The Galaxy S II is currently the best phone available for T-Mobile customers, but the LG G2x is an excellent, less-expensive alternative. It’s $150 and it comes with a $50 rebate coupon, bringing the final cost down to $100 with a two-year contract.
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It only has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM (it’s the oldest phone on our list), but it performs well enough. And, it has an HDMI-out port, a great 8-megapixel camera and (Good Lord, Yes!) a stock installation of Android 2.3 with no skins, shovelware, or freemium junk apps. No word yet on an Ice Cream Sandwich update.
We found the stainless steel “backbone” on the rear to be an odd design choice, but LG’s made an otherwise nice phone here. Recommended for bargain hunters, or those who want vanilla Android.
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