LG Optimus 3D MAX Hands-on Review

LG Optimus 3D MAX Hands-on Review
After the launch of the LG Optimus 3D last year (Thrill 4G for AT&T), it seems like the company is at it again this year, with a successor called Optimus 3D MAX. So, what's the new stuff, you may be wondering? Here's the breakdown:

In terms of design, the previous Optimus 3D was a quite bulky handset, but LG has made some significant improvements in this respect, by reducing the thickness of the device to the bearable 9.6mm. Overall, we're glad to see that the Optimus 3D MAX has some relatively compact dimentions, while retaining its strong features.

Speaking of features, it still has a nice 4.3” display, which has actually been improved to deliver a better 3D viewing experience. However, the resolution is still 480x800 pixels. The processor powering the new 3D beast is a dual-core TI OMAP 4430, clocked at 1.2 GHz.

Taking care of 3D photography are two 5MP camera sensors, which are complemented by a single LED flash. Users will be able to shoot 3D video at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, while 2D recording will go as high as 1080p. A nice addition is the option to stream 1080p 3D video to an HD TV using the MHL port of the LG Optimus 3D MAX.

The new 3D smartphone by LG will come loaded with... wait for it... Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is promised. Once the update arrives, we expect it to bring the custom UI that's also present on the Optimus 4X HD, for example, which you can check out here.

Availability info is scarce at the moment, but overall, this handset should come out sometime during Q2 2012.

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