Apr 07 AT 9:52 AM Edgar Cervantes 39 Comments

T-Mobile tweets official price and release dates for G2x and Sidekick 4G (Updated)

After waking up to the nice sound of morning birds, T-Mobile has decided to treat us with some exciting price and release date information about the T-Mobile G2x, as well as the Sidekick 4G. T-Mobile’s first dual-core phone, the G2x, will be available online as of April 15, and as of April 20 in stores, for the price of $199.99 on a two year contract. Now, if you are wondering about the Sidekick 4G, it will start selling on April 20, the same day that the G2x hits the stores.

Whether you prefer the G2x’s beefy dual-core processor, or the Sidekick 4G’s familiar feeling, it is a choice that you should make responsibly. The specs for both phones are:

G2x

Android 2.2
4G Capable
4” Screen / 480×800
1GHz Tegra 2 Processor
512 RAM
8 GB internal memory / microSD up to 32 GB
8 megapixel rear-facing camera
1.3megapixel front-facing camera

Sidekick 4G

Android 2.2
4G Capable
3.5” Screen / 480×800
1 GHz Hummingbird processor
microSD up to 32 GB
3 megapixel rear-facing camera
VGA front-facing camera

Despite the possibility of their deal with AT&T, T-Mobile is still growing strongly. With the improvement of their 4G network announced this week, and the addition of these two Android handsets, T-Mobile is surely not slowing down, nor do they seem to be planning on it.

So there you go guys! Pick your drug! Will you be taking one of these babies home in the next couple weeks? Also, don’t forget to check out T-Mobile’s, and the LG Girl’s, videos regarding these devices, which are right below!

Introducing the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

LG Girl First Look: The T-Mobile G2x with Google by LG

Update

T-Mobile has just given an update on the G2x’s non-contract, full retail price. For $499.99, the price is actually very reasonable compared to the other dual-cores phones out there. Not bad, T-Mobile…

Source: T-Mobile (Twitter)

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  • http://Website Tim

    So it’s 8gb internal for the gx, but does it come with a microsd card and if so how big? I know it says it can go up to 32 but doesn’t say what it comes with. Considering that phone when my contract is up in Sept and it’ll be nice to have these 4-5 months to see what reviews are of it.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      It is not specified whether it comes with a microSD card or not, so there is a possibility that it might not come with one. We will have to wait and see!

      • Cyberdan3

        So if it has 8GB onboard and can be expandable with an SD card up to 32GB, does that mean it will only accept a total of 32GB on the system. I have never seen a 24GB SD card and I would hope they mean expandable by 32GB with SD card making a total of 40GB.

        In short, is it 40GB or 32GB MAX?

        • Edgar Cervantes

          You will be able to put a 32 GB microSD card on it, with a maximum of 40 GB when you add the on-board memory.

          • Cyberdan3

            That is awesome. My iphone 3GS only has 16GB and this will be a huge step up. Where is the best place to get a 32GB card and should it be at least class 4?

        • Edgar Cervantes

          You can always find accessories at our Accessories Store, the link is all the way at the top of the page if you want to check it out. I am not sure if the G2x has minimum requirements when it comes to microSD classes, but you should get at least a 4 anyways. If you are goign to do HD recording/playback, I would presonally probably go for a class 6.

          • Cyberdan3

            You want us to spend $100 on a class 2 32GB microsd card from your store when you can get them elsewhere for almost half that!! You guys should be giving us a deal for being loyal to your site!! :)

        • uzunoff
          • Cyberdan3

            Where does it specifically say that it comes with one? It says it comes with a microsd card SLOT. Under the “In the box” section, it makes no mention of the card…….

    • http://Website Deeds

      this phone will be obsolete in September.

      • http://Website Bingo

        No it wouldn’t didn’t u hear g2x has AT&T 3g frequency as well so it’s really future proof if the deal doesn’t go through which I doubt it would and if it does it’s still good. And AT&T stated that they were planning to use tmobile frequency as 4g lte.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    It’s great to see very good choices on tmobile. Looks like there will be shaping up well.

    • http://Website Gumshoe

      Not preaching the superiority of the Evo anymore? :P I’m pretty excited for this phone, hopefully I’ll be able to get it in August.

      • http://Website panic

        It might be better than the original Evo but its definitely not better than the Evo 3D

  • http://Website Jampac09

    On the 20th I’m gonna open the T-Mobile store myself and sell it to me, too impatient now that I know the date to wait for the employees to show up!!!!!

    • http://Website rurashima

      So u are positive it will be online to buy by yhe 15th¿

  • RonWeez

    Can someone with good reasoning and detail tell me whether the G2X is worth the upgrade from a nexus s

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Whether it is worth the upgrade or not, it is up to you. Personally, I would not go through the upgrade if I have a Nexus S. The most important difference between the Nexus S and the G2x is the processor, the G2x’s being a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, but the Nexus’ processor is good too.

    • http://Website Tim

      Since you just got the nexus s, I probably wouldn’t. The nexus s is a fine phone, although no microsd card slot I don’t like but that’s just preference. I wouldn’t do it unless you are unhappy with your nexus s, because they are both high-end phones.

