I wasn’t really a big fan of LG and cell phones ever since, I somehow found their phones a bit too much like the best phones of their competitors and didn’t feel much advantage of owning one. But as I do my due research, I did find why people preferred LG over the competitors…
Now before I talk about LG and cell phones, I do like to make a disclosure that I don’t own any LG phones. But my sister owns one and I’ve somehow seen the worse experiences she had with her phone (from the moment she bought it). So as I tried to find out what LG has that their competitors don’t is that recently they’ve been making phones that have enhanced hardware. We’re talking about high grade processors and video cards that could really make the phone more powerful than a netbook!
Now I’m a huge fan of Smart Phones, and I wouldn’t buy anything less than that. One of the models that they’re going to release this year (2011) is the LG Optimus 2x which surely promises a huge boost in performance. Here are the specifications of this crazy super smart phone:
- Dual Core Tegra 2 Processor (1 GHz)
- 1080p TV out via HDMI
- 8 megapixel back camera (1.3 megapixel front camera)
- 4 inch WVGA display
- 8GB storage (expandable with memory cards to 32 GB)
- 1500 mAh battery
- Android 2.2 (with possibility of upgrade to Gingerbread)
I’m really shocked with the specs of this crazy thing, can you imagine how much stuff you can do with it with so much power. 4 inch is alright for the screen size and the 8 megapixel camera gives more justice to the screen (shooting HD videos). However, I found some downers with this phone. First, battery life is 1500 mAh only which most phones have (including iPhones). I do expect that it could’ve been better as a more powerful phone might be needing more power (so usage time might be shorter.). The 8 GB storage is also a downer for me, if you were to boast 1080p videos, that’s barely 2 HD movie that you can fit in the phone before needing to buy more memory cards. Android 2.2 is also a downer, gingerbread OS seems to be the big thing in phone OS and there’s only a possibility of upgrade “in due course”.
Would I buy this phone? Maybe not, I don’t think it has anything more significant (on how I use my phone) than my iPhone 4. But, what’s promising are the phones going to be released after this, the LG Optimus Black and LG Optimus 3D. I hope that they could do significant improvements on the battery and internal memory. LG and cell phones seems to be the brand to also watch out for in smart phones, they seem to cater more for usage. They may look plain on the outside but their really packed with the most advanced technology on the inside.