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LG G2x 8GB P999 GSM Android - T-Mobile

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3.2 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Google integration with preloaded Android Apps
  • Android 2.2 operating system (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 8.0-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Full HTML web browser with Flash 10.1 support
  • What's in the Box: LG G2x handset, standard battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide, user manual.

Product Description

Product Description

The LG G2x is an Android smartphone equipped with a Tegra dual-core processor, a 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with video recording, a 4-inch high-resolution capacitive display, all encased in a sleek and stylish glass-and-metal design. The G2x also sports a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, video output via HDMI, music player, Bluetooth compatibility, WiFi, GPS, and 8 GB of memory plus memory card slot for additional storage. This 3G device also features quad-band GSM along with WCDMA modes for international use, and it offers access to thousands of apps, games, music, and movies available on Google's Play Store.

The best technology never makes you think about it. It's just always brilliant. When you're on the go, you want all your forms of entertainment just as accessible as when you're at home. Movies, TV shows, music from your playlist, games. The G2x by LG, with its dual-core processor, gives you everything you want, including blur-speed browsing and unmatched multitasking capabilities.

LG G2x

Including blur-speed browsing and unmatched multitasking. View larger

The G2x is a sharing machine. It has an 8 MP camera, 1080p and 3D video recording, and playback with HDMI makes sharing in HD and 3D as easy as sending an email. If you can see it, you can share it. Other features include Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 8 GB internal memory, memory expansion via optional microSD cards (up to 32 GB in size), integrated GPS with navigation capabilities, Visual Voicemail functionality, and up to 300 minutes of talk time.

Share Anything Anywhere

Take your digital life on the go and share your favorite music, movies, and photos thanks to T-Mobile's SmartShare capability. SmartShare uses the DLNA functionality of the LG G2x to share content across wirelessly connected HDTVs, PCs, and more. An HDMI audio/video port enables you to output pictures, slides and videos in true 1080p HD quality using an HDMI cable.

LG G2x

Featuring an 8 MP camera with 1080p and 3D video recording. View larger

Accelerated Multitasking

The supercharged G2x delivers up to 100% higher performance when running multiple apps concurrently with web browsing, file downloading, audio streaming, and background data syncs.

Fastest Web Browsing

With Flash 10.1 support, separate CPU processing, and T-Mobile's blazing fast 4G network, the G2x powers a faster and richer media experience for web browsing that you'll see right away.

Extreme Gaming

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 accelerates gaming and delivers a smooth experience with faster frame rates, console-quality graphics, and a high level of interactivity on the G2x's 4.0" capacitive touchscreen. You can play longer too--low power consumption keeps the fun coming.

Advanced Imaging

With a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video chat, an 8.0 MP rear-facing camera with flash for high-quality image capture, and 1080p HD and 3D video recording, G2x captures life's special moments and creates memories that are almost as good as being there.

Vital Statistics

The LG G2x weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 4.88 x 2.49 x 0.43 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 300 minutes of talk time, and up to 280 hours (11+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 1700/2100 MHz Quad-Band GSM and Dual-Band UMTS networks.

What's in the Box

LG G2x handset, standard battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide, user manual.

Google Integration

  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded Android Apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google Applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

OS & Software

  • Android 2.2 operating system (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Polaris Office for viewing, editing, and creating Microsoft Office files right on your phone
  • Need For Speed Shift (demo version)
  • SmartShare with DLNA capabilities for sharing photo albums, videos, and music wirelessly
  • T-Mobile TV, Wi-Fi Calling, Zinio Reader, NOVA, Qik, Telenav GPS Navigator, Tegra Zone, and more

Connectivity & Hardware

  • Dual-core processor for faster downloads, faster streaming media, and advanced multitasking performance
  • T-Mobile's 4G Network for three times faster download and upload speeds than standard 3G
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HDMI output to share content with HDMI-enabled HDTVs
  • FOTA-capable for over-the-air firmware upgrades


  • 8.0-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD and 3D Video Recording and Playback
  • Voice-activated video recording with or without sound (mute)

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML Web Browser with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with Swype (continuous finger motion text entry)
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • T-Mobile AppPack/AppPack Widget offers a variety of T-Mobile–recommended applications


  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Video player for DivX, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV, and 3GPP formats
  • Music player for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, and WMA Formats
  • DTS Digital Surround


  • 8GB internal memory
  • 512MB of DDR2 RAM for efficient multitasking
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for cards up to 32 GB

More Features

  • Phone Book fields for numbers, email addresses, physical addresses, organizations, web addresses, IM screen names, a note, nickname, and picture ID
  • One-touch speakerphone
  • Speaker-independent voice commands
  • MP3 music ringer support (clips from hit songs)
  • 31 unique ringtones + vibrate and silent modes
  • Hearing aid compatible (M3 rating)
  • Text-to-speech capability
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Touch Vibration for Tactile Feedback

Android Operating System

The LG G2x runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the LG G2x brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The LG G2x also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

T-Mobile Network Features

High-Speed Data Connectivity via T-Mobile's 3G/4G Network

This phone is compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ 3G/4G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum, and it can achieve theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. It's designed to automatically connect to the best available network (4G, 3G, or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

In areas where the 3G/4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

T-Mobile's Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network

As of February, 2011, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ 4G in 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--cover 200 million people across the country--with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds--up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon's standard 3G networks--while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

Swype Keyboard

T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.

