Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. LG Optimus 2X : Specifications and Price Fight!

If you're having a hard time choosing between Samsung Galaxy S2 and LG Optimus 2X to be your dual-core Android handset for the year, here's a specs comparison table that can aid your decision --

TP Specs Comparison Table: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. LG Optimus 2X


Samsung Galaxy S2

LG Optimus 2X

Availability and Price in Philippines

Arriving in June 2011
Php 29,990

Now out in the Philippines
Php 27,990


125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
116 g

123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9 mm
139 g


4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Gorilla Glass display
- TouchWiz UI v4.0
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gyroscope sensor

4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Gorilla Glass display
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- LG 3D UI
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gyro sensor
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Multi-touch input method

Operating System

Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 eventually

User Interface / OS Skin

Samsung TouchWiz



Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chipset

Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset

Internal storage

16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM

8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM


Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot


Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps


Yes, supports up to 32GB

Yes, supports up to 32GB


8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video capture: 1080p@30fps with video light
Secondary camera: 2 MegaPixels

8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization
Video capture: 1080p@24fps or 720p@30fps with video light
Secondary camera: 1.3 MegaPixels







Digital Compass

Yes, Class 12

Yes, Class 12


Yes, Class 12

Yes, Class 12


Yes, Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

Yes, TBA


Yes, v3.0+HS

Yes, v2.1 with A2DP


Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go

Yes, v2.0 microUSB, TBA

Audio Jack

Yes, 3.5mm

Yes, 3.5mm


Not built-in, via MHL A/V link

Yes, built-in

Stereo FM Radio

Yes, with RDS

Yes, with RDS

Games and Apps

Yes, via Android Market, Samsung Kies

Yes, via Android Market, LG


Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Browser - Flash support

Yes, Adobe Flash 10.1

Yes, Adobe Flash 10.1

Social Networking Integration



Google Mobile Services Suite



Audio and Video Playback

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player

Battery Type

Li-Ion 1650 mAh

Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Based on the table above, we can conclude that Samsung Galaxy S2 pretty much slays the more affordable LG Optimus 2X when it comes to technical specs. The former is thinner and lighter yet has a bigger screen with perhaps better display quality, faster processor, better battery, higher Full HD recording frame rate, more sizable internal memory and even comes with Android 2.3 out of the box. The only thing that LG Optimus 2X has which Samsung Galaxy S2 does not is a built-in HDMI port - though users can get TV-out on Samsung Galaxy S2 via MHL A/V link -- and of course, that Guinness Book of World Records certification as the first mobile phone to run on a dual core processor.

Remember that we are just comparing technical specs here and not the actual performance of both phones. So, for example, when we say that Samsung Galaxy S2 is more powerful than LG Optimus 2X, it means that on paper Samsung Galaxy S2 has better technical specifications. Note that TechPinas has yet to test, review and compare units of both models to see how well they actually perform individually and in comparison to each other.

So off hand, which phone are you more likely to get? The thinner and more powerful Samsung Galaxy S2 or the cheaper Guinnness-title-holder LG Optimus 2X? Do you think their specs differences are that relevant?


  1. performance wise, i'd choose optimux 2x because of its tegra 2 chipset. but for battery life, SGS 2 is still better, with energy sipping super amoled  LCD and 1650mah battery.

  2. its LG,,the 3D interface is superb.

  3. San po available ang SGS2?

  4. retail price might be the SRP for a pre-paid kit with Globe (network locked) which
    will have exclusive rights to sell the handset for a limited time.

  5. Totoo ba ung price ng galaxy s 2? I can't believe it. I bought my galaxy s (first generation) worth 33k September last year (1 month after it's official release here in the Philippines). I was expecting it to be the same flagship price when the first generation galaxy s was released. I also searched amazon (because I do believe things there are cheaper) and it's around 700 US dollars (31K). How come it's cheaper? hehe

  6. SGS2 of course! can I trade my SGS? :D

  7. Its already available here in Saudi at SAR2,699 equivalent to Php30,500 more or less. I'm getting one this coming salary....

  8. I'm talking about SGS II....

  9. I like Optimus 2X's front touch panels but still Samsung for me.


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