The LG Optimus 3D

Updated October 6, 2023

The LG Optimus 3D is the very first phone with a full 3D display. 3D is the big thing in visual entertainment, and it seems that its main future will be in mobile technologies. Naturally with this phone you will not have to wear those dreadful 3D glasses.

LG Optimus 3D

The display is a full 4.3 inches and it renders 3D films, video, games and still photographs in stunning high definition. There is a 5 Megapixel camera, you can record 720p HD 3D video, and if you have a 3D TV you can even play back your home 3D movies on it too.

The Optimus 3D gives the appearance of a standard 2D Android smartphone, but on its side there is a hot key which, once you press it, created a whole new dimension as you are transferred into what is called the 3D Zone. Once you have been transported there you get immediate access to a range of 3D apps, 3D games and videos, and the 3D camera.

The reason this little device is able to handle 3D is the rather wonderful dual core processor the OMAP 4430 from Texas Instruments. This system-on-chip device packs a huge amount of video punch; its video processing capability is four times that of its nearest competitor. Naturally there is plenty of power to do all the other things that you might expect a smart phone to do.

In order to record video and stills in full 3D, the phone has two separated cameras which are spaced 24 mm apart. This means that they capture images from two different angles, and the spacing in combination with the focal length of the camera lenses reproduces the way we view images through our left and right eyes. You can focus the images on the live viewing screen in order to optimize the 3D effect.

A neat feature is that you can adjust the amount of 3D effects which is useful in some games if the 3D effect is causing you problems.

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