Difference Between T-Mobile G2 and G2X

T-Mobile G2 vs G2X – Full Specs Compared

T-Mobile G2 and T-Mobile G2X are two Android based smartphones available for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. They are T-Mobile’s premium 4G phones. T-Mobile G2 is manufactured by HTC while T-Mobile G2X is by LG, it is the US version of LG Optimus 2X. Both are Google trademarked devices and run the stock Android 2.2. T-Mobile G2X is the latest version in T-Mobiles G series and is the first phone for T-Mobile with dual core processor. T-Mobile G2 has 800 MHz second generation Qualcomm MSM 7230 Snapdragon processor whereas it’s 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor in T-Mobile G2x. The other major differences between T-Mobile G2 and T-Mobile G2X are the physical keyboard in G2 and front facing camera for video calling in G2x. As a Google certified device both phones have access to entire Android Market and Google Mobile Apps from Google talk to Google Goggle.

Both the phones perform well at HSPA+ speed, multitasking and browsing are smooth and the call quality is also good. You can do seamless browsing in both supported by Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

T-Mobile G2

T-Mobile G2 made by HTC with Google trademark was the first smartphone to support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network. It has a slideout keyboard and touchscreen with swype and trackpad for input. The keyboard is designed nicely for fast and accurate typing. The T-Mobile G2 runs stock Android 2.2. The advantage of the stock Android is that all upgrade to Android OS will come directly to your phone. T-Mobile G2 is powered by 800 MHz second generation Qualcomm MSM 7230 Snapdragon processor.

The other features include 5.0 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash and 2x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording and play, 4 GB internal memory and 8 GB microSD card included to the device and it’s expandable up to 32GB. The shortcoming in the phone is the absense of front facing camera for video calling and video chat.

On the content side it has featured applications like Photobucket and Wolfram Alpha and has access to entire Android Market and preloaded with all google apps, from Gmail to Google Goggle.

T-Mobile G2X

T-Mobile G2X is the American brother of LG Optimus 2X that has been creating waves in the global markets for some time now. It is equipped with Tegra 2 Dual Core processor at a speed of 1 GHz and is a dual camera device with a rear 8 MP and a front 1.3 MP camera. The rear camera allows the user to capture HD videos at 1080p and also enables user to watch them instantly on TV as it supports HDMI mirroring.

T-Mobile G2X has a large 4” WVGA display at a resolution of 480X800 pixels which is bright enough allowing the user to read even in broad daylight. The phone has internal memory standing at 8 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. It is powered by a lithium ion battery (1500mAH) that allows for hours of uninterrupted audio/video as well as web browsing pleasure.

Despite having a large display, the phone is surprisingly handy with measurements standing at 4.88 x 2.49 x 0.43 inches, and it also weighs just 139 gm. The screen is highly capacitive with features of multi touch, proximity sensor, and light sensor. With android Froyo 2.2 as the OS, the user has the liberty to download thousands of apps from the app store.

For connectivity, the phone supports Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) with Bluetooth and GPS. With 4G connectivity from T-mobile, web browsing is super fast and even full HTML web pages open in a blink.

T-Mobile has priced both G2 and G2X at $200 on a new 2 year contract with a dataplan of atleast $30/month.

Comparison of Specifications

T-Mobile G2 vs T-Mobile G2X

 Design T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Form Factor Slider (Landscape sliding) Candy Bar
Keyboard Slide out physical QWERTY, touchscreen with swype and trackpad Virtual Full QWERTY
Dimension 4.68 x 2.38 x 0.58 inches 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
Weight 6.5 oz
Body Color Black, Brown, White
 Display T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Size 3.7 inches 4 inches
Resolution WVGA 800 x 480 pixels WVGA, 800×480 pixels
Features Less Sensitive
 Operating System T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Platform Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.2 (Froyo)
UI Stock Android Android UI
Browser Android WebKit, full HTML Android WebKit
Java/Adobe Flash Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
 Processor T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Model 2nd Generation Qualcomm MSM 7230 Snapdragon Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual core processor
Speed 800 MHz 1 GHz Dual Core
 Memory T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Included 4 GB ROM + 8GB microSD card 8 GB
Expansion Up to 32 GB with microSD card Up to 32GB microSD card
 Camera T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Resolution 5.0 megapixel 8 Megapixel
Focus, Zoom Auto, Digital Auto, Digital
Video Capture HD [email protected] 1080p HD
Secondary camera No
 Entertainment T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Audio AAC(+), MP3, WMA, Poly
Video T-Mobile TV, MPEG4, H263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV
Gaming HD Gaming, Nvidia Tegra Zone, N.O.V.A, Need for Speed
FM Radio Yes
 Battery T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Type Capacity 1300 mAh Li-ion Li-ion 1500 mAh
Talktime 400 min (3G), 590 min (2G)
Standby 430 hours
 Mail and Messaging T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Mail POP3/IMAP4, Email, Gmail POP3/IMAP4, SMTP
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk) SMS, EMS, MMS
 Connectivity T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR v2.1+EDR
USB Yes, Compatible 2.0 2.0 FS, native USB
HDMI No Yes, native HDMI supports up to 1080p
DLNA Yes Yes, DLNA 1.4
 Location Service T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Maps Google Maps Google Map 5.0
Lost-Theft Protection With 3rd Party Application LookOut
 Network Support T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
 Applications T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Apps Android Market, Google Mobile Apps Android market
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, Google talk, MySpace, Picasa, YouTube Facebook, Twitter, SNS , LinkedIn, YouTube
Voice Calling Skype, Viber, Vonage
Video Calling Skype, Tango, QiK
Featured Photobucket, Wolfram Alpha, Google Earth, Google Voice, Voice Search, Google Goggle, Google Sky Map Integrated Google Voice
 Business Mobility T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
Remote VPN Yes
Corporate Mail Active Syn
Corporate Directory Yes with CISCO Jabber
Video Conferencing CISCO WebEX
 Security T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
  With 3rd Party Application LookOut user can manage lost or theft phones.
 Additional Features T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2X
  Integrated Google Voice