HTC EVO 3D considered to be its first glasses-free 3D smartphone has competition from LG Thrill 4G aka LG Optimus 3D.
Handsets from LG and HTC specification can even give a stiff competition to other upcoming smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation 4G.
The HTC EVO 3D that will be launched on Friday will be sold by Sprint while LG Thrill will go with AT&T although no specific release date has been announced for the LG smartphone. However, LG phone is expected to come out any time this summer. Both the phones will enjoy 4G support.
Here is a comparison between HTC EVO 3D 4G and LG Thrill 3D 4G:
HTC EVO 3D has a dimension of 126 x 65 x 12.1 mm and weighs 170 grams compared to LG’s thrill which will have a dimension of 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm and weighs 168 grams.
Both the smartphones have 4.3-inch display but HTC’s phone has 540 x 960 pixels resolution 3D S-LCD capacitive touchscreen whereas LG’s Thrill has 480 x 800 pixels resolution 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen.
The input features found in LG Thrill are LG 3D UI, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, gyro sensor and touch-sensitive controls. HTC EVO 3D has features like Multi-touch input method touch-sensitive controls, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, gyro sensor and HTC Sense UI.
There is 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM found in LG’s smartphone while HTC’s phone comes with 1 GB storage and 1 GB RAM. Both the phones will support microSD up to 32 GB.
In terms of 3G, EVO 3D will have HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps similar to LG Thrill 4G.
HTC EVO 3D has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiMAX 802.16 e, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot support compared to LG Thrill which has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (possible changes in future). LG and HTC smartphone will have Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and EDR along with microUSB version 2.0.
With dual 5-megapixel 2560?1920 pixels LG’s smartphone scores over HTC phone which has 5-megapixel similar pixel camera. The other features of cameras found in these two phones are autofocus, geo-tagging , stereoscopic photos and videos but HTC’s phone features dual-LED flash as against LG’s LED flash. Both the smartphones can capture 1080p@24fps (2D) and 720p@30fps (3D) video, also there is secondary camera.
The operating system found in HTC’s phone is Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) but preliminary specs of LG’s phone show it is about to feature Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) but it is upgradable to v2.3.
HTC’s phone trumps LG’s thrill with a faster processor as HTC EVO 3D comes with 1.2 GHz dual-core Adreno 220 GPU Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset processor compared to LG phone’s dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset processor.
The battery featured in LG Thrill is Li-Ion 1500 mAh giving close to 4 hours of talk time as against HTC phone has Li-Ion 1730 mAh giving up to 7 hours 30 minutes of talk time.
The common features found in both the smartphones are SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, HTML browser, stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS support, Java MIDP emulator, digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, SNS integration, organizer, document viewer and editor, voice-memo-dial-commands and predictive text input.
A few other features found in HTC smartphone include Picasa integration, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player and MP4/Xvid/H.263/H.264/WMV player. And LG’s smartphone has HDMI port, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player and MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player.
Moreover, Best Buy certainly feels that HTC’s EVO 3D will be a hit when it goes on sale Friday and hence they have announced that they will open their stores early to celebrate the launch of HTC EVO 3D 4G according to press release. The HTC EVO 3D, which retails for $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, will also be available online at bestbuy.com/mobile.
With mixed reviews and a hefty price tag of $199 from Sprint, even penny pinchers are pre-ordering the phone for a chance of getting their hands on the new 3D technology. Moreover, Wirefly has dropped the pre-order price of EVO 3D to $150, the lowest price tag for the phone from any vendor as of now.
Here is a video review of HTC EVO 3D and LG Thrill 4G: