LG Optimus 2X / P990 Reviews and VideosGeneral


  1. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the LG Optimus 2X Aka LG P990, LG Star news ,review and video thread.:)

    As new reviews and videos for this hotly anticipated phone roll in please use this thread to update the community.

    As these reviews land please remember to take them with a "pinch of salt". At the moment all that is being reviewed are "pre release" versions. And with 2.3 Gingerbread slated shortly after release thing are going to get a lot better.

    UPDATE:
    LG have sorted the software instability out:):D:):D:). LG Announces 4-Pronged Mobile Strategy for 2011 - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

    (Big thanks to phaet2112 for finding this out):)

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    Nice seemingly impartial video and photo page:
    LG Optimus 2X (Star): Hands-on the first dual-core smartphone

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    Great 1080P Video demo (bit noisy). Remember to set stream to 1080P!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9143lbG0k8

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    Short but sweet review from an ex-tester.
    Reviews : LG Optimus 2X - eXpansys UK

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    Great video and feature peak from LG Germany. A very small part this has been kindly translated by aMpeX :) on another thread relating to flash and micro SD. (German language audio) It would be good if we could arrange an English audio version.;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ooYGB6MpI


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    Short and a little bile inducing video from theofficalLGgirl (check out the 1080P dance). I thought cazman and myself were excited about this phone until I watched this one. LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvY3Fo_9IYQ&feature=player_detailpage

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    Good video review from HDblog.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89v7Wtb53kw&feature=player_embedded#!

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    Nice "Hands On" from trusted reviews.
    LG Optimus 2X Hands On - TrustedReviews - TrustedReviews

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  2. cazman

    cazman Well-Known Member

    I hadn't seen some of these until now! Thanks batfink :D I'll look for some I've seen later, I saw a really thorough one on youtube before.
  3. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    I envy you guys in U.K getting first hands on it. Any ideas when it is going come to U.S?
    I like it better than Moto's Atrix/Bionic since they lock down their bootloaders.
  4. cazman

    cazman Well-Known Member

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  5. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    Nice video review. That HDMI mirroring with TV is awesome.
  6. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

    The Atrix looks good but it could be very expensive, I like the laptop accessory. I can see our field sales team at work going crazy over that. Being able to run citrix receiver is top notch and sure to bring a lot of corporate sales.
    We are going to see a real blurring of the boundaries between phone, tablet and pc in 2011.:D

    Do you know for sure that LG wont lock the bootloader?
  7. cazman

    cazman Well-Known Member

    LG aren't known for doing that, I hope not anyways, I didn't buy the insurance on this thing so that I could use the LG UI!
  8. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

  9. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    Now it looks like some U.S reviewers like phonedog.com, phonearena.com got their hands on it. But none of them mention which carrier it's working on. What's up with that?
  10. cazman

    cazman Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me what the battery life is supposedly like?
  11. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

    We keep drifting off topic: But, its a shame we don't speak Korean, I bet real world experiences are starting to emerge.
    If it becomes a big issue Ill buy a spare, you cant do that with an iPhone,well you could but it takes half an hour to change. LOL :D
  12. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up, good little video at phonearena.com. Phonedog.com looks like a stock noisy CES video.

    I cant help with US carriers, sorry. LG dont seem to be shouting about this phone even in the countries of initial release? Good job they've got us. LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrtG5Sck6w4&feature=player_embedded
  13. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

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  15. Bmerz

    Bmerz Well-Known Member

    Sadly (if you're a T-Mobile customer - which I am :() it looks to be going to AT&T, according to AndroidSpin.

    AndroidSPIN T-Mobile and AT&T to get new Android phones from LG?

    Hopefully they are wrong (or that their source is). I guess time will tell, maybe we'll know more in a couple of weeks at MWC.
  16. aMpeX

    aMpeX Well-Known Member

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  18. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    I'm with Verizon now, so I will need to switch my carrier anyway to get this phone unless LG makes CDMA Verizon of this one. How is T-mobile like for data signal reception inside building? I heard that they are worse than AT&T because of higher frequency they are using for HSPA+.
  19. BatfinkUK1

    BatfinkUK1 Well-Known Member

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  21. phaet2112

    phaet2112 Member

    on the youtube page the website phonefight suggest it is confirmed to Tmobile with 4g support. Considering ATT have the Atrix, and Sprint probably will have the LG 3d model, Verizon the iPhone and 3 other 4g phones, I think Tmobile is a very safe bet for this phone.
  22. mistykz

    mistykz Member

    One of the reviews above (I can't remember which) stated there's no 4G support. I really do hope that's wrong, it seems like such a waste for a phone like this to not support it :(
    I'm on T-Mobile right now and my contract is up in March, I'm praying this thing will see a state-side release soon!
  23. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Real good video comparing the Tegra 2 gpu to another one. Nice. Very nice...and I'm not saying that just cuz it was an iPhone...lol

    T Mobile huh....Verizon and T Mobile isnt so good where I live n work. I may have to leave Verizon and go with Sprint or AT&T. This sucks....AT&T has a phone I really like, and looks like T mobile will too..

    I really like the UI on this phone. It looks like a combo of Sense UI and Touchwiz. I am a really big fan of Motorola phones...but they might lose a customer this time. The UI combined with how the phone looks, and its fast...

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