When LG released its Optimus 2X, we learned that even a dual-core processor wasn’t necessarily enough on its own to deliver the kind of performance we were hoping to see from such a supposedly-powerful smartphone. After its release, users noticed that the Android’s 1080p video recording performance wasn’t quite up to par. It turned out that the 2X was doubling frames, employing some gnarly-looking compression, and still not reaching 24fps, considered the bare minimum for acceptable video. A software update solved the doubled frame issue, but performance was still south of expectations. Now, with the release of the Optimus 3D, it seems like LG may have just learned a lesson or two.
While LG may have been promoting the Optimus 3D as capable of 1080p at only 24fps, owners who have picked up one of the smartphones report full 30fps performance. Without repeating any of the past trouble with doubled frames, the Optimus 3D appears to be pulling off genuine 30fps 1080p video. It seems that LG was trying to avoid another embarrassing situation like with the 2X, and may have been low-balling the phone’s video performance. For whatever reason, somewhere prior to its release it looks like engineers managed to squeeze just enough extra power out of the Android for it to achieve this feat. Could the increased memory bandwidth offered by the Optimus 3D’s dual-dual configuration be what’s giving it the leg up over the 2X? LG isn’t saying, but 3D owners should be happy in any case.
Source: GSM Arena