Getting a 3D phone? Check our coverage first!27
By “3D phone”, we mean a phone like the just-released LG Thrill 4G for AT&T, or the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint – i.e. one with a glasses-free 3D display and a dual-lens camera, which will allow you to shoot your own stereoscopic photos and videos. Naturally, before anything else, it is highly-advisable that you first read our reviews, which cover the 3D, as well as all the other aspects of these smartphones:
In both reviews, you can check out some 3D image and video samples that we made using the handsets, in order to give you an idea of what content you'll be able to create and enjoy. That's actually very important, since, as you're probably aware, 3D content as a whole is pretty scarce at the moment, meaning that you'll be largely dependent on what you can produce with your own handset. And when you have a glasses-free 3D display, you'd want to use it, right? Still, if those samples couldn't give you enough idea, here are some more posts, where you can enjoy our prominent 3D-photography skills:
- LG Optimus 3D (Thrill 4G) camera samples – here you can download a number of image samples, as well as watch a 3D video taken with the Optimus 3D – the EU variant of the Thrill 4G.
- Taking 3D video with the HTC EVO 3D – a detailed look at the EVO 3D's camera interface and demonstration of 3D recording.
Finally, it's understandable that you might be worried about the eventual adoption of this technology. After all, who would want a consumer product that no one else has? We all know that such a scenario would translate into lack of support from both manufacturers and developers. What we think on the matter is that most probably, 3D in phones won't reach a state of mass market adoption, but there will still be a decent niche for such products. At least that's what our own little research here indicates.
So, now that you're fully aware of what you'll be getting by purchasing one of these hot handsets, do you see yourself as a true fan of 3D? Will this be a feature that you'll use more than a few times? Feel free to sound off in the comments below!