Until now the two 3D smartphones that exclusively contained viewing of 3D content include HTC EVO 3D and LG Thrill 4G aka LG Optimus 3D.
Samsung is prepping what seems to be their version of 3D smarphone known as Samsung Galaxy 3D to completely take over the smartphone market in days to come. After bringing out Samsung Galaxy S2 to directly compete with Apple’s iPhone brand, the Korean smartphone manufacturer has their eyes on other main smartphone manufacturer which include HTC and Motorola in the U.S.
HTC brought out EVO 3D phone based on the success of EVO 4G. And with 3D technology to broadcast on bright screen and dual core processor rendering that added touch, HTC EVO 3D brought out multimedia capabilities powered by Google integrated software possibly one of the best Internet experience available on a smarpthone. The EVO 3D phone can bring 3D viewing experience to HDTV at home just by using the HDMI mirroring capability which allows the users to view images, videos and video games to the larger monitor. Also Samsung is going to bring out a Galaxy S2 variant to power down Motorola’s Droid Bionic as well.
However, Samsung Galaxy 3D has to deal with LG Thrill 4G which is also a super phone specifically carrying the 3D branding. Unlike HTC EVO 3D which is priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract with Sprint, LG Thrill 4G going to AT&T will be priced at $99.99. Being the first 3D dual core smartphone, HTC EVO 3D has become one of the top selling smarpthone in Sprint network. With Samsung planning to bring out the Galaxy 3D option, the price for HTC EVO 3D can be slashed in near future. Amazon offers HTC EVO 3D for $144.99. And newly leaked Target ad shows that LG Thrill can be brought for just $79.99 on contract and for contract free LG Thrill one has to cough up $550.
The Samsung Galaxy 3D is most probably expected to be a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S2. Here is a comparison between Samsung’s 3D phone verses HTC EVO 3D and LG Thrill 4G.
Samsung Galaxy 3D phone will feature a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixels capacitive touch screen compared to HTC EVO 3D’s 4.3-inch 540 x 960 pixels LCD capacitive touch screen and LG Thrill’s 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixels LCD capacitive touch screen. As of now there is no information of whether Samsung plans to implement Super AMOLED display or LCD capacitive screen usually used in 3D smartphones. If Samsung fits in the Super AMOLED options, then Galaxy 3D surely has better advantage than other two phones.
Samsung’s 3D phone is expected to feature multi-touch input method, touch-sensitive controls, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, TouchWiz UI and gyroscope sensor. The input features found HTC EVO 3D include multi-touch input method, touch-sensitive controls, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and gyro sensor and HTC Sense UI. LG Thrill comes with LG 3D UI, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, gyro sensor and touch-sensitive controls.
HTC EVO 3D comes with 1 GB storage and 1 GB RAM whereas LG Thrill has 8 GB storage and 512 MB RAM. With Galaxy S2 versions coming with 16 GB storage and 1 GB RAM, similar installation can also be anticipated in Galaxy 3D.
Samsung Galaxy 3D will support HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps compared to HTC EVO 3D and LG Thrill which supports HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps.
HTC and LG phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot support along with Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. There is microUSB version 2.0 found in both the phones. The Galaxy 3D will have all these features but may have added Wi-Fi Direct feature found in Galaxy S2.
Both HTC and LG phone has 5-megapixel 2560?1920 pixels camera capturing Stereoscopic photos and videos. HTC EVO 3D can capture 2D and 3D videos at 720p whereas LG Thrill captures 2D at 1080p and 3D at 720p. But Galaxy 3D has 8-megapixel camera capturing 2D at 1080p and 3D at 720p. All the three phones have secondary camera and features like autofocus and geo-tagging. HTC and Samsung’s phone have dual-LED flash support compared to LG Thrill’s LED-flash support.
HTC EVO 3D has Android OS version 2.3 (Gingerbread) integrated in it whereas Samsung Galaxy 3D will feature similar version and LG Thrill will come with Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo) but is upgradable to version 2.3. Shortly after the release is in addition an update will be delivered on the sandwich is not currently available version 4.0 also known as Ice Cream.
Samsung Galaxy 3D will come with 1.2GHz Exynos chipset processor similar to Galaxy S2 and EVO 3D has 1.2 GHz dual-core Adreno 220 GPU Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset processor. And LG Thrill has dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX540 GPU TI OMAP4430 chipset processor.
The LG Thrill 4G has an official talk time of just up to 4 hours with a 1500 mAh battery, the HTC EVO 3D is a bit better probably thanks to the use of a higher capacity battery that is 1730 mAh and it gets you about 7.5 hours of talk time by specs. If Samsung plans to retain Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery found in Galaxy S2, then Galaxy 3D can compete with HTC EVO 3D with battery life. But the latest news on Samsung Galaxy 3D shows that SGH-I777 which passed through FCC features a 1500mAh battery.
LG Thrill 4G was supposed to be released on August 21 but presently no new rumored release date are on offer whereas Samsung Galaxy 3D is expected to arrive in Q4 during Christmas. As of now HTC EVO 3D continues to rule the 3D smartphone world.