HTC EVO 3D vs LG Thrill 4G: specs comparison

HTC EVO 3D vs LG Thrill 4G: specs comparison
We know what's bothering you now - which of the only two 3D-enabled smartphones announced so far for the US offers the best bang for your buck - the HTC EVO 3D, or the LG Thrill 4G. Since they will be available on carriers as different in terms of technology used and coverage as are AT&T and Sprint, we'd say go for whichever carrier works best where you are.

In the pure specs comparison, though, the HTC EVO 3D comes slightly ahead. We assume they are both using the same type of parallax barrier overlay on top of their 4.3" screens to recreate this sweet 3D effect, when observed from normal distance and angle. The display on the HTC EVO 3D, however, comes at a much higher qHD resolution of 540x960 pixels, whereas the one on the LG Thrill 4G is the standard 480x800 pixels fare.

Since we know the 3D overlay diminishes the picture definition and quality somewhat when used, we'd say go for the higher pixel count. Again, we will have to make a comparison between the EVO 3D and the LG Thrill 4G up close and personal, before we pass any final judgment, but for now we'd take the higher-res display, all other things being equal.

They are not, however. The Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset in the Thrill 4G seems to be the best dual-core silicon out there, based on some preliminary benchmarks we did at the MWC Expo with it (we scored 2800 on Quadrant with it in a prototype). Granted, it's the first time we encounter the dual-core 1.2GHz third generation Snapdragon in a phone, so, again, we can't say which one is better before we have the production versions in our hand. Recently leaked results from benchmark sites databases, however, painted this Snapdragon as slightly inferior in overall performance than TI's chip in the LG Thrill 4G.

However, the HTC EVO 3D comes with 1GB of RAM, and the Thrill 4G's dual-channel memory is 512MB. Moreover, these benchmarks were with a far-removed prototype of the EVO 3D. Even if in the end it indeed turns out that its chipset is a tad slower than the OMAP4 silicon, we'd still rather have the display with the higher resolution before the benchmark bragging rights. Unless the qHD resolution on the HTC EVO 3D screen as achieved with a PenTile matrix arrangement, but we will check on that when it arrives for review in the office.

Related phones

Thrill 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. damienh28

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 23, 2010

LOOKS LIKE SPRINT WINS AGAIN, Suck on That AT&T-Mobile, Ill be in line for that evo 3d

3. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

What did sprint exactly win? ATT clearly has the best set of handsets set to be released this year. I know you like Sprint but you sound pretty ignorant.

7. JW1ngman

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

have fun with your data traffic when you merge with tmobile sucka

9. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I will have fun with my unlimited data. Have fun trying to use that ego 4g 3d in a building or better yet have fun worrying about being bought out. I love when I get downvoted because it means I struck a nerve.

26. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

What Unlimited data? You're joking right?

44. Roughneck69 unregistered

I have had unlimited data from AT&T for quite a few years now, and still have it.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u realize that made no sence right? Data traffic isnt going to change initially because Tmobile and ATT dont use the same 3g radio frequencies. Call reception will immediatly get better though. In the end, if they are smart (and they are not), they will build off Tmobile's much much faster infrastructure and better 4g coverage (hspa+ on tmobile is actually capable of nearly 100mb/s with full upgrades.. which of course probably wont happen now) instead of ATT's poorly hacked together 4g wannabe network. How about this.. both phones are KEEEEWL. They both win.

14. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Exactly my thoughts. That LG looks like a great build.

8. androidrulez unregistered

It's a better phone than its opposition on AT&T. I would say that's a victory for Sprint. Sprint doesn't win many things but I will give them this one.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ok.. what exactly did they win? Both phones are nearly identical. the only real difference is one has a higher resolution display and the other has faster benchmark scores. they are both a win, and both cool. But if i had to choose, id go with the LG, because im a hardware dork.. lol.

