T-Mobile announced its G2x earlier and while they didn’t have the loudest booth on the show floor, they had the goods there to play with. It’s T-Mobile’s version of the LG Optimus 2X. When the phone was originally leaked, we figured it would be running stock Android due to its name: T-Mobile usually reserves the “G” tag for devices with stock Google experiences. We’re happy to say that we were right.
It’s the same LG Optimus 2X we’ve seen since it was announced, but it has 4G radios inside – 42mbps HSPA+, to be exact. It’ll be the first of T-Mobile’s devices to be able to take advantage of those types of speeds on their current 4G network. Another huge feature that I just fell in love with is the fact that it runs stock Android. I already thought the LG Optimus 2X was fast with LG’s UI on top, but it’s even better for stock Android.
T-Mobile’s sprinkled a bit of their love here and there – such as the neat “bouncy” effect when scrolling to the top and bottom of lists, but other than a few of their preinstalled applications it’s a pretty clean experience. The one and only thing I didn’t like about the LG Optimus 2X was the fact that it does not currently have Android 2.3. That could very well change before or after it’s launched, but for me personally it isn’t that big of a deal. Just something to note if you’re thinking of picking this up. Video is above if you need a closer look.