The LG Optimus 2X smartphone was supposed to be the Korean manufacturer’s reply to the rising threat of its archrival, Samsung. Instead it was submerged by the popularity of the Galaxy S2, which was released a few months later. Despite being the first to market, the LG Optimus 2X never proved to be a commercial success.
It is now available in the bargain bins from £129.90 with a compulsory £10 top-up at Carphone Warehouse subsidiary E2Save as a refurbished handset.
It has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, a 4in 800x480 pixel display, a microSD card reader, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with a front-facing one, full HD video recording and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread).
There are a few decent competitors out there, though. The Nokia Lumia 710, for example, costs £75 and has twice the onboard storage and a faster processor (albeit a single-core model), while the Sony Xperia U, which costs £30 less, has a higher display resolution.
Check out our review of the LG Optimus 2X on our sister website, ITReviews. Back in April, it was still on sale for £414.