Review: LG P990 Optimus 2x

World's first Super Phone

The LG P990 2x Optimus blurs the line between smartphones and PCs very easy. It will take your important documents with you and navigate straight to any appointment. But what do you think the browser is capable of? We've tested it with our own Dreamweaver Extensions and saw an amazing progress on the Android Platform.



LG P990 2x Optimus: the First dual-core device

This super phone is the first device in the world with a dual-core processor. The result? High speeds at whatever you're using on the P990 and a longer battery life. The other options of the LG 2x Optimus are from the same high level as well. Android 2.2 provides an ease of operation and of course wifi- and HSDPA internet. The 8-megapixel camera can even shoot movies in 1080p and send them to your TV thanks to DLNA or HDMI. Among other Dolby Mobile, aGPS, a camera for video calling options, include the equipment. The LG P990 2x Optimus is strong as an house.

4-inch Touch Screen and Crystal Clear Sound

With the Tegra 2 dual-core processor and the Android operating system you have a fast device with an intuitive control. The beautiful 4-inch touchscreen aggravates these advantages. Colorful menus, Google maps, Web pages, Office documents, you can just see everything on the screen easily. You also have enough room for your favorite apps. Visit the Market and make a selection from the overwhelming selection. Or maybe music is more your thing? The LG P990 2x Optimus has a MP3 player and FM radio. Connect a 3.5 mm headset, or enjoy using the built-in speaker of your favorite artists. Dolby Mobile sound enhancement and SRS provide a crystal clear sound.

A Star in Communication

The LG P990 2x Optimus is loaded with impressive specs. You call as easily as you read your mail or keeping your social networks updated. The fast HSDPA and WiFi connections are at your disposal. Business use of the LG P990 2x Optimus is therefore interesting as well. The information from the Internet is up for grabs, and the GPS receiver, organizer and document viewer makes every working day a success.

Web Support

Web Browser

The Android platform is an open-source operating system developed by Google. It is therefore not surprising that much attention is paid to the Internet experience on Android phones. With the LG P990 2x Optimus is the (mobile) Internet use and therefore easily accessible. Previously there appeared a test that the browser of the LG P990 2x Optimus was twice as fast as the browser of the iPhone 4. The browser in the LG P990 2x Optimus meets almost all requirements of the avid internet user wishes.

In the browser of the LG P990 2x Optimus it is possible to use several internet windows simultaneously. Through multi-touch you can zoom in and out on all the web pages. An important but also very nice addition is the Flash (10.1 installed) support in the browser. Flash objects but also YouTube videos can be viewed directly in the browser. You can surf in portrait and in landscape mode. The resolution of the display (480 x 800 pixels), websites can be fully displayed, and zooming can be achieved via multi-touch in certain parts of the website.

Dreamweaver Extensions

We have tested our Ajax DataGrid, HTML5 Slideshow, Advanced CSS Animator, Fish Eye Menu, DMXzone Lightbox, Sliding Panels and Folder View 2 and observed an extended usability!


The Fish Eye Menu Extension gives every image gallery a cool effect. Thanks to DMXzone Lightbox, you can click on a thumbnail to open it's larger copy in a box.

This demo shows a great and complex showcase with Ajax Data Grid and HTML5 Slideshow work together.

With Folder View 2 you can create and organize cool listings. For example this demo with pre-defined Picasa Albums!


We combined the Advanced CSS Animator which navigates the Sliding Panels and also gives the images' thumbnails some great effects on mouse over.


The Internet experience on the LG P990 2x Optimus is phenomenal. The browser is very fast and easy to use. The Korean manufacturer was the fastest company who released a device with dual-core SOC on the market. This made LG to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The LG P990 2x Optimus has a 4" LCD screen of good quality and runs on Nvidia Tegra 2. The Tegra runs in the LG smartphone at a clock speed of 1GHz. The biggest disadvantage is that the processor cores can't be clocked independently if necessary. This could create a negative effect on performance and battery life. However, one of the cores can be disabled.


What is in the box?

  • LG Optimus 2X
  • Charger
  • USB-datacable
  • Ear-Mic
  • Manual


  • Dimensions:  123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 139 g
  • Colors: Black
  • Display: 4"
  • Resolution: 480x800 IPS LCD 16M colors
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Gyro sensor

Power Management

  • Li-Ion 1500mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 400 h
  • Talk time: Up to 7 h 50 min


  • 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization
  • Video: 1080@24fps, 720@30fps Video
  • Secundair: 1.3 MP


  • OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to 2.3
  • CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
  • SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • HTML
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Social networking integration
  • HDMI port

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