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We’ll this is it. Our comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 2X is over. We had a lot of fun with both, and we’re actually sad to finally get to the end. That exciting feeling of the unknown before every test, the anticipation of the results – we gadget geeks live for that stuff.
We have to say that each contender had its handicaps. The Optimus 2X is still on Android 2.2 Froyo, while the Samsung flagship is a pre-release unit that hasn't still got the promised factory overclock to 1.2Ghz.
The Samsung Galaxy S II feels like the top dog in this head-to-head. It has the upper hand with the SuperAMOLED display, the amount of available RAM, and the still and video camera. Plus software-wise, it comes with the latest Android version with better overall UI customizations (if you are into that stuff).
The Galaxy S II had more time to prepare for this fight than the Optimus 2X – that’s the price of being the first dual-core smartphone out there. Rushing to be first in the world, the Optimus came out without the latest Android build and without competition, while the Galaxy S II had time to check out its opponents and give its best. A little like cheating, we have to say. But the end result is what counts above everything else.
But don’t take this as a total defeat for the Optimus 2X. It’s still a nice and powerful device. And it stood its ground with pride. It has a relatively good display and camera plus a great processor that’s still almost unmatched in smartphone terms. It’s a great smartphone, it's just not the best – that would have to be the Galaxy S II's title.