The LG Optimus 3D is the world's first smartphone that renders 3D images and LG claims this device will change the way you interact with your smartphone. This high-performance smartphone lets you record, view, and share 3D content all without the use of 3D glasses. With the mediocre success of 3D TV, one has to question the viability of 3D devices. Let's dive a little deeper into the LG Optimus 3D.
The LG Optimus not only has 3D display but it is also able to record in 3D with its two 5 mega-pixel 3D stereoscopic camera. There is also a secondary front-facing camera for 2D video calls and self portraits. The 4.3 inch 3D stereoscopic capacitive display is capable of 800×480 pixel resolution and also has a dedicated "3D space" mode for 3D apps, games and media. The Optimus 3D will be powered by a Dual-Core processor with PowerVR GPU. Internal memory is a standard 8 GB but expandable to 32 via microSD. The random access memory is a mere 512 MB thus the phone will be powered by a less demanding OS in the form of Android 2.2 FroYo.
Other notiable features include: 3D/2D video editor, video stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HDMI port, SNS integration, YouTube, and Google Talk.
Your standard sensors are included: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
Users can easily switch from 2D to 3D mode and 3D to 2D with a simple push of the 3D hotkey on the lower right side panel of the phone. You can share content on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel directly from your smartphone.
All in all this is a very innovative device from LG. If 2 devices have the same performance but one is 3D enabled, I would choose the 3D phone. However, the LG Optimus hardware is below what other smartphones offer. The RAM and storage is too small compared with other devices. The OS is also a little outdated since the launch of Android ICS. There are rumors that LG Optimus 3D Maxx or Optimus 3D Cube will host better specs. We will get to see that real soon.
LG Optimus 3D Price: $499
LG Optimus 3D Release Date: Released