April 10, 2011 by admin
|Ever since phone processing units have reached the 1GHz mark, people were waiting for dual core devices. Now, the people from LG decided to turn this dream into reality with the LG Optimus 2X. This superior processing power is the easiest way to get to 1080p video recording from a phone and you can enjoy the result through the mini-HDMI port. Plus, you can be sure that the applications will run and load much faster than they used to and that you won’t have to sit and wait around for the phone to respond to your actions.
Browsing the internet is this phone’s strong point because of the large screen and very powerful processor. The 3G 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity also helps, so as soon as you click on the browser, the phone will be ready to go. Pages load instantly and surfing through them is even quicker. This is where the true power of a dual core processor is shown, but the touch screen might have some problems keeping up. You will find yourself tapping the screen in the wrong place or having problems scrolling because your touch isn’t registering properly, at least until you get used to this device. The four inch screen is perfect for any type of online action and you will enjoy the details from the 800 x 480 pixel resolution. Streaming videos is fast and the quality is above average.
The 8MP camera is definitely powerful in theory and so is the 1080p recording power of the LG Optimus 2X. However, if you put it to use, you might notice a couple of flaws. If you decide to record a video in 1080p, the frame rate will drop at 24 frames per second, while 720p can be offered at 30 fps. This will put you in a predicament because there are some situations in which lower resolution is better as long as you can maintain a high frame per second rate. Taking pictures is a lot easier, especially considering the multitude of adjustments you can make before snapping the photo. You can change the focus mode, pick a new scene mode, and adjust the ISO setting. If this isn’t enough for you, you can play with the color effects, use image stabilization or adjust the white balance. All of these options are more than enough for anyone and you will be able to take perfect pictures if you know how to adjust the settings. If you are feeling artistic, you can even choose the panorama shot mode and take a nice picture in just a few seconds.
If you want to connect your phone to your TV screen, you can definitely try it and you might even enjoy the result. The phone is still very responsive even if you are watching it on a large screen and you can play videos, games or simply look around the menu without having any problems. Streaming videos from YouTube is also quite entertaining and you should give it a go.
Apps are available on the LG Optimus 2X and many of them are preinstalled. If you want to check your social network accounts, there are plenty of apps to do so and everything works incredibly smooth. Google Maps has never worked faster on a mobile device, so you should give it a try.
Pros and Cons
If you have to find a flaw for the LG Optimus 2X, it’s the video camera. Even if it can record 1080p videos, the quality is somehow below what you’d expect. The frame rate should have been a little bit higher for an excellent result.