HTC EVO 3D vs LG Optimus 3D: Comparison Gives You Choice

During this week at the CTIA event, many devices including smartphones and tablets have been making an appearance, and with 3D capable innovations setting the benchmark for future technology, its no surprise to hear of a new smartphone double act, bring on the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D.

As with many devices been and gone, we often like to give you a full rundown and what better way with the help of Pocketlint, then by comparing 2 at the same time, which in turn will aid you in your decision making. Firstly the 2 handsets are tied when it comes to 3D capability as the need for special glasses is not required. If we take a look at what the sizing dimensions are for both, we can see that there isn’t much in it, the LG beats the HTC in terms of weight being just 2g lighter, and as an overall size, the LG is thinner but a little longer and wider than its competitor.

As we have been seeing from an array of up and coming smartphones, the trend for display screen sizes seems to be that of 4.3-inches, this can be seen with the new Motorola Droid Bionic that’s on the way, Samsung Droid Charge or Stealth as it was known and so on, and the EVO 3D and Optimus 3D are no exception. The one deciding factor here in relation to screen details, is that the HTC EVO just slightly picks the LG 3D to the post with a fantastic resolution of 960 x 540 compared to that of 800 x 480 pixels.

Both handsets supply processing power from their dual-core sources, the EVO with 1.2GHz while the Optimus packs 1GHz. This kind of output is commanded by both devices 3D capabilities. When it comes down to RAM, the HTC scores favor with its 1GB in comparison to LG’s 512MB.

This brings us neatly onto the subject of storage. LG’s Optimus takes the lead at this point with 8GB with the addition of microSD expansion, for the HTC just 1GB and microSD limit its appeal.

The LG enters the first bend in front when it comes down to imaging power, whilst both contain dual 5 megapixel rear cameras, front facing duties are taken care of with a 0.3 megapixel for the Optimus and a 1.3 megapixel for the EVO, although the LG is capable of 1080p into 2D format and 720p in 3D.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the chosen software for HTC with the LG a step behind running on Android 2.2 Froyo with upgradeable 2.3. Connectivity for both comes in the form of 3G, WiFi with Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility. In regards to staying power, the HTC is more likely to deliver with its 1730 mAh pack over its rival’s 1500 mAh.

Pricing brings the twins back neck to neck, as the LG Optimus 3D hits the shelves at £514.99 SIM free with a launch date of 25th April. Unfortunately at this current stage, the HTC has no official pricing and no launch date to speak of, apart from a rumored Q3 landing.

As a conclusion it seems that this latest pair of smartphones both have something to shout about with neither really taking the edge. With this in mind it must really come down to personal preference and which device flicks your switch!

Are you looking into the 3D handheld device market? Which one of this pair would you choose?