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LG Thrill 4G Unboxing

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Domestically, the HTC EVO 3D has been getting plenty of face time with customers in spreading the word about the hoopla surrounding 3D capabilities with smartphones, but surely enough, LG’s offering is prowling in the cover waiting for the right time to strike. Although it’s been available across the big pond over in Europe where it’s better known as the LG Optimus 3D, US consumers have been waiting patiently to check out the alternative with AT&T’s version in the LG Thrill 4G – though, we’re still in the dark in regards to an actual release date. Nevertheless, we’re sure that its $99.99 on-contract price will keep potential owners in constant grasp until its arrival.

Even despite being AT&T’s very first 3D capable smartphone, the LG Thrill 4G retains the typical packaging found with most of the carrier’s offerings.  Naturally, images of the handset are splattered in the front and back of the box to offer would-be buyers that subtle tease, but besides that, there’s nothing else too noteworthy with it. Inside, we’re presented with the common set of accessories and documentation – like its microUSB cable and wall charger. However, we’re ecstatic to find a microHDMI cable included with the retail packaging! That’s spectacular in our books seeing that it’s not something you’d expect to be packed in, but more importantly, it’s just one nice gesture we’re glad to see come from AT&T and LG.

LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing


As for the actual handset, it’s exactly like the LG Optimus 3D in every way and form except for the prominent AT&T branding etched into its rear cover. We’ve talked about the handset’s design extensively before, but it’s worth noting that the handset is preloaded with an 8GB microSD card. Another thing worth mentioning about the LG Thrill 4G, besides its obvious 3D display and capture, is the fact that it’s an HSPA+ Category 10 enabled smartphone that’s good for up to theoretical download speeds of 14.4 Mbits/s. However, its choice of kicking it back with Android 2.2 Froyo might dissuade some people – but still, we’re certain that others are going to be more concerned with its 3D prowess. Finally, we notice right off the bat that the 3D display of the handset offers better viewing angles than what we’ve seen with the HTC EVO 3D.

LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing

LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing
LG Thrill 4G Unboxing


In the end, is this going to be the smartphone to really get people bonkers about 3D technology with smartphones? We’ll be checking it out in the meantime to see how it handles.

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posted on 18 Aug 2011, 20:41

1. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


The 3D feature is definitely emphasized more on the thrill. The 3D menu really popped in the video (imo) and I could actually notice it being a 3D device. Thats something I can't say off the bat about the evo. Even though I think of 3D as a gimmick, watching this makes me want to play with one.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 20:57

2. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


considering the massive hardware that the phone packs and what looks to be solid build quality, im ecstatic at the $100 price point. I'm assuming they went that low because they dont have the brand recognition and are using the pricepoint to build some. Either way not too shabby from the video. Had it dropped 6 months ago I might have been tempted to grab one to play with it. Since its so close to the SGS2 and Nexus Prime launching, its going to be overshadowed quickly (again, that $100 pricepoint is a great way to overcome that lol)

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 23:21

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1957; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Why is this being delayed so much?? I bought the samsung infuse,, but I'ma take it back, it's too slow.. This seems faster.. Dual core :)

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 23:53

4. gs2ismuchbetter (unregistered)


nexus might not come to verizon or sprint in which case is a no go for me since atnt suc around my area and t-mobile...

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:36

6. Melo2006 (unregistered)


I just bought a European version of this LG Thrill, the LG Optimus 3D. It is very cool... fast and the 3D content is amazing.. even on the YouTube already has several 3D movies (documentaries) and fun quick 3D videos..

The only thing so far is that this version does not work on ATT 3G here in the US, only in a few areas where ATT has the 2100 mhz antennas, otherwize i only get the EDGE signal... so I am waiting for the Thrill 3D and at 4G speeds, which it is identical, from what I saw on this video. However, I am taking this LG phone to Brazil where , all the carriers there uses 2100 mhs for their 3G.. so....

I am wondering if this delay from ATT is because they may want to release already with the Android 2.3.4, the latest... because , so far, LG says, based on blogs, that their upgrade will be only in October, so.. I want the Gingerbread 2.3.4 now.

Also, I don't care for the the 2.3.3 version neither.. this version does not have the Gtalk with video and some other cool stuff. I love my ATRIX with 2.3.4, it does it all and it fast.

Anyone knows about the upgrade to 2.3.4 on this LG Thrill or the Optimus 3D ?

I saw something on the XDA site , but not really.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 12:09

8. baldilocks (Posts: 524; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


AT&T does not have any 2100 Mhz towers

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:40 1

7. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I'm hoping LG finally made a winner here. They haven't exactly been superb at making smartphones for the US carriers.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 17:35

9. Chethan Murthy (unregistered)


What is its cost price?

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 18:41

10. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I like the phone i just hate the LG interface they add... if it was with the latest version of sense and LTE that would be amazing

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 18:44

11. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I like the phone i just hate the LG interface they add... if it was with the latest version of sense and LTE that would be amazing

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 00:16

13. rawrrrrrpoop. (unregistered)


i'm actually pretty thrilled to test this phone out. i actually happen to have an exclusive prototype device with no lg or at&t branding but it comes with some free att apps preloaded and on the back mentions a p925 model not p920 like the european version. only slight differences i see from my model is also that there is no at&t carrier logo in the corner. it's only on the lock screen and drop down menu. i hope this phone is wayy better than the prototype because prototype still has few bugs and also for being dual core, lags a bit at times. again, i have a prototype device. the 3d content though, i've played with an evo 3d and lg has stepped in the game, i think 3d quality is better on the lg thrill 4g than evo 3d

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