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LG Optimus 3D review

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LG Optimus 3D
LG Optimus 3D
LG Optimus 3D
LG Optimus 3D
LG Optimus 3D

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The LG Optimus 3D currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

Operating system
Operating system
1 GHz
1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Like it or not, 3D technology is entering our world more rapidly that the tech evolution is able to handle. Today we have 3D cinemas, home 3DTVs, glasses-free 3D screens at the malls or even street billboards imitating 3D with some extra attachments. Wearing glasses is no fun anymore so we’re...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena

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...

- Sameer Mitha, NDTV

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...

- Adama D. Brown, Brighthand
What Mobile
What Mobile

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.

- What Mobile, What Mobile
Geeky Gadgets
Geeky Gadgets

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...

- Roland Hutchinson, Geeky Gadgets

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus 3D user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus 3D with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus 3D has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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

1 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

5.7 GB

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


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

Optimus 3D Specs

Release Date May 25, 2011
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP4430 1 GHz
Internal Storage 5836 MB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.39 W/kg
Body: 0.642 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
3D, Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features 3D
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 21 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 8.8 x 1.2 cm (5.1 x 3.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM/RDS)
Wi-fi Encryption: WPA/WPA2
Viewable document types: DOC, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG Thrill 4G, P925, P925G

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