A capable media phone, with a huge screen and good basic video codec support

- Chris Hall , Pocket-lint 

Reviews summary

7.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 21 reviews

Using something called "parallax barrier screen technology", the LG Optimus 3D holds the honor of being the first 3D capable phone. This glasses-free 3D experience is accomplished through the use of two 5MP cameras located on the back of the phone which record stereoscopic 3D video in HD.

To further the 3D focus of the phone, LG is partnering with the YouTube 3D channel, which provides a dedicated app on the phone, allowing users to upload/share 3D content.

The Optimus 3D boasts a huge 4.3-inch display generating 480 x 800 pixels, placing it among the top displays in both size and resolution. Add a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus, HD video record (in both 720p and 1080p formats!), and a secondary camera for video calling, and it's clear that this phone wants to show off.

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You also get an MP3 player, video playback in a wide assortment of formats, FM radio, full internet browser and built-in support for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

Rounding out this menu of fun, high-end features is GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack and expandable memory up to 32GB.

The LG Optimus 3D is a powerful phone that breaks new ground, and is sure to cause a stir among users.


Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

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

Processor
1GHz

There is a Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP4430 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: 2.3.5 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
5.7 GB

Internal memory is 5.7 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).


Prices (Where to Buy)


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Reviews summary

7.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 21 reviews

Using something called "parallax barrier screen technology", the LG Optimus 3D holds the honor of being the first 3D capable phone. This glasses-free 3D experience is accomplished through the use of two 5MP cameras located on the back of the phone which record stereoscopic 3D video in HD.

To further the 3D focus of the phone, LG is partnering with the YouTube 3D channel, which provides a dedicated app on the phone, allowing users to upload/share 3D content.

The Optimus 3D boasts a huge 4.3-inch display generating 480 x 800 pixels, placing it among the top displays in both size and resolution. Add a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus, HD video record (in both 720p and 1080p formats!), and a secondary camera for video calling, and it's clear that this phone wants to show off.

Show more

You also get an MP3 player, video playback in a wide assortment of formats, FM radio, full internet browser and built-in support for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

Rounding out this menu of fun, high-end features is GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack and expandable memory up to 32GB.

The LG Optimus 3D is a powerful phone that breaks new ground, and is sure to cause a stir among users.

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Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


3D performance is good but lack content

from NDTV (4 years ago)

There are just two 3D smartphones available in the market today - the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC EVO 3D. In terms of ergonomic looks, UI and style, you are better off with the HTC. The 3D performance is however better on the LG. The depth perception, viewing angle and pictures taken in 3D look much b... More

There are just two 3D smartphones available in the market today - the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC EVO 3D. In terms of ergonomic looks, UI and style, you are better off with the HTC. The 3D performance is however better on the LG. The depth perception, viewing angle and pictures taken in 3D look much better on the LG Optimus 3D.

Overall, it's hard to recommend either of the devices as 3D is still gimmicky on the small screen, lacks content and above all, there is very little 3D usability on the phone. For the most part, your everyday activities are in 2D. 

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6/10

A very attractive smartphone for the price, with great performance and lots of options

from Brighthand (4 years ago)

The LG Thrill 4G's capabilities may be a fun gimmick, but in the end that's primarily what they are. The 3D camera is quirky but eventually of limited use, and the 3D menus have even less of a shelf life. In the end, the 3D effects are good for a little showing off, and maybe occasional utility in t... More

The LG Thrill 4G's capabilities may be a fun gimmick, but in the end that's primarily what they are. The 3D camera is quirky but eventually of limited use, and the 3D menus have even less of a shelf life. In the end, the 3D effects are good for a little showing off, and maybe occasional utility in the camera, but not much beyond that.

But that shouldn't be held against the phone as a whole: in fact, the Thrill is one of the better smartphones I've seen for the price. It offers a big screen, plenty of memory, and a blazing fast dual-core processor at a suggested retail of just $100. That makes it one of the most advanced "mid range" devices available, and the little things like HDMI video-out just serve to cement that position.

It would be a mistake to judge it only on the 3D features it's marketed for; it would make an excellent smartphone for someone who wants power-user features on a budget, or just a multimedia powerhouse.

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9/10

3D screen, responsive, incredibly bright touchscreen

from What Mobile (4 years ago)

When used in the right conditions, LG Optimus 3D is an excellent experience – and you get all the benefits of a powerful Android phone too. But, the battery life is a problem and there’s a heavy price to pay to go 3D too.

When used in the right conditions, LG Optimus 3D is an excellent experience – and you get all the benefits of a powerful Android phone too. But, the battery life is a problem and there’s a heavy price to pay to go 3D too.

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8/10

Well made, display is pretty good, 3D games

from Geeky Gadgets (4 years ago)

The LG Optimus 3D is an interesting device, there are a lot of things to like about the Optimus 3D, and there are a number of things that let it down, we really liked the 3D features, especially the 3D games.Recording 3D videos is also a nice feature and we also enjoyed watching a few 3D videos on Y... More

The LG Optimus 3D is an interesting device, there are a lot of things to like about the Optimus 3D, and there are a number of things that let it down, we really liked the 3D features, especially the 3D games.

Recording 3D videos is also a nice feature and we also enjoyed watching a few 3D videos on YouTube, although the content is limited with no 3D movies available for the device at the moment.

The things that let the Optimus 3D down are the size and weight of the device, it feels a lot heavier than other devices we have tested and also more bulkier, the battery life is another minus point, especially if you plan to use the Optimus 3D for a lot of 3D content.

As a regular smartphone, ignoring the 3D features and content the Optimus 3D does a pretty good job, there are better devices out there at the moment, but with the addition of the 3D features it certainly makes the Optimus 3D a fun device to use.

