Quick Review: LG Optimus 2X

Blossoms taken with the LG Optimus 2X

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to check out the LG Optimus 2X. It’s the world’s first smartphone with a duel-core processor, and it’s equip with 8 mega pixel camera. There’s a lot of bells and whistles on this baby, especially with gaming and HDMI mirroring to your TV, but what really caught my eye here was the built in camera.

The camera was super easy to use and comes with a whole lot of built in functionality and settings that mirror closely to a point and shoot type camera, giving you the ability to choose between scene modes, ISO speeds and white balance. It’s the first time I’ve really seen any of this in a mobile device and I was really pleased with the quick responsiveness of the camera. The photo above, was one of the test shots I took with the phone, I tried to take a similar shot with my iPhone 4, but it simply wasn’t as easy, especially trying to get everything in focus in such a close distance.

It’s devices like this, which are gonna slowly kill off the point and shoot market. Even with my iPhone 4, I rarely shoot with my point and shoot digital camera anymore, it’s just not convenient enough.


  1. It looks good and I really agree about the killing off the point and shoot part. Why would I bother carrying around my sony point and shoot when I always have my iPhone on me anyways. Maybe the camera companies will have to start building point and shoot cameras with phones in them to fight back! haha

  2. I have a Canon Powershot s90 point and shoot camera which is awesome, And I rarely carry it around because the camera on my iPhone is sufficient enough and more convenient, note I didn’t say superior. Even when I brought my point and shoot with me to New York City, I was still shooting a bunch with my iPhone 4.