For those who love their entertainment, the LG Optimus 3D smartphone is now just around the corner. This is a handset with special screen abilities, so no one is going to have to be wearing those funky 3D glasses to use it. Read on to get a closer look at the first 3D smartphone from LG.
There is no doubt this smartphone will be a smash. The screen on the LG Optimus is specially made with “autostereoscopic” abilities. This means it is crafted with a parallax barrier to create the impression of 3D. The craftsmanship behind the beautiful screen is enough to keep a power user from experiencing latency ( lag ) while in use. It weighs a bit more than some smartphones, 168 grams, but this also reflects a higher level of durability. It feels solid while in use.
LG has other 3D offerings at MWC this year, but the Optimus 3D is a favorite. It has a 480 by 800 resolution screen. The size is one of the largest that smartphones are known for; 4.3 inches. If it was any larger, people would start calling it a tablet. It has plenty of features, including the accelerometer, a proximity sensor and a gyro for gaming or other programs that require knowing when you are moving the smartphone. “Touch Buttons” for phone, contacts, messaging and applications are included on-screen. There is no manual keyboard, so all typing will be done on the virtual screen.
The processor for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone is a dual core model run on Android 2.2 OS with Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade. It is the one gigahertz TI OMAP4 processor. This is accompanied by 512 megabytes of RAM and eight gigabytes of internal memory. Since that is probably not going to be enough room, a MicroSD card slot is included. The card is not. The slot can accept a card up to 32 gigabytes in size. The address book can be nearly unlimited thanks to the size of the memory in the Optimus 3D.
The cameras are set up in an interesting way in the LG Optimus 3D. There are two on the back and one on the front. The two on the back are for that “stereoscopic” vision mentioned earlier. This allows the user to take video in 3D mode. It can take photos and video in 2D mode as well. The 2D mode is rated for 1080p high definition levels and the 3D is rated for 720p. Other features are auto focus and geo tagging, but not flash. Geo tagging can be turned off for security and privacy in the menus of the smartphone. The cameras on the back are rated for five megapixels and the front camera is still not rated.
Wi-Fi in all the modes are set up for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone. The smartphone also has bluetooth in the newer 3.0 version of bluetooth. This is five to ten times faster than the older versions of bluetooth. Wi-Fi is equipped with DLNA for sending multimedia signals to nearby televisions and monitors that can accept a Wi-Fi signal. The Optimus 3D can run up to 14.4 megabits per second on HSDPA networks if Wi-Fi is not available. The last wireless connection is the stereo FM radio for sports, news and music. Wired connections consist of an HDMI port, a 3.5 millimeter head phone jack and a Micro USB port.
The software on the LG Optimus 3D smartphone can handle Java games, document crunching, maps, voice memo and commands and a slew of other services. The music player handles four types of audio files. When browsing the web, Adobe flash files are viewable in the browser for a fuller internet experience. LG Optimus 3D Android mobile will be launching in the UK on the 25th April for £514.99 via the UK’s top network providers, T-Mobile, Orange and Three, while for US look for it to be released in March for an as yet unspecified amount of money.