LG G2x Vs Motorola Droid Bionic: T-Mobile & Verizon 4G Fight

We’ve been writing a lot about the Motorola Droid Bionic, which is a 4G dual-core processor phone due out for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. We’ve taken a look at a comparison between the Droid Bionic and HTC Thunderbolt, with the main difference being the Bionic is a dual-core processor while the HTC Thunderbolt only has a single-core processor, but how about a comparison between the Motorola Droid Bionic vs. the LG G2x which is another dual-core 4G phone, this time coming to T-Mobile.

The Droid Bionic is a pretty impressive handset on what we’ve seen and heard so far and is being hotly-anticipated and we’ve also compared it to another smartphone that’s currently receiving a lot of attention, the HTC Pyramid. The difference in that comparison is that although we think the Pyramid will have dual-core and 4G it was not confirmed at the time of our comparison. However we’ve now been hearing more about the LG G2x (known in other regions as the LG Optimus 2X) now official for T-Mobile, and this has been confirmed as having both 4G and dual-core, so which one will have the edge?

We’ll take a look at some of what we know so far so you can get an idea of these smartphones. As already said, both have the dual-core processors, both 1GHz. The Droid Bionic display is 4.3-inch qHD while the G2x has a 4-inch WVGA capacitive display. Built-in storage for the Droid Bionic is 16GB expandable up to 32GB with microSD card slot. That’s a little better than for the LG G2X which has 8GB internal and up to 32GB with microSD slot.

Both are 4G capable, the Droid Bionic for the Verizon LTE network and the G2x for T-Mobile’s HSPA+network. As far as cameras go the G2x edges it as it has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Droid Bionic by contrast has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 780p HD recording and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

As far as operating systems go they will both come running on Android 2.2 although the Droid Bionic will have an update to 2.3 Gingerbread shortly afterwards. Of course the G2x OS will probably also be updated soon after release. As far as release dates go the Droid Bionic is rumored for release in mid-April while all we know for the G2x so far is it will have a spring release. Price for the Bionic is rumored at $150 but that is only a rumor, while it is still unknown for the G2x. So far then, there’s very little to split them but if you want more storage you may be better off opting for the Droid Bionic and for a better camera you’d opt for the G2x. However what about unique selling points. The Droid Bionic will come with the Webtop app, which will allow use with a docking facility so that it will have PC-like functionality (docking facility will cost extra). However the G2x will have Tegra Zone included, which is great for those interested in gaming.

When it comes down to it then you have to look at what you most use on a smartphone and of course the different carriers and prices (when confirmed) might swing it for you. If you want to find out more about these two handsets check out the product pages at Motorola here for the Droid Bionic, or T-Mobile here for the G2x. What are your thoughts on the Motorola Droid Bionic and the LG G2x? Which one of these two would you choose or have you got your eye on one of the other upcoming smartphones? Please do let us know by sending us your comments.

  • doctorgreenthumb

    i would rather have the G2x

  • phoneexpert

    Strange how you lean more to the bionic when you really can't or is it hard to say that the G2X is better. 1080p vs 780 ??? Hello! Face time makes all the difference with a 1.3 front facing. Also manageability with an ideal 4.0 vs 4.3 is a right fit with curb appeal. Both great handset however the G2X does stand taller here not to mention cost where Verizon is known for higher price plans.

  • Bail Bonds

    The G2X is the first smart phone, that i can honestly say “does what it is suppose to do” Fast is not the word for the G2X, BLAZING is more like it. I did a real word comparison, with a friend who has a iphone 4, beat him on every level. Finally a true smart phone.