Review: LG G2x
The messaging options on the LG G2x are standard Android fare. SMS/MMS messages are displayed in a conversational, threaded format. It's easy to attach media and information to your messages, including pics and videos, as well as navigation coordinates and contact info.
For instant messaging, the G2x comes with Google Talk. Like most Android phones, there are no other IM apps on board, but there are good options available from the App Market.
For email, there is Gmail and then there is everything else. Everything else can include Exchange accounts, with support for multiple Exchange servers, as well as POP3 and IMAP4 mail accounts. The Gmail app is superior, with more features for managing, organizing and labeling messages. The generic email app for Exchange and other accounts does a fine job, too.
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Besides the built-in contact sync support, the LG G2x also includes apps for Twitter and Facebook. These apps come with widgets, so you can read status updates or post new updates yourself directly from the homescreen, without opening an app. The full Facebook and Twitter apps have gotten dramatically better in the last few months. There are few features that are unavailable from the Android apps for these services.
Lastly, there's Qik for video chats. I've had only hit-or-miss experiences with Qik. You can only Qik with other Qikkers. The application works, eventually, but takes some persistence to configure correctly.
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