When the LG Thrill 4G 3D Android handset arrived in early September 2011, it had the advantageous position of hitting the smartphone marketplace after the HTC Evo 3-D handset. The Evo 3-D was the first handset to deliver glasses free 3-D viewing technology in a mobile phone, and the LG Thrill followed as the second such device.
In what could be seen as a no-brainer marketing move, AT&T priced the Thrill 4G at a retail price tag lower than that of its only competitor, the HTC Evo 3-D. The LG Thrill 4G then became the first glasses free 3-D smartphone to launch with a sub $100 price tag, at $99 with a two-year activation.
Competition is always great for the consumer, and so it was here, as after seeing the $99 launch price of the LG Thrill, Sprint then lowered the cost of the HTC Evo 3-D, and AT&T responded with an immediate drop to $49 at select AT&T authorized retailers. AT&T then very shortly after followed that with another price drop to $19.99, and just last week lowered the price of their LG Thrill 4G almost as low as they possibly could, to $9.99 with a new two-year activation at select AT&T authorized retailers.
Those shoppers considering a glasses free 3-D smartphone that haven’t pulled the trigger yet can expect to record 3-D video at 720P HD and up to 24 frames per second, and record video in two dimensions at 1080P HD and up to 30 frames per second employing the two rear facing 5 megapixel cameras on the LG Thrill. When recording in 3-D, those two cameras record simultaneously, and then send the resulting video or image to the 3-D processor which displays it on the 4.3 inch capacitive TFT screen that delivers 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Buy the LG Thrill 4G 3D smartphone starting at only $9.99.
The LG Thrill 4G 3-D device also displays in 16 million color representation, and has a built-in proximity sensor for auto-shut-off when not in use, and a light sensor for delivering the best possible display dependent on the ambient light around the device. A dual core 1.0 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processing chip and 512 MB of RAM memory are on board the handset, and 8 GB of onboard storage is included. The LG Thrill 4G can be upgraded to 32 GB of storage space utilizing the microSD port built in. An FM radio and stereo speakers are built into the handset, and a YouTube video player is also on board. Learn more in our LG Thrill Review.