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LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1129 reviews of LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and size are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the sound and reception. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, size, usability, screen, design

battery, reception, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and price. The performance and durability also get good comments.

durability, performance, price, camera

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus 2X P990 HD Android Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackLG Optimus 2X P990 HD Android Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of LG Optimus 2X / LG P990 Star / LG P990 Optimus Speed from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability. The price is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the camera and battery.

usability, price, portability

reliability, battery, camera

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG P990 Optimus 2X Unlocked QuadBand GSM Phone with Android OS, 4.0" Display, 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS--International Version without WarrantyLG P990 Optimus 2X Unlocked QuadBand GSM Phone with Android OS, 4.0" Display, 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS--International Version without Warranty

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

LG Optimus 2X review

 

Great hardware, but software niggles let it down

Great screen ; DLNA compatibility ; Powerful processor

Some software issues ; Heavy on battery ; Some poor LG apps

In terms of hardware, we really like the LG LG Optimus 2X. The screen is excellent, it’s got a fantastic camera, video is great and it’s very quick.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

LG Optimus 2X review

 

Will the world's first dual-core smartphone prove to be a powerhouse?

Dual-core power ; Excellent price ; Great screen ; Slick HDMI mirroring ; Brilliant music player

Not as polished as some ; Flash impedes browser performance ; Didn't play some videos ; Disappointing camera/video recording ; Quiet speakers

We knew it as the LG Star originally, and we waited impatiently for a chance to really put it through its paces. Now, the world's first Tegra 2 smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X, has arrived for our delectation, sporting Android 2.2.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG Optimus 2X review

 

LG's Optimus 2X is the world's first dual-core smartphone, but it certainly isn't the only one we'll see in 2011. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is already out, and HTC and Apple should have dual-core devices on sale soon. The 2X may have been the first to...

Fast gaming performance and some interesting features can't save LG's Optimus 2X from feeling like a rush job.

May, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

LG Optimus 2X

 

It's officially the world's first dual-core smartphone but more crucially, is it the best?

Superb build quality ; Packed with hardware features ; Super fast dual-core processor

Only runs Android 2.2 ; No camera shutter button ; Button layout could be better

The LG Optimus 2X is an excellent phone. Its styling is lovely, it packs in oodles of high-end hardware and thanks to its Android OS, it's hugely versatile. However, LG has made a few too many slip ups for it to really hit the top spot. Nontheless,...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

LG Optimus 2X Review

 

Fast, smooth and seriously impressive, only an out-of-date OS and poor battery life stand between the 2X and top marks

Early reports of LG’s dual-core smartphone lamented its unstable operating system, but now it’s had an update can it follow through on its super-power promise?Yes, generally. The Optimus 2X is bliste

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

LG Optimus 2X Review: In Depth

 

LG's Optimus 2X was the first dual-core Android phone to be announced this year and provides with a taste of things to come. It's got a cracking camera that can record Full HD video (1920 x 1088)…

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

LG Optimus 2X Review

 

With all of the Smartphones available in the world today, finding the one for you can be a hard task. The LG Optimus 2X houses an 8MP camera capable of 1080p HD recording and a 1GHz dual-core processor whilst running Android 2.2; some pretty awesome...

Amazing camera with a wide range of effects and settings

Battery life

Overall, there are definite areas for improvement with the LG Optimus 2X, but there are some rather impressive areas such as the camera quality, fast and smooth operating of the software on top of the Tegra 2 chip, and also high quality 4-inch screen...

Sep, 2011

SILVER AWARD

Expert review by: Will Wilson (pocketgamer.co.uk)

LG Optimus 2x

 

2 Unlimited

Powerful and sturdy, the LG Optimus 2x may look a bit plain on the outside, but its Android gaming capabilities are second-to-none

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Morris (theinquirer.net)

LG Optimus 2X review

 

A dual core smartphone with Iphone killing looks

Beautifully built, great display, very fast thanks to its Tegra 2 chip

Backlight auto-adjust doesn't work well, especially outdoors, and there is a little gap that collects pocket detritus

LG hasn't dominated the mobile phone landscape in the way Samsung has, but it seems determined to grab some attention with its Optiumus 2X aka the LG-P990.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Richard Goodwin (knowyourmobile.com)

LG Optimus 2X review

 

We review the LG Optimus 2X, but does LG's super-powered smartphone live up to its lofty marketing claims? We investigate

Dual core CPU, NVIDIA GPU, 8GB of internal storage,HDMI-out

Android 2.2, LG's UI isn't up to scratch, noticable lag, camera and video are disappointing

Yes, the dual core processor and awesome GPU translates into many tangible benefits for gaming, multitasking and the like – this is a given. But overall the Optimus 2X lacks a lot of finesse that we’d expect from a device with this level of specs.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 350 / 400 / 480
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):12 / 4 / 4.2 / 6.3 / 8
Talk time (3G):6.3
Video call time:3 / 7.5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:24
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown
Form factor:Bar / Swivel

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
FM radio: Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA, HSUPA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, HFP, HSP, PBAP / A2DP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Polaris Document Master\n- LG App Advisor\n- Gmail, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigator, Google Talk, Google Voice Search\n- YouTube / Preloaded Local Apps: AASTOCKS, Yahoo! Auction, LG news, LG movie, OpenRice, Sina Weibo
Cables included:HDMI / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 2.2 Froyo
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:nVidia
Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 2.2 Froyo

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:8000 / 8192
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 9.9
Height :12.2 / 12.4
Weight:139 / 144
Width:6.32 / 6.42