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Will 3D play a role when you choose your new smartphone?

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Will 3D play a role when you choose your new smartphone?
Our mobile devices have conquered a number of peaks lately - whether we talk about browsing on a high-end smartphone or playing 3D games on a large touchscreen, the bottom line is one and the same - smartphones and tablets have managed to achieve a number of milestones. Now, all indications point that there is a new frontier to overcome, as manufacturers want to bring the third dimension to the latest cutting edge mobile devices.

Very soon this will be a reality for the end consumers, as the LG Optimus 3D, which is to be released as the LG Thrill 4G in the US, and the HTC EVO 3D are set to grace the mobile scene in the coming months.

That's why a lot has been said about the "3D on smartphones" topic, but what's really important is whether consumers want or, indeed, need a 3D screen or the ability to shoot 3D photos and record 3D videos on their future smart devices. For that reason, it's time to ask you:

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Will 3D play a role when you choose your new smartphone?
23.73%
136 votes
(136 votes) Yes, it's a whole new dimension for smartphones, both literally and figuratively!
27.05%
155 votes
(155 votes) Nope, it's much hype about nothing – I don't need 3D features on my mobile device.
49.21%
282 votes
(282 votes) It's something nice, but not too important, so I won't overpay for a smartphone with 3D.

573 votes


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posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:10 1

1. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The specs on the EVO 3D is what has everyone excited- not the 3D. Same with the Thrill. Shut off the 3D, save the battery, you have a powerful, future proof (as much as can be) devices.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:29 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes I like the specs more than the 3D. I do like the fact that I will have 3D on my HTC Evo 3D if I want it. The 3D effect is only used when you want it, which is great. I was worried that it was going to be 3D all the time. I like the fact that HTC made a sweet powered phone first and foremost. The 3D was just icing on the cake. I can't wait until June comes around so I can get my HTC Evo 3D. It's going to be a beast of a phone!

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 12:38 1

7. EA (unregistered)


True....The specs are what make the phone attractive. While the 3D make the phone different and adds something new i would much rather have a 8megpix camera

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:11

2. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


I could go for it, especially after using the 3ds, I really like the depth of the screen. But all in all I wouldn't spend any extra, just the usual high end price.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:21

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


the viewing angles for 3d kill it... its annoying to have it straight in front of you all the time... especially if u r walking or something

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:11 1

3. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


3D is great and greater if seen in my phone... but as of now.... its not a priority. but its welcome when time comes its cheap or maybe same price as the high end phones today

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:32 1

5. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Nope, but NFC and a good camera is. Having 3D is like getting an extra stylus back in the day...it's cool, but it will just be kept in the box and forgotten about it.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:43

6. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I've seen the 3DS and if the technology of smart phone 3D is on that same level I won't waste my time. While, yes it is cool, the viewing angles are too specific and the effect is not major enough to change my mind based on that fact alone.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 13:02

8. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


3D in my opinion is just a battery drainer. What's the point of having 3D on a phone? No point but to drain battery power. The specs on the Thrill and Evo 3D are what is everyone looking at, not the 3D features. Save 3D for consoles and movies:)

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 16:43 1

9. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


3d technology in general is overhyped. Most 3d TVs look terrible and give me a headache same for 3d cameras and 3d movies at the theater (minus avatar which looked good) I just don't see how having it on a phone would be cool much less needed

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:25

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


until its avatar quality nearly all the time and with a decent viewing angle, its not an important feature.

The best part of these phones are the beastly specs.. especially on that LG with its "first for a phone" dual channel memory configuration that will have a solid boost on real world speeds.

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