T-Mobile may have snatched up one of the smartest phones available on today’s market with the G2X. This is basically the rebirth of the hugely successful LG Optimus 2X, only with cracking a Android experience and HSPA+ support. The G2X ticks all the right boxes in terms of power and accompanying features, and comes gift-wrapped in a sharp and stylish design.
This is T-Mobile’s first tentative steps into the dual-core Android market, so how does G2X compare with its fellow competitors? Devices like the HTC Sensation, EVO 3D, Samsung Charge, and Droid Incredible 2, all have a similar spec to the T-Mobile’s effort, so what makes the G2x stand out in such a crowded market?
Like the G1 and G2, the G2x ships with the stock Android experience, which should, theoretically bring super-quick updates to the table, but even the G2 hasn’t seen the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update yet, although it is expected soon. The G2x will likely sell quite well, which will encourage T-Mobile try to force the update out ASAP or they’ll have some grumbling smartphone users on their hands.
The G2x ships with a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, giving all the commands and actions a sharpness that has become the norm for the current breed of smartphones. There is also a rear 8 megapixel camera with LED flash able to record HD video at 1080p, and a front-mounted 1.3 megapixel camera for video conferencing. The G2X also comes with all the usual spread of connectivity options, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI etc.
This G2X is an incredibly professional and well-engineered product, what it is lacking however, is a bit of imagination, there is something remarkably unremarkable about it. On the whole it is a very good handset but perhaps just lacks the spark to make it stand out from an already overcrowded field.
Recycling mobile phones by the lorry load normally requires taking a few risks with regards to design or features, something to turn heads and make people notice your product. Sadly the G2x looks to have remained in the safe waters of the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t try and fix it’ lake. Despite that, it is still a polished, high-end smartphone with some terrific technology behind it.