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LG Thrill 4G Hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Mar 2011, 04:52

CTIA has brought the 3D hype to the next level with two new devices featuring support for the third dimension, but in the light of the recent AT&T-Mobile merger the LG Thrill 4G is what may end up in many pockets…

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posted on 23 Mar 2011, 08:07 2

1. Howard Stern (unregistered)

i'm over the 3D fad already... batteries can't keep up with the phones as they are now, let alone the 3D crap that's going to be put in them...

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:28

2. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

Apple need to sue lg. That keyboard looked exactly like the iphones.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 04:31 4

13. shynepo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 May 2010)

LG makes the apple retina display, samsung makes the A4 chips, and now samsung makes the A5 chips, so apple doesnt need to sue anybody........

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:29

3. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

Before we lose battery juice. Imagine that!

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:58

10. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol. that was a great indicator of battery life right there.

why has noone put in a 2000 battery in there? 1500? blah!! I dont mind the extra thickness as much as i mind having my "wireless" device always wired to a wall!!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 07:09

21. cln (unregistered)

what we need is a solar panel on the phones... I had a calculator in the '90 with it... what's the hold-up?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:36 1

4. jsobotka (Posts: 53; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)

Me too... I'm so sick of 3D, I'm gonna gouge one of my eyes out so that I never have to see in 3D again!

I can't imagine why people would want to capture and view 3D images and video. So that you can re-watch your kid's soccer game the same way you originally experienced it? Give me a break... just watch it the way the good lord intended... in two dimensions. 3D is a gimmick... just like high-definition TV... and color TV... and TV.

I'm not sure how 3D is going to run down your battery, though... it's really the higher resolution displays that are requiring more power, not the fact that your content is in 3D and there is a parallax barrier on top of your display. What you should really hate and go on a rant about are pixels. Plus, typically, 3D content is half the resolution of 2D content (e.g. 3D Blu-ray discs), so considering the extra compression you would get from the two lower-resolution images being quite similar, 3D content is actually likely to be smaller than it's 2D counterpart, which will help your battery life. Now what were you complaining about?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 13:30 1

5. devil_20 (unregistered)

the video says its a LG Thrill 4G but its something else on the inside.., its a LG optimus3D

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 15:08 1

7. tmoney83 (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 May 2009)

same phone. tmobile call it optimus at&t call it thrill

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:51

9. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

im not sold on the 3d tech.. have to play with it myself to see about that, but the optimus 3D is the current powerhouse champion until the GalaxyS 2 comes out, then the fight begins! SGS2 will have the stronger chipset, but the monsterous amount of dual channel DDR2 ram in the LG is going to give it a huge turboboost, so it will be fun to see.

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 15:06 3

6. tmoney83 (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 May 2009)

now i got to pick the thrill or atrix. my upgrade is up in may. and i have a feeling HTC and samsung will be talking about a 3D phone soon. picking a cell phone used to be easy. smh

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 22:28 3

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

eh atrix is already over... dont get it... wait for the htc pyramid or something of that nature

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 04:27

12. shynepo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 May 2010)

you mean to tell me this phone doesnt launch with gingerbread??

No way in hell................

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 10:09 2

14. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I like 3d...I have a 63" Samsung 8000 Plasma with 3d. Playing Call of Duty Black Ops and Crysis 2 in 3d is fun as hell. Allot of the movies out there that use 3d just SUCK which makes 3d seem cheap, but when done right its actually fun.

Is it something everyone NEEDS....no way, they still need to build on it, but it has potential to just be an added feature for entertainment.

As I said GAMING in 3d is much better than just watching regular tv...Although the Xgames in 3d over the winter were sick!


posted on 24 Mar 2011, 11:15 1

15. JCC (unregistered)

Did anyone else notice that the pictures have an "E" beside the signal strength? I hope that doesn't mean EDGE. Are they not in at least a 3G coverage area?

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 16:48

16. wezy (unregistered)

one prob i c already.... just like the current phone. THE BATTERY LIFE SUCKS. instead of makeing a pointless 3d phone. improve on the battery life of the current phone out. then i will be happy

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 00:27

17. arokingpin (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

Round of applause for the guy in the second video, I think he's an ATT sales rep. Not only does he not know the specs of the phone he's doing marketing for, but he manages to accidentally say people aren't interested in 3d phones... Lol

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 15:30 1

18. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

EVO 3D is better. It has more ram, higher res display, bigger battery, android 2.3, htc sense, it's not made by LG, and it's not on shitty ATT who blocks installation of non market apps!

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 18:26

19. UrTht1Guy (unregistered)

Can't you turn off 3D on the phone? Bcuz if u cant....tht knida sux.. =/

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:00 1

20. Jose A (unregistered)

Yeah but this phone is packed with the TI OMAP4 Dual Core cpu, highest rank in benchmarks right now, killing the snapdragon dc and the Tegra 2. Think about it.

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