T-Mobile G2x takes screenshots like the iPhone

The T-Mobile G2x takes screenshots natively out of the box when you press Home and the Power button, just like the iPhone.

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A screenshot I just took with the T-Mobile G2x.
A screenshot I just took with the T-Mobile G2x. Screenshot by Nicole Lee/CNET

If you've ever wanted to take a screenshot on your Android phone, you know that it's no easy task. You usually have to root the phone or install the SDK, which is just way too much of a hassle for something as simple as a screenshot.

Curiously, it's a whole different story with the T-Mobile G2x. Even though the G2x has native Android 2.2 on it, LG must've done something so that you can take screenshots easily. All you have to do is press the Home button and the Power/Screen lock button simultaneously to take a screenshot, just as you would on the iPhone. The image will then appear in the Gallery app. According to reports we've read online, this should be the case with the Optimus 2X in Europe as well.

Related links
Full review of the T-Mobile G2x
Full review of the iPhone 4
More on the LG Optimus 2X

While not really a groundbreaking feature, we think this is yet another reason to love the G2x, and we hope that the imminent Gingerbread update won't remove it.

Thanks to AndroidFTW for the tip!