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Get ready for the LG Optimus 2X

Last week during the NVIDIA Editor’s Day, I was able to play with LG’s upcoming superphone, the Optimus 2X which is powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip. I was able to chat with LG reps as well and they will be launching the phone in a couple week’s time and the release will probably be a week after that.

In terms of design, I didn’t see anything outstanding with the Optimus 2X. Don’t get me wrong, it looks good but also looks ordinary.

LG Optimus 2X

Even the screen is not that big anymore at 4-inch considering other upcoming phones have bigger displays. Anyhow, the LCD touchscreen display features IPS (in-plane switching) similar to the iPhone 4 giving it a wider viewing angle. Retina Display trumps plain old LCD so don’t expect iPhone 4-quality screen display.

The power of the Optimus 2X lies under the hood courtesy of Tegra 2. Browsing Flash and javascript sites loads smoothly and applications seems to launch faster. Of course it’s too early to tell how powerful dual-core on a smartphone feels (aside from 1080p Full HD video recording capability) but when quality games start popping up, you would see the difference.

LG Optimus 2X

For a superphone, the LG Optimus 2X still runs on Android 2.2. LG reps told me that Gingerbread will soon be available to the Optimus 2X which will be an OTA upgrade. As for the price, we were told that this would only be in the Php27,990 range. Not bad huh?

LG Optimus 2X Specs:

  • 4.0″³ 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)
  • SRP: Php27,990
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  • Eason

    In the leaflets LG is giving away, they say that the Optimus 2x is not ordinary but claims to be the brightest Display available today in a mobile phone.

    Does this mean the Optimus 2x doesn’t have a good display against even to a Super AMOLED?

    • that’s a big NO. Super AMOLED and Retina Display is still up there in terms if display quality. siguro katumbas lang ng optimus 2x is the super LCD. but you probably won’t notice it naman since maganda pa rin yung display on its own. wag mo lang ididikit sa iphone 4.

      • Jeff

        nice one! ( wag mo lang idikit sa iphone 4.. )

  • Kimikol

    Will Apple Sue LG? XD

    • hahha actually that’s what i thought of when i first saw and held the optimus 2x, looks like an iphone. 😛

      • Messie

        Apple should then sue anything that is shaped similarly and comes with a touch screen. LMAO.

        But I doubt that they will sue LG now, not unless LG comes ahead of Samsung that is! =P

        • Kimikol

          Haha. Lahat na lang. 🙂

  • wengweng2003

    @eason: i think the title of ‘Brightest’ display belongs to another optimus phone (mach or black?)

  • Whoa, what a cheap price for a phone with specs like that.

    • yeah that’s what i thought too. i guess if it will be priced the same as the Samsung’s out there then people would be buying the Samsung instead.

  • Can’t wait for Optimus Black.

  • haveone

    The smartphone with the brightest display is the LG Optimus Black and called it NOVA display.

    Coming from SuperAMOLED, I find it hard to revert to LCD and it’s variants.