LG Optimus 2X Unboxing and Initial Impressions

FoneArena had a special guest today ! LG Optimus 2X –  The World’s First Dual Core Phone just arrived at our doorstep and we decided to shoot some pictures and a video for your viewing pleasure.

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The handset is powered by a Nvidia Tegra2 dual core processor , yes dual core.  It has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen which looks pretty impressive

Check out the video below where we unbox the device and also take a look at the browser and camera !


In the video it’s mentioned 1080i . its actually 1080p

It has a 8 MP Camera with Flash and record video in 1920×1080 format. It’s the world’s first phone to achieve this !

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It has a HDMI port on the top which supports mirroring

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2 really loud speakers at the bottom with the microUSB port in the middle

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Volume keys on the right

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LG has customized the UI let you view all the homescreens in one screen (HTC Sense Inspired ? )

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And this the best benchmark you would ever see on a Android phone atleast today.

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The phone runs on Android 2.2 but is getting an upgrade to 2.3

More coverage coming up soon on FoneArena , we are going to put this handset against the Nokia N8 and iPhone 4.

First impressions about the phone is that it is noticeably faster than any android device we have played with so far. The browser loads pages really fast. The menu operations don’t have any lag.Although the handset is a bit plasticky , it does not feel cheap. We would have appreciated a complete metallic back panel instead of the small stretch in the middle.

Video recording at 1080p is something we are trying on a phone for the first time and we are totally excited about it.8 MP Camera for photos is cool but no camera key.

The display is frankly awesome to look at and use. The touch seems similar to the one we find on the iPhone 4. IPS technology perhaps ?

And before you ask about where you can get this phone ? It’s about to go on sale in many countries soon. We got hold of an review unit from LG Mobile.

Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Google Pixel 6. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish