LG's Optimus 3D Max doesn't have the highest-end specs of LG's offerings here at MWC, but it is a marked improvement over its predecessor, the Optimus 3D. That said, you have to really want the 3D in order to accept a phone that's still stuck on Android 2.3. The phone overall feels decent enough, with a small bump on the bottom of the soft-touch rear panel.

Spec-wise, the Optimus 3D Max is not especially notable beyond the fact that it can do 3D on its "brightened" 4.3-inch display. When not viewing 3D, the WVGA screen is passable, but viewing 3D content is as headache-inducing as ever. We think that the 3D Max is slightly better for viewing 3D content than the original Optimus 3D, but without a proper side-by-side comparison it's hard to say for sure. Both cameras on the 3D setup are 5-megapixels and in our very-brief testing they did the job but didn't impress. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which did the job of driving Android 2.3 and LG's custom skin without too much complaