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Customer Review

on May 11, 2011
I bought the LG G2x phone after reading reviews from multiple sites and reading the specs like everyone else and was floored by the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach.So, I am somewhat surprised to not see any reveiws that criticize the comms (communication features) of this phone.

But after spending about 3 weeks with it (my wife also got one after having a Samsung Eternity which had good reliability but poor UI), I became somewhat disenchanted. The G2x performs like a champ, it is a great phone for multimedia. It is super fast (measuring 1.7Mbps over 4G on 5.5mbps over WiFi at home in Sacramento area). And the screen looks great. And it has so many bells and whistles. But the Comms on this phone leave something to be desired.

* Fast Performance, good multi-processing.
* Pretty fast 4g (1.7Mpbs), ridiculous WiFi speed (5-6Mbps)
* Really great GPS.
* Mediocre Battery life (about 1 day w/ medium use).

* The 4G connection does not always connect in areas where I know I get a 4G signal (not T-Mobile's fault). I have to reboot (Power on/off) to get 4G to come back again.
* Bluetooth does not always connect even when it is already paired to a device.
* Both of our phones have refused to connect inside buildings many times to either the phone or data.
* The phone connection itself is pretty solid but signal fluctuates back and forth sometimes.

So, to wrap this review up, I have to say that the G2x is great as a mobile computer, pretty good as a phone (except for inside buildings), and unreliable as a communications device. I come from a iPhone world where you do not realize that the reliability of Apple's hardware is top-notch. It's usually the network that lacks (AT&T). Also if you are going to make the leap from Apple to Android, realize that the Android world is more complicated and has more features to mess with. Good for techies, bad for non-techies.

If you want your phone to be reliable and want Android, you may want to go for something like the G1 or Samsung Galaxy S 4g w/ T-Mobile or go to one of the other networks for a good 4G phone. But if you want blazing fast computer-like performance on a phone, this is it!
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