It very much seems that the mobile phone world seems to echo what is happening in the home entertainment market, quite rightly as many consumers will be looking to embrace the same technology on their handset as they already have in other areas of the home.
Thus, we have seen HD, HDMI's and DNLA facilities filter onto modern smartphones, now it is the turn of 3D, the most visually stunning of them all. In order for the handset to handles the dual images that are required for 3D, a large processor is necessary, and it is pleasing that there is 1Ghz worth to be found inside this model. This not only means that the video side of affairs run smoothly, but it also enhances all other areas meaning web browsing is also quick and general navigation is pleasing. Being dual core, the processor is perfectly tailored to handle any multi tasking that the user requires, meaning the all round satisfaction from using this model is immense. The phone runs on the Android 2.2 operating system, with LG insisting that an upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread will be made available. When it comes to messaging, the two virtual keyboard on offer are well sized, especially when in landscape mode, to give excellent responsiveness. The design of the phone is great, a major lack of physical keys ensures that the gorgeous 4.3 inch display dominates the front of the unit, with the usual array of ports dotted around the sides, which in this case also include HDMI 1.4, great for transferring 3D image onto a compatible television. Web connectivity should never be a problem as the phone is well equipped for use at home, work or on the move thanks to WiFi being amongst the host of options available.
It would be impossible to look at the LG Optimus 3D without looking at what is the real feather in its cap, the excellent 3D facilities. For this element to work well, the screen not only needed to be able to display the format, but the unit needed to ensure that material was available to be played. The screen keeps its end of the bargain well, giving plenty of size and eliminating the need for glasses thanks to a clever parallax barrier display that really makes images look as if they are jumping of the screen. Material need not be a problem. Not only have LG teamed up with YouTube 3D, with the application pre installed, but duals cameras enable 720P 3D filming as well as 1080p full HD if you choose to shoot in 2D mode. A front facing camera is also present should you need to make a video call, or take a sneaky self portrait. The LG Optimus 3D is a great mobile that still offers enough specification to win over real smartphone lovers, with the 3D facilities capturing the eye of anybody looking for the most up to date technology on their handset.
The LG Optimus 3D and the HTC Flyer are coming soon.