LG Cuts Price Of Optimus 2X To £290 Ahead Of Cheap iPhone 5 Release

The Optimus 2X has established its position as the cheapest dual core smartphone on the market after Expansys listed the phone for £299.95, a price that can be cut by another tenner by using the code EXP10.

Given that the Optimus 2X was originally sold for £450, that does represent a very significant price cut of nearly 38 per cent.

The phone was the first dual core handset to be showcased earlier this year at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, and was the launch partner for the Nvidia Tegra 2 during the same event.

While this feature undoubtedly makes it a more desirable smartphone, there are at least two features where Optimus 2X is found wanting. Namely, it comes with just 512MB RAM and is powered by Android 2.2. Froyo; whilst other more recent (albeit more expensive handsets) come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 1GB RAM.

The rest of the features list is fundamentally sound; an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1080p HD video playback and recording, Content Mirroring through its HDMI interface, a number of sensors, an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash with a front 1.3-megapixel camera in the front plus a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, DLNA compatibility, a 1600mAh battery, Bluetooth, microUSB and Wi-Fi.