Monday, January 30, 2012

LG Optimus 3D review

The LG Optimus 3D was one of the first 3D smartphones to become available, and it comes with a range of impressive specifications, we have been testing the Optimus 3D out over the last week.
The first thing you will notice about the LG Otpimus 3D 3D is the size of the device, it isn’t exactly the smallest, lightest or thinnest Android device on the market today, and it features a large 4.3 inch 3D display, and it comes with Android 2.2 Froyo.

Hardware Specifications
The LG Optimus 3D features a 4.3 inch glasses free 3D display that has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and it is capable of displaying both 2D and 3D content, including games, photos and movies.
Processing is provided by a dual core TI OMAP 1GHz processor, there is also 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built in storage, it also comes with a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB microSD cards.

Other specifications on the LG Optimus 3D include dual 5 megapixel cameras on the back of the device, which can record Full HD video in 1080p in 2D and HD video in 720p in 3D, plus an LED flash.
There is also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat, and it comes with a microUSB port for syncing and charging the device, plus a HDMI ports so you can hook it up to your HDTV.
The LG Optimus 3D also offers 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, DLNA, Bluetooth, and it can also be used as a WiFi hot-spot, and it comes with Android 2.2.2 Froyo and a custom user interface from LG.

Design, Display, User Interface

The LG  Optimus 3D isn’t exactly the lightest Android device we have tested here at Geeky Gadgets, the handset measures 128.8mm by 68mm by 11.9mm and it isn’t exactly light weighing in at 168 grams, although this is what you would expect considering the specifications.
It feels like a well made device, although not exactly the most sleek or slender design, you get a range of buttons with a power button on the top of the handset along with a 3.5mm audio jack.

On the right hand side of the device there are up and down volume buttons at the top, as well as a dedicated 3D button that will take you directly to the handsets 3D menu, on the left hand side of the device there are ports for the USB and the HDMI.

The display is pretty good in 2D mode everything looks crisp and clear and the LG custom user interface on the Optimus 3D is very good, similar to what we have seen on previous Android devices from LG, they have kept things to a minimum and it is easily customizable.
The 3D display is interesting, we tested it out on some 3D games which came with the device including Nova, Asphalt 6, and Lets Golf 2 as well as some 3D videos on YouTube and also some 3D photos.

Out of all the 3D options available we would say that the Optimus 3D display is best suited for 3D gaming, the videos were decent on YouTube and the 3D photos were pretty cool as well, but we had the most fun with the 3D games.

Processor And Camera

The LG Optimus 3D features a dual core 1GHz processor, and it certainly feels pretty snappy, and handled everything we tried out on the device with ease, nothing we tried out on the Optimus 3D felt slow and everything ran smoothly and fast, exactly what you would expect from a dual core 1GHz processor.
The Optimus 3D features two 5 megapixel cameras on the back which can record Full HD video in 1080p in 2D and HD video in 720p in 3D, and it can also take 3D photos as well as standard photos.

The camera does a pretty good job at taking standard photos, don’t expect anything amazing though, it is capable of doing the job, but not as good as some of the cameras we have seen on previous Android devices, like the 8 megapixel camera on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and it can also take 3D photos.

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