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Topic # 89283 30-Aug-2011 09:06
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My LG Optimus 3D arrived yesterday. I'd ordered it from Mobicity on Thursday afternoon. It left Guangchou on Friday. It was in my hand by Noon on Monday.

I'm impressed.

It's a Telecom XT version (P925G) and is rich in Rogers livery, intended for sale in Canada.

I'm really impressed with the thing. Feels good. Runs really quick and smooth. The 3D screen is actually pretty good. I'm able to watch 3D video from YouTube 'natively' on the (4.5"? - bigger than the HTC Sensation) screen without crossing my eyes or wearing glasses.

The resolution is 800x480...which on a big screen works out really well for these 53yo eyes.   

Dual-core 1GHz is surprisingly snappy. 

512MB of RAM...less than the top-end phones in relative terms, but it doesn't appear to matter in absolute terms. 

1GB of app storage. 

About 5.5GB of internal space - of which about 1.5 GB is used to store included 3D apps. I added a 16GB Class 10 microSD. I suspect they have an 8GB SDcard in there and have subdivided into partitions for system, installed app storage and user data / app space. 

The 3D photos are in *JPS format, which is basically side-by-side cross-eyed jpeg. Every 3D sharing web site I know of can handle that. The video is 720p HD. Default image aspect is 4:3. I prefer 16:9....but I have my Fujifilm 3D camera for that. 

Android v2.2 upgradeable to 2.3. 

The UI looks like Samsung's TouchWiz, but is actually usable....I kinda like it. We'll see how we go. I removed all the Rogers apps from the Home screen. No big deal. They don't work anyway in NZ.  

The "3D Space" UI is also good fun. A sort of spin-able horizontal wheel of 3D aspects (Games, YouTube, Images, Apps...etc) all presented in a 3D display that I really like. Opinions will vary. They always do with 3D. :-)  

UPDATE: I really like the glass on the LG Optimus 3D. I use SlideIt, a swipe keyboard...and the glass on the LG doesn't get "sticky" if you're writing a long email. On my SG-S and HTC Sensation I noticed the glass face can gradually increase friction with my finger tip. This doesn't happen with the LG. Odd....but good. 

UPDATE 2: Had a chance to download the 318MB for "Asphalt 6" racing game - included with the phone (Remember - included stuff may vary from telco to telco). I think it looks great in 3D. :-)  I've also had a quick peek at "Nova", also included, and it looks like it could be fun. The graphics are good enough for me. There is a golf game, too. Haven't tried it yet. Also noticed I can play any 3D video on YouTube in 3D on the screen without needing glasses. That's cool. 

I'm *really* impressed. It's better than I thought it would be. 





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  Reply # 514005 30-Aug-2011 17:18
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Photos?????



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  Reply # 514116 30-Aug-2011 22:02
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blakamin: Photos?????


I haven't really taken any good one yet. Maybe one of my cat.

GZ's photo size limit is 200k and the 3D pics are 1.8MB.

I've uploaded a couple at 3df33d.tv   Click on the "photos" link and you'll see a couple there explicitly referencing the LG Optimus 3D in the title. One I emailed to my PC and other other I managed to upload directly to the site using Firefox on Android...which supports WebGL. Neither photo is very interesting.....I was testing how the pics go with that web site as they don't support *.JPS 3D files. But I found if I just re-name than as *.JPG and upload them, their processing handles them just fine anyway. 

The videos don't go very well on 3df33d.tv. They looks squashed....I'll probably have to re-process them myself. They work fine with YouTube, though. The phone supports YouTube's 3D natively.....you can just watch 3D videos on YouTube like you'd watch TV....except no glasses. It looks really good. 

Just getting into the 3D games. 











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  Reply # 514596 31-Aug-2011 17:08
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Here's a 3D pic I took with the phone.

Seems appropriate. :-)

Not sure GZ will let me make it wide enough to look good.

This is a stereo cross-eyed "free viewing" (no glasses) image. 

Managed to get 800x300 - not too bad. The original *.JPS file is 4096 x 1536 (3.1mp approx per side) - so effectively 2048x1536 per side (L/R)

3D from LG Optimus 3D
























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  Reply # 514600 31-Aug-2011 17:18
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Nice, the android pic you have here was the 'featured' image on 3df33d when I was looking earlier.



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  Reply # 514608 31-Aug-2011 17:26
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Disrespective: Nice, the android pic you have here was the 'featured' image on 3df33d when I was looking earlier.


Thanks.

3DF33D.TV is a great site, eh?

It supports loads of viewing formats as well as allowing the viewer to manually adjust the parallax of any still or video (in appropriate formats - like red / cyan - where it matters). The images are also fairly high res. Most other 3D image sites compress the images far too much. 

The downside is no folders...but I get around that by adding tags to each image - date, place, subject, me, type of camera used....






 




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  Reply # 514774 31-Aug-2011 23:17
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If anyone is interested, here is video I uploaded to YouTube directly from the LG Optimus 3D phone. 

