LG announced the Optimus 3D on February 13, one day prior to this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where we managed to take a look and have a quick hands-on with the Korean manufacturer’s first 3D phone.
The phone features a huge 4.3-inch WVGA glasses-free 3D display which means that it can play back three dimensional content without the need of additional hardware. Because of its dual stereoscopic five-megapixel camera at its back, it can also record and create its own 3D content. In this first video in our series we are unboxing the phone and looking [...]
The LG Optimus 3D is the Korean manufacturer’s first glasses-free, auto-stereoscopic 3D display-enabled smartphone featuring a 1GHz TI OMAP processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, dual-five-megapixel cameras for 1080p 2D (30 fps) and 720p 3D (30 fps) recording as well as a 1.3-megapixel front facer.
In addition, it’s got all the usual suspects: accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and hotspot capability, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR, microUSB and HDMI-out ports, GPS with A-GPS support, and a 1,500mAh battery. The radio [...]
It’s been seven months since the debut of Android Gingerbread, and we continue to see brand-new smartphones released running Froyo. We appreciate the lengthy development cycles phone manufacturers must plan for, but we’re really starting to get to the point where our tolerance for seeing Android 2.2 on a new smartphone is dropping sharply. LG’s Optimus 3D, for instance, despite its eye-catching display and powerful processor and memory configuration, will still arrive with Froyo on board. At least now we have an idea of how long users will have to wait before they can [...]
We have seen a whole lot of LG Optimus 3D hardware show up in FCC documentation. It’s showed its face as the P920, P920H, P925 (the Thrill 4G on AT&T), and now it’s back as the P929, apparently sporting compatibility with T-Mobile’s 4G band.
What’s odd about this particular model, is that while it has the 1700MHz band that we’d expect for T-Mobile, there’s also support for 850MHz, used in the States by AT&T along with 1900MHz; you just don’t see it by itself, nor alongside 1700MHz like this. That could mean that, despite the [...]
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 [...]
We saw the LG Optimus 3D back in February at this year’s MWC but the Korean manufacturer only recently launched the phone officially with projected availability in July.
If you’re in the U.K., you can now grab your LG Optimus 3D from Carphone Warehouse. The phone is free if you sign a contract for monthly £35 with either O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. If you prefer to stay contract free you’ll have to pay £500 for the unlocked phone which sports a dual-core, dual-channel architecture aside from its glasses free 3D display.
Source: Carphone [...]
We’ve known that LG’s Optimus 3D has been coming for months now, but have had trouble nailing down a date for when it would finally be available. Earlier this week we looked at the rocky road its rumored release dates have had, and considered what future delays may be in store. Then LG UK finally spoke up to address these issues, confirming a delay that wouldn’t see the first shipments of the phone arrive, in the UK at least, until the very end of June. If you were starting to worry about the smartphone’s fate, fret not, for LG may just reassure the skeptical [...]
We’ve heard several bits about the LG Optimus 3D’s availability yesterday, some referring to a June 20 availability date and some pointing towards July 11. Our friends over at Clove posted a delay until July 11 on their own blog and later on LG itself confirmed the delay.
On its very own Twitter page, LGBlogUK apologized for the Optimus 3D delay and tried to appear optimistic about receiving stocks by the end of June. The LG Optimus 3D was announced at MWC in Barcelona this year, way before the HTC EVO 3D announcement at CTIA but the Taiwanese smartphone might just [...]
With the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D about to arrive, we’re soon to learn if 3D-on-a-smartphone will be a killer feature, with apps like Wikitude 3D for augmented-reality browsing, or if it will be a soon-to-be-forgotten fad. First, though, we’ll actually need the smartphones to go up for sale. An April 25 launch date for the Optimus 3D came and went, as did June 1, when Amazon had expected to send out stocks to those who had pre-ordered the smartphone. A new listing for the Optimus 3D from an Amazon retailer partner now gives us a new rumored release date, pegging the [...]
The LG Optimus 3D didn’t manage to become the world’s first 3D smartphone — there was at least the Sharp Lynx 3D ahead of it — but managed to set two other “world’s first” record by shipping with the world’s first 3D AR browser and by having a “tri-dual configuration”.
In the latest Optimus 3D video, LG is showing the world what it means to have a “tri-dual” configuration. The smartphone sports a combo of dual core processor, dual channel and dual memory architecture. This is delivered with the help of the [...]
LG, together with Fox Digital Entertainment and Rovio Mobile announced today that the popular Angry Birds game, in the Rio movie flavor, will come preloaded with LG Optimus series smartphones.
The first LG-made smartphone to come pre-loaded with Angry Birds Rio will be the Canadian LG Optimus 2X. Angry Birds Rio will be available on LG Optimus Series smartphones starting the second quarter of 2011, so we expect it on the LG Optimus 3D and Optimus Black as well.
“We’re excited to bring one of the most successful mobile games to our customers. Angry Birds Rio [...]
The LG Optimus 3D — joining AT&T as the LG Thrill 4G — is going to be packed with the world’s first three dimensional augmented-reality browser Wikitude 3D — maybe getting another Guinness record for a world’s first.
Many world’s firsts here: world’s first dual-core, dual-channel, dual-memory architecture, the first full 3D platform providing glasses-free viewing, recording and sharing of 3D content as well as the world’s first 3D augmented-reality browser. What does this mean besides all the marketing talk?
