LG Optimus 3D Max is now official, glasses-free 3D just got slimmer

LG Optimus 3D Max is now official, glasses-free 3D just got slimmer

UPDATE: The LG Optimus 3D Max will be known as the Optimus 3D Cube in Korea. Its hardware and software specs will be identical.

Boy, those LG Android smartphones just keep on coming. After the LG Optimus Vu and the trio of Optimus L smartphones, the Korean tech giant officially unveiled the LG Optimus 3D Max. It is here to succeed the LG Optimus 3D, and it goes without saying that it can deliver 3D content without the need for those dorky glasses.

The LG Optimus 3D Max appears to be the same device, press shots of which we saw a few days ago. However, the specs that were listed in that leak were not exactly spot on, as it now becomes evident. What displays the glasses-free 3D goodness is a 4.3-inch IPS LCD screen with 480 by 800 pixels of resolution, even though we were hoping to see a bigger display with a higher pixel count. Still, the display on the Optimus 3D Max should have wider viewing angles and is reinforced by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Besides, at 520 nits in 2D mode or 250 nits in 3D mode, it should also be slightly brighter than what we have on the Optimus 3D.

Under the hood we see a 1.2GHz dual-core processor – the OMAP 4430 by Texas Instruments, and 1 gig of RAM. Flip the phone around and you see a duo of 5-megapixel auto-focus cameras, and a VGA camera resides on the device's front. 8 gigs of on-board storage is at your disposal, and a 1,520mAh battery is what provides the smartphone with juice. Also, NFC connectivity is a welcome addition, especially when the LG Optimus 3D Max can take advantage of those smart stickers called LG Tag+ – the ones that we were introduced to alongside the LG Optimus LTE Tag. In terms of software, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is what comes out of the box, but an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be released shortly after the smartphone's launch.

One of the most noticeable differences between the LG Optimus 3D Max and the Optimus 3D, however, is that the newcomer is lighter tipping the scale at 148 grams. It is much slimmer than its predecessor as well boasting a waistline of 9.6 millimeters.

In early March, the LG Optimus 3D Max will be released in Korea on SK Telecom. It will retail for 847,000 Korean Won, which is roughly $750. We don't really know whether it will land in the U.S., but it is expected to launch in Europe after its Korean debut. We would definitely check the smartphone out in Barcelona next week, so stay tuned for our MWC 2012 coverage.

source: LG

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Optimus 3D MAX
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(3.00h 3G talk time)



1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

The thing looks huge!!! and iprovements are anything but stuning but who knows mb they will surprise us with some badass dualcore and who knows what, lets hope that is the case if not this is just a minor upgrade in design and battery life imo...btw if the screen is of higher resolution it would drain the battery soo quick in 3d mode that it would literaly last minutes

2. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I think the way the pictures are taken is what makes the phone look so huge and probably no thanks to ms. tiny holding it too

3. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i have the LG Optimus 3D and i love it. the only thing i dont like about the phone is the battery life... i hope the battery life on the Optimus 3D Maxx is wayyyy better

4. paulyterp

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Hooray! LG will be coming out with the Optimus 3D Max while ignoring those who bought the Thrill 4G and leaving us on Froyo. Really? Froyo? That came out 2 years ago for my Nexus One. Fool me once, shame on you....

5. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

GB is already out... i think AT&T just doesnt want to release it.. cos the rest of the world alr got it

6. alfadolla

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

wow 1.2GHz dual-core processor is really the standard for last years models this year is the year of the quad core processors and the pixal res is kind of mid-level @ best! they can have it the evo-3D has better res & saves you 100 bucks

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i want gorilla glass 2 so badly.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Why it look so big O_o

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

not bad. that Optimus UI is looking much better this time around.

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

*Michael Buffer voice* And the reigning, glasses free 3D phone CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, the Evo, 3D!

11. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Bull s**t, I have compared 3d and specs of LG thrill and Evo 3d in store side by side, and decided to buy LG thrill, lg takes 3mp 3d pics, evo takes only 2mp, lg records 1080p hd 2d video(On update with gingerbread camera is ass good as gs2 and iphone 4s, i have a gs2) Lg has dual core cortex A9 1 ghz ti omap 4430 cpu, evo has dual core 1.2 ghz cortex a8 cpu, Cortex A9 in like intel i5 and Cortex A8 is like AMD (Old iphone 3gs used A8 architecture), despite of 512 mb ram Lg beats evo in all tests.. see ur self.. bcoz it has dual channel architecture, Evo has only one plus point higher resolution screen... So the champ is LG thrill ... only bad thing about it.. in USA AT&T its not updated to android 2.3, but rest every where it is.

14. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Pound for pound the Evo and the LG are basically the same spec wise, but what gives Evo the win is the fact that its made by HTC, which is far superior in more than just the better UI, with the faster updates and build quality, and Sprint with cheap unlimited data that if you know what to do (you don't even need root to pull it off) can get good 3G data speeds

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

actually given the choice i'd choose the Thrill every time. it's more powerful, the 3D effects are better and in this case LG does beat HTC in build quality. we're not talking about a Sensation here.

16. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

''what gives Evo the win is the fact that its made by HTC'' major stereotype you are.. the Thrill has 4G but the Evo 3D doesnt. The Thrill is faster than the Evo (even tho the Evo has a 1.2gHz processor), the Thrill has better 3D, the Thrill has a better screen, the Thrill has a better 3D camera, the Thrill is a hell of a good phone, the Thrill has better build quality and the Thrill is made by LG. LG is capable of making wonderful devices too. just because a phone is made by HTC it doesnt automatically make it a great device. there are SO many other phones out there that are better than HTCs. Motorola, Samsung, LG, Sony are all capable of high quality handsets. HTC is not the only company to have good phones. and the reason why LG is slow with updates is because LG is new to android, unlike HTC, which has so much experience. HTC was slow with updates too when they first started out. LG just needs to get it's act properly first.

12. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

So lets see what are the updates from LG Optimus 3d Same cpu but 200mhz higher clock speed with LTE (Ti OMAP 4430 like Droid razr has 1.2 ghz) 1 gb ram> 512bm of previous model NFC and thats it..? what else..? i haver a LG thrill without a doubt it is a super phone, no major changes Same resolution, same screen size, same camera.. WTF, LG thrill is selling without contract at amazon wireless for $400, people are selling new in box on cglist for $250.. so is this new one worth $750..?.. Well...lets wait for thr review and we will see what wonders it brings.. but certainly better than iphone 4s... lol

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

All Droid Razr variants have a GB of RAM... xD

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