While 3D technology is a relatively new concept in the entertainment industry, it has gained a great deal of popularity in a very short while. What is more surprising is that smartphone designers have already put this technology into practice, with such products as the LG Optimus 3D. Moreover, one of the great aspects regarding this smartphone is that you no longer need to wear special glasses thanks to its state of the art display. As if that was not enough, the two cameras on the back allow the user to record his own 3D videos with a 5 megapixels resolution.
Specifications: A quick look at its main features
• Allows access to both 2G and 3G networks;
• Most models weight about 168 to 170 grams;
• 480×800 maximum display resolution, equipped with a proximity sensor, an accelerometer and quite responsive touch screen controls;
• Basic 8 GB memory card, can be expanded up to 32 GB;
• Micro-USB and HDMI ports;
• Double 5 megapixels cameras capable of capturing stereoscopic multimedia and led flash;
• Works on the Android 2.2 operating system, provides the possibility of upgrading it to Android 2.3;
• Wide range of applications for business, social networking or GPS location;
• Allows approximately 100 hours of standby and up to 4 hours of usage.
What we like
The 3D innovation provided by the LG group has certainly taken the market by storm. While they have announced the release of these smartphone models for some time, they have only recently hit the stores. One of the greatest advantages, perhaps crucial for supporting the 3D capabilities is the dual core processor. This type of processor has been the latest trend for the newest generation of smartphones and users who require running more powerful applications are ecstatic. In addition, the dual core processor is aided by the 512 MB of RAM memory, more than enough for the needs of any phone based operating system.
Besides the obvious advantage of being able to watch 3D multimedia without employing the help of special glasses, the LG Optimus 3D enables capturing your own videos in 3D. In addition, the designers at LG have kept the promises made by the company’s motto, that they would double everything, thus this smartphones contains at least 4 times more video decoders than any similar model. Therefore, you will no longer have to convert your favorite multimedia files in a format that your phone player can recognize.
What we don’t like
The launching of the LG Optimus 3D has been long awaited by customers and LG seemed to always postpone the date. While this could be interpreted through the perfectionism of the designers, one may be tempted to think that it can also be part of a marketing strategy.
LG is one of the leading brands on the market at the moment and the LG Optimus 3D is another gadget able to live up to the reputation and expectations of the customers. This highly anticipated smartphone is already available in several countries and their number is expected to increase over the next months.
In a nutshell
Any way you put it, the LG Optimus 3D is the first model of Android phone not only capable of displaying 3D media without the use of special glasses but also of recording it. Moreover, the LG Optimus 3D incorporates all the important features required by a smartphone, making a very practical tool in addition to the entertainment capabilities. It is worth noting that the powerful 1 GHz dual core processor as well as the 512 RAM enables this gadget to support even the most elaborate applications.