Reviewers of the LG Thrill 4G were thrilled by a few features of the smartphone. Reviewers rated the call quality, good to great and liked that you can connect the smartphone to an HDMI TV. Reviewers also liked the speaker phone quality and good battery life.
Although the LG Thrill 4G has better 3D options than the HTC EVO 3D, it comes with a 3D content widgets, takes/shows better 3D videos and comes with preloaded 3D games, the reviewers don't think 3D capability is any thing more than a novelty.
Prescription eyeglass wearers should note that depending on your eye correction, you may not be able to see the 3D effects. Everyone especially parents should note that watching 3D for prolonged periods of time can cause eye strain.
Features or the LG Thrill 4G include 4.3" glasses-free 3D touchscreen, 1GHz dual-core processor. 4 quad-band world roaming, a speakerphone, conference calling, voice dialing, and text and multimedia messaging. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 8GB onboard memory and preinsalled 8GB microSD card.
So the question arises what you will be thrilled by the LG Thrill 4G? If you love novelty and like to be the life of the party until a novelty wears off, and if you really like connecting your smart phone to your HD TV the LG Thrill 4G may be your best choice right now.
However, the fall dual-core smartphone season is full bloom and AT&T will be releasing the 1.2GHz dual-core, Super AMOLED Samsung Galaxy S II this month. If you have eyestrain, many people have said that the super AMOLED screen is much easier to read.
Reviewers all thought that the price of the LG Thrill 4Gto be a bargain at $99 with a two-year contract from from AT&T.
Sascha Segan at PCMag rated the LG Thrill 4G 4 out of 5 for excellent voice quality, fast dual core processor and HDMI output. He didn't like that 3D image is pixelated, the so-so quality of the camera and that HSPA 14.4 is not full 4G. The LG Thrill 4G is a pleasant surprise for it 3-D games, 3D camera and ability to view 3D on a TV. The location of the 3D button gets pushed by mistake. He found the 4.3" (800x480) touchscreen hard to see in direct sunlight and smudgy. Wi-Fi, hotspot and GPS worked well in Manhattan. The widget for finding 3D content is a nice feature. It plays 3D content from other sources better than the HTC EVO 3D. Benchmarks showed the LG Thrill 4G to be as fast and the Motorola Droid 3, Motorola Atrix 4G and Motorola Photon. It's faster than the HTC EVO 3D. The LG custom UI slows things down. Photo quality of 2D photos was soft with a slow auto focus. He found it thick and heavy but great choice to hook up via HDMI to your TV.
Bonnie Cha at CNET rated the LG Thrill 4G 4 out 5. She liked that is preloaded with 3D content, has better depth than HTC EVO 3D but noted that it has limited viewing angles and 3D viewing causes eye-strain. In videos she says that it doesn't stand-out but likes it is bargain priced. She found the LG Thrill 4G to be heavy and the OS is out-of-date Android 3.2 Froyo, sluggish speeds and camera quality. Gesture support lets you turn ont he phone on or mute by turning it over. The touchscreen is smudgy. It plays an eye-strain disclaimer to take a break if your eyes become tired or if you are dizzy. Call quality, speaker phone quality and Bluetooth quality was very good. She thinks that the Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC Inspire 4G or forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S II are better choices.
Todd Hassleton at BGR found the LG Thrill 4G to be identical to the LG Optimus 3D and feels sturdy making it a nice package. Android ran smoothly and the added-on UI is not pure Google. 3D video viewing got comments that were mainly 'that's cool but who cares?" 3D videos came out well but sometimes 3D images blurred. Call quality was good, while speeds were not pure 4G. Battery life was on par with the Samsung Infuse 4G. He found it bulky and overall mediocre. He suggests power hunger users wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II when it comes out later this month