Just how powerful is LG's Optimus 3D? Pretty damn powerful

Posted by Mark Raby

It's one thing to make a whole lot of floaty claims and impressive marketing speak, but it's quite another to actually make good on those words. LG's very impressive Android-based 3D phone looks like it can actually walk the walk.

The Optimus 3D was officially unveiled at this week's Mobile World Congress, though we've known about it through rumors for some time now. What we didn't know was how it could perform in benchmark tests and whether or not all the technology under the hood would amount to anything special.

Well, here's a pretty basic way of looking at it - there's a benchmark testing app called Quadrant, which ranks a phone based on how it performs in all variety of tests. It then spits out a score based on how powerful the phone is.

LG ran the Optimus 3D through Quadrant and found a score of 2958, while a real world Phone Arena test at MWC clocked in at 2800 points.

By comparison, most other Android phones on the market today are lucky to score 1400.

Sure, that would make sense, because the Optimus 3D does have a dual-core processor and there are no other Android phones for sale right now that can say that. However, there are other equally formidable phones on display at MWC that don't even stack up.

LG's fellow 2x phone, which is so called for the very reason that it has two cores and is supposed to be a total juggernaut, only scored a 2700, and Samsung's high-profile Galaxy S II staggered its way to just 1950.

"Equipped with a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor and four times more video decoders than competing designs, the LG Optimus 3D doubles the graphics performance of its nearest competitor allowing users to enjoy superb performance while web surfing, running applications and enjoying multimedia content," wrote LG in a statement.

So it not only has two cores, it's also got dual-channel and dual-memory support, so it's able to take advantage of all that tech. In other words, it's pretty impressive, and that's without even taking into account that it can play glasses-free 3D content. This is a phone to keep an eye on, for sure.

(Via Android Police)