Optimus 2X (P990)
LG Optimus 2X
There is a lot to like about LG's first dual-core smartphone. The combination of its superb display and excellent performance should be enough to satisfy most people looking for a top-tier smartphone, but once you add its excellent media playback and HDMI output, we think you'll find a phone that represents excellent value, especially at LG's RRP of AU$649.
It's not quite perfect, of course. We wish the camera was better and we'd like to see more internal storage included, plus its physical design lacks the flair we had come to expect from LG's design team, but these are minor quibbles in regards to everything this phone does right. Plus, a quick scan of the XDA forums suggests this is an easy phone to root and tinker with, an important consideration if you're looking for a phone to modify with custom software.
15 November 2011
Good Phone - Pity About The OS Update
I like the phone, it works well, has all the bits & pieces I want, camera is good, reception is good (sometimes echoey) but LG haven't updated the opertaing system to Ice Cream Sandwich & they can't say when it will be updated so I can't rate it a 5.
4 January 2013
Good hardware; very poor software and no LG support
LG promised updated software over a year ago and have failed to deliver it.
25 November 2012
The phone has excelent characteristics but is very flawed. If it loses signal it will automatically disconect from the network. Never to reconect without a hard reset (imagine going into an elevator or garage and your phone unsuspectinglly switches off?), the fix is set it to GSM and 2G...AND THIS IS A SMART PHONE?
How can we give this phone any consideration if it doesnt work? Why buy a smart LG has no fix for this, even though the problem is 2 years old and is well documented in many internet forums,
16 June 2012
Best phone on market.
I looked for 2 weeks to upgrade my LG GT540 and the LG P990 was the best I could find. First I needed a camera above 5MP so 8MP is good. The battery 1500mah is c@#p but there is a 2430mah on ebay and a 3500mah which I got but it has a new backplate because the battery is so big. It's a Android so you need power ;). Now I can play games for hrs and be on G3 all day with WiFi on and GPS and make phone calls and text all day and not have a dead battery at all. This phone is expandable which is very very good. Using "Cool Reader" for ebooks is great on this phone. I payed $350au for a unlocked unbranded with little blotware, it was eazy to ROOT and to install programs. Adding a 32GB micro sd card allows 5GB of the sd card to be system ram for programs "app2sd".
If you are on a budget and want a first class mobile with the option of a big battery this is the phone for you.
I love this phone.
27 February 2012