Yesterday there was some news hinting that the upcoming T-Mobile G2x may debut a bit sooner than we were expecting – the G2x is basically the US variant of the LG Optimus 2X with support for all US 3G frequencies. Turns out, both rumors were right. Starting next Friday, you can grab one of the most powerful handsets ever to come from the carrier by ordering online, or, if you wait a few more days, you can walk into a T-Mobile store on the 20th to pick up your own T-Mobile G2x in the flesh.
The T-Mobile G2x’s exterior design does no justice to its high-powered internals. It’s your run of the mill black slab of a phone, and we can see passersby not even noticing that the G2x is one of the most powerful superphones to come to the US. We’re referring to, of course, the handset’s powerhouse NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4 inch display, 8 megapixel camera that can record 1080p HD video, an HDMI port to share that video, and stereo speakers. T-Mobile likely won’t have much trouble moving the G2x at all.
The G2x may not have the glasses-free 3D display that both the AT&T Thrill 4G and Sprint EVO 3D share, but it certainly holds its own. The NVIDIA Tegra 2 alone is enough to compel smartphone users to consider the G2x as their handset of choice, especially considering that the only other dual-core smartphone out there right now forces you to use Motoblur. While LG may not have gotten too crazy with the phone’s hardware design, the internal guts of the G2x make up for its aesthetic shortcomings.
Personally, I was thinking of switching to Sprint when the EVO 3D came out, despite how much I liked the G2x. What’s making me stay with the carrier through the AT&T acquisition is a combination of the G2x, and the new Even More Plus plan that will also become available next week.
If you’re looking for a smartphone on T-Mobile this spring, the G2x is hands-down the best device in the lineup. That said, there are some other phone that will be coming down the pipe soon that may make you want to wait it out, like the HTC Pyramid. Nonetheless, T-Mobile is building a portfolio that’s sure to woo some users over this year.
Be sure to check out our hands on video with the G2x to see it in action!