    • http://Website Bruce

      Unless you plan to play 3d games on it, you will not see the difference in processing speed in the daily usage. But if shooting HD video is important to you, you should go for it.

    • Nortisan

      Let’s not forget that it’s also 4G, and still Vanilla Android. If you have the money to do it, then I would. However, if you’re too addicted to Gingerbread, then I would maybe wait about a month, to be sure that LG makes good on their promise to update the G2x to Gingerbread a few weeks after launch.

  • http://Website Miguel

    What type of screen does this phone have? Is it just a regular SLCD?

    How does it compare to the Super AMOLED on the Nexus S or the rumored screen on the upcoming HTC Pyramid?

    I am thinking I may hold off for comparisons to the Pyramid, since a 4.3 inch screen dual-core phone is very enticing…

    • Edgar Cervantes

      It is the same phone as the LG Optimus 2x, so it has an IPS LCD display, which is the same technology that the iPhone 4 uses. The screen is good, but a Super AMOLED screen offers much brighter colors, and needs no backlight, since it makes its own light.

      • http://Website Miguel

        Really? But the iPhone 4′s screen resolution is 960 x 640.. which is almost twice the resolution in a smaller 3.5 inch screen.

        So I am guessing the LG screen isn’t as “clear” as the iPhone screen. The screen is pretty much the only feature I like better on the iPhone.

        I’ll have to check it out in-store. The stock Android OS might be too good to pass up. I am not a fan of HTC Sense or any manufacturer UI.

  • http://Website AndroidLuvR3R1

    Any suggestions on where I can purchase a 16 GB Micro SD card? It has to be from your own experience please?

    • Edgar Cervantes

      We have some at the Android and Me Accessories Store. The link is right at the top where it says “SHOP ACCESSORIES.”

    • http://Website Daniel

      http://Www.ebay.com have you heard of it before?

  • http://Website Dumbo

    So im guessing still no word on if we will see the return of dolllarr a day plan huh? That would kill virgin mobile

  • uzunoff

    I am getting this as soon as it comes out.
    Just spoke with T-Mo employee and I am not sure they know about this yet.
    Either way I am will be ordering it online and getting it on the 20th from a store.
    I think for now this is as good as it gets….. possibly until the next nexus comes out.

  • kwills88

    Okay, i have a full upgrade, I got a G1 still…I haven’t heard word on an official release date for the Galaxy S II…so i was wondering if you guys think i should just get this phone? Or wait out to hear if the Galaxy S II will be on t-mobile and await the release date so i can get it?

  • http://Website revs1227

    wow nice phone 4 inch screen dual core
    but i think ill stick with the mt4g untill pyramid
    i mean its got more ram and everything els is ab the same
    plus im an htc fan LG is new 2 me

    • http://Website zedklind

      not worried about battery life on that old a8 chip in the pyramid? what about that high res 4.3 inch screen that will be soaking up all the battery juices?

      • http://Website revs

        i wasnt aware the chip in the pyramid was old ?
        and the screen i can live with

  • http://Website N1 Owner

    Looks like a great phone.
    Can’t wait to ditch my N1 which has just horrible call quality.
    Will have to wait and see though whether Cyanogen comes through and mods for this phone.

    BTW – anybody notice how there was a lot of BS about the atrix when Taylor was waiting for that phone? This phone is probably 10x better (eg no locked bootloader) and yet reporting for it is abysmal. I wonder how much motorola paid …

    • http://Website ayvecs

      i had read somewhere that cyanogen tweeted that the lg g2x was going to be his next phone. if it is, then we are certain to get some cyanogenmod love.

      • http://Website ACR

        This phone is extremely fast if you haven’t seen those youtube hands on videos.

  • AME

    Still no info on the TMo website about the specs on the battery life. Is there any word on the talk/standby time available with this phone?

  • http://android ryster

    Is ot for sure about the gx2

  • Suzi

    THE ANSWER! It DOES NOT come with memory. Most people have a memory card already but try places like Costco / Sams / Walmart for pretty good deals.

    http://smartphones.findthebest.com/question/118/2870/How-much-memory-does-the-T-Mobile-G2x-smartphone-have

  1. TimGuest 4 years ago

    So it’s 8gb internal for the gx, but does it come with a microsd card and if so how big? I know it says it can go up to 32 but doesn’t say what it comes with. Considering that phone when my contract is up in Sept and it’ll be nice to have these 4-5 months to see what reviews are of it.

    • It is not specified whether it comes with a microSD card or not, so there is a possibility that it might not come with one. We will have to wait and see!

    • DeedsGuest 4 years ago

      this phone will be obsolete in September.

      • BingoGuest 4 years ago

        No it wouldn’t didn’t u hear g2x has AT&T 3g frequency as well so it’s really future proof if the deal doesn’t go through which I doubt it would and if it does it’s still good. And AT&T stated that they were planning to use tmobile frequency as 4g lte.

  2. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    It’s great to see very good choices on tmobile. Looks like there will be shaping up well.

