The LG Optimus 2X was the birth of the dual-core era of today. Released in early 2011 it was the world’s first dual-core mobile phone heralding in today’s current high end generation.
The dual-core processor is clocked in at 1GHz and is the first phone to use the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset which is able to boost the phone’s 3D gaming potential. Storage wise you’re given 8GB to play with, you do however have the option to expand this with microSD cards of up to 32GB in size. The camera is on par with today’s high end phones boasting a 8MP lens with LED flash, this also allows you to shoot video at 1080p. A secondary camera is available for video calls using Skype, Tango, Fring, etc. Other usual extras are quad band, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth.
The phone runs Android and comes with the FroYo iteration (2.2), however an official update has been made available which will upgrade the phone to Gingerbread (2.3) which will bring goodies such as an improved: UI, keyboard and gaming performance along with built in support for VoIP calls.
It’s a high end phone with specs similar to that of the iPhone 4S at only half the price. Aimed at those hungry for power but it’s price can accommodate anyone.