Android Showdown: HTC Evo 3D vs. LG Optimus 3D

Finally HTC has unveiled its first 3D phone HTC Evo 3D. After unveiling the glasses-free 3D has suddenly become the new craze amongst Android handsets. It’s set to go head to head with LG’s Optimus 3D, with both handsets offering three-dimensional viewing without the need for any glasses. Here is a specs comparison between HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D the first 3D smartphone.

LG Optimus 3D

The key feature in LG Optimus 3D is the capability to record, share and view 3D content without 3D glasses. The 4.3″ WVGA (800 x 480) display in LG Optimus 3D supports glasses free 3D viewing up to 720p and 2D multimedia content up to 1080p. The display uses the IPS technology.

LG Optimus 3D has a powerful 1 GHz dual core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instrument and runs on Android OS Froyo 2.2 (upgradeable to Froyo 2.3). The OMAP 4430 chipset with 1GHz dual core processor, PowerVR SGX 540 for GPU, dual channel architecture and dual 512 MB main memory offers an enormous power to the phone while consuming low battery power.

The device has a dual camera with the rear one being dual 5MP 3D Stereoscopic lens with LED flash for 3D recording and the front VGA camera for video calling. It is equipped with accelerometer, proximity sensor and gyro sensor and has touch sensitive controls.

The phone has dimensions of 5.07 x 2.68 x 0.47 inches and weighs just 168 gm making it quite a handy device. Optimus 3D has an internal storage capacity of 8 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.

For connectivity, LG Optimus 3D is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth and provides network connectivity with HSPA+. It is also GPS enabled.

Other than the 3D UI, the user interface is the LG standard like the one on LG Optimus 2X.


Evo 3D is similar to the previous Evo 4G. With a QHD display of 4.3” that is 3D capable, it is surprisingly compact with dimensions of 4.96 x 2.56 x 0.47 inches and also is lighter at just 170 gm. The display is at a resolution of 960×540 pixels which is bright enough to be read in broad daylight.

The phone has a very high speed 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm MSM 8660 Snapdragon processor with 1 GB RAM that provides a fast and smooth experience to the users. Like other smartphones, it has all the sensors such as gyro sensor, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. A 4GB memory is included and the memory can be expanded up to 32GB with microSD card. The battery is 1730 mAh Li-ion.

EVO 3D is a dual camera device, at the rear dual 5 MP Stereoscopic lens with auto focus and LED flash that can record HD videos in both 2D (1080p) and 3D (720p). There is a switch toggle between 2D and 3D mode. The user can instantly view them on 3D capable TV’s with DLNA and HDMI out. There is a quick lookup tool that allows users to connect instantly to websites like Google directory, YouTube, or Wikipedia. It has direct integration with both FaceBook and Twitter and the user can share photos and videos instantly with friends on various social networking sites. For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth v3.0.

Let’s checkout the head to head comparison.

Comparison of Specifications
LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) vs HTC Evo 3D
Design LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Form Factor Candy Bar Candy Bar
Keyboard Virtual full keyboard with swype Virtual QWERTY keyboard
Dimension 128 x 68 x11.9 mm 4.96 x 2.56 x 0.47 in (126 x 65 x 11.9 mm)
Weight 168 g 170 g (6 oz with battery)
Body Color Black Black, White
Display LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Size 4.3 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution WVGA 800 x 480 pixels QHD 960 x 540
Features Glasses free 3D viewing up to 720p Glasses free 3D viewing up to 720p, Pinch to Zoom
Sensors Accelerometer, sensor for UI auto-rotate,Proximity sensor,,Gyro sensor Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Operating System LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Platform Android 2.2 Froyo Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Browser Android WebKit, full HTML Android WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe Flash Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Processor LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Model Dual Core OMAP4 Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon Dual Core
Speed 1 GHz Dual Core 1.2 GHz Dual core
Memory LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
RAM 512 MB Dual 1 GB
Included 8 GB 4 GB
Expansion Up to 32 GB with microSD card Up to 32GB with microSD card
Camera LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Resolution Dual 5 Megapixel (2 Cameras) 5 Megapixels x 2 (Dual)
Flash LED Flash Dual LED
Focus, Zoom Auto Focus Auto focus,
Video Capture 3D Video Capture at 720p, 2D at 1080p Auto stereoscopic, 3D at 720p, 2D at 1080p
Features 3D Stereoscopic Geo-tagging, Face detection
Secondary camera VGA Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Entertainment LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Audio Supported: AAC(+)(++), MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, Poly Supported file formats WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AMR
Video Supported: MPEG4, H263, H.264, DivX, WMV, XviD YouTube 3D, Blockbuster
Gaming Android Market
FM Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Battery LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Type Capacity Li-Ion 1500 mAh 1730 mAh
Talktime Up to 400 min (2G), 390 min (3G)
Standby Up to 300 hours (2G), up to 260 hours (3G)
Mail and Messaging LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Mail Mail Client,Gmail,Yahoo,Live POP3/IMAP, Gmail
Messaging SMS,MMS,EMS, IM – Google Talk SMS, MMS, IM – Google talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live
Connectivity LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth v2.1+EDR v3.0
USB 2.0 compatible, micro-USB port 2.0 compatible, micro-USB port
HDMI Yes, 1.4 Yes
Location Service LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Maps Google Maps 5.0 Google Maps with Digital Compass
Lost-Theft Protection Yes – with third party applications
Network Support LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
2G/3G 850/900/1800/1900 – Edge, 900/1900/2100 – HSPA+ 14.4/5.76 CDMA2000 1x RTT/ 1x EVDO/ 1x EVDO rev. A , DL: 3.1 Mbps, UL:1.8 Mbps
4G WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps
Applications LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Apps Android Market Android Market, Google Mobile Serice
Social Networks Facebook,Twitter,MySpace, YouTube, Picasa, Facebook
Voice Calling Skype,Viber
Video Calling Skype,Tango
Featured Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint support, PDF support
Business Mobility LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Remote VPN Yes
Corporate Mail Active Sync
Security LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Password Protected Screen,Lookout Mobile Security Application for Android.
Additional Features LG Optimus 3D ( P920 ) HTC Evo 3D
Unparalleled Performance,3D viewing via glasses-free 3D display,3D Interface for user convenience,3D recording,3D content sharing through HDMI and YouTube 3D 7 Home screens


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