LACK­ING DEPTH BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

3D is all the buzz now and LG is one com­pany that has got the tech­nol­ogy right. Last year, the com­pany came up with the stun­ning Optimus 3D that cap­tured as well as played 3D con­tent. The new 3D Max is the suc­ces­sor with some re­vamped in­nards.

The Optimus 3D Max has a solid plas­tic build with a 4.3-inch touch slab dom­i­nat­ing the front and dis­play and a 5MP stereo­scopic cam­era. The ded­i­cated 3D key on the right panel launches the 3D zone com­pris­ing cam­era, con­verter, gallery, games and apps, guide, space and some pre­loaded con­tent. We en­joyed watch­ing glass-free 3D con­tent on this phone, but only for a few min­utes, af­ter which our eyes start smart­ing.

While the phone sup­ports a 5MP rear cam­era, 3D im­ages are cap­tured at 3MP res­o­lu­tion only. Sim­i­larly, while 2D video can be cap­tured at 1920 x1280 res­o­lu­tions, the max­i­mum res­o­lu­tion for 3D video cap­ture is 1280x 720p. Look­ing at the im­proved cam- era op­tics in most new smart­phones, the Optimus 3D Max looks out­dated. Al­though this smart­phone packs a dual core pro­ces­sor and 1GB RAM, the older An­droid v2.3 spoils the show. Even the bat­tery backup is about av­er­age as it doesn’t even last a day.

Not re­ally worth it.

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