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LG Optimus 2X dual-core Android smartphone review

Review by Michael Oryl on Friday February 04, 2011.

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Hardware hardware: 4 of 5 score

The LG Optimus 2X is a fairly large smartphone with a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) capacitive touchscreen display. It weighs a solid 144.4g (5.1oz) and measures 124mm x 63mm x 11mm (4.9in x 2.5in x .4in) in size, which is still pocketable. The finish on the phone is a nice mixture of gray metal and soft-touch paint with a high-gloss front display. It feels solidly built, and it would look perfectly at home in a board room.

There are few hardware controls on the Optimus 2X. The main controls on the front of the device are touch sensitive, and work well. Volume buttons sit on the right edge of the phone, while a power button rests next to a covered HDMI port and an uncovered 3.5mm headphone jack. Stereo speakers flank the micro-USB port on the bottom of the phone.

The back of the phone is home to the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash, both of which sit upon a slight bulge on the rear cover. A metal strip runs down the middle of the back and has "with Google" stamped into it. It looks very nice. Under the easily removed battery cover are the 1,500mAh battery, the SIM card slot, and the microSD memory card slot. 8GB of storage is built into the phone, so a microSD memory card (not included) is not necessarily needed.

In spite of being made with a typical LCD type display, the screen on the LG Optimus 2X is very bright and very colorful. The pre-loaded LG wallpapers, for example, really pop, and the display was reasonably usable in direct sunlight - especially if the auto-brightness setting was enabled.

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Michael Oryl
Michael is the Philadelphia based owner and former editor-in-chief of MobileBurn.com. You can follow him on Twitter as @MichaelOryl

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