LG Optimus 2X - Twice the Horse Power

Launch SRP: S$888


Different Device, Same Old UI

A whole lot of emphasis has been put into fine-tuning user interfaces (UI) across the different mobile platforms to a point where they have been stagnant in terms of design. In all honesty, most phones that we have reviewed recently have similar user interfaces or if not, similar user experiences - be it from iOS, TouchWiz or HTC Sense. Here the LG Optimus 2X seems to have taken a leaf out of Samsung's TouchWiz UI (of which, the latter share incremental resemblances to Apple's iOS), featuring a blend of widget-positioning and app shortcuts. Of course, there are also other small nice touches that we definitely appreciate.





LG's Exclusive Content

All in all, the LG Optimus 2X comes with some cool additions that are otherwise non-revolutionary. We liked the simple yet tasteful UI but once again, we have to iterate that there is nothing too unique about the user experience. Of course, the upside to that is that previous users of other smartphones with differing operating systems can easily switch over with little difficulty. Do also note that the phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) but an update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is in the lineup. 

The Good
Simplified UI
Brilliant 4.0-inch LCD touchscreen
Well-constructed build
Snappy performance
The Bad
Lackluster camera performance
Small selection of LG exclusive apps
Short battery life