LG have been well known for sell products that sometimes step a little outside of the box, the LG Optimus 3D phone diffidently meets this trend, as you can tell from the name the biggest feature is it is the first phone to have full 3D compatibly.
The Optimus is pretty much the same as all the other LG phones out there when it’s designed is considered but it does pack some pretty nifty features under the hood. The first main feature of the phone is it is a fully fledged smartphone with a range of data connectivity from GPRS, 3G, WAP, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Optimus can last a total of 100 hours on standby, and only 4 hours talk time. The display is a touchscreen sized at 480 x 800, with full 3D compatible, the phone also packs a 5+ megapixel camera (I don’t get the + either), HDMI output and a dual core processor.
This is also probably one of the taller phones measuring 128 x 68 x 11.9mm, which doesn’t sound all that big but the phone can sometimes be extremely difficult to hold and one finger typing can become a real stretch, the controls on the button are normal for LG with four different hard buttons consisting of a menu, home, back and search, with a sleep/standby button on the top along with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Flip the phone over and you a greeted with two 5 megapixel cameras, whilst we are at this point I must point out that the Optimus isn’t exactly fully 3D, most of the time you run the phone in 2D mode, with 3D mode accessible when you want it, but is only available when accessing certain areas such as photos, video and gaming.
Probably the biggest part of the Optimus is its processor, where it is packing a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor, which obviously is dual-core whilst offering hardware acceleration, 720p 3D capture and 1080p capture and decoding.
But the processor isn’t the only thing LG have made dual they have also added dual memory to the phone, although this is the only 512mb in total with 256mb in each bank, apparently this allows for a higher memory bandwidth, so not all that bad.
Alongside all of this the phone is also great for entertainment purposes as it is packed a mini HDMI port, allowing you to connect this beast up to your 3D TV, allowing you to watch your downloaded movies, or picture slideshows on the big screen.
Overall the specs are truly amazing but the worst point is the thing LG are most known for is crashing, from which I have been told by many people and found out first hand that this phone crashes a hell of a lot, if you want my advice, don’t get this phone, I think it would be much easier to hold out till this technology has been fully tested and brought to a different phone.