Swype Keyboard

An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.

In the image to the right, the word "quick" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • ASIN: B004WF5Y1O
  • UPC: 610214626097
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,186 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This is easily one of the best phones on the market currently. It's running mostly stock Android (LG replaced the camera app and there's a decent amount of bloatware [see below]), blazing fast (dual-core, faster than the Atrix), with 4G connectivity, all topped off with a very nice IPS display. What you might not like is the form factor, but that's really a personal preference. If you're on T-Mobile and you don't need a keyboard (G2) then this is clearly the winner.

What's not to like, from a more objective standpoint, is what's done in replacement of stock Android. For instance the camera app is a bit clunky and feels undone. Secondly that bloatware (AppPack, NFS SHIFT, Highlight, T-Mobile Mall, TeleNav GPS, T-Mboile TV, T-Mobile chat/Qik, ETC) can't all be removed easily. This is what I assume is to blame for the unit not shipping with the latest version of Android (2.3/Gingerbread). These are the things that keep it from being perfect IMO. Hopefully with time it will get updated to 2.3 (T-Mobile recently said "Soon") and the software bugs will get worked out with the camera. The bloatware can be hidden somewhat, so it's not a huge deal.

One thing to note: some reviews have complained about the screen quality, that is to say that the resolution isn't higher (e.g. qHD). It's a personal preference somewhat, but I'm actually glad they didn't use it, it adds weird sub-pixeling when viewed close up. The IPS screen will get washed out in direct sunlight though, but I think it's worth how nice the screen looks indoors.

Overall, it's a great phone and it's likely to stay competitive for the next year or so. If anything the software isn't ready for the hardware, but that will be fixed in time and it gives the impression the phone has a lot of room to grow and really impress.
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The phone has three big faults.

1. The Wifi data connection is buggy. When it works, it works great. But on occasion, it will stop sending or receiving data even though there are full bars of Wifi indicated. It doesn't matter if you turn it off, pull the battery or reboot. The device will not transfer data. Apps will assume it's disconnected. T-mobile suggested you turn on the Advanced Wifi shutoff setting to "Never". This seems to work but I imagine it kills battery life.

2. The phone I had will randomly reboot like once a day. No advanced warning. It just reboots.

3. The GPU, when running a 3D game, will run down your battery fast. Keep the phone charging when you play a game.

Minor nitpicks

1. The screen bleeds light at the edges near the back-light.

2. The battery and back cover can get really hot when you charge the phone.

3. The mini-HDMI port was loose fitting when I plugged a cable. I could never get a snug fit and thus the video signal could never stay connected consistently. Holding the phone in your hand with the HDMI cable connected would probably break the connection more often than not. I would have to fidget with the cable and port until the signal locked. I was hoping to play games with it connected or maybe watch a movie but this is extremely frustrating. LG needs to get on-board with MHL video port technology like Samsung and HTC.

The good

1. The dual core Tegra CPU is fast. I only saw lag with Firefox for Android which is still kind of beta software.

2. The GPU can play 1080p videos well. High end Tegra-based games look great.

3. The camera records 1080p video easily. Stills are high resolution at 8 megapixels.
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I bought this from T-Mobile retail for a much more expensive price - but I am still very happy with this phone...

It already has the hardware specifications of what the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4GS may have:

Dual Core CPU
8 Megapixal Camera recording in 1080p
Expandable flash memory up to 32GB...
4G is awesome! It is faster than my home and work internet!

So far I have not encountered any bugs or lock ups...

Plus the phone uses a Micro-HDMI cable output which you can easily find - and it can display what is on the phone screen to your HDTV! Other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhones require a proprietary cable which is much more expensive and harder to find...
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Bought two as upgrades from the G1. Sendingthem back for reception issues.

The G1 got several bars of reception at home. I'm lucky to get one bar with the G2X. (The call quality is obviously inferior as well because of this). Tmobile (good experience as always) tried trouble shooting (updating sims, changing network type, checking tower etc) but no improvement. The reception was weak outside our house as well. One suffered from occasional random reboots and seemed to have a worse signal than the other outside the house. Neither had a really consistent 4G connections here in Norfolk. The other negative was that both screens had prety significant backlight bleed through on the black background of the boot screen. Not ever visible in use but it still made me a bit uneasy.

On the plus side it's a really nice piece of gear. It's fast, responsive and quick when it is connected to the network or wifi (wifi calling dropped fairly consistently as well, but as I haven't used it in my house with another device I can't be sure it's not my WNDR3700 so I won't count that against the G2X). The web loads faster than my tab or wife's ipad over wifi. The screen is also nice once everything is loaded. Finally the camera seemed pretty solid and the speaker phone function works well (when you have a connection).

I liked it but as it wasn;t meeting my needs inthe phone area I had to send them back. If you have exceptional signal strength in your town you may have a better experience.
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