Gimmicks play loud
Beyond that, it’s straightforward Android with the usual benefits (wide range of apps including stand-outs like Google Maps, customisable screens etc) and pitfalls (shockingly uneven app quality, occasionally geeky interface).
The fun only lasts as long as the batteries
Call quality is strong, even though there’s no separate microphone for noise-cancelling, as found on some phones now. Signal strength was similarly problem-free. And battery life is acceptable, but not outstanding – you’ll definitely need to charge each day.
The stand-out feature, obviously, is the gimmick that is 3D and it’s very well-executed. And yet the Optimus 3D has a lot more going for it, thanks to a great screen, easy connectivity for video playback on a flatscreen TV and a fast dual-core processor. Lest we forget that whopping 4.3in screen means this is a big phone: if you’re one of those people who finds the iPhone largish, this one is a behemoth in comparison. Get it in your hand before you buy – anyway, you’ll want to check the 3D out first, too. If the size suits you, this is a highly attractive phone. ®
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Do we really need more things in 3D?
The movies are bad enough, and the stupid T.V's just make me laugh.
Sure the optimus 3D can display and run the necessary apps and videos, but you can't move it at all - which would prove quite hard if you wanted to actually use it and not just stare mindlessly at it.
If they wanted the phone to be for gaming and media why didn't they equip it with proper buttons like the xperia play.
Sometimes I just want to make a phone call...
Never mind two cores.
Never mind two cameras.
What about two sim cards?
All that phone back at their disposal, and they put the two camera lenses just over an inch apart - about half the distance between my pupils for example. No wonder the 3D photos taken on it are so hit and miss.
Sod the phone..
kudos for Dream Theater in the promo photos.