While 2D AR [...]
Last month AT&T announced its plans to launch the LG Optimus 3D in the US as the Thrill 4G. Almost immediately thereafter, an Optimus 3D showed up in paperwork filings at the FCC, but with an assortment of UMTS bands that just didn’t make sense for AT&T and the US. Now it looks like the Thrill 4G, as it will appear on AT&T, may have finally landed at the FCC as well, with documents published today showing the phone supporting AT&T’s 3G frequencies.
The smartphone is listed in FCC documentation as the LG P920H; the Optimus 3D we saw last month was [...]
White seems to be the new black with Apple’s white iPhone 4 missing in action lately so other manufacturers are trying to take control of the opportunity on the market, LG being one of them with the pale version of the Optimus 3D.
UK Etailer Phones4U has a pre-registration open for the White LG Optimus 3D so if you want to have a lighter colored version, you can now sign up. Aside from a vague “coming months” timeframe there’s no other information at the moment regarding availability or price.
The LG Optimus 3D was introduced at this year’s [...]
Just a day after AT&T revealed that it will be bringing LG’s Optimus 3D no-glasses-required 3D Android phone to the US as the Thrill 4G, paperwork for the Optimus 3D has shown up in the FCC’s system, sharing with us all its RF testing goodness.
Interestingly, the evaluated bands on this Optimus 3D, listed as LG model P920, are for UMTS II and IV. Those don’t match what we’d expect from the international, unlocked version of the phone, nor what the Thrill 4G should have for AT&T service. Either there’s the unlikely situation that the Thrill [...]
We’ve had our eye on the innovative LG Optimus 3D since we first heard about it back in January, with its screen technology capable of recreating 3D graphics without the need for any special glasses. Pre-orders for the phone in the UK have placed its release date around the end of April, but we’ve been left guessing as to when it might possibly arrive in the US. AT&T has now announced that it will be the carrier to bring 3D smartphones to American audiences, as it renames what appears to be the Optimus 3D to the LG Thrill 4G, and prepares to sell the phone in the [...]
The 2011 CTIA Wireless expo doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow, but today’s Pre-Conference has still been an exciting way to ramp up for the event. We’ve learned a lot today about upcoming smartphones, but more than anything we’ve seen indications about what’s still on the menu for the rest of CTIA. Take a look at what we’ve come across so far, and what we’re still waiting to see:
Sprint announced its WiMAX-enabled Nexus S this morning, already up for pre-orders with its retail partner Best Buy. Besides the 4G support, [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II Mini, the smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S follow-up the Korean manufacturer launched at this year’s MWC, is set to arrive to UK on carrier Three.
The Gingerbread powered 3.7-incher is set to arrive in April with a 1.4GHz processor, five-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing webcam, WiFi N and GPS. June looks to be the time to look for the Nokia X7 which has been cancelled for AT&T but the eight-megapixel device with OLED display looks like will be there in the U.K. So is the Samsung Galaxy Pro (mid-April), Sony [...]
The LG Optimus 3D — the world’s first 3D smartphone with the ability to capture it’s own 3D content with the aid of the stereoscopic camera at the back — is available on pre-order in the UK.
Launched mid-February, we’ve had our hands-on with the smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The device is on pre-order over at Clove and goes for £492.00 (approximately $795) unlocked but once a carrier picks it up the price will surely be lower. First stock is expected June 1st.
The LG Optimus 3D features a glasses-free 3D WVGA 4.3-inch [...]
The LG Optimus 3D, officially announced by LG with the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is a very powerful device with a glasses-free 3D screen we had the occasion to admire in our hands-on video — too bad the 3D feeling and experience doesn’t get passed our camera or YouTube.
The smartphone is not a fast-booter though. It takes around 30-31 seconds for it to start to stable Home Screen but we’re quite positive a couple of seconds could be shaved off by using a less complex boot animation. And speaking of the animation, [...]
LG’s — and the world’s — first glasses free 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D just launched at the MWC in Barcelona is set to hit UK on April 25, according to Etailer eXpansys.
We’ve had our hands-on with the Quadrant crusher which is listed with a price tag of £514.99 unlocked (approximately $835). The handset sports dual stereoscopic cameras at the back for recording and creating its own 3D content and sports the new TI OMAP 4 dualcore 1GHz chip with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 4.3-inch WVGA glasses-free 3D display, HDMI-out and all the goodies you can [...]
Don’t tell this to LG, which debuted the Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress, but Samsung doesn’t think 3D technology is ready to hit mobile phones. In an interview with PocketLint, the head of Samsung’s mobile communications business contended that “Content is the issue” and not the underlying technology. And they’re right: Optimus 3D owners will be able to shoot and view photos and videos in 3D, and that’s pretty much it for a while. Besides Angry Birds 3D, we haven’t heard from many app developers that they’re working on [...]
We use Quadrant (and you might too) to test the performance of an Android phone across multiple metrics like CPU, GPU, memory, and more. The best score we’ve ever achieved was around 1800 with the HTC Inspire 4G. With the impending wave of dual core smartphones, we’re expecting that ceiling to be bumped up considerable. Early indicators are that this is going to be the case: the Optimus 3D (which we went hands-on with earlier) scores an insane 2958! Now, a high Quadrant doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world performance. In fact, a lot of the dual core phones [...]