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LG Optimus 2X - Sublimely good
, 19 Jan. 2012
This review is from: LG Optimus 2X P990 HD Android Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
SUMMARY: Excellent phone, recommended purchase :-)
I've seen a lot of negative criticism of this product when looking at getting best value for money phone. All I can say is this phone is excellent. It is VERY fast, VERY smooth, has not crashed once since receiving it a few days ago, and making sure you do long charges/discharges for the first few charge cycles, the battery life is actually very good even on the "stock" (original) ROM. If you get one and it isn't performing as expected, just contact amazon for a replacement or contact LG. Both will help you.
I went to the LG website and downloaded the "USB Driver" and the "Software Update", and that enabled me to upgrade to the latest "Gingerbread" (it's alphabetical, it's Release 'G') O/S. The phone is now almost flawless in operation. I have had no crashes, no problems. The screen really is excellent, although I can see what people say about light bleed from the top, although it really isn't an issue in my opinion. The screen is responsive.
Would I recommend this phone? Yes, absolutely. Would I mention that you 'might' have to be prepared to send it back for a replacement? Yes, but only because of the online reviews.
My previous phone was a Toshiba TG01 that was pretty quick, but so far this phone is blowing it out the water in pretty much every department.
The only bad thing I can see so far is the back cover, it really is a pain to get off. Also, aftermarket support (i.e. accessories) are not the most plentiful, but I have easily easily got an extended battery, decent cover, screen protector etc.
Video's play extremely smooth, sound is good, games play very well, I really can't fault this phone with the exception that I haven't yet managed to figure out how to add my hotmail 'folders' rather than just basic inbox/outbox etc.
Styling/Looks : 4 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Battery life: 4 out 5 (Even though you see if get a bad reviews on this, it is actually good).
Accessories: 4 out of 5 (headphones could be better, but it came with an HDMI cable)
Basically, you profit in getting this VERY powerful phone cheaply because it got off to a poor start when introduced last year. Buy it :-) (I got mine for £199 SIM Free from Amazon). For this price I really cannot say a bad word about the phone. It feels solid, performance exceptionally well, looks good, the screen is excellent quality in my opinion, and the Operaing system (Android) will be getting updated by LG to the latest revision (ICS / Ice Cream Sandwich) this year.
I mean reading back through what I have just -badly- written I hope you don't get the wrong impression. This really is an excellent phone for the money. If it was the same price as the Samsung Galaxy SII I would likely get that instead.... but it's not... it's about half the price and SIM Free.. meaning you can just get a sim from somewhere like 'giffgaff' for £10 a month and be very happy, and not be stuck in a stupid 24 month contract, or try to get scammed with phone insurance when they try to supply it with a contract phone.
*NOTE: A lot of people including me will be putting different "ROM's" on this phone to make it even better, less bug prone, better on the battery, faster etc. You don't have to do this, as it's very good at stock... but if you talk to people in the ROM world they will say the stock ROM sucks... when really it doesn't. Anyway.. buy it, and enjoy it ;-)
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