T-Mobile's G2x Android Phone Is Faster Than Your Cable Modem And Launches Next Week

Photo: T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s Android-powered G2x phone will launch on April 15th for $199.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.The G2x, which is made by LG, stands out because it is the first phone to take advantage of T-Mobile’s upgraded 4G network that has theoretical speeds of up to 42 Mbps.

To put that in perspective, most cable modems average around 6 Mbps.

But that speedy network will only be available in New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando. If you live outside those areas, you’re stuck with T-Mobile’s “regular” 4G network.

Other than that, the G2x is your typical Android phone running 2.2 Froyo. There’s also a four-inch screen, dual core processor, and an 8 MP camera.

Keep in mind that the advertised speed is only theoretical. You’ll likely experience speeds much slower than that on the G2x. For example, Laptop Magazine tested T-Mobile’s network at the Orlando CTIA conference last month and clocked the speed at 25 Mbps.

While that’s slower than advertised, it’s still very impressive. If you’re a T-Mobile customer living in one of the new 4G markets, the G2x will definitely be worth a look.

[T-Mobile via BGR]

Stay tuned to Business Insider Tools for more updates on the G2x and other Android phones.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.