T-Mobile G2x by LG Hands-on: A Smart Phone That’s Just Right

There’s something refreshing about the T-Mobile G2x. Maybe it’s that the screen is 4 inches instead of a huge 4.3 inches. Or that it’s not trying to be in your face with 3D. The G2x is just a fast dual-core Tegra phone running Android 2.2, a handset that’s that’s swift but light on its feet. The device can shoot and play 1080p video, as well as capture 8-MP still shots. The back of the phone has a soft-touch cover along with a sleek silver strip–just like the G-Slate tablet–and the front has capacitive touch buttons.

As this is a Tegra phone, T-Mobile and LG are playing up this handset’s gaming prowess. We checked out NOVA for Android, a fast-faced space shooter game that up until recently could only be found on iOS devices. The G2x was easily able to keep up. Plus, you can output gameplay to a big-screen TV via HDMI and download new titles via the pre-loaded Tegra Zone.

We’ve given T-Mobile some grief for inconsistent 4G speeds, but at least here at CTIA we saw pretty speedy downloads of 5.8 Mbps and uploads of 2 Mbps. Although the Galaxy S 4G is capable of even faster data rates, this phone makes up for it with dual-core power.

All in all, the G2x looks like it has the right stuff to take on other dual-core phones like the Atrix 4G–along with real 4G speeds to back it up–all wrapped up in a more pocket-friendly design that some of the behemoths we’ve seen here at CTIA. We can’t wait to review it, but in the meantime check out the below gallery and video.

Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Leroy Says:

    I like the phone coz mine is LG chocolate,,, I want know how much is the new LG G2X

  2. Hashim Says:

    Hey Mark, Nova is not new…it’s been out for a while. I bought NOVA for my EVO when the EVO first came out (last June). There is nothing new about Nova…..

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