Just like the earlier Optimus 3D, LG Optimus 3D Max needs no glasses to experience third dimension viewing. Instead of wearing those ridiculous 3D glasses, the Optimus 3D Max P720 capitalizes on glasses-free technology that’s capable of rendering hilarious third dimension display. To achieve 3D effect, the phone’s screen slightly beams different images to each eye, though you’ll need to stay put on the phone or else distortion is inevitable. We expect LG’s various cube icons to utilize the 3D effect as well as the conversion technology that enhances apps like Google maps to pop out of the screen. 3D effect on LG Optimus 3D Max P720 sounds good; however, don’t expect a miracle to see a fully immersive world right from the screen. As good as it sounds, 3D effect isn’t everyone’s favorite, and you’ll occasionally find it uncomfortable viewing everything in 3D unless you’re really into it. The phone has dual-lens camera that’s capable of shooting videos as well as snapping those images in 3D, making it a truly 3D smart phone.
It comes as an improvement to the earlier version especially in terms of size and weight, though we expect bumps in software found on the older sibling to have been ironed out as well. LG Optimus 3D Max P720 isn’t the slimmest phone we’ve seen, but at 9.9mm thick, it can fit in the smallest pocket, though weight still remains a thorn as most devices in this category are lighter than 148g. By choosing the industry’s standard monolithic design, you’ll easily pass it, as that design-spark found on its sibling Prada 3.0/K2/P940
is lacking. The front panel is largely occupied by a 4.3inch screen with four touch-sensitive buttons for moving around Android’s interface beneath it. A dual-lens camera sits around the phone’s back and is capable of snapping 3D images as well as shooting 3D video clips that can be viewed right on its screen or by hooking to a larger display such as a TV monitor via micro-HDMI socket resting on the side.
LG Optimus 3D Max P720/Cube comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage though can be expanded using a MicroSD card up to 32GB. The phone’s 3D capacitive screen is its main center of excellence though its resolution isn’t the best in this category, other devices such as iPhone 4S
have better resolution. You’ll still find the screen amazing at 217ppi pixel density as images and text appear sharp and crisp. Underneath the hood is a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor which is snappier as it sounds and Adobe flash support isn’t an issue, but still, you are obliged to use the Youtube app to play video files rather than directly via the browser. The phone packs Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS instead of a more recent v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but there’s an upgrade scheduled soon.
LG Optimus 3D Max P720/Cube Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread (planned upgrade to ICS)
- Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9
- Display : 4.3inch (480x800p) (217ppi) 3D LCD, Capacitive, 16m colors
- Camera: Pri: Dual 5.0MP (2592x1944p), Sec: VGA, LED flash, auto-focus
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD, 8GB Internal storage, 1GB RAM
- Connectivity: USB, MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
- Internet: 21Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, 802.11b/g/nWiFi/hotspot, DLNA
- Other ft: GPS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 4000mAh
LG Optimus 3D Max P720/Cube Price in Kenya: (unavailable)