If you play in side-by-side mode, it may be best to click through and play it on YouTube to correct the aspect ratio so it looks right. If you're in red/cyan anaglyph mode, it should be fine right here. Which mode you get depends on which mode you last selected when you logged in to YouTube. 

For the sharpest video image set the resolution of the player to 720p HD. 





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  Reply # 517988 7-Sep-2011 10:26
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I see the LG Optimus 3D is now available from Vodafone in their web site. 

Anyone else buying one?

I've started a 3D stills / video thread in the "Digital Imaging" forum and posted a few examples (stills and video) there from the LG and from my Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3 camera.  

 




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  Reply # 519865 12-Sep-2011 11:35
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I was wondering how I might edit the 3D photos I take with the LG Optimus 3D.

Turns out you can just rename them from *.jps to *.jpg and edit them in GIMP. Then rename them back to *.JPS for apps that need to see that extension as input.

But even better, I took a closer look at the phone itself and the camera app has a good, basic editing app built in for handing 3D (or 2D) images, including the usual stuff: crop / resize, RGB, brightness, contrast, hue and saturation...and the all-important "auto" fixing.... :-)   

Awesome.




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  Reply # 522514 17-Sep-2011 23:57
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Yay! The Market app on my LG Optimus 3D updated itself to the new Android Market today. Hopefully the OTA update from Froyo to Gingerbeard isn't far away.




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  Reply # 523627 20-Sep-2011 16:25
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I bought a copy of "James Cameron's Avatar 3D" for my LG Optimus 3D.

Blow me away...the game looks really good. The 3D side is done very well.

I'm still running around in the tutorial, but controlling my avatar is starting to become second nature and the controls do not get in the way of the display...which is really important on a phone-sized screen.

US$7 well spent!

 

 




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  Reply # 524283 21-Sep-2011 20:40
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Looks like the upgrade to Gingerbread will be rolling out sometime in October for the LG Optimus 3D. Apparently it includes further enhancements to the 3D functionality, too. 

I have a Rogers (Canada) P925G model and they will be upgraded OTA from what I can tell.  

Does anyone know what Vodafone's plans are for the update to their P920 model? 

[I'm updating this thread with new info as it comes to hand on the basis I *know* people are buying these phones and some of them will turn up here at some point. :-) ]





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  Reply # 524403 22-Sep-2011 08:36
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The stock LG Optimus 3D has a good Recovery menu available if you need it. 

Press:

VOL Down + 3D button

and

Press POWER, only until you see the LG logo appear, then release power immediately, still holding the other two buttons. If you hold POWER too long, the phone just turns off. You can try again without pulling the battery. 

You should shortly see a recovery menu appear that lets you wipe / factory reset, wipe cache, wipe nv partition and wipe cache and recovery packages (not game to try that last one).

In the recovery menu, the "Menu" key is the enter key, NOT Home. If you press home you're put into a firmware download mode and you have to pull the battery to get out of it. No harm done...but you can sit there for a wee while wondering why nothing is happening. The screen stays lit, so you're eating your battery and probably can't charge it in this mode, so make sure you have a full battery if you can. (Just in case). 

Chain of events prior: I  had put the phone to sleep (pressed POWER) with the latest version of the Google+ app still running in the foreground and 15 mins later when I tried to use it the screen was dark, the phone unresponsive and control buttons all lit up. I know that means bad news. I pulled the battery and re-booted and the phone went into a boot loop on the Rogers (a Canadian telco) logo.

I had to do a factory reset to recover. But it's OK now.

Maybe some important app was auto-updating and I got in the way. No idea. But it;s all good now.




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  Reply # 525454 24-Sep-2011 23:34
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I discovered this evening that the Instant Upload function in the Google Plus android client happily uploads 3D video shot on my LG Optimus 3D phone.....and if I play them back via Google Plus on the phone they are displayed as 3D videos automatically on the phone (when in fullscreen landscape mode). 

No glasses required. 

Awesome. Again.  




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  Reply # 541097 4-Nov-2011 11:48
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A Gingerbread build has leaked out for the LG Optimus 3D. This is often a sign release is imminent and they want to do an obligation-free 'wild' beta test.

Lots of improvements, including:

- Better camera and better editing of stills and video.
- Faster 3G network (HSPA+).
- Can convert OpenGL games from 2D to 3D on the phone. 

The story is here.  




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  Reply # 550235 26-Nov-2011 10:53
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I enabled auto-brightness yesterday on my LG Optums 3D. I usually keep it set to manual at about 40%. I wanted to see if this improved battery life at all. 

The phone was working fine this morning. I went and washed the dishes and came back to find it boot-looping on the telco ("Rogers") boot logo.

Hmm.

I pulled the battery and went into recovery mode (described in an earlier post) and did a wipe data / factory reset.

It booted to the "Welcome to your new LG=P925g!" initial setup screen.....and all appears to be good.

No idea what caused it, but it only took 5 minutes to fix. 




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