    • GumshoeGuest 4 years ago

      Not preaching the superiority of the Evo anymore? :P I’m pretty excited for this phone, hopefully I’ll be able to get it in August.

      • panicGuest 4 years ago

        It might be better than the original Evo but its definitely not better than the Evo 3D

  3. Jampac09Guest 4 years ago

    On the 20th I’m gonna open the T-Mobile store myself and sell it to me, too impatient now that I know the date to wait for the employees to show up!!!!!

    • rurashimaGuest 4 years ago

      So u are positive it will be online to buy by yhe 15th¿

  4. Can someone with good reasoning and detail tell me whether the G2X is worth the upgrade from a nexus s

    • Whether it is worth the upgrade or not, it is up to you. Personally, I would not go through the upgrade if I have a Nexus S. The most important difference between the Nexus S and the G2x is the processor, the G2x’s being a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, but the Nexus’ processor is good too.

    • TimGuest 4 years ago

      Since you just got the nexus s, I probably wouldn’t. The nexus s is a fine phone, although no microsd card slot I don’t like but that’s just preference. I wouldn’t do it unless you are unhappy with your nexus s, because they are both high-end phones.

    • BruceGuest 4 years ago

      Unless you plan to play 3d games on it, you will not see the difference in processing speed in the daily usage. But if shooting HD video is important to you, you should go for it.

    • Let’s not forget that it’s also 4G, and still Vanilla Android. If you have the money to do it, then I would. However, if you’re too addicted to Gingerbread, then I would maybe wait about a month, to be sure that LG makes good on their promise to update the G2x to Gingerbread a few weeks after launch.

  5. MiguelGuest 4 years ago

    What type of screen does this phone have? Is it just a regular SLCD?

    How does it compare to the Super AMOLED on the Nexus S or the rumored screen on the upcoming HTC Pyramid?

    I am thinking I may hold off for comparisons to the Pyramid, since a 4.3 inch screen dual-core phone is very enticing…

    • It is the same phone as the LG Optimus 2x, so it has an IPS LCD display, which is the same technology that the iPhone 4 uses. The screen is good, but a Super AMOLED screen offers much brighter colors, and needs no backlight, since it makes its own light.

      • MiguelGuest 4 years ago

        Really? But the iPhone 4′s screen resolution is 960 x 640.. which is almost twice the resolution in a smaller 3.5 inch screen.

        So I am guessing the LG screen isn’t as “clear” as the iPhone screen. The screen is pretty much the only feature I like better on the iPhone.

        I’ll have to check it out in-store. The stock Android OS might be too good to pass up. I am not a fan of HTC Sense or any manufacturer UI.

  6. AndroidLuvR3R1Guest 4 years ago

    Any suggestions on where I can purchase a 16 GB Micro SD card? It has to be from your own experience please?

  7. DumboGuest 4 years ago

    So im guessing still no word on if we will see the return of dolllarr a day plan huh? That would kill virgin mobile

  8. I am getting this as soon as it comes out.
    Just spoke with T-Mo employee and I am not sure they know about this yet.
    Either way I am will be ordering it online and getting it on the 20th from a store.
    I think for now this is as good as it gets….. possibly until the next nexus comes out.

  9. Okay, i have a full upgrade, I got a G1 still…I haven’t heard word on an official release date for the Galaxy S II…so i was wondering if you guys think i should just get this phone? Or wait out to hear if the Galaxy S II will be on t-mobile and await the release date so i can get it?

  10. revs1227Guest 4 years ago

    wow nice phone 4 inch screen dual core
    but i think ill stick with the mt4g untill pyramid
    i mean its got more ram and everything els is ab the same
    plus im an htc fan LG is new 2 me

    • zedklindGuest 4 years ago

      not worried about battery life on that old a8 chip in the pyramid? what about that high res 4.3 inch screen that will be soaking up all the battery juices?

      • revsGuest 4 years ago

        i wasnt aware the chip in the pyramid was old ?
        and the screen i can live with

  11. N1 OwnerGuest 4 years ago

    Looks like a great phone.
    Can’t wait to ditch my N1 which has just horrible call quality.
    Will have to wait and see though whether Cyanogen comes through and mods for this phone.

    BTW – anybody notice how there was a lot of BS about the atrix when Taylor was waiting for that phone? This phone is probably 10x better (eg no locked bootloader) and yet reporting for it is abysmal. I wonder how much motorola paid …

    • ayvecsGuest 4 years ago

      i had read somewhere that cyanogen tweeted that the lg g2x was going to be his next phone. if it is, then we are certain to get some cyanogenmod love.

      • ACRGuest 4 years ago

        This phone is extremely fast if you haven’t seen those youtube hands on videos.

  12. Still no info on the TMo website about the specs on the battery life. Is there any word on the talk/standby time available with this phone?

  13. rysterGuest 4 years ago

    Is ot for sure about the gx2

  14. SuziGuest 4 years ago

    THE ANSWER! It DOES NOT come with memory. Most people have a memory card already but try places like Costco / Sams / Walmart for pretty good deals.

    http://smartphones.findthebest.com/question/118/2870/How-much-memory-does-the-T-Mobile-G2x-smartphone-have