Hands on with the LG Optimus 3D [Video]

Hands on with the LG Optimus 3D [Video]

LG certainly attracted a lot of attention with its Optimus 3D handset at Mobile World Congress this week. Does it live up to the hype, though?

It’s certainly an achievement to get 3D without the need for glasses working on a mobile phone, and games, photos and videos all look stunning on this device. The drawback is that you have to hold it at exactly the right angle or you end up with a horrible blurred screen. This means that anyone else watching you use the Optimus 3D won’t get the full effect – this is most definitely not an experience that can be easily shared.

That’s exactly the problem with my video here too – there’s simply no way of capturing the 3D display in a way that you can see unless you actually have the device right in front of you, in your hands. Still, this should give you an idea of how the interface works and how impressive its gaming abilities are.

A few things we still don’t know: Price, release date… and whether this mobile 3D thing will just be a flash-in-the-pan novelty or not. Retailer Expansys is suggesting a £514.99 pricepoint and a 25 April release date, although this hasn’t been officially confirmed, so don’t treat it as gospel.

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