So 2 weeks ago, I picked up a brand, new Optimus 2X in Seoul, South Korea. The timing was just right that Optimus 2X came out in Korea couple days before I was there and I was able to scoop one up.
How much is the Optimus 2X without contract? It’s about $1,000. If you happen to be in Korea, you can pick up a brand, new Optimus 2X. (Total cost for picking up an Optimus 2X? Round-trip ticket would cost you another $1200 so $2,200.)
What about baseband and frequency?
All smartphones sold in Korea since like June 2010 come “unlocked”, meaning you can use it anywhere in the world.
Now, here’s the catch, Korean smartphones only support the universal 1900Mhz for 3G data.
In the U.S., only AT&T is on that frequency. If you are on T-Mobile, you will be able to use voice fine but you won’t be able to access 3G using Optimus 2X because T-Mobile uses 1700Mhz and 2100Mhz.
Anyways, here’s what comes with the Optimus 2X:
(I am holding one of the only Optimus 2X that exists in America right now. No, this isn’t a demo unit.)
The Optimus 2x phone of course, which comes loaded with an 8 megapixel back camera with 1080P recording, 1.3 megapixel front camera, HDMI output (1080P playback or mirroring), and more!
All smartphones (or regular cellphones) sold in Korea come with an extra battery and charger. This is simply a must among Koreans as many use public transit to travel. If you run out of batteries, you swap out for your backup battery.
I will have a detailed review of Optimus 2X detailing different aspects and comparisons with other smartphones so stay tuned folks and don’t forget to subscribe.
Also see full Optimus 2X Review!