Review: T-Mobile G2x Review of Reviews

T-Mobile G2X.JPGT-Mobile G2x rated 4.25 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews

Reviewers and editors loved the T-Mobile G2x, giving it two Editor's Choice awards.  It was called the best Android phone in America, seductive, and the phone to beat on the T-Mobile network.  Reviewers praised the fast-performing dual-core processor, clear touchscreen,1080 video with HDMI-video mirroring, and good HSPA+ data speeds.

Reviewers didn't all agree on photo quality, rating it decent to clear.  The T-Mobile G2x comes with NVIDIA's Tegra Zone app games optimized for the Tegra 2 dual-core architecture.  All reviewers commented that the preloaded games worked well with one commenting that it was fun.  Battery life was called good.

The G2x has a 4" touchscreen (480x800), 1GHZ dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot that supports expandable memory up to 32GB, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1, built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, Adobe Flash Player support, and a music player.  HDMI video mirroring allows you to see on the phone the same image that plays on an HDMI-connected TV.Although reviewers gave the T-Mobile G2x high ratings when compared to smartphones available now, one forewarned that the HTC Sensation may top it on features.  The Verizon network is faster but does not yet offer a dual-core processor.  To see the best-rated Andorid smartphones now and later we suggest you read our top best list.

T-Mobile sells the T-Mobile G2x for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract.  Amazon Wireless is selling the T-Mobile G2x for $149.99 for new and renewing contracts.  Wirefly has a similar deal.  Check the price of the T-Mobile G2x at Wirefly.

Please note that the T-Mobile G2x is a T-Mobile-branded LG Optimus 2x.

Summaries of Reviews Reviewed:

Nicole Lee at CNET rated the T-Mobile G2x 4 out of 5 for its great performance for the dual-core processor, design, multimedia features and HSPA+ data speed.  She didn't like the below-expectations photo quality and call quality.  She does call it the phone to beat on T-Mobile.  She called the 1GHz Nvidia dual-core processor impressive.  The 4-inch (WPS) IPS touchscreen is stunning but not as vivid as AMOLED.  The microSD card slot is located behind the battery cover, but the battery doesn't have to removed to access it.  The dual-core processor performs well for games.  It supports HD 1080p video playing and recording.  You can make calls over Wi-Fi.  She also liked that it is pure Google and can be upgraded easily.  Speeds were 4.2Mbps down and 1.2Mbps up.  She called it one of the best Android phones on the market.

Sascha Segan at PCMag rated the T-Mobile G2x 4.5 out of 5 and gave it Editors' Choice, calling it the best Android phone in America for its clean, simple interface, excellent media features, HDMI mirroring and good looks.  He didn't like that speeds are not true 4G, that screen resolution could be higher, and that there are some HD-video recording glitches.  He liked the 960 x 540-pixel touchscreen that was bright and rich.  He tested data speeds to be 5.6Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up.  It did drop from 4G to 2G sometimes.  He saw excellent performance from the processor with the ability to multitask.  He adored HDMI mirroring in which you can see everything on the screen, exactly the same as on an HDMI-connected TV.  Although it records video in 1080p, it recorded better in 720p.  Photo quality was decent.

Brian Oliver Bennett at Laptop rated the T-Mobile G2x 4 out of 5 and gave it Editors' Choice.  He called it seductive with the highest performance scores.  He liked the 4G connection, 1080 video and pure Google.  He liked the look and feel of it.  Screen quality was as good as the Motorola Atrix or iPhone 4.  Photo quality was outstanding.  1080 video recording was sharp and lifelike.  Qik video calls looked better over Wi-Fi than over HSPA+.  Video game Need for Speed Shift HD was fun.  It was fast and swift. The Linpack score was 34.9, which is nearly three times the average Android smartphone (12.6), and slightly better than Tegra 2-powered Motorola Atrix 4G (32.7).  Data downloads averaged 6.7 Mbps and uploads of 1.7 Mbps.  Battery life was good, but while surfing the web, only latest 4 hours 38 minutes.  Call quality was clear.