LG Optimus 2X vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

Two of the more promising dual-core Android smartphones are coming to the Philippines this month (if not, it’s next month for the SGS2) — the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the LG Optimus 2X.

LG is releasing the Optimus 2X this week with a suggested price of Php27,990. Samsung Philippines has yet to launched the Galaxy S2 but we’re expecting Globe to release it exclusively for at least a month, just like the first SGS.

If the Galaxy S2 hits the Php32k mark, it will be competitive though we hope it will be lower. My money is on Php29,990.

Here’s our tabular comparison between the two smarpthones.

Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 LG Optimus 2X
Dual-core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 Dual-core 1.0GHz ARM Cortex A9
ARM Mali-400 MP ULP GeForce GPU
4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus (480×800) 4.0-inch IPS LCD (480×800)
16GB storage, 1GB RAM 8GB storage, 512 RAM
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
1080p @ 30fps video recording 1080p @ 24fps video recording
2 MP front camera for video calls 1.3 MP front camera for video calls
Android OS 2.3.3 Gingerbread Android OS 2.2 Froyo
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi Direct WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA
Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 2.1
125.3mm x 66.1mm x 8.48mm 123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9 mm
116 grams 139 grams
1650mAh Li-Ion 1500mAh Li-Ion

So what’s your pick between the two?

50 Comments on this Post

  1. sale ang optimus 2x at optimus black!

  2. Sir Abe, in your own opinion whats it the right one for you?



  3. Sir Abe,

    Sir Abe, in your own opinion what is the right one for you?

  4. Air21

    I prefer Galaxy S2. Based on the review, it’s more responsive than Lg 2x.

  5. i checked LG2x last night at SM Cebu, really cool phone and was tempted to buy… but i guess S2 is worth the wait based on the comparison shown above… i really hope it is.. :)

  6. coollearner

    simple lang naman gusto mo mas mura – LG 2x pag mas mahal at mas maganda ng konti – SGS2 – ung sale ng LG2x is 23K im expecting SGS2 to be at least 33K that 10k difference…which one is worth it? it depends on the user

  7. Bimboy

    Ok sana talaga ang Samsung, but you can always see that Apple Design Concept. I once remember someone having a Galaxy Ace (which hindi malayo ang physical Outlook sa SGS2). “Uy iphone!….ay Samsung Pala” :S. Hardware/Software Wise, yup SGS2 clearly shows its power over O2x, pero I really consider Aesthetics and HCI din and syempre price :D, kung iba lang talaga ang looks nang SGS2, its a definite buy for me. I’m leaning more on O2x between the 2, unless its only a 4-5k difference(crossed fingers) :P

  8. Omaniac

    Samsung galaxy s2 is a definite buy for me.. Check nyo sa youtube ung mga reviews nya.. For those who are concerned about battery life, it can manage up to 2 days with moderate use.. The super amoled plus display really helps alot to reduce battery consumption. if u use dark background wallpapers only few LEDs are lit up thus saving battery.. Unlike those other screen tech like the nova display of optimus black.. Sucks ur battery dry.. Hope it comes in june.. Just in time for the midyear bonus haha..

  9. confused

    bakit sa nakikita kung specs ng galaxy s2 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 at Orion chipset, dito ay 1.2Ghz Exynos 4210, bakit mgka-iba?

  10. hi, I don’t understand much about the technicalities but which would work best with Skype? Will it be able to make skype to skype calls (kahit hindi video calls) And would it really have a short battery life if connected to the internet the whole day?
    thanks in advance.

  11. hindi pa pala nahahawakan ang device panay negative na mga comments nyo sa taas!… pinoy nga talaga hu!…

  12. jayarlou

    Yuga i’d like to ask if the SGS2 that will release here in Philippines is 1.2GHz Exynos or the older version wich is 1.0GHz Tegra2?
    Thanks in advance


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