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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 83429 16-May-2011 20:49
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I'm looking at getting one of the LG Optimus 2X phones from Expert Infotech in Auckland, and am wondering if anyone has purchased one in New Zealand already, and had any of the crash problems that seem to be plaguing this phone.

In particular, there are loads of people at the XDA developers website that are having issues with frequent lock ups and reboots:

I asked the store about any problems their customers have had, and they've told me that they have had no complaints, and sold more than 30 units.

I'm keen to here from anyone that has the phone, how long they've had it for, and any issues they've had.


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469970 17-May-2011 09:18
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Hi -

I've had my O2x for about 2 weeks now - it's a parallel import, and was carrier branded "Starhub".

I ran with the stock Starhub branded ROM (10a) for about 3 days with no issues, and reflashed to the unbranded UK 10d ROM. I've had no reboot or freeze issues with UK 10d either.

I'm on Vodafone prepay, and there have been no compatibility problems with the Vodafone SIM card.

I played around with my 2degrees data SIM for about a day or so, with no issues either.

I'm extremely pleased with the phone.

Apparently there's a big update coming out mid to late May from LG, to address a few issues, including those affected by reboots/freezes - but if you get a phone from a good "batch", then you won't need any fixes.

I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. (BTW some O2x packages come with the HDMI cable, and some don't - the Starhub version I got came with the HDMI cable)

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 469975 17-May-2011 09:26
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Thanks for the information. Would you be able to tell me where you purchased from?

Also, is there an easy way to tell what version the phone is running? Is it just in the settings -> about menu, or do you need to do some kind of "hold menu button while turning it on" thing?


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469985 17-May-2011 09:41
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Hi Rob,

I got it off a trademe listing, from a seller named "fairlady2004".

All the version (kernel, baseband etc.) information is off Settings > About phone.

On another note, I've got the phone synced with 2 POP accounts, 1 MS exchange account with no problems there at all.

Battery wise, I find it pretty decent for a smartphone:

Unplugged at 10pm charged at 100%, it is still at 100% 8 hours later. In terms of usage, I have wifi on all the time when there's wifi available, I (wifi goes to sleep when the screen locks unless you specify in settings otherwise) - so probably about 12 hours of wifi being on, with background data and auto-sync enabled.

When I'm out and about, I turn off wifi, and only enable mobile data when needed. (I also leave it on 2G, and only switch to 3G when needed).

In terms of phone usage, maybe 45 minutes of skype calling over wifi, 15 minutes of 2G talk time, 5 to 10 SMS messages, maybe ~5-10 minutes of googletalk over wifi/3G, 60 odd minutes of web browsing over wifi, a couple of minutes of 3G web browsing - all this leaves me with about 40% battery capacity when I plug it back in to charge in the evening.

I don't bother turning on GPS, and don't use bluetooth.

Hope that helps.

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  Reply # 469989 17-May-2011 09:48
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I leave the display on automatic brightness.

I also watched a couple of 45 minute videos, and that drained the battery by about 8% or 9% for each vid.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 469992 17-May-2011 09:49
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Thanks very much for all of the information - very useful.

Would be keen to hear from anyone else regarding the crashes .


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 469995 17-May-2011 09:57
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No problem - hope you get a problem free phone if you decide to go ahead with an O2x - based on what expert infotech have told you, they've probably gotten their phones off a good batch.

Nevertheless, if you do get it from them, make sure that they offer you a direct replacement if you get a unit that is affected by the reboot/freeze issue. Don't accept them sending it off for "repairs". You'd be covered by the CGA if you get it off them.

You could also keep track of developments on XDA, and see if the upcoming update sorts out the freeze/reboot bug.

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