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.