|LG Optimus 3D|
As a plain smartphone, it’s a bit of a disappointment in terms of looks – it’s thick and heavy at 168 grams. The rubberized feeling does help with the grip. The ‘top heavy’ nature of the phone can be a bit disconcerting at first, since it’ll constantly attempt to tilt backwards, headfirst.
But the Optimus 3D has a 4.3-inch 3D display, and quite frankly, we absolutely loved it. Excellent colour with only very minor gradation of colours (at times), great brightness levels and the fast moving scenes in videos are smoother than most other highness smartphones.
The Optimus 3D’s 3D display functions without glasses i.e. the display is auto-stereoscopic, and it works quite well. 3D content plays well, with good depth and colour, but all isn’t perfect as some 3D content shows up with slightly visible vertical black lines. What beyond the pre-loaded content, though? The Android market doesn’t have any 3D content to Speak of.
At least on paper, the 1500 mAh battery isn’t that bad, but then again, it barely lasts a full day between charges.
The Optimus 3D is something of a novelty, being one of the earliest 3D capable phone to hit India. However, it isn’t the fastest device around, and neither is it the sleekest. It also debuts with Froyo (Android 2.2). Spending Rs 37K(MRP) on this doesn’t make sense, especially when there are other options available, albeit without 3D. You must be a real fan of the whole 3D phenomena to opt for the Optimus 3D.
Platform: Android 2.2 (upgradeable to 2.3)
Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core 1GHz processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 512MB RAM
Storage: 8GB inbuilt
Camera: Dual 5MP camera, 1080p @ 30fps for 2D videos and 720p @ 30fps for 3D videos
Battery: 1500 mAh
Web site: www.lg.com
Price: Rs 37,000 (MRP)