The LG Optimus 3D Max was previewed atthe latest MWC show in Barcelona, alongside the LG Optimus 4X and theLG Optimus Vu, and while the maker has until to confirm perfectlywhich countries will be acquiring the handset, it is a fair bet thatit will end up being the successor to the LG Optimus 3D in the UK. Wewent hands-on for a closer look. Measuring 9.6mm deep, the LG Optimus3D Max is slimmer as compared to it is predecessor, but other thanthe aesthetics have not evolved that much, although the plan of thedual lens does feel a little slicker and flatter.

The prime advantage that the latesthandset has above the the first-gen LG Optimus 3D is the inclusion ofthe 3D Game Convertor. As the name suggests, this enables you toconvert any 2D games to three dimensions. The demo we saw was surelyimpressive, particularly when plugged into a 3DTV, through HDMI. Nodoubt few games will feel better in 3D as compared to others, but itis a nifty characteristic to have on board and we seem forward toattempting it out on more games.

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A handy small 3D logo pops upon corner of any converted game's shortcut icon with the phone's homescreen thus it is simple to tell at a glance which of your games areready to play in the third dimension. The LG Optimus 3D Maxcharacteristic two rear-mounted 5MP for capturing images in 3D, andthere is as well a standard VGA 1.3 MP on the front. The cameralooked to struggle somewhat in the dimly lit demo area of LG's standat MWC, but then that is just unusual for the camera on a phone.

The 4.3-inch auto-stereoscopic LCDdisplay is the main draw here and according to the maker, it sportsimproved depth of field compared to the LG Optimus 3D and this can aswell be customized to suit your vision. The 3D effect looks good,while like on most 3D tech, it is down to personal preference like towhether you detect in comfortable to view for more as compared to acouple of minutes at a time...

Somewhat disappointingly, the newhandset arrives on Android 2.3 on board, instead of the newer Android4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while no doubt there will be a update withthe way early sufficient. The Optimus 3D Max is powered by a 1.2Ghzdual-core processor and characterized 16GB of inbuilt storage,affording it a relatively standard specification lineup.

The LG Optimus 3D Max characteristics a1520 mAh battery. Naturally, we did not have time to test out thebattery during our limited amount of time on the new handset, but thelarge battery capacity should hopefully be enough to cope with thedemands of the on-board 3D tech. The LG Optimus 3D Max seems as asurely improvement with its predecessor. One of the biggestcomplaints about the LG Optimus 3D was that it was so bulky, thus LGhas brought this on board and afforded the new handset a noticeablyslimmer profile. The inclusion of the 3D Game Convertor is as well abig draw, and we seem forward to attempting it out in more detail.