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When Celcom offered the dual-core LG Optimus 2X, it was offered only with 18 months contract. For those who do not wish to be tied up for more than a year, Celcom now offers a 12 months option. Normally for a shorter contract, it is typical that you would need to fork out more for the device but surprisingly the difference is from as low as RM50.
From the table above, the price difference between 12 and 18 months contract for Celcom Exec 50 + mBasic 38 is only RM50 while the higher bundle with mAdvance68 is RM80. For the highest Celcom Exec 250 plan, the gap widens at RM300. If it was us, obviously we’d prefer the 12 months duration as you’ll only getting less than RM100 off for the lower 2 plans. It seems that Celcom has stopped offering the additional RM100 off but they are still giving out FREE HDMI cable while stocks last.
The LG Optimus 2X, which also happens to be the first dual-core Android device was recently launched in Malaysia. Offered as low as RM878 via Celcom, the Optimus 2X is an attractive Android smart phone our market being the first with a dual-core processor. Just recently, we were given the opportunity to test out the Optimus 2X for a short period of time and here’s our findings.
To recap on the key specs, the Optimus 2X is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor which runs on dual-core at 1GHz and 512MB of RAM. At the front, it has a modest 4” TFT LCD capacitive screen which does 800×480 pixels. The moment we picked this phone, we noticed a familiar feel with the Galaxy S which isn’t surprising as both are very identical in dimensions with the LG Optimus 2X being 123.9mm (H) x 63.2mm (W) x 10.9mm (D) and Samsung Galaxy S with 122.4mm (H), 64.2mm (W) x 9.9mm (D).
The world’s first dual-core Android smart phone is ow available in Malaysia at an unbelievable price of RM1,899 outright. If you’re willing to sign-up on a contract with Celcom, the Optimus 2X becomes even cheaper and can be had for as low as RM878.
Irrespective of the subsidies, the LG Optimus 2X is very cheaply priced considering the tech that it is packing and there is a popular saying that goes: “cheap things not good, good things not cheap”. So does the LG Optimus 2X deliver performance, value and function way beyond its deceptively low asking price? Or is it’s dual-core calling card the only special trick it has up its sleeve? We’ll have to clock some serious hands-on time with the device to find out.
In the meantime, Celcom has updated their website with information on the plans offered with the Optimus 2X
Details on Celcom mobile Internet plans:
Celcom mBasic 38: RM38/month for 1GB data quota. If quota exceeded, data service will be interrupted. Subscriber must purchase Celcom mDaily pass daily mobile Internet at discounted rate RM3.88/24hours for 5GB data quota.
Celcom mAdvanced 68: Try as we might, we can’t find any details about this plan on the Celcom website. If you can find info on this plan, do let us know.
Important things to note:
Currently Celcom is offering a RM100 discount off the subsidised phone price and a free HDMI cable to the first 300 units sold “or while stocks last”, whatever that means. As if that is not limiting enough, the offer is only good for this weekend — April 8 to 10.
The LG Optimus 2X is only currently available in Celcom Blue Cube outlets at the following locations — Pavilion, Bangsar (along Jalan Telawi 2), Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid.
Hit up the source link for more info. Do note that Celcom’s website is the worst place to get any information and Celcom’s plans are the most confusing amongst all the telcos. All the best.
Update: Latest info from LG PR. The LG Optimus 2X official final price is indeed RM1,899 (not limited to the first 300 units as earlier thought). In terms of availability LG tells us that between now until end April, the Optimus 2X can be purchased without contract at selected LG brand stores. From May 1 onwards, the device will be available through all open channels. We’re still awaiting a response from LG on where exactly these selected outlets are.
There’s something special sizzling during the F1 fever this weekend. The LG Optimus 2X is now available in Malaysia with outright price of RM1899, exclusive to Celcom. For the first 300 units, Celcom is offering the LG Optimus 2X with additional RM100 discount and free HDMI cable which makes it as low as RM878.
