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Got this phone from Wind Mobile two Octobers ago. I've long since rooted and installed CyanogenMod 7 and have more recently installed optimized custom kernels.

In terms of stability, I've had more problems at the beginning with CyanogenMod 7 than the original Wind firmware, but over the course of two years my G2x had overall less problems than other ones running stock.

The loudspeaker is crap, and the microphone isn't too good either (it actually records the sound coming out of the loudspeaker when it's activated -_-). Audio-out isn't too bad, and installing Voodoo allows the onboard Wolfson DAC to be exploited. There's still a lot of static coming out through the port and the amping still leaves a lot to be desired compared with the higher-end DAPs.

I've never found the 512MB of RAM to be an issue at all. It should be more than enough for most smartphones.

Battery life is acceptable. Left alone, with a few calls a day, this phone can last 24 hours before needing a recharge.

Occasionally the phone has overheated, freezing the system, but this has been much more common when it was running stock than it was running CyanogenMod 7.
This is not a particularly critical issue. Removing the battery and putting it back allows the phone to restart.

Performance-wise this phone has become a lot faster after the kernel optimizations, and after over-clocking it gets pretty close to the newer quad-core smartphones according to the Vellamo benchmarks. On stock speeds it's already running games smoothly.

I rarely use the camera, but it has proven disappointing. I would not rely on this phone's camera to take good still pictures. Video recording is also pretty bad.

I've yet to use the micro-HDMI port, so I don't really know what to make of it.

Overall, I have to say that while this is a good portable device, it is not a good phone per-se. Also, its potential has been marred by the refusal of Nvidia/LG to release source code for this phone, preventing it from running custom ICS/JB with a functioning antenna. This has forced most unofficial developers to abandon the porting of ICS/JB to this phone and move on to other projects.

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  • 2013-03-21 19:52
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> In reply to ARSHI @ 2013-03-16 12:10 from PDTg - click to readI don't have Jellybean on my G2X, but having experience with ICS I would say to go to Settings -> Language & Input -> Your current keyboard settings -> Turn off Vibrate on keypress

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  • 2013-03-21 19:29
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> In reply to sam atik @ 2013-03-13 14:01 from K2Gg - click to readselect vivid mode from options.

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  • 2013-03-21 17:04
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Hi is it possible to upgrade ics or jelly bean on g2x ? if so how ?

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  • 2013-03-19 17:14
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hi can any one kindly tell me hoe to turn off vibration while writing text messages....i m using android 4.1.1 on g2x.....

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  • 2013-03-16 12:10
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hi
i am currently using optimus g2x with android 4.1.1 just want to know that while writing text message cant find the way to turn off the vibration while writing the text message on on-screen key board.....kindly tell me the procedure to turn it off ....thanks

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  • 2013-03-16 05:26
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my phone keep poor picture?who can i keep good regulation picture?

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  • 2013-03-13 14:01
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> In reply to WraNgLeR @ 2013-02-17 18:34 from KIq{ - click to readHi, you have to go xda I already sold this phone around a Year and now I have Optimus 4x, for me hellfire roms are nice but you have to know all about custom roms, I was using v1.5 and now have v1.9 go and take a look http://forum.xda-developers.co...hp?t=1501667

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  • 2013-03-03 20:49
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no radio

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  • 2013-02-19 17:28
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Guys i want to use ics ... But as its officially not announced for this mobile so i cant find a stable rom... Please if you know where to download kindly give me link... I will be highly thankful to you for this act of kindness....

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  • 2013-02-17 18:34
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Which is the EMI number from the warranty information booklet?Or where do i get it?Is it the one on the package box?

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  • 2013-02-15 07:35
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> In reply to vibhav.mujumdar @ 2012-05-17 18:36 from utEw - click to read512mb RAM sucks? I would say yes and no. Yes because most of the new phones do have 1gb ram, unfortunately this phone was released 2011 and I guess LG didn't thought of using 1gb on their dual core phone lol.

Anyway, 512 ram isn't that bad either, try using ICS on g2x and you'll see how fast this phone is.

Cooling System - Biggest issue you'll have on this droid. Its CPU overheats which causes phone, camera or every app to hang and needs restart, it also sucks the life out of your battery :(

Battery Life isn't that awesome but is pretty much usable, just be sure to be patient removing your battery when g2x overheats, next thing you know power is down to ZERO. aha!

Performance - awesome!, it can match up in terms of speed, graphic engine. I don't have issues playing droid apps on this phone.

Speaker - I guess, LG needs to rework on it's audio (Loudspeaker sucks), the quality of the sound is great when using headsets(you just have to learn how to play with Equalizer and whatnot)

Camera - 8mp is doing what it should. But, It's getting some errors when recording videos.

HDMI port - One of the plus feature on g2x.

my rating: 8/10.

P.S: haven't tried using network data (3G), I prefer using my phone on wi-fi hotspots :D

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  • 2013-02-15 04:14
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> In reply to jubail @ 2012-12-06 05:56 from IaDs - click to readyes it's possible. I bought mine a year ago, just like what other says about g2x it's superior in quality except for its battery life.

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  • 2013-02-15 03:37
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Pls am using t mobile g2x and i cant find the radio icon

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  • 2013-02-14 19:57
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> In reply to elly @ 2013-01-29 16:08 from NHHv - click to readlook for it under the media room icon. but remrmber you need to connect the headphone, even if you going to use the speaker, this because it usesas an fm antenna

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  • 2013-02-11 02:43
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i see radio in its specifics but i cant see it so i cvant listen to radio

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  • 2013-01-29 16:08
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> In reply to SUNNYsoft @ 2013-01-10 12:56 from ftKb - click to readhad both g2x blows it away in all aspects except battery life.

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  • 2013-01-24 14:13
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Can't find my radio icon on my menu hence can't listen to the radio.

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  • 2013-01-19 20:39
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can someone tell the best to choose between LG Gx2 and T-Mobile mytouch 4G

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  • 2013-01-10 12:56
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> In reply to Tech News Best @ 2013-01-05 22:24 from jSqs - click to readIt's 8 GB. Only 5 is available after OS and real space of memory in GB. Check any 8GB phones or SD memory's if they are really 8gb in space.

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  • 2013-01-09 15:50
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