Thursday, May 5, 2011

LG Optimus Black and Optimus 2X has the pricing for the two new LG Android handsets due in the market this month. The LG Optimus Black will be priced at Php19,900.

With its 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 and PowerVR SGX530 chip and 512MB of RAM has specifications nearly identical to the cheaper Samsung i9003 Galaxy SL. Priced nearly 3K more, is the Optimus Black worth it?

It is a matter of illumination. The 4-inch screen 480 x 800 resolution screen on the Optimus Black boasts of a 700-nit Nova display (a laptop typically has a 2000nit display). How good is it? GSM Compares the NOVA display with Samsung AMOLED and Apples Retina display here.  We will reserve judgment till we see it but it looks very promising. 

The other competitor to the Optimus Black is the more expensive HTC Desire S. The HTC packs a bit more grunt with Adreno 205 graphics and 768MB of RAM, but the Optimus Black has a larger brighter screen.

The second handset, is the one you all are waiting for. The LG Optimus 2X. This dual core Tegra 2 powered unit will be the most powerful smartphone in the country when it hits the shelves, well at least until the Samsung i9001 Galaxy S II arrives. 

Should you wait for the Samsung i9001 Galaxy S II? Maybe. But at an expected price of Php27,990, we expect the Optimus 2X to cost a fair amount less than Galaxy S II anyway. If you have been waiting for one of the new dual core phones, it looks like you can get one in three weeks.

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