LG Optimus 4X HD, Vu, 3D Max, L7, and L3 are previewed earlier than expected

LG Optimus 4X HD, Vu, 3D Max, L7, and L3 are previewed earlier than expected
Well people, we don’t have to wait until tomorrow to scope out LG’s upcoming smartphones set for their official unveiling at the MWC floor tomorrow, February 26th – that’s because they’ve already gotten the preview treatment by the folks over at Telefonino. From the looks of it all, the hands-on treatment has been given to the recently announced L Series that consists of the LG L3 and L7, the successor of the Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus 3D Max, the note taking LG Optimus Vu, and the mightiest one of them all, the quad-core smoking LG Optimus 4X HD.

Let’s talk about the latter first, the LG Optimus 4X HD, since it’s probably the one that’s going to catch the attention of people more than anything else since it’s going to be scorching things up with its quad-core processor, 4.7” 720p HD-IPS display, and running LG’s most up-to-date Optimus UI on top of Android 4.0.3. Right away, we’re presented with some of the visual enhancements with LG’s take on Ice Cream Sandwich with things like the lockscreen and 3D effects in play when moving between homescreens. Fortunately, it seems to maintain its fluid movement thanks to its dreamy processor, but even more impressive considering it’s packing a 720p resolution display as well. Beyond seeing the latest LG experience in action, there’s not a whole lot of focus on the handset’s design in the video – though, we’ll be seeing it in the flesh very soon.

Next up on the list is the LG Optimus Vu, which is aiming to be a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note with its 4:3 aspect ratio display and note taking capabilities. Naturally, it has a distinguished boxy appearance, which isn’t something we typically see, due to its 5-inch 768 x 1024 display. Regardless of that, it still sports one streamlined construction, but it’s rather difficult to know for sure if it houses a stylus seeing a separate one was used to show off its new pen interface.

Is 3D more your kind of thing? Well, the LG Optimus 3D Max is here to the rescue bringing back those novel 3D features to the smartphone. In terms of design, it seems to retain most of the same design characteristics found with its predecessor, but its rear cover seems to employ a textured surface. Meanwhile, two unspecified sized cameras are found around back to give users the opportunity of snapping 3D photos, which can then be viewed on its no-glasses required 3D display.  Unfortunately though, the handset is running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, which is undoubtedly a bummer, but hey, that’s just the way it is.

And now it’s time to check out LG’s new L-series smartphones! With the LG Optimus L7, its white body is charming to say the least, but it’s the 4.3-inch “floating mass display” that’s calling the shots with this one. So what does that mean? Well, it essentially places the panel closer to the surface of the device, so that it doesn’t have that depth that some other displays exhibit. Sure to please a lot of people, the unit being previewed is shown running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich – so yeah, that's going to make a lot of people happy.

Finally, there’s the lonely LG Optimus L3, which won’t necessarily wow people with its humbles specs and design, but we’re hoping it’ll have an affordable price tag to lure people in. For starters, it’s packing a 3.2” display that’s highlighted by its contrasting black and white body. Beneath its display, we find a trio of Android buttons – though, it seems to employ a physical home button for quick access. Turning our attention to the rear, the only item worth mentioning is the generous 3-megapixel camera on there. No doubt it’s a “petite size” in every way imaginable, but there’s something about it running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread that doesn’t surprise us at all.

source: Telefonino (1,2,3,4,5) via GSMArena



1. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Size aside, that Vu is one ugly phone!

10. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

C'mon its not that ugly,cut the big guy som slack;)

18. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its ugly my friend. the bezel looks too fat. Note still sexy

2. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

aint PA like 2 days late with this news...it was literally everywhere else or is this just another repeat post

4. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Don't know about that cuz this is the only mobile related site that i can open from my company's filtered browser,good time-pass anyway.

3. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

If i could have 1 right now,right at this second. Well, it would be L7!!

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

wouldnt you want the 4x hd

8. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

yeah i would in terms of power but not design

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

they look kinda the same...do like the white l7

22. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I bet there will be a white x4 HD. Might be released later, i can wait the x4 is out of my price range for now anyway.

6. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Agreed. It's sexy as f**k in white

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So far...it seems HTC is the ONLY manufacture trying to make radical changes to ICS with their custom UI. Anyone seen the leak of the HTC Ville with Sense UI?

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if you mean radical changes by keeping it pretty much like Sense 3.x then yeah, pretty radical.

19. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I don't want radical changes. I want stock ics so I can make my own changes.

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Anyone feel nauseous seeing 3D?

11. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Yes, for the first time and then I guess my eyes adjusted to it.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i do. i can't stand stereoscopic effects.

20. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

it is because ure not watching it from the right angle i had that problem but when you find an angle it is great

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that Optimus UI is looking pretty damn good there. i'm digging the unlocking effect there. o:


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea I gotta give LG kudos on this. They finally listened to the people and made their UI decent. No longer does it look cartoonie and made for feature phones. Might be the first LG phone I will actually own since the LG Voyager.

15. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Gosh thank goodness italian and spanish are alike, at least i got 75% of what his saying.

21. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

look at all the f**ks i give that you understand them...oh i have none

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

OMGROFLMAO Dayyumm someone get the burn spray! xD


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I WAS IMPRESSED on how LG's innovation moves so fast. L7 catches my heart with its design and resolution. and the looks of it. its really like a luxurious device too bad it only has a 5 mp at rear cam. optimus 4x also looks promising the interface itself able to catch up with htc sense ow wow! this batch of smartphone giving me a headache for which device i would pick...! haha

25. phildroid

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

I'll get the Vu. It answers my browsing needs. Perfect size for me. I love the form factor.

26. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

The sooner they come out the better they will sell because there is lots of competition on the way so it is smart of LG to release it sooner than expected. In fact if they did not wait for mobile congress and just released it now then this thing will sell like hot donuts.

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