Apple iPhone 4 vs T-Mobile G2X – Full Specs Compared
T-Mobile G2X is the US version of LG Optimus 2X that was added to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network recently. T-Mobile G2X features a 4” WVGA display at a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and equipped with Tegra 2 Dual Core processor at a speed of 1 GHz and dual cameras – 8MP at the rear side and a 1.3 MP camera at the front. This is an Android based device that runs stock Android 2.2.2. Apple iPhone 4 needs not much introduction. Its main attractions are the 3.5″ Retina display with a resolution of 960 x 640, the simple and elegant iOS 4.2.1 which runs fluidly on the device and the App Store with over 200,000 applications. Both the phones are having nearly same weight and very close measurement on thickness. Even though the specs of T-Mobile G2X is much superior to iPhone 4, iPhone 4 manages to be in the competition with all the latest dual core smartphones mainly due to its OS and the Apple Apps store.
T-Mobile G2X is the US version of the better known LG Optimus 2X that runs on Android Froyo 2.2.2, the OS can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Unlike LG Optimus 2X it uses stock Android. T-Mobile G2X has superb hardware. Its amazing hardware includes 4″ WVGA (800×480) TFT LCD capacitive touch-screen, Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording capability at 1080p, 1.3 MP camera at the front for video calling, 8 GB internal memory with support for expansion up to 32 GB and HDMI out (support up to 1080p). The other features include Adobe flash player, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, DLNA latest version 1.5, Video codec DivX and XviD and FM Radio.
Talking about the physical appearance, T-Mobile G2X is a slim device with a dimension of 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm and weighs 139 grams. The device is attractive with corners rounded and a nice copper colored back cover with Google’s name engraved in a metal plate.
The phone has all the essential smartphone features such as easy access to both personal and work emails, integration with social networking sites, and instant messaging. It is equipped with Swype for easy text input. This smartphone is built for high speed gaming and entertainment with support for 4G speed from T-Mobiles HSPA+ network. The Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset used in T-Mobile G2X is built with 1GHz cortex A9 dual core CPU, 8 GeForce GX GPU cores, NAND memory, native HDMI, dual display support and native USB. Dual display supports HDMI mirroring and in gaming act as motion controller, but it does not support for video playback. The super fast 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core processor consumes low power and provides smooth web browsing, fast gaming and ability of multitasking. G2X is powered by a lithium ion battery (1500mAH) that allows for hours of uninterrupted audio/video as well as web browsing pleasure.
Running on Android platform, the user can download from thousands of apps from the Android Market. As a Google trade mark device, the phone has inbuilt with many Google services such as Google Search, Google Voice, Gmail, Google maps, You Tube, and Google talk. In addition T-Mobile has added its own application pack that includes EA Games, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile TV and qik for video chat.Nvidia’s Tegra Zone is also available for users.
For connectivity, T-Mobile G2X has Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.1 and compatible with GSM, EDGE and HSPA+ networks. With 4G connectivity from T-mobile, web browsing is super fast and even full HTML web pages open in a blink.
The handset is available in three colors, black, brown and white. It is available for $200 with a new 2 year contract. Users need a separate data plan from their carrier to enable web based applications.
Apple iPhone 4
The very fact that new smartphones are being compared with Apple iPhone 4 that was launched in the middle of 2010 speaks volumes of the abilities of this amazing smartphone by Apple. The iPhone 4 has created many fans for its elegant, slim design and the amazing 3.5 inches LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960 x 640 pixels. The display is not huge but comfortable enough to read everything because it is extremely bright and clear. The touchscreen is also highly sensitive and scratch resistant.
The device is powered by 1GHz A4 processor and features 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling. The remarkable feature of the iPhone 4 is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. It is now upgradeable to iOS 4.3 that has included many new features, one such is the hotspot capability.
The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and weighs just 137g.
For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 2G/3G network support. It has two network configurations, one for GSM which is available globally and the other is CDMA which is available with Verizon.
The additional feature in the CDMA iPhone 4 compared to GSM iPhone 4 is the USB tethering and mobile hotspot capability, where you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. This feature is now available in GSM model too with the upgrade to iOS 4.3. iPhone 4 is available in for $200 (16 GB) and $ 300 (32 GB) on a new 2 year contract. And a data plan is also required for web based applications.