The tech world loves firsts – in 2012 we’ve already seen the first Quad-Core Tablet and the first Smart TV to run Android 4.0 – and now we’re pleased to bring you another first: The first ever Gadget Helpline giveaway!
Thanks to the lovely folks at Three UK we have a brand spanking new LG Optimus 3D Android smartphone plus a great value Pay As You Go SIM to give away to one lucky winner.
So what are you getting with the LG Optimus 3D? Well, you’ll not only bag yourself a phone capable of capturing 3D photographs and video, you’ll have a very powerful smartphone which runs on the Android operating system, meaning access to hundreds of thousands of apps from the official Android Market, Google Maps, Google’s excellent in-car Navigation software and much more.
Thanks to a pair of 5-Megapixel autofocus cameras which sit on the back of the phone, the LG Optimus 3D is capable of snapping 3D photographs in high quality, as well as recording 3D video in HD quality at 720p. Switch from 3D to 2D in the video recording settings and you can record in Full HD quality – that’s 1080p for you HD buffs out there. The phone has a Micro HDMI port tucked away on the side too, so you can connect it up to a 3DTV and watch your 3D recordings on the big screen.
Being able to take 3D pictures and videos on your phone is all well and good, but you need to be able to view them back straight away, and preferably in 3D. Thankfully the Optimus 3D has a glorious 4.3-inch touchscreen display which features auto-stereoscopic 3D tech, meaning that you can look at 3D photos, watch 3D videos and even play 3D games without the need for special glasses.
Finally, the Optimus 3D is a great phone for games. Not only are you getting a brand new smartphone and SIM, you get no fewer than 14 great 3D games completely free courtesy of Gameloft. There are some great titles available for you to download, including Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles, Splinter Cell Conviction and Shrek Kart.
To get you started you’ll get an All in One 15 SIM card from Three. Simply top up by £15 and you’ll get 300 minutes, 3000 texts and unlimited internet usage for the next 30 days. How awesome is that?
So you want to get your hands on an LG Optimus 3D and a Three SIM, but how? All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and retweet any one of our articles, adding the hashtag #GH3D. We’re on Twitter as @Gadget_Helpline so come and find us and be in with a chance of winning this great prize!
The competition will run for two weeks, until 6pm on Thursday 1st March, so be sure to have retweeted one of our posts and added the #GH3D hashtag by then.
In the meantime, why not get yourself familiar with the LG Optimus 3D by checking out our video review below.