Reviews and Problems with LG Optimus 3D MAX P725 / Optimus 3D MAX P720
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LG Optimus 3D Max review
7 January 2014
Summary: The Optimus 3D Max is perhaps the most puzzling entry in LG’s 2012 lineup. Priced at €499.99 (around $635) SIM-free in the EU, it's something of a second flagship (behind the incoming Optimus 4X HD ) for the Korean conglomerate, and as such represents a big risk. LG’s first 3D phone, the Optimus 3D , received only average reviews on its release last year.
Pros: 3D movies look great, 3D converter has potential, LG Tag+ is useful, Seems built to last
Cons: 3D sweet spot is too small, Awful skin, Buggy software, Outdated OS, Lackluster specs, Ugly design
Summary: Yet another 3D phone, but then again, this is also aimed at a very specific and limited demographic. Performance wise, it is almost at par with the Motorola Atrix 2, but then again, you will pay a premium for the 3D functionality. Which, quite frankly, is a novelty feature. You may only consider this, if you are a fan of viewing your content three dimensions! Others can consider more powerful smartphones in the meantime.
Pros: 3D works, for the most part, Up-conversion feature is a huge bonus, Very bright LCD, Well-built
Cons: Needs more powerful specs in this price bracket, Still runs on a dated OS, 3D performance limited by display size
Summary: It’s not every day you get to use a smartphone that can display your favorite educational video clips and images in 3D. As a feature it is very attractive but 3D viewing may not be everyone’s thing. Some can really enjoy it to the max while others might end up with a migraine. It is not a multimedia powerhouse but it can handle your multimedia needs with an added twist. Performance is good, no lags. The camera is fantastic but has a gloomy effect.
Conclusion: LG makes one of the very few phones for 3D shenanigans with the Optimus 3D and now the Optimus 3D MAX . If we leave the 3D aspect aside, the 3D MAX it is a bit heavy mid-range device with run-of-the mill dual-core processor and WVGA screen resolution. On top of that it takes mediocre pictures, regardless if 2D or 3D, and has a substandard battery life when it comes to talk time.
Pros: Glasses-free 3D screen and 3D pics/video capture, 2D to 3D converter for apps, pictures and video, 3D gaming, Metal buttons and port lids class it up
Cons: Modest spec bump comes at too high of a price, Mediocre pics and video quality in both 2D and 3D, Substandard battery life
Conclusion: The LG Optimus 3D Max and the original Optimus 3D are so much alike you may have trouble figuring out the differences. Minor changes can sometimes make a big difference but one particular difference is not so hard to notice and, to us, it may as well be the decider in favor of the 3D Max. The sequel is notably slimmer and lighter than the original, so there's proof that handheld 3D viewing can come in a compact package.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and 3G support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD stereoscopic touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with LG 3D UI, Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset, 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, Dual 5 MP autofocus cameras, LED flash; stereoscopic 3 MP pictures, face detection and geotagging, 1080p@30fps video recording, stereoscopic 720p@30fps vi...
Cons: Runs Gingerbread, Less than impressive camera performance, Still limited third-party 3D apps market, Questionable outdoor performance, Not the best dual-core performance,, Got rid of the microHDMI port, MHL instead
Summary: The LG Optimus 3D Max is priced at Rs. 30,500. It’s not exactly fair to compare it with the likes of the HTC One S (which we're in the process of reviewing), the Galaxy Note , the Xperia S and the others as this phone has its own little niche. However, it’s important to note that this is version two of the phone, there is still not enough 3D content and LG hasn’t done much to improve it, either.
LG Optimus 3D Max – maximum 3D in a thin and light body
26 February 2012
Conclusion: The Optimus 3D Max will initially be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is quite a weird decision seeing as Ice Cream Sandwich is out, but an update to ICS will be available right away, so it’s not that much of an issue. The phone will be officially announced during MWC, so stay tuned for details in a couple of weeks.
Conclusion: The LG Optimus 3D Max is simply a remarkable smartphone. With 4.3 inch screen and dual 5 megapixel camera for 2D and 3D it will impress the audience. 3D features are exceptionally great and easy to use. But the front VGA camera is depressing as it grains while on a video call. The price can raise questions too, but if you see the features and capacity of the phone it is worth it. Overall, we give this handset 4 Star rating.