It all seems to be about pre-ordering at the moment with UK retailers adding deals for the latest phone models which includes the ever first 3D mobile phone to hit UK shores in the form of the new LG Optimus 3D.
This new offering from LG is the first of two confirmed mobile phones to feature new 3D screen technology that does not require you to wear glasses to enjoy 3D effects, the LG Optimus 3D is to be joined shortly by the HTC Evo 3D with more handsets sporting this new technology to be confirmed by rival manufacturers soon.
The LG Optimus 3D has been released on O2 and Orange deals already and now there is a range of competitive Vodafone deals available for this new phone, you can now order the Optimus 3D on no less than 40 Vodafone pay monthly contract tariffs and the great news is that for just £30 per month line rental you could own this latest piece of tech with no upfront cost!
Choose from 4 different Vodafone deals at £30 per month which all offer the LG Optimus 3D free of charge, our favourite deal includes 300 minutes, unlimited text and 500MB of internet access every month as well as a handy 5 months half price line rental by redemption.
So what’s all the fuss about 3D mobile phones?
Check out the Massive Screen!
Measuring up at a huge 4.3 inches, users certainly won’t be disappointed with the size of the screen. Within the dimensions of the screen, a resolution of 480x 800 ensures top notch display quality, backed up with the ability to display a whopping 16 million individual colours. In order to create the 3D effect, LG has utilised some very clever technology.
The screen essentially has two layers, each projecting the same image but at different depths. This “tricks” the users’ eyes in to thinking that it is in fact a 3D image on the screen. So how does this technology apply to daily use? For starters, you are able to view images and videos in 3D. Alongside this, the LG 3D user interface offers an interactive and engaging experience, which is a world away from the standard smartphone user interface.
As well as the 3D technology, the screen on the LG Optimus 3D also comes with specifications you would expect to find on any other smartphone; accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, and the standard Android shortcut keys.
Shoot, Snap and Record in Amazing 3D!
Obviously, a 3D smartphone wouldn’t be very effective without a camera with the 3D technology built in. The Camera on the Optimus 3D has the ability to both take 3D images as well as shoot video footage in 3D. The camera itself uses what is known as “stereoscopic” technology. This works in very much the same way as the screen; it focuses on 2 points at different distances. When these are displayed simultaneously, the users’ eyes perceive it as a single 3D image.
The two rear facing cameras operate at 5 megapixels, so you can expect superb quality images. When filming video footage, the LG Optimus 3D can capture 3D in 720p high definition. Should users wish to shoot standard 2D video, they can enjoy full 1080p video capture.
It’s not just about 3D Technology!
Aside from its abilities as a 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D has a number of specifications which the majority of its competition does not. For example, the handset boasts a dual-core processor. This offers outstanding performance, and this technology is only found on a small number of smartphones at the time of writing. In fact, the LG also released the LG Optimus 2X which was the first smartphone ever to incorporate a dual-core processor.
Version 2.2 of the increasingly popular Android OS offers users a versatile smartphone experience and allows additional apps to be downloaded from the Android Market. This is upgradeable to version 2.3. Super fast Wi-Fi and 3G internet browsing is also offered by the device, along with a number of impressive multimedia functions.
Several media formats are supported by the phone, and there is a generous 8GB of internal storage at the users’ disposal (along with microSD slot which can accommodate a card of up to 32GB), and an HDMI port which allows users to connect the phone to a compatible TV.
As you can see, the LG Optimus 3D offers much more than just 3D technology, but it is certainly a major selling point of the device. If you like to have the most up to date technology, or simply want a phone which is offers something different, the Optimus 3D is the ideal choice.