LG Optimus 3D vs. HTC EVO 3D – Review

by Jerry D on July 20, 2011

It’s a late-night battle of the 3D phones as the first autostereoscopic smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, faces off against the HTC EVO 3D. Who wins? If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that we let the stats decide…

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Stat-fight: LG Optimus 3D vs. HTC EVO 3D

How large are these two phones? The EVO 3D is the slimmer of the two phones with a depth of 11.9mm. The Optimus 3D is wider, measuring 68.0mm to the EVO 3D’s 65.0mm. Neither phone is supermodel slim. Put them on the scales and the EVO 3D is slightly tubbier than the Optimus 3D, weighing in at 170g. The Optimus 3D is 2g lighter at 168g.

Display size is key and the Optimus 3D features a 4.3-inch (480 x 800) touch-sensitive 3D LCD. The resulting pixel density of this handset is 216.977 pixels per inch.

The EVO 3D’s touch-sensitive 3D LCD is exactly the same size as LG’s handset. It boasts a better screen resolution too – 540 x 960 pixels (qHD). With 518400 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is 256.047 pixels per inch.

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

LG Optimus 3D VS HTC EVO 3D
Display 4.3-inch 3D LCD 4.3-inch 3D LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 540 x 960 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4) 1.2GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660
Software Android 2.2 at launch, customised with a 3D UI. Upgradeable to 2.3 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the HTC Sense UI
Storage Up to 40GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with dual 5MP cameras with autofocus, LED flash and geotagging. Capable of taking stereoscopic photos and videos (720p only); plus 1080p video capture in 2D mode 5.0 Megapixels with Dual 5MP cameras for 3D photo (2MP) and video capture (720p), dual LED flash, geotagging and 1080p 2D video recording.
Front camera Yes Yes
3G 3G/HSDPA/HSPA+ (14Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) or CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A.
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 68.0 x 128.8 x 11.9mm 65.0 x 126.0 x 12.1mm
Weight 168g 170g
Talktime 0.0 hours 7.75 hours
Standby 0 hours 420 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio with RDS, DLNA connectivity and an HDMI port. There’s also a 3D Hot Key, which activates five 3D-dedicated UIs, including Gallery, Camera, Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide GPS/A-GPS, stereo FM radio with RDS, TV/HDMI-out, digital compass, g-sensor and DLNA content sharing

Analysis: LG Optimus 3D vs. HTC EVO 3D


Best Connectivity: EVO 3D (0-1)
Best Size/Weight: Optimus 3D (1-1)
Best Camera/Video: Draw (2-2)
Best Display: EVO 3D (2-3)
Best Processor: EVO 3D (2-4)
Best Software: EVO 3D (2-5)
Best Storage: Optimus 3D (3-5)
Best Battery life: EVO 3D (3-6)
Best Extras: Draw (4-7)

BPF Verdict: The HTC EVO 3D wins!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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