I have had the LG Thrill 4G since it released back in September 4. I was able to grab one from Best Buy for about $50 after price matching Target Mobile’s price. So I’ve been playing around with it for about two weeks and I decided to make this quick review to share my thoughts about this phone.
Here’s a full list of the phone’s specs:
- 4.3″ 480 X 800 (WVGA) 3D touch display allows for comfortable, glasses-free 3D viewing
- View, create and share high-definition 3D multimedia on a touchscreen LCD display without the need for any 3D glasses
- First ever smartphone to combine a dual-core 1GHz processor with a dual-channel and dual-memory architecture for efficient multitasking
- Shoot life-like 3D videos and images in high definition using the 5MP dual cameras
- YouTube 3D integration provides immediate access to upload and watch 3D videos on the go
- Exciting 3D gaming experience with 3 free 3D games–Asphalt 6, Let’s Golf, and NOVA–and access to more 3D games via the Gameloft app store
- Preloaded with 3D video clips and access to full length 3D movies via the mSpot movies app
- 4G speeds with HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, with increased LTE speeds on the way
- Mobile Hotspot and USB tethering support
- Built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 3.0 HS and A2DP support for wireless stereo headsets
- HDMI-Out and DLNA video streaming enabled
- External Memory – 8GB micro SD card included (expandable up to 32 GB)
- Weighs 5.93 ounces (168g)
- Measures 5.07 x 2.68 x 0.47 inches
- TI OMAP 4330 1GHz dual-core processor
- Glasses-free 3D camera
- 3D photo and video capturing
- Excellent voice quality
- HDMI output
- 4.3-inch 800 x 480 display is crisp (not as good as the Super AMOLED Plus)
- 4 free 3D games
- 2D picture capture is pretty good
- Good price considering specs
- Ability to take screen captures by holding Home Button and Power Button
- Battery life is just bad, wouldn’t last more than 7-8 hours on light use.
- Ships with Froyo or Android 2.2 instead of Gingerbread
- Sluggish at times: Takes about 15-30 seconds to move app to homescreen
- The Camera is slow to start which can be a pain if you want to take a quick snapshot
- 3D picture quality not that good, grainy
- Not so 4G speeds
- A lot of bloatware, not even funny. AT&T please stop it!!
- Wouldn’t play Netflix even if it has a Netflix HD certified processor
- 512MB RAM, why not 1GB?
If you are looking for a dual-core Android phone which is priced reasonably, the LG Thrill 4G will fit the bill. The lack of Gingerbread shouldn’t deter you from getting this phone. The only concern I have is the battery life which has been pretty weak since I have gotten the Thrill and I am hoping that an upcoming update may address it. Another bummer is the fact that it couldn’t play Netflix even after the recent application update. Overall, I would still recommend the LG Thrill 4G especially when you can get it for as low as $29 at Amazon Wireless and for all of what it has to offer in terms of specs and features.