LG Philippines have recently launched two new smartphones running the popular Android mobile OS. The first one is the LG Optimus 3D Max, an upgrade to its previous Dual-Core Autostereoscopic 3D screened phone; while the second is the LG Optimus L7, a new midrange Single-Core offering. The two new devices offer specific features that adds more options to consumers – like the 3D Max’s glasses-free 3D Screen for viewing content in three dimensions; or the fact that the Optimus L7 is a midrange phone with a large 4.3” IPS display that comes with Android 4.0 out of the box. If those features sound pretty interesting to you, then hop on over the jump for more details and previews on both devices.
The LG Optimus L7 (cover image) is actually the highest model in LG’s new “L” lineup of smartphones – comprising of the L3, L5, and L7. (LG has other product lines that are higher spec) In comparison to the rest of the market though, the PHP 15,990-priced handset falls under a midrange category in terms of specs and price – though makes up for it with certain key features. The device, while being powered by an acceptable 1Ghz single core processor, packs a rather impressive 4.3” 800×480 IPS display, (IPS is known for its brightness and much improved viewing angles) 5MP Camera with LED flash (VGA video though), VGA front facing camera, and the usual GPS, Bluetooth, & WiFi connectivity options. Aside from the upgraded display technology in a midrange phone, it also offers Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, which is currently still quite rare for this market segment.
The Optimus 3D Max is the newest in the line of autostereoscopic phone displays, and the second from the Korean electronics giant (after the LG Optimus 3D). While there’s not much of a drastic change from its predecessor, the 3D Max still boasts various upgrades to warrant its release. For one, they’ve upgraded most specs including a 1.2Ghz Dual-Core processor (1Ghz on the older model), 4.3” 800×480 3D Display (same), 1GB Ram (previously 512MB), 2mm thinner (9.6mm), Dual 5MP Cameras with LED Flash (3MP 3D Images & 720p 3D video; same), 1080p 2D recording, VGA front facing camera, a quite rare addition of an NFC reader (not present in the older version), and the usual connectivity options. While the phone comes out of the box with Android 2.3 (planned upgrade to 4.0 soon), the major selling point for the device will be its glasses-free 3D screen. As with before, 3D content (and LG apps provides you with more) can be viewed on the phone. While the cameras can take 3D pictures for just that much more extra detail and appreciation.
The LG Optimus 3D Max retails for an SRP of PHP 26,990; while the LG Optimus L7 has the aforementioned SRP of PHP 15,990. Whether you’re looking for that next phone that can bring 3D content to you anywhere you go or a midranged large screen device, make sure to check out LG’s offerings the next time you drop by your local malls.
To see more of the LG Optimus 3D Max and the Optimus L7, check out our video preview below. And just so you know, all of our videos since earlier this year are all available in 3D. So hit that subscribe button!
For more pictures of the devices, check out our gallery below.