It’s official. The Guinness Book of World Records has dubbed the LG Optimus 2X as the first smartphone to be equipped with a dual-core processor. Among the dual-core handsets such as the Motorola Atrix and the Samsung Galaxy S2, it is officially the pioneer of dual-core mobile phone technology.
The 2X was available in South Korean stores on the 25th of January 2011. It was the first of its kind to ever reach human hands, beating other smartphones of its class. However, this does come at a price. Regardless of being the first of its kind to appear in stores, there are still a number of advantages the competition has to offer.
Before the LG flagship hit the stores, there were a number of smartphones that were running on the Android OS version 2.3 (Gingerbread). This makes us wonder why the Korean smartphone manufacturer opted to pre-install the Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo) on their powerful handset. The up and coming HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S2 both run on the Gingerbread version. Did LG fail to get the memo, or maybe they didn’t have enough time to test the 2.3 version of Android in the quest to release a dual-core first?
The LG Optimus 2X may be the first of its kind to be available on the market, but it is riddled with bugs. Compared to other reviews on smartphones such as the S2, the 2X was not up to par with our expectations. The smartphone was simply outclassed by similar handsets offered by the competition. It may have been the first, but it certainly isn’t doing well in terms of popularity and sales.
If LG were to roll out a software update, maybe the smartphone would have a fighting chance against the competing handsets. Otherwise, a Guinness World record will be the only thing the LG Optimus 2X is known for.