The Good The T-Mobile G2x features a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor that delivers great performance. It also has a sharp design, plenty of multimedia features, and HSPA+ speeds.
The Bad The T-Mobile G2x's photo quality did not meet our expectations. The call quality could also be slightly better.
The Bottom Line The T-Mobile G2x's simple Android interface, blazingly fast speeds, and polished look make it the phone to beat in T-Mobile's lineup.
When LG introduced the world tolate last year we were suitably impressed by its dual-core processor and multimedia capabilities, but because LG has a history of not importing its high-end devices into the U.S., we held out little hope that it would hop across the pond.
Fortunately, we were proved wrong. At CTIA 2011 in Orlando, Fla., LG introduced the T-Mobile G2x, which is essentially a T-Mobile USA-branded version of the Optimus 2X. Available now for $199.99 with a two-year contract, it boasts an impressive 1GHz Nvidia dual-core processor, great specs, support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and all-around good looks. Sure, it's running Android 2.2 at launch, but LG promises it will be upgradable to version 2.3 in the future and Android fans will appreciate the stock Android interface.
The Galaxy S9 could get some serious camera upgrades
Like dual cameras on the Galaxy S9 Plus only.
If foldable phones catch on, you can thank an unlikely source
When it comes to creating phones that take new shapes, little-known handset maker ZTE wants to lead the charge.
All the phone news from CES 2018 in one place
The scandal, the intrigue, the devices and what it all means for the coming year.
LG shakes up its smartphone launch strategy
LG's vice chairman says it will launch phones when it is needed, leading to a lot of speculation.
LG V30 arrives at CES 2018 in 'Raspberry Rose'
The V30 dons a new vibrant pink shade at the annual tech show.
Dear tech companies: Please stop shipping unfinished shit (I'm asking nicely this time)
Commentary: Shipping early is still not OK.
We're testing the toughest iPhone X cases at CES
We've challenged the top case makers to a drop-off to see which one can protect an iPhone X from the highest drop.
The 6 best phones of 2017
From wallet-busters to wallet-friendly.
What mobile has in store for you in 2018
From the Samsung Galaxy S9 to AT&T's epic quest to buy Time Warner, CNET takes a look at the biggest trends for next year.
Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman
Commentary: In my visit to the last of the big four carrier stores, the salesman was bullish, animated and adamant.
Samsung and LG will show off new phones at CES, report says
The company's budget Galaxy A8 and A8+ for 2018 are said to be preparing an appearance in Las Vegas in January.
Selling iPhone X. T-Mobile and Verizon salespeople speak out
Commentary: After visiting several different carrier stores, I had emails from all over the US, offering deep salesperson feelings