- Chris Hall , Pocket-lint
A capable media phone, with a huge screen and good basic video codec support
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.
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.
Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)
3D performance is good but lack content
A very attractive smartphone for the price, with great performance and lots of options
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 $10... Full review
3D screen, responsive, incredibly bright touchscreen
Well made, display is pretty good, 3D games
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... Full review
Overall performance is outstanding for the price point
It combines all of the lovely features found with any high-end smartphone on the market
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... Full review
Overall, the LG Thrill 4G is just a mediocre device
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... Full review
It is assuredly one of the most versatile and affordable Android devices currently on the market
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 modd... Full review
The phone's battery life, its weight and the lack of 3D content is dissapointing
Films 3D movies and takes 3D photos
Design and weight
You may get headache after a few minutes in 3D mode
Not much 3D content
Slight lags in the interface
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 scre... Full review
The Android bargain of the summer
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- LG Optimus 3D Manual (PDF)
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