Conclusion: The LG Thrill 4G does not thrill on many accounts outside of its pretty 3D display. Having said that, no other phone beside the HTC EVO 3D can even claim to have glasses-free 3D, so it’s a plus. This is a good dual-core phone that holds up in most areas beside battery life. We’re hoping LG issues an Android 2.3 update soon. If it did, the battery life may improve quite a bit. Overall, for the $100 price, this is a far better phone than some that AT&T offers.
Pros: 3D display is novel, Has some fun games installed, Solid construction, Dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display, 16GB storage (8GB internal, 8GB SD)
Cons: Poor battery life on idle, Runs Android 2.2, Camera is slow, poor in low light, 3D button doesn't work as camera button, 3D camera adds bulk to phone
Summary: The Optimus 3D is something of a novelty, being only the second 3D capable phone in 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.
Pros: 3D without glasses, Dual cameras capture good quality 3D images and 3D videos, Excellent display quality- crisp and vivid, in 2D and 3D modes, Solid build
Cons: Android 2.2 is ancient, 512 MB RAM is too little, Battery life is mediocre ï¿½ a day with careful use, The handset is bulky
Summary: The LG Thrill 4G certainly lives up to its name, as its stunning 3D effects and speedy processor make this $99 handset feel like a steal. Users looking for more battery life in a 3D handset should consider the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. If you're content with 2D, you may want to wait for the Galaxy S II, which promises even speedier performance in a slimmer body. However, if you want eye-popping 3D in a speedy, affordable package on AT&T's network, your phone has arrived.
Summary: LG Optimus 3D - The world's first full 3D experience phone will give users the ability to view and create 3D content that can be immediately viewed on the phone's glasses-free 3D display. The phone packs a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor, a dual-lens 8MP camera, and a 4.3″ (800 x 480) touchscreen, HDMI output, and DLNA support for easy sharing of multimedia content.
Pros: + 3D record and playback, + HSDPA capable, + HDMI capable, + 5MP main cameras, 3D capable
Conclusion: We really like the LG Thrill 4G, especially at the surprisingly low $99 contract price. It's a fast dual core Android phone, and though we're a little disappointed that it runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo, AT&T says it will get the Gingerbread 2.3 upgrade. The Thrill has a large display and solid build, though the display doesn't wow us in 2D mode.
Pros: High end specs and performance at a low price, enjoyable 3D.
Conclusion: The LG Optimus 3D is an interesting phone that fulfills pretty much everything it promises. It feels gimmicky, though. We’d be inclined to wait a couple of generations for the glassesless technology and power consumption to improve before we adopt 3D in our smartphones.
Excerpt: LG’s Optimus 3D combines a fast processor, Google’s Android operating system and technology for capturing photos and video in 3D and viewing them – without special eyewear – on its own 3D display. We can't actually photograph how the 3D jumps from the screen, but we can show you how two images blend (left) to form a 3D image (right).
Pros: 3D camera provides good images in decent light, Feels sturdy and well made
Cons: 3D camera struggles in darker environments, No flash for 3D camera, Older version of Android OS, Onscreen keyboard could be better