Last Updated: April 20th, 2011

As expected, the LG Optimus 2X is finally available in the States courtesy of T-Mobile, who is dubbing it the T-Mobile G2x. At $250 less a $50 mail-in-rebate, the phone is largely in-line with the pricing for other flagship devices, and with all that horsepower inside, seems fairly reasonable.

A quick rundown of the specs:

  • 1 GHz dual core Tegra 2 processor
  • 4-inch display
  • Android 2.2 with plans to upgrade to Android 2.3
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • HSPA+ (T-Mobile 4G)
  • HDMI
  • 1080p video playback
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • microSD card slot

You may remember that prior reviews found the hardware to be excellent but found some shortcomings in the software; hopefully LG and T-Mobile have managed to make some improvements on that front in the past two months.

The phone can be pre-ordered on contract via the website or over the phone. If you'd like to order it off-contract, however, you need to call after 10 A.M. PST (1 P.M. EST) today. Otherwise, the phone will be a web exclusive until 4/19, and orders will begin shipping on 4/20.

[Source: T-Mobile via Andreddit]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Jason

    Why would someone buy a phone from T-Mobile with the impending AT&T buyout looming?

    BTW, This seems to be a sweet android phone.

    • Kane

      Because it's a great phone on a good network, and whatever happens with AT&T, they wouldn't leave you with a phone that doesn't work at all. So who cares what happens in the future? We'll deal with it then :)

  • 1jod

    This phone has att bands

  • pax

    It is not 199.99 rather it is 249.99. Then for four or five month run around with T-Mobile Rebate Processing Center, they would claim that the number assigned to you is not in their system or is not activated and finally after 4 or 5 times on the phone with their Reps, and Supervisors, they again and again decline your rebate, well their own rebate offer, so you end up having paid $249.99 for the device. This is what happend to my Samsung Vibrant and I never got my rebate. I asked them if it was okay to stop paying my monthly bill since the phone number was not registered in my name &or was showing as deactivated, the manager of the processing center told me as long as I get a bill, I need to pay it.......hmmmmm