The LG Optimus 3D is a speedy device. This can be clearly seen when browsing through the different menus with multiple applications in the background.
I particularly like the large 4.3″ capacitive screen as there is less eye strain in reading small fonts on a small screen.
The larger screen could also be it’s downside as it eats up the battery juice within a day. A modest use will result in a flat battery after a day. The 1500mAh battery doesn’t seem to be enough for this power hungry device. It is definitely worth investing in an additional battery or a microUSB charging device just in case the battery runs flat.
The camera with flash takes pretty good pictures in dim light. In 3D, friends of mine were all stunned by the good colour reproduction of the 3D object. While it is good to have, prolong viewing of 3D generally will give me a headache.
As of today, LG hasn’t updated the firmware to Gingerbread. We are still stuck with Android 2.2. we updated the firmware to v10D and that comes with the 3D Game converter which wasn’t present in the initial release of the product. With the press of the 3D button, I can now play my 2D games in 3D.
HSPA speeds are generally on M1 network with a range of 1Mbps to 5MBps on the average. One thing we do notice is that the wireless internet sharing feature seems to have some issues with 802.11b/g/n sticks. It take a while to connect and sometimes it just couldn’t connect at all. Using USB connection for internet sharing works correctly.
Overall, LG Optimus 3D is an impressive phone with 3D. The phone definitely impressed my friends. We await for Gingerbread update and we feel that Optimus 3D will set the trend of 3D phones.
3D without glasses
2D->3D upconversion for 2D games
Buggy internet sharing (tethering)
We give it a score of 8 out of 10 and our Silver Award.