Talking about processors when choosing a new smartphone seems to be the norm nowadays. While a high powered processor is no sure indicator of how good a phone is, an undeniable fact is that having one under the hood certainly allows a smartphone to offer a little bit extra over and above the regular list of features. The LG Optimus 2X is touted as the first smartphone to use a dual-core processor (hence the name) and offers plenty of features. But does it do enough to be counted as a good smartphone?
The clincher was that the (1080p video) playback was absolutely perfect with no lagging which proves the power of the dual core Tegra processor.
Let's find out.
As I mentioned above, the LG Optimus 2X is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and a GeForce GPU. The powerful processor is matched by 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD. The processor allows the Optimus 2X to play 1080p videos. Imaging is handled by an 8MP auto-focus camera with an LED flash.
The Optimus 2X runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and as a result can use the entire gamut of Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube and Maps (among plenty others). LG has also pre-installed plenty of apps that help you get weather forecasts, backup your phone data, get news and of course, engage in social networking using your favorite services.
The Optimus 2X's display measures four inches diagonally and uses Gorilla Glass so that it doesn't get scratched. The Optimus 2X is one of the rare phones that actually uses an IPS display (IPS technology offers better viewing angles and color reproduction). The display has a resolution of 480x800 pixels with an output of 16M colors. The Optimus 2X also supports Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G (HSDPA-10.2Mbps, HSUPA-5.76Mbps). The LG also offers a microUSB port for charging and an HDMI port to output HD video.