and cherry mobile phones running on froyo.

      • I see.

        I’m using Optimus black which is still on Froyo and I haven’t encountered these random reboots (or black screen of death in the case of 2x).

        Still, 15800 for a tegra2 phone? hard to resist :)

  9. wow ang mura!! parang gusto kong bumili para ibenta lang pagtapos ng promo period!

  10. wow what a tempting offer. but someone from here or yugatech posted a while ago that while their items and prices are good, their after sales support is disappointing.

    anecdote lang po: i once sent an email to them for the reservation they required to avail the upcoming stock of the once sold out SGN. after 2 days, still i did not get a confirmation. i texted them and they simply replied “yes”. wth? i immediately sent an email withdrawing my reservation. mukhang di sila serious or pro enough. balik nalang ako ky cmk which is accommodating to queries. i highly recommend kahit mag hintay pa ng kaunti kase wala pa rin stock.

    • ganyan din problema ng kimstore… dami sigurong bumibili kaya minsan sumasablay sa ibang orders… pero may nakakachamba pa rin na magandang service kahit papaano.

  11. for this price, it’s a good deal. 2x is far from being a perfect phone, but hey, what is? hehe

    got my 2x from the half-off promo contest of LG before, and for the price i bought it, I’m not complaining :p

    Really excels in the gaming and movie department. Call quality really sucks but can be remedied if you have a decent pair of earphones and you’ve downloaded an equalizer of some sort for your phone.

    Wouldn’t have said these same things if i bought it for its original price. Why? LG’s mobile support really bites… :\

  12. Wow super cheap nga. Hope the warranty on it is good too.

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