T Mobile's Duel Core Monster
I will be writing this review about my unboxing, initial opinions, and first few days with the T-Mobile G2x Droid Smartphone. To start off, I have recently been all over apple in terms of hardware and design. Their IOS is amazing, and their devices absolutely beautiful, points for which I feel there is no argument necessary. However, due to my current service red tape, I could not get an iPhone when the time came for a new device. Seeing it as the next best option, and arguably the nicest phone currently in T Mobile’s lineup, I made the decision to spring for the G2x, T-Mobile’s duel core monster phone
To make a long story short, Im very glad I did. Now I’m not going to theme this review as G2x vs Them- because I don’t want to hurt any feelings by describing how this beast doth swath a bloody path through all it’s helpless competitors. I will however give an honest owners review of the phone from the owners prospective.
The G2x is a handsome phone, and it’s large and sleek form feels solid in ones hand. It is however relatively plasticy in comparison to HTC devices and absolutely toyish when sat next to an iPhone. The latter devices are of course far above par, and the G2x firmly rests at good/well enough in this category.
As far as performance, the G2x is pretty much legendary. A clean android interface provides all the futures one needs in the current smartphone climate, and apps are easily downloaded. For those tasks, you'll be glad this phone is equipped with a dual-core processor. The 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core chip makes a serious and noticeable difference when compared to lesser competition. Things usually taken for granted such as scrolling through windows and app start up time are quick and snappy all around.
More straining tasks such as HD gaming feel seamless and natural, and HD videos can be watched with almost no load times whatsoever. Since the dual-core processor makes the G2X a great candidate for handling multimedia LG has outfitted the phone with a micro HDMI port, DLNA support, an 8-megapixel camera plus a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and 1080p video playback and recording. These futures work great and are a big plus. Unfortunately, there is no external camera button, a future I thought would have been a stand by with performance like this.
All in all, I am very happy with this phone, and although the Interface and physicality of it aren’t quite up to par with apple, the raw power, functionality, and third party app support of the android platform make up for it in spades.