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Console in your pocket: 1080p gaming on LG’s Optimus 2x

LG Optimus 2x 1080p mirroring

The promise of 1080p video output from a smartphone immediately makes us think of cramming an entire movie library full of Blu-ray rips into the phone for playback anywhere, but as it turns out, it has some interesting potential for gaming, too. Playing motion-controlled Android games on the LG Optimus 2x while outputting to the screen essentially turns the phone into a pocket console with graphics quality somewhere around a PlayStation 2. Sure, you’ll still have an HDMI cable tethering you to the TV, but it’s retro, right?

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