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Good: speed, camera, 1080p recording, games
Bad: screen, poor screen calibration
Comment: The only problem with this phone is that the screen is not calibrated. The default brightness setting is too high, which washes out the blacks and strains my eyes. Switching to auto brightness almost fixes the problem, but it's still not as good as it would have been if the screen was properly calibrated.
If you have this phone and wonder why your eyes get tired so easily when using it, switch the brightness setting to auto brightness.
This is the only flaw i found on the device, but since the screen is such an important part of the smartphone experience, i ll cut 2 stars.
Good: Snappy HD video playback, robust design
Bad: At times excruciatingly slow, sluggish touch screen, random reboots
Comment: The Optimus 2X is an otherwise decent phone, but I have a few major pet peeves. Before I get to that, I should say that I very much like the durable design and robustness. I commend LG for choosing to protect the screen with Gorilla Glass.
The screen is also extremely vivid; it's more colorful and lights up brighter than any other device I have seen, and I haven't had problems reading the screen in bright sunlight.
One of my big annoyances is how the touchscreen doesnâ€™t work for the first two seconds after waking the phone. This is terribly annoying as you have to slide to unlock the phone, and it usually takes me three or four tries before it registers. Imagine doing this every single time you want to use your phone.
Another annoyance of mine is when installing or updating any app via the market: the phone completely locks up for several minutes. Youâ€™d best have it hooked to the A/C, too, since it eats through a modest 20% of the battery installing a few apps. Having a essentially bricked phone makes this for me the most frustrating problem with the Optimus 2X.
These two problems very much ruin the experience for me. (They are incidentally not isolated problems; a colleague has the same device, and a brief search on Google will yield similar complaints.) I truly wish LG would take these complaints seriously, as it appears to be something that can be resolved through software updates.
Promises of said updates have been made and broken, and I do not think I will purchase another LG device in the future.
Good: Fast, sleek, Android
Bad: Battery icon freezes
Comment: I bought this phone a month ago from Wind Mobile in Canada, and it's a great phone running on Android. It's fast, has everything you need in it, has a large screen, and is comfortable to hold and use. Unfortunately the version I got hasn't gotten the Gingerbread 2.3 update yet, so I'm still waiting for that to make it better.
Despite all it's greate features, my phone has a battery problem where the battery icon freezes to say "full" all day and then without me knowing it is dead will crash randomly. Also, some days I charge it overnight and wake up and it says it has no battery... then I reset it and it says it actually is full. This has been causing problems for me lately; I don't know if all the phones are like this, but I have heard things about them crashing and freezing when people try to charge them. I'm going to take mine back to Wind and hopefully they'll replace it.
Good: Everything is fast and smooth.
Bad: Terrible battery life, only 512Mb RAM
Comment: I am a power user, so this phone dies on me within 9 hours due to used-up battery. Furthermore, if you have too many apps opened, and due to it's lack of RAM, the phone slows down noticeably (probably having the need to use swap files); but compared with the Samsung Galaxy S 1, which I also have, this phone is a marked improvement on all fronts.
What I cannot figure out is why the designer gave the phone miserable 1500mA battery for a dual-core processor, a beautiful bright screen, and only 512Mb RAM?
To solve the battery problem I bought a 4500mA battery and the phone rocketed. The 512Mb RAM remained a slight niggle having to kill some apps when not in use to ensure the phone have at least 80Mb free RAM at all times.
Good: Fast interface and beautiful screen.
Bad: Usability destroyed by freezing and rebooting issues!
Comment: Be very wary when buying this phone!
Its a fantastic phone, but has major issues wth freezing and rebooting!(mostly when charging the battery)
I've had rebooting issues since day one and its not just me..Google 'Optimus 2x rebooting' and see what i mean!
It's a major fault that LG is trying to play down, but from what i can see it, it seems to be affecting most of their Optimus 2x units.
I was torn between choosing this or a Galaxy S2 and am now very sorry that I didn't go with the GS2:(
Trust me, having your phone shut down every time you try to charge it is incredibly irritating and makes the whole point of having a phone (ie staying connected) completely pointless! On top of that the only way to get it working again each time, is to pull it apart and remove the battery!
With no end in sight to this problem, I know who I WON'T be buying my next phone from..
Good: everything (almost)
Bad: nothing....apart from not having 2.3 gingerbread
Comment: Forget your iphones, windows, blackberrys, Htc, SE, etc etc etc... this phone is a real winner, ive had almost every phone going, and this one so far wins hands down.....i will be honest and say i was put of by the make LG, after owning a few in the past, but LG really has put their heart and soul into this model, so a big thumbs up to them..... pics are clear and sharp on the phones 4"screen and on the big screen its even better ,almost lifelike, 1080p looks fantastic on a large screen dispite it only being 24fp, everything is still crystal clear and very smooth
Battery life is also very good giving 3 days under mid-low useage, and i havnt even conditioned the battery properly yet :).......the internet is lighting fast, and the sound through the outer speaker is very loud and has a nice bass to it (though headphones its equally as loud and good)...........
This phone has impressed me and my family so much, that ive gone out and bought one for my wife and another for my daughter......... and its very cheap compared to other makes of the same spec......10/10 for this top phone from LG, cant wait for 2.3 Gingerbread to be released so we can download :)
Good: Android, I like the look, camera seems good.
Bad: Dunno yet.
Comment: I'm gonna get this mobile it looks really good, camera is eight mega-pixels aparently and that's alot!
Can't wait, I'm getting it on my birthday (very soon!!!)!
Good: Speed, camera, HDMI port, pretty much everything else...
Bad: that everybody disses it
Comment: To be honest, this phone is a serious contender with most of the top phones out today. If you look through other reviews they just highlight the pure speed of the handset. I'm looking forward to trying it out myself, but one of the most enticing things that comes as standard with the phone is the mini-HDMI port with cable. It's rare to even have a HDMI port, never mind giving a free Â£8 cable with! All the features seem spectactular, the camara with its 8MP capabilty and 1080p video recoring and playback. The only let down is the fact that it comes from the factory with Android 2.2 which has to be upgraded manually to get the latest version (2.3). But LG have even sorted that out by announcing an update to be released in June/July. If this phone can easily play a game such as Angry Birds or Nova and other processor intensive games. Then I think it is capable of being better then the iPhone 4. Even a game such as Angry Birds couldn't play smoothly on my previous 500Mhz processor HTC Wildfire.
So I'm really excited to be able to get this phone....(or maybe consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S ii which has the same specs ecept from the different UI and slightly faster processor...)
Comment: Very fast,very responsive,excellent camera,great looking handset tothe only thing bad about it is LG ui on it,its not very good but LG are releasing a software update in june/july so hopefully will fix some all minor bugs
overall a very good handset
Good: The Speed and the Android Sharing option
Bad: The widgets and the sim problems with different networks
Comment: The review here is exceptional. I found it very useful. The speed and the operating system have been highlighted well. But the thing with widgets worries me. The body is not too impressive either. But the camera promises to be mind-blowing!
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