The Optimus 3D Max feels more like an obligatory product refresh than a new device

- Aaron Souppouris , The Verge 

If we leave the 3D aspect aside, the 3D MAX it is a bit heavy mid-range device with run-of-the mill dual-core processor and WVGA screen resolution.

- Daniel P. , PhoneArena 

Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The LG Optimus 3D MAX's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Texas Instruments Dual-core OMAP 4430 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1520mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1520 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 17.6 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G), 522 minutes (3G), 250 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.


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A powerful smartphone but lacking on few small places

from TelecomTiger ( )

The LG Optimus 3D Max is simply a remarkable smartphone. With 4.3 inch screen and dual 5 megapixel camera for 2D and 3D it will impress the audience. 3D features are exceptionally great and easy to use. But the front VGA camera is depressing as it grains while on a video call. The price can raise qu... More

The LG Optimus 3D Max is simply a remarkable smartphone. With 4.3 inch screen and dual 5 megapixel camera for 2D and 3D it will impress the audience. 3D features are exceptionally great and easy to use. But the front VGA camera is depressing as it grains while on a video call. The price can raise questions too, but if you see the features and capacity of the phone it is worth it.

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8/10

Good build, stereoscopic 3D and 1080p video recording but no dedicated camera key

from Fone Arena ( )

The Optimus 3D Max is better than the last year’s Optimus 3D in terms of specs and the design, still the 3D experience seems to be similar. 1 GB RAM is more than enough to run multiple apps in the background. FM Radio is a good addition but still there are not enough 3D games and apps in the L... More

The Optimus 3D Max is better than the last year’s Optimus 3D in terms of specs and the design, still the 3D experience seems to be similar. 1 GB RAM is more than enough to run multiple apps in the background. FM Radio is a good addition but still there are not enough 3D games and apps in the LG Smartworld. LG could have released it with Android 4.0 out of the box, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) offers similar experience as the previous phone which is disappointing. The battery life with the 1520 mAh battery is similar to it’s predecessor, that lasts a day with average use such as web browsing, music and images, wish they could have increase the capacity. If you are badly looking for a 3D phone then go for it, instead of the Optimus 3D or HTC Evo 3D.

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The feel of the Optimus 3D Max is an improvement over its predecessor in most ways

from Digital Trends ( )

The LG Optimus 3D Max is a strange phone. It’s a step up from the Optimus 3D (LG Thrill 4G) in many ways, but misses the mark in some of the most vital. This phone has a great 3D effect that’s fun to show your friends and has a fast processor and enough RAM, but it runs on an outdated ve... More

The LG Optimus 3D Max is a strange phone. It’s a step up from the Optimus 3D (LG Thrill 4G) in many ways, but misses the mark in some of the most vital. This phone has a great 3D effect that’s fun to show your friends and has a fast processor and enough RAM, but it runs on an outdated version of Android (version 2.3), has poor battery life, features a camera that doesn’t hold up despite being 3D, and its screen is low resolution by today’s standards.

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6/10

There are so many better phones out there for this price

from The Verge ( )

The Optimus 3D Max feels more like an obligatory product refresh than a new device. Its predecessor was a relatively weak choice almost a year ago, and apart from a slightly slimmer body, nothing has really improved here. LG may win over a few customers intrigued by the 3D gimmickry on offer here,... More

The Optimus 3D Max feels more like an obligatory product refresh than a new device. Its predecessor was a relatively weak choice almost a year ago, and apart from a slightly slimmer body, nothing has really improved here.

LG may win over a few customers intrigued by the 3D gimmickry on offer here, but for the informed user, the Optimus 3D Max is definitely one to avoid.

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5.4/10

If you are into the whole 3D thing, the LG Optimus 3D MAX is a decent choice

from PhoneArena ( )

LG makes one of the very few phones for 3D shenanigans with the Optimus 3D and now the Optimus 3D MAX. If we leave the 3D aspect aside, the 3D MAX it is a bit heavy mid-range device with run-of-the mill dual-core processor and WVGA screen resolution. On top of that it takes mediocre pictures, regar... More

LG makes one of the very few phones for 3D shenanigans with the Optimus 3D and now the Optimus 3D MAX.

If we leave the 3D aspect aside, the 3D MAX it is a bit heavy mid-range device with run-of-the mill dual-core processor and WVGA screen resolution. On top of that it takes mediocre pictures, regardless if 2D or 3D, and has a substandard battery life when it comes to talk time.

However, we do have the 3D aspect, plus the phone has received a spec bump compared to its predecessor, sports a good call quality, and has a thing going for it designwise with the metal buttons and port lids. Thus if you are into the whole 3D thing, the LG Optimus 3D MAX is a decent choice.

Most people wouldn't bother with 3D on their phone, though, and then there are some way nicer upstream alternatives , like the HTC One X or the Sony Xperia S, and more capable phones for less, like the Galaxy S II, so it might be a hard sell.

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7/10

Innovative gesture controls, less than impressive camera performance,

from GSMArena ( )

The LG Optimus 3D Max and the original Optimus 3D are so much alike you may have trouble figuring out the differences. Minor changes can sometimes make a big difference but one particular difference is not so hard to notice and, to us, it may as well be the decider in favor of the 3D Max. The sequel... More

The LG Optimus 3D Max and the original Optimus 3D are so much alike you may have trouble figuring out the differences. Minor changes can sometimes make a big difference but one particular difference is not so hard to notice and, to us, it may as well be the decider in favor of the 3D Max. The sequel is notably slimmer and lighter than the original, so there's proof that handheld 3D viewing can come in a compact package.

This is not to say that NFC and more processing power are useless but, by the looks of it at this point, they just aren't the emphatic advantages that will spur potential upgraders. In fact, the 3D Max should not be construed as an upgrade to the Optimus 3D - it is rather a testimonial of LG's commitment to handheld 3D.

And the sooner the 3D Max gets the ICS upgrade the better. Though on a second thought, we don't care which comes first - an OS update or a price drop. About €150 more expensive than the original Optimus 3D is a bit too steep. Too much perhaps to let LG make the best out of a phone that's virtually free of competition

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The hiccupping 3D feature, although cool, is a drag

from Cnet ( )

As a standalone product, the LG Optimus 3D Max is a reliable handset. The camera quality is satisfactory, the swift dual-core CPU makes it a breeze to handle, and the NFC-enabled chip is a welcome new technology on any phone. But if you're looking for an outstanding user experience from the device'... More

As a standalone product, the LG Optimus 3D Max is a reliable handset. The camera quality is satisfactory, the swift dual-core CPU makes it a breeze to handle, and the NFC-enabled chip is a welcome new technology on any phone.

But if you're looking for an outstanding user experience from the device's 3D feature, it may help to wait for the technology's bumps to get smoothed out. Although the 3D camera works well, the apps are buggy, the viewing angle is too narrow, and if you're on a slow data network, you can forget about accessing 3D features on the Web altogether.

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