If you haven’t seen the Optimus 3D we would recommend that you go an try one out for yourself and check out the 3D features to see what you think before buying the device.

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Overall performance is outstanding for the price point

from Engadget (4 years ago)

You may be tempted to consider the Thrill a niche product, and rightfully so. After all, there's no mistaking that it is -- first and foremost -- a 3D camera hunkered inside a phone. But in exchange for a Benjamin, you're getting a decent dual-core device that uses good (but not great) components th... More

You may be tempted to consider the Thrill a niche product, and rightfully so. After all, there's no mistaking that it is -- first and foremost -- a 3D camera hunkered inside a phone. But in exchange for a Benjamin, you're getting a decent dual-core device that uses good (but not great) components throughout the remainder of the phone. Whether or not you approve of this pioneer's adventure into unexplored territories, you could do far worse than the Thrill 4G.

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7/10

It combines all of the lovely features found with any high-end smartphone on the market

from PhoneArena (4 years ago)

When it comes down to value, there’s no denying that the LG Thrill 4G exudes plenty of it from head-to-toe as it combines all of the lovely features found with any high-end smartphone on the market – plus, it’s tastefully complemented by its 3D capabilities. To tell you the truth,... More

When it comes down to value, there’s no denying that the LG Thrill 4G exudes plenty of it from head-to-toe as it combines all of the lovely features found with any high-end smartphone on the market – plus, it’s tastefully complemented by its 3D capabilities. To tell you the truth, we still can’t take our eyes away from its $99.99 on-contract pricing because it’s not too often we see handsets of this caliber launching from the start with something so tantalizing. As we’ve seen, it doesn’t hit the high mark in all categories, but it’s a bit more forgiving due to its competitive pricing. We believe it has more pros than cons for this price, so it’s a no-brainer decision to pick this one up if you’re into the whole 3D thing.

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8/10

Overall, the LG Thrill 4G is just a mediocre device

from BGR (4 years ago)

I like the Thrill 4G because LG tried to differentiate itself with a device that could display and record 3D content. It’s a fun concept and works in practice, but it’s hard to recommend a phone simply because it offers 3D as an option. The third dimension, as it stands in mobile, is pur... More

I like the Thrill 4G because LG tried to differentiate itself with a device that could display and record 3D content. It’s a fun concept and works in practice, but it’s hard to recommend a phone simply because it offers 3D as an option. The third dimension, as it stands in mobile, is purely for entertainment purposes, and the problem is the phone has so many other faults.

The Thrill 4G has a solid build, despite its plastic accents, but it’s far bulkier and heavier than many of its competitors. Worse still, I can’t stand the yellow blotches on the display and hope that both AT&T and LG take care of those before this phone hits store shelves. Call quality was satisfactory, but I had issues with its download speeds in New York City.

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It is assuredly one of the most versatile and affordable Android devices currently on the market

from Mobile Syrup (4 years ago)

If you can’t already tell, we really, really like the Optimus 3D. Its 3D features may seem gimmicky, and certainly they are, but they’re a bonus feature on an already-loaded product that blows away many of its competitors in terms of performance, screen vibrancy and build quality. It&rsq... More

If you can’t already tell, we really, really like the Optimus 3D. Its 3D features may seem gimmicky, and certainly they are, but they’re a bonus feature on an already-loaded product that blows away many of its competitors in terms of performance, screen vibrancy and build quality. It’s also incumbent on us to mention that the O3D is significantly cheaper than the upcoming HTC EVO 3D — $75 less, when purchasing outright, in fact — and that will go a long way to bring buyers to the fold. For those who like the hack their devices, the Optimus 3D has a vibrant modding community and an unlocked bootloader, so rooting/flashing is a no-brainer. As we speak, devs are hard at work bringing the popular CyanogenMOD 7 ROM to the device, 3D features intact. Ultimately, if you can get over the fact that the Optimus 3D runs Froyo, and that it’s bulky, it is assuredly one of the most versatile and affordable Android devices currently on the market. Highly Recommended.

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8.6/10

The phone's battery life, its weight and the lack of 3D content is dissapointing

from Digital Versus (4 years ago)

-High-end finish-Good screen-Films 3D movies and takes 3D photos-Decent interface-Battery life-Design and weight-You may get headache after a few minutes in 3D mode-Not much 3D content-Slight lags in the interface3The LG Optimus 3D, the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S II? We'd pick the Galaxy... More

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High-end finish

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Good screen

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Films 3D movies and takes 3D photos

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Decent interface

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Design and weight

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You may get headache after a few minutes in 3D mode

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Not much 3D content

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Slight lags in the interface
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The LG Optimus 3D, the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S II? We'd pick the Galaxy S II for its lightweight design, its screen and its responsiveness; the Sensation for its Sense interface and its excellent finish; and the Optimus 3D for its 3D screen and camera, which do their job just fine. We were, however, disappointed by the phone's battery life, its weight and the lack of 3D content.

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6/10

The Android bargain of the summer

from Complex (4 years ago)

At just $100, AT&T not only gives its subscribers the best back-to-school option with the LG Thrill, it also offers the best Android deal, better yet, steal, on the market. The dominant hardware, standout 3D presentation, and improved 4G speed speak for itself. In comparison to the EVO 3D, we ha... More

At just $100, AT&T not only gives its subscribers the best back-to-school option with the LG Thrill, it also offers the best Android deal, better yet, steal, on the market. The dominant hardware, standout 3D presentation, and improved 4G speed speak for itself. In comparison to the EVO 3D, we have to give the edge to LG’s powerhouse. Not because of its slightly better 3D quality, but for its tri-dual capability, which we assert as the Thrill’s biggest selling point.

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