Specs summary


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


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


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

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.


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


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.

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 

Reviews (6.7/10 Avg. rating)


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 questions too, but if you see the features and capacity of the phone it is worth it... Full review
Fone Arena

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 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... Full review

Digital Trends

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 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... Full review
The Verge

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, but for the informed user, the Optimus 3D Max is definitely one to avoid... Full review

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, 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 p... Full review


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 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 pote... Full review


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'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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 23, 2012
Regions available Asia
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor Texas Instruments Dual-core OMAP 4430 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.692 W/kg
Body: 0.836 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1520 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 208 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 250 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
240 minutes (2G)
522 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.7 x 6.7 x 1.0 cm
(5 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 148 grams
(5.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 217 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
3D Yes
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info 3D, Auto focus, Geotagging, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG Optimus 3D Cube, LG CX2, LG Optimus 3D 2, LG P725

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