According to the LG Blog, the LG Optimus 2X is available at LG Technology centre and at 4 selected Celcom Blue Cube outlets at Pavilion, Bangsar, Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid.
Being the first dual-core Android device in Malaysia, the asking price below RM2000 is quite reasonable for its specs. So far no updates from Celcom’s website yet but if you are interested, do check out the venues above.
Related LG Optimus 2X Posts
Celcom has placed a simple teaser on its front page that they will be bringing in the LG Optimus 2X. No dates were given but if it is happening this month, Celcom is seriously jumping in front of the Android pack as being the first to offer a dual-core Android smart phone in Malaysia. Currently the other dual-core smart phone, Samsung Galaxy S II is slated to be released much later in May. Who knows, Samsung might revise their plans and offer the Galaxy II earlier?
The LG Optimus 2X is powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and comes with a 4″ WVGA screen. It supports 1080p HD video recording with its 8MP camera and also comes with a dedicated HDMI port as well. When it was announced earlier, it was mentioned to be running on Android 2.2 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread expected to be roll out later. Let’s hope it will be running on Android 2.3 when it gets here.
So who will be the first to bring in dual-core Android? LG or Samsung? Another question would be what’s happening with Celcom’s iPhone 4 launch?
The LG Optimus 2X, the first Android device with dual core processor is one of the killer Android phones to look out for early this year. One of the key features is its 8MP Camera ability to record 1080p Full HD videos. Now there’s a sample video demonstrating its video capabilities.
As expected, the video turn out to be pretty good with impressive details but we find that the colours are washed out. Like most smart phones today, the LG Optimus 2X also allows zooming while recording.
Check out the sample video after the jump.
When you’re talking about innovating the smart phone the Motorola Atrix is the epitome of that. There is so much tech packed into this 4-inch device that it puts some full fledged computers to shame. Just look at the spec sheet.
Yup Motorola even managed to cram in a thumbprint scanner and a huge 1930mAh battery in that svelte 10.95mm thin frame. In comparison, the “world’s thinnest smartphone”, the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick.
If that doesn’t blow you away, then the two docking stations along with the developed Webtop for the Atrix will. These docks effectively transform the Atrix into a notebook or a multimedia home entertainment player capable of churning out HD videos and images.
The LG Optimus 2X which was previously known as the LG Star is currently one of the fastest android available in the market right now thanks to its dual-core Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia. Now LG has released a video commercial which promises Optimus 2X in delivering speedier application start up, multi-tasking without lag, HDMI mirroring, full HD 1080p video recording and much more.
Watch the 3 minute video after the break.
Dual-core is the talk of the mobile town in 2011 with Motorola gearing up to debut it Honeycomb running, dual-core totting tablet at CES. And then we have the LG Optimus 2X, a thoroughly fast Android phone featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 2 in its hardware arsenal. So its a pretty safe bet that most, if not all of the upcoming high-end devices coming in 2011 will be running dual-core processors.
Word has it that Samsung will also make a major showing at CES with unveiling of updated versions of two of its most successful devices, the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab. These updated versions are expected to run NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with Honeycomb.
Considering the possibility of its competitors now running dual-core processors, can we expect Apple to feature similar hardware in its upcoming iPad 2 and the next iteration of the iPhone? Could be very likely.
In any case, we’ll be monitoring the developments at CES like a hawk, so keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest updates.
The LG Optimus 2X is a new breed of smart phone featuring an all-new dual-core mobile processor that’s faster than the current crop of single-core chips that we get today — specifically, the one in the LG Optimus 2X is the Nvidia Tegra 2 1Ghz.
In one test, the LG Optimus 2X graphics processing performance is compared with the Samsung Galaxy S, which by its own right is no graphics slouch either.
In another video, the browser performance of the LG Optimus 2X is put to the test, this time with the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S.
So how does the dual-core LG Optimus 2X compare against two leading devices in the market? Head on over to after the jump to find out. All we can say is, no contest.