LG Optimus 3D Review
Looking for a phone which gives you 3D experience? Well, then LG Optimus 3D can very well be the phone for you. With LG losing market share in the smartphone segment the company decided to come up with new products. While LG Optimus 2X was the first dual-core smartphone to hit the market, LG Optimus 3D is the first 3D smartphone which looks forward to cash upon the craze of 3D technology. But is it the only factor major USP of the phone? Check out our LG Optimus 3D review to know the answer for yourself.

Design And Looks

Despite of the plastic construction of the device, it looks very elegant. The front of the phone is a mixture of faux brushed metal while the back of the phone boasts of rubbery plastic with a metal stripe. The phone measures 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm which makes it a slightly chubbier. The phone is quite bulky weighing 168 grams. This can be issue with those who like to carry light phones. The phone is quite thick which makes it a bit difficult to handle. Because of the thickness you will not find the phone to easy to grip. However, overall LG has done a fine job in giving a robust look to the phone.


LG Optimus 3D phone displays a 4.3 inches 3D LCD capacitive touch screen display which displays 16M colors of resolution measuring 480×800 pixels. The screen is one of the key features of the phone. The display and brightness of the screen is pretty good and the viewing angles are also very good. Sunlight legibility of the screen is decent, though we felt that it could have been made better. Though the screen does not rival AMOLED ones or retina display’s legibility in the sun, but then AMOLED or retina display does not boast of 3D technology.
The 3D mode works in landscape mode and the viewing is dependent on parallex-barrier technology. You will slowly get used to it. The 3D effects are pretty impressive and very soon we expect to see other phones to be equipped with the technology.


3D is undoubtedly one of the major USPs of the phone. Apart from it the dual core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor is another rich feature of the device. Thanks to the dual core processor, operations are ramped up and watching videos and playing games are enhanced to a great extent. LG Optimus 3D dual core has also several in-built apps such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk etc. Because of the powerful processor, watching Youtube videos on LG Optimus 3D is a delight. With document viewer/editor, one can edit and read MS Docs.


LG Optimus 3D Smartphone ReviewWe were disappointed to find that LG Optimus 3D runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo). At a time when Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is already out in the market we expected LG to pack the device with Gingerbread. But LG has promised that it will soon push Gingerbread update into the phone. The phone offers robust storage with an internal memory storage of 8GB. One can increase the memory to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. For full LG Optimus 3D specifications, click here.


The Froyo interface of the phone is quite speedy and you will find a series of seven scrollable Home screens. Most of the operations are pretty smooth and pinch to zoom is supported very well. You can resize widgets like Weather and Calendar with long tap and most of the interface is pretty much similar to LG Optimus 2X. The phone has a virtual QWERTY keypad which helps you to easily type messages and e-mail.

Camera Performance

One of the major reasons for the heavyweight of LG Optimus 3D is the presence of a couple of 5MP camera sensors which helps you to capture 3D images and videos. With the help of the camera application you can switch between 2D and 3D mode. The camera is equipped with advanced features such as autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging. The camera captures images of resolution measuring 2560х1920 pixels. With the 3D picture effect, the quality of the images is very good. However, in some cases the details of the images were not that very good. The camera supports digital zoom and various focus modes.

Video Quality

Video Quality of LG Optimus 3D smartphone is very good. In 2D mode, the phone captures 1080p videos@ 30fps while in 3D mode, the videos captured are at 720p@30fps. The videos rendered are very smooth and crisp.

Connectivity And Multimedia

Optimus 3D ReviewLG has ensured that connectivity remains solid with Optimus 3D. The phone supports both 2G as well as 3G network. With Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot, local connectivity of the device is increased to a great extent. You can have Bluetooth 3.0 supporting A2DP and EDR profile for sharing local files. You also have an HDMI port which helps you to connect the phone to a television having a HDMI port. MicroUSB 2.0 along with 3.5mm audio jack further makes Optimus 3D a connectivity friendly device.
A negative aspect of the phone is the absence of FM radio in the phone. Feature phones available in the market have FM radio. The audio quality of the device however is pretty good and we did not experience much problem in hearing even in crowded places.

Battery Life

Battery Life is one aspect where Optimus 3D is not quite an enticer. The phone is equipped with a standard Li-Ion 1500mAh battery which provides a talk time of around 4 hours. We felt that the battery life could have been improved.


LG Optimus 3D cost in USA $ 500 while price of the phone in India is not yet known. LG Optimus 3D is a large handset with some really cool features. The 3D images along with dual core processor makes operations of the device really fast. However, the high price of the phone can prevent users from buying it. But if you want to experience 3D, then Optimus 3D is one of the great phones you can bank upon.