MWC 2011 LG Smartphones: Roundup 5 Of The Best

This time last week, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona got underway, and amongst many of the devices to be showcased were those from LG. Classed as a big contender, LG brought a handful of smartphones to the table each offering their own individual features, as well as appealing to a wide audience in terms of budget, mid range and top end phones.

Following on from this, we wanted to give you a round up of the devices that you can expect to see from LG this year. Firstly the biggie is of the LG Optimus 3D, which may appeal to some of you thinking of getting the Nintendo 3DS, with gaming as well as the use of a mobile phone. The first phone to come with 3D display has been a much talked about device for some weeks now. Running on Android’s 2.2 Froyo platform which is reported to be changed to Gingerbread in due course, it is definitely a phone above anything you are likely to see. In terms of what it offers, the Optimus 3D gives a 4.3-inch WVGA screen allowing you to switch from 2D to 3D with the switch of a button. As well as this, in terms of power it will run on a 1GHz dual-core OMAP4 chip processor, 1,500 mAh battery, 8GB memory and 4GB LP DDR2. The phone is due to ship on Monday 25 April to UK retailers such as Orange, T-Mobile and Three.

The second LG Android smartphone to talk about is that of the LG Optimus 2X which will be the first dual-core Tegra 2 device to be released. As Pocketlint stated, the 2X is a pretty smart phone but with one drawback. Currently it is waiting for a software update for the handset to run a little smoother which as Pocketlint stated will then aid its customisations. The 4-incher includes a 8 megapixel camera which as Debbie here at OSM via Engadget reported, will be a great camera although at times the color may seem a little “washed out,” along with the camera app not indicating a time lapse between pictures. In terms of capturing video content, this proved to give great results. Regarding its release date, we have reported on the handset coming first to Korea along with a white version, with the rest of us having to wait a little longer.

Moving on to yet another 4-incher, but this time with a “Nova” display, the LG Optimus Black. Dubbed the best display from LG, the slim handset packs in IPS technology giving crisp bright images as well as various viewing angles. Tim here at OSM reported on this smart looking device during the CES show at the start of January, and how the Nova display would reduce the overall power consumption on a daily basis by 50%. In terms of battery size, it incorporates a huge 1500 mAh battery, 2 megapixel front facing camera and 5 rear mounted camera. If its a fantastic display you’re after, then this is the phone for you!

For those of you who are just preparing yourself for the latest smartphone, or really do not want anything too flash, then the LG Optimus Me or Chat may be the options open to you. Starting off with the Optimus Me, this in various colors, will be available at UK Orange retailers, and will give you 140MB of memory, microSD card slot giving expansion to 32GB, GPS, FM radio, WiFi, HSPDA connectivity, Bluetooth and 3.15 megapixel camera.

At the lower end of the scale, although still a great phone, is the Optimus Chat with QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.2 Froyo, 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera as well as plenty of apps. Cnet reviewed the Chat, and although the handset may not be the slimmest in comparison to contenders, its ticks the boxes with its rounded appearance. With a 2.8-inch touchscreen giving a fairly low resolution, this may at times cause the phone to produce some blurriness.

Tell us what tempts you? Is it the 3D model, a dual-core processor, an amazing Nova display or would you prefer to have an easy life with the Optimus Me or Chat? Let us know.