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

and as they said, it might be that weird subpixel switching red and blue thing... which cuts the res visually

24. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

The biggest difference, that evryone seems to be overlooking, is that one is made by shitty LG and the other is made by quality HTC. Sure they both have similar specs, but HTC phone will always come out on top. Name one good LG phone...anyone? Anyone?

25. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

All phones of the Optimus line rock. And were first in some areas (3D, dual-core...)! I can name more than 1 good LG phone... Don't be biased just because the previous LG phones were bad. LG are really changing for the better.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LG makes many great phones. Dont buy anything because of brand identity. Even the best company makes turds.

46. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Okay, aside from band identity then... evo 3D has more ram, higher res display, bigger battery, android 2.3, htc sense, and it's not on shitty ATT who blocks installation of non market apps!

61. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The LG Thrill 4g is a TRI DUAL phone which has 512MB of DUAL RAM, DUAL CHANNEL, and a DUAL CORE processor, and for your information is capable of side-loading.

54. muahahaha unregistered

G2x optimus one >:)

18. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

the lg optimus has a app were u can download 3d muvies and has better 3d on the ratings

30. pooltery unregistered

yeah NO you wont. A year from now att will have the deal set with the government and sprint will fall off a clif. And yeah that a pretty sweet phone to bad it wasent put on a good network.

53. k3Ck unregistered

It's too bad you're a retard and know nothing about technology. The Thrill is much faster. Lets look at the RAM for example... The EVO has 1024MB and the Thrill has only 512MB. What they fail you tell you is... THE THRILL HAS DUAL CHANNEL RAM WHICH IS MUCH FASTER THEN THE EVO. So even tho the Thrill has half the RAM, it's MUCH faster then the EVO's 1GB. Same thing with the processor. Even tho the Thrill is 200mhz slower, it's still faster because it's a TI. It was rated faster during tests. LOOKS LIKE AT&T WINS AGAIN, Suck on That Sprint, Ill be in line for that thrill 3d

2. JW1ngman

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

not too suprising that the HTC is almost double in each category over the LG.

20. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

really... cause i dont even see one category where it is double... maybe u shud go onto some htc site... it wud probably be double there...

27. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

How bout onboard memory [1GB versus 512MB]?

57. djfubar unregistered

"The Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset in the Thrill 4G seems to be the best dual-core silicon out there..." Learn to read the full article before jumping to conclusions.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Although I like the look of the thrill much better I'd rather have the EVO. Way better specs. That is if i were planning to get one.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the better specs belong to the LG over all. it doesnt have the higher rez screen. thats about it. -HTCs processor is much slower than the tegra2 -the snapdragon requires more battery power, so even the increased battery in the HTC probably wont give it any better battery life, it will probably still be worse. -dual channel RAM on the LG (a phone first) at 512 mb (correct me if im wrong but arent the CORRECT LG SPECS 2 x 512mb since its dual channel.. which means 2 pieces instead of 1) runs more clocks per second than the 1gb ram on the HTC. Dont get caught in who has " more". More of a slower item, is still slower.

15. calamazoo unregistered

i'm pretty sure the RAM on the EVO 3D is also dual-channel, although HTC hasn't announced a thorough breakdown of specs yet. It has to be, because of the 3D management specifics with two cameras...

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

If it was dual channel, they would be braggin that its dual channel, just like LG went out of their way to show that. It is a new item and greatly reduces the bottleneck from single piece ram chips.

17. JW1ngman

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

dual processors, bigger battery, and double the RAM. dont think we'll have to worry about the power efficiency. guarantee the HTC will have a longer talk time bro.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, u obviously didnt read my post about the ram.. 1gig of single dimm ram is slower than dual channel 512mb DDR memory which is in the LG. More of slower is still slower no matter how much u have. the bigger battery is needed because the dual core snapdragon is a powerhog. Snapdragons have the worst batterylife of the availible chipsets. It will either be the same talk time or slightly less. HTC is known to not have a big enough battery in the phone.. phone chargers are mandatory. lol. like ive said before, both phones look awesome... thought it would make more sence if u knew information about the specs your "drooling" over. :)

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