- Value For Money:
The LG Optimus 3D MAX is the second edition of the world’s first 3D phone shown off at MWC 2012 and follows on from the original Optimus 3D delivering a faster, brighter and slimmer handheld 3D experience. The Optimus 3D Max runs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor accompanied by 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inches 3D WVGA display, 5MP dual-lens 3D camera capable of capturing 720p 3D footage and 1080p 2D footage, 8GB of internal memory and Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread).
Key Features of LG Optimus 3D Max :
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
- 5 MP Primary Camera
- 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
- 4.3-inch TFT LCD Touchscreen
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
- FM Radio
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
LG Optimus 3D Max P720 Specification:
- Operating Frequency:2G:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; 3G:HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
- OS:Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
- User Interface:LG 3D UI
- Processor:Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
- Chipset:TI OMAP 4430
- Graphics:PowerVR SGX540
- Size:126.8 x 67.4 x 9.6 mm
- Display: 4.3 inch 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Resolution:480 x 800 pixels,(~217 ppi pixel density)
- Primary Camera: Yes,Dual 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels
- Secondary Camera:Yes, VGA
- Video Recording:Yes, 1080p@30fps (2D), 720p@30fps (3D), video stabilization
- Camera Features: autofocus,Stereoscopic photos & videos, geo-tagging, out-focusing shot
- Battery type: Li-Ion 1520 mAh
- Talktime:4 h (2G) / Up to 3 h (3G)
- Standby Time:422 h (2G) / Up to 330 h (3G)
- 3G:Yes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- Wifi:Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
- USB connectivity:Yes, Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0
Design and Build Quality :
The LG Optimus 3D Max measures 4.99 inches tall and 2.65 inches wide. At 0.38 inch thick,With full 2mm thinner and 20 grams lighter than its predecessor.The device felt too wide to handle. Its drops from my hand a couple of times. Although I can put it in my jeans pocket, the fit is snug and a good half-inch is still exposed. The Optimus 3D Max comes with a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with four capacitive backlit buttons towards the bottom and the usual list of sensors and a VGA front camera on top. The top consists of a 3.5mm headphone slot and a power ON button, while the left consists of hard-to-find volume buttons and a micro USB charging slot. To the right is the 3D shortcut button, which gives you quick access to your 3D games, 3D YouTube videos, and the 3D camera (more on all these later).
Features and Performance :
The Optimus 3D Max runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor with a TI OMAP 4430 chipset and PowerVR SGX540 graphics. Sadly, it comes with Android Gingerbread onboard, and with everybody now wanting Jelly Bean, we’re hoping this one makes the switch soon. There’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which is ample for multitasking without hanging. Sometimes, however, a few of the 3D apps would quit unexpectedly. For example, when connected to a data network, 3D YouTube and some of the 3D games would force-quit, and the 3D camera app quit a few times, regardless of data connection. But when they weren’t quitting, the internal speeds made saving 3D recordings and playing graphics-heavy 3D games a breeze.
The 4.3-inch LCD on the Optimus 3D MAX stays with the same 480×800 resolution as last year, but it is covered with this year’s Corning Gorilla Glass 2 edition. Viewing angles are good, and pixel density is tolerable at 217ppi. You enjoy the 3D content without glasses by sending different sets of pixels to your right or left eye, fooling the brain that it is seeing things in perspective. We wish the screen resolution was higher, though, since together with brightness and contrast it is diminished when the parallax barrier overlay is switched on, making the view appear grainy as in a stereoscopic postcard bought from a flea market.
The Optimus 3D Max comes with a 5 megapixel sensor for your 2D shots and it is limited to 3 megapixel for 3D shots. An LED flash is still present and the front-facing camera is still a meager 0.3-megapixel (VGA) resolution.The 3D shots come with brilliant depth of field and if the subject is still you will be able to get a good amount of detail to show off the 3D effect. The 2D to 3D conversion button is present on screen and switching between the two is pretty quick. You can also record 1080p 2D video or 720p 3D video on the 3D Max.
Battery life :
We haven’t experienced particularly great battery life on the 1,520mAh Optimus 3D Max, but it has held up about as well as its predecessor. Still, that isn’t saying much. The phone is rated for only 4 hours of talk time. We seemed to get a few more hours than this at times, but certain activities drain the battery quite quickly. Playing any of the pre-installed games on the phone is one of those activities and will kill your battery mighty fast. Using the device on Wi-Fi, which we have done quite frequently, seems to result in a big hit on battery life as well.
- 3D movies look great
- 3D converter has potential
- LG Tag+ is useful
- Seems built to last
- 3D sweet spot is too small
- Awful skin
- Buggy software
- Outdated OS
- Lackluster specs
- Ugly design
The LG Optimus 3D Max is priced at Rs. 27,500. he camera quality is satisfactory, the swift dual-core CPU makes it a breeze to handle, and the NFC-enabled chip is a welcome new technology on any phone.But it’s important to note that this is version two of the phone, there is still not enough 3D content and LG hasn’t done much to improve it, either. Even with the available stuff, 3D is still not a worthy reason for you to buy this phone.