The LG Optimus 3D (Thrill 4G in the US) has been available in the UK for about a month and half now, and no matter what is said, it is always going to be compared to the HTC EVO 3D. It was for this reason why we offered a video comparison. Now that consumers have had time to digest everything about the phone it is now time to see if you have spotted some of the phones weaknesses.
There are three that come to mind quickly, endurance, not having Gingerbread and finally LG’s 3D handset being more of a gimmick. Now these are not fundamental flaws, as no matter what phone you buy there is always going to be one or two issues. The only reason why these are being pointed out, is because this is a 3D handset, and does not have that much competition, so LG should have upped their game.
So lets go through these weaknesses to see what we are up against. The first is the size of the thing, as it could do with going on a workout because it is a little on the heavy side as well. Having said that, if you like a phone that you do not fear breaking easily, then LG has solved that very issue for you. Compare this to the Galaxy S II and they are worlds apart, the latter is just waiting to be broken.
One would have thought that LG would’ve the Optimus 3D a better display, as it should be all about the visual experience, but Engadget are shocked that the it has just 480 x 800 resolution. The camera is not going to set any records for offering the best shots, but you would have expected them to look a little better because of 3D. However, this again comes down to that poor display.
The Achilles heal for this handset has to be its battery, it is just not made for endurance. By using it lightly you will get around 10 to 12 hours, but the moment that you start demanding more from it then you should expect around 7 hours of life. This is shocking for a handset that is not that powerful, as well as that poor display. The biggest letdown for now is Froyo, users want Gingerbread, but we cannot be certain how long they will have to wait for it?
Finally, the last issue with the Optimus 3D is that it is more of a gimmick than a serious phone – something that seems to be an LG trait of late.