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    The Future of Mobile Phones????

    LG announces Optimus 3D - World's first dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory smartphone | Android Central

    Surely this has to be an iPhone killer?

    Not sure what you'd use 3d for, but...............

    Key Specifications:
    1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4)
    4.3-inch 3D WVGA screen
    8GB memory and 4Gb LP DDR2
    1,500 mAh battery
    5MP dual-lens camera
    2D: 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 recording and playback
    3D: 720p H.264 SEI recording and playback
    HSPA+, DLNA/HDMI 1.4
    H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP, MP4

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    I like the HDMI component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    I find that some apps (probably badly written) really sap the power.
    Anything that refreshes automatically has a serious drain on power as they turn on and use the data radio every time - PITA!

    However, if you're rooted, I highly recommend this: https://market.android.com/details?i...g.overclocking

    I use it and my battery life is infinitely better, as is performance! You can set up profile so [on mine for instance] when the screen is turned off (i.e. phone is not being used) the processor is limited to 1/4 of it's potential speed, then when you are actually using the phone it overclocks by about 10%. I've also got it set up to limit the processor by 50% when battery is low (you can set priorities on any rule you set up). Really great app!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Interesting! Worth the £1.24 I trust?
    I would definitely say so myself, however if you're a little wary then there are always apps like APKTor that'll allow you to "try before you buy" (or so I'm told...)

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    Location based power apps are good. Get the phone to auto turn of say the wifi when you go out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    With that spec, you'll be lucky if the power lasts an hour! Battery life is a big bugbear for me. I'm lucky if my Android lasts 24 hours with moderate use.
    The new dual-core smartphones have quite good battery life actually (see reviews below). The quad-core phones out later this year will probably be okay too.

    LG Optimus 2X:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/l...mus-2x-review/
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4144/l...ore-smartphone

    Motorola Atrix:
    http://www.engadget.com/motorola/atrix-4g-review/

    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Surely this has to be an iPhone killer?
    Everything is a "killer" these days, but for some reason the thing they are trying to kill never gets killed. I have to agree with David Pogue - there will never be an iPhone/Android killer.

    Things don’t replace things; they just splinter. I can’t tell you how exhausting it is to keep hearing pundits say that some product is the "iPhone killer" or the "Kindle killer". Listen, dudes: the history of consumer tech is branching, not replacing.

    TV was supposed to kill radio. The DVD was supposed to kill the Cineplex. Instant coffee was supposed to replace fresh-brewed.

    But here’s the thing: it never happens. You want to know what the future holds? O.K., here you go: there will be both iPhones and Android phones. There will be both satellite radio and AM/FM. There will be both printed books and e-books. Things don’t replace things; they just add on. (Source)
    Last edited by Arthur; 15th February 2011 at 08:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Everything is a "killer" these days, but for some reason the thing they are trying to kill never gets killed. I have to agree with David Pogue - there will never be an iPhone/Android killer.
    Yep, apologies....I really should have made it clear that it was tongue in cheek!!



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