1. Great hackability
The O2X is one of the few high-end smartphones which are not equipped with any type of encryption, which would prevent users from installing modified kernels, custom ROMs and recoveries. LG allowed users to take advantage of their devices.
It has been proved by Paul O'Brien, who already prepared CWM Recovery, MoDaCo Custom Kernel and MoDaCo custom ROM, increasing the funcionality of the dual-core O2X.
Recent news tell, that there is official CyanogenMod ROM in works, yesterday known Android hacker kmobs tweeted two photos of LG O2X running CM7 RC, which is based on Gingerbread.
2. Tegra2 CPU + GeForce ULV GPU
The NVIDIA's dual core CPU boosts the performance of Android OS, and is currently the most advanced SoC available on the market. The performance of device may even increase with new version of Android, which will take advantage of the real power of dual-core smartphones.
There were many articles showing why dual-core devices are so outstanding, my favourite one is from AndroidAndMe, you can check it out:
AndroidAndMe: 5 compelling reasons you will want to buy a dual-core mobile device
3. Good hardware quality
The LG optimus 2X was designed in rather conservative way, the design is rather simple and minimalistic. The materials which were used are ordinary, but solid. The O2X includes soft-touch plastick back cover with the metal strip, and GorillaGlass front with the curved edges. For me - nothing to add more, great that LG didn't used the shiny plastic cover like in Korean version.
4. TMobile G2X
Few weeks ago TMobile confirmed, that they will launch O2X as their next G-series device, running vanilla Android. This information is great for all European O2X owners, because it will boost user support for this device.
Also there shouldn't be a problem with porting G2X stock Android ROM to O2X, which is just another advantage.
5. Great relation of price - quality
The LG Optimus 2X isn't as overpriced as many new devices which are released/available for preorder, which makes it much more attractive. The current price equals around 470 Euro including all taxes, so it's very competitive.
In my previous articles I focused more on disadvantiges, proving that the LG Optimus 2X isn't a perfect device. Surely, but there are many positive factors which made me order this smartphone. It's one of the best products released this year, and with the growing community support I feel it will have a very long life.
Isn't that how the 'Nexus' device should look like?