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LG Optimus 3D dual core Android smartphone

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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).

LG Optimus 3D

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.

Verdict

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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LG Optimus 3D

LG Optimus 3D dual core Android smartphone

It’s huge, heavy and has the least essential gimmick on a phone yet – but it’s great fun to play with.
Price: £525 RRP

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