Today we have our hands on a 3D smartphone, thats right 3D. This is the LG Optimus 3D, it has a dual core processor, 4.3″ touch screen, two 5 megapixel cameras, and most of all a 3D screen (you don’t even need glasses!). When i first got my hands on this product i thought too myself “will this 3D smartphone live up to the standard of the 3D world” and too be honest, it works a treat. So here is our written review of the LG Optimus 3D.
- Dual Core Processor (1Ghz Cotex A9) with Dual Channeling
- 4.3″ 3D LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (480×800 Resolution)
- Two 5 Megapixel Cameras
- 8GB Internal Storage
- Android 2.2 (upgradeable to 2.3)
- Weight: 5.8oz (168g)
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Dimensions: 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm
- 1500Mah Battery
What’s in the box?
Lets talk about the design and appearance of the LG Optimus 3D, on the front you have your 4.3″ touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels, below that you have 4 buttons which will take you home, search, go to applications and more, on the right hand side you have your volume rocker and your 3D button (which toggles 3D in games etc), the other side you have your Mini USB and HDMI connector, then too the back you have your two 5 megapixel cameras which can shoot Full HD and 3D. Then on top you have your sleep/wake button and your 3.5mm headphone jack.
This phone weights almost 6oz so its not exactly a light phone, in fact its actually quite heavy for a phone, the whole design is very nice and personally i think it looks like a very eye catching phone, the only thing which i do not really like is the back plate, its a bit too plain for my liking but the contrast with the aluminium camera strip goes very well. And on the front you also have these two etched graphite strips below and above the screen which gives it that nice expensive look to it.
On the back of the phone you have two 5 megapixel cameras which can shoot up too 1080p full HD (24fps) and can shoot 3D video in 720p (30fps), it has a LED flash, auto focus, video stabiliser and digital zoom as well as taking very nice photos. Below is some footage uploaded too youtube straight from the device itself (can only upload 720p, you would need to transfer files to your computer if you wanted the full 1080p). And when using the 3D camera you can share on youtube or via HDMI and 3D TV’s but thats all you can do with 3D files.
When you first get the LG Optimus 3D it will have android 2.2 installed but you can update your operating system too 2.3 when needed. The dual processor and dual channeling makes the whole OS experience very enjoyable and stress free, their is no waiting around, as soon as you press that application, snap!, its opened, simply sliding through pictures, playing games and creating new widgets is so simple and smooth and the whole operating system is extremely easy too use, you could give this phone too someone who has never used android before and they will still be able to work it with ease.
Just moving applications around, and creating your own homepage the way you want too be is beautiful, admittedly their are still a few things that they could do but Google always have things up their sleeve too make your phones experience that little bit easier and more customisable. Very nice operating system and the dual processor helps you enjoy its smoothness but its no Ice Cream Sandwich.