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Good: Great phone, fast and no problems at all
Bad: only a 512mb ram is installed in it... for a phone released this year, it should have at least 768mb ram, if not 1GB
Comment: Didn't have a great battery but I just bought a high capacity battery off the internet. The battery lasts me the full day now (from 6am to midnight = 18 hours) of regular usage :)
(the new battery has 2430mah capacity instead of the standard 1500mah)
Good: Speed and 3D
Bad: battery is short yet lasts longer than iphone
Comment: great phone faster than the new iphone and battery is better shame not enough 3d app out there YET
Good: 3D option without glass
Bad: very shortBattery life,always carry car charger or using usb charging ,
Comment: It is not bad , but updating Apps auto will not work i have to do manually , and also i try to put 3D movie didnot works i try many types of 3D didnot work , even the site of LG is very poor for support .
Galaxy s2 has the same features and lighter battery last more than 24Hours but the difference that this phone is 3D , Icannot use it when I travel due to Battery
Good: its 3D(camera,games,videos,pictures),responsive,fast,big screen and good resolution for pictures and more
Bad: the battery may want improving (maybe a powerful battery in the box) and could increase the ram to 800MB or more(512MB ram is kind of small for a smartphone!)
Comment: its a amazing phone ,one of the best phones out plus first 3D phone out aswell.very fast ,a fast processor,android market, good for people who have business.only had it for a week and its a phone i would to have. i was going with the galaxy s2 but this has the same features as that but the difference that this phone is 3D and could be in use.
Good: the 3d is good the speed is good and the screen fantastic
Bad: battery is bad and in my case if you click auto updates it wont do it you have to do it manually.
Comment: please look at the i phone and samsung s 2 before buying this the battery life is a shocker and also getting your app updates auto i have to do manually and every morning look for them. i was expecting a lot more from this phone and it needs the gingerbread 2.3 update now.
Good: Usability, quality, well built, 3d is amazing, don't understand why editors slated it with 3 stars?
Bad: Battery life, LG should supply second battery.
Comment: Well done LG! I have always purchased iPhones and before that Nokia's but I got this to try 3d feature and I found it great fun! I worked for a mobile phone company and know a bit about them, and this is a winner! Can't believe it on got three stars!
DONT LET THE NAME THROUGH YOU OFF!
LG did very well with this mobile phone.
Good: the 3d and (2d to 3d) feature and Android 2.2
Bad: not an impressive display in 2d (LCD), and it's expensive
Comment: I kinda regret not buying the GalaxyS2 but then again
the 3d feature is cool, but you can't look at it for extended periods so it's less useful then what you might expect
the speed isn't bad but it's bulky sometimes which is just not inviting (bad finishing)
the battery life should have been longer especially that there are many things to do with a phone like this so you'll be working on it for a long time, and hence needs to be recharged at least once a day, twice a day isn't surprising too
Android 2.3 seemed to have more fun features, this one is somewhat boring but it's still impressive, as expected from Android
all in all, I have no regrets buying it, and it does 80%-90% from what you really want in a phone
and it's just what you're looking for if you like to show off
Good: 3d is awesome, speed of the phone too...
Bad: not much...
Comment: This phone is more than about 3d... ideal for people like me who don't want to cart around a pad-sized thing, but want the option of watching movies without squinting and games play without pressing stuff accidentally... did i mention its super-fast?! Gps maps appear quickly even with satellite view, moving in between apps being multitasked is easy and they all run smoothly (7web pages, while downloading...)
Comment: I like it
Good: The 3D makes it special. You are able to take 3D photos or videos. You also able to convert your old, normal 2D photos to 3D. Large screen. Android application, WI-FI, HDMI. Easy to use it.
Comment: It is a very good phone. I love it. I would recomend to those who are interesed in playing games and watching videos, photos in 3D.
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