We’re down to the final match of the second round! It’s the LG Optimus 2x versus the HTC Evo Shift 4G – Which will go on to face the HTC Thunderbolt, the only other remaining Android phone in this year’s contest?! This game will remain open until midnight on Sunday, March 27.
While it will be called the T-Mobile G2x when it hits the U.S. later this spring, this device was originally called the LG Optimus 2x when it was first announced in December. This is the first T-Mobile smart phone with Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor inside, promising blazing dual-core performance along with 1080p video recording and playback. The device features an HDMI port for outputting 1080p video (and anything else on the phone’s screen), 8GB of memory, and an 8-MP camera on the back and a 1.3-MP camera up front. The Optimus 2X/G2X will be running Android 2.2 at launch, but an upgrade to Gingerbread won’t be far behind. Oh, and did we mention 4G speeds? Check out our hands-on video.
The HTC Evo Shift 4G–which earned 4 out of 5 stars when we reviewed it– is the smaller 3.6-inch brother to the 4.3-inch Evo 4G; it has a slower 800-MHz Qualcomm MSM7630 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of ROM. However, the Shift has a comfortable slide-out QWERTY keyboard, HTC’s Sense interface, and Sprint’s 4G connection speeds, which saw 6 Mbps on the download and consistently delivered 900 Kbps to 1 Mbps uploads. You can also use the Shift 4G as a mobile hotspot, and connect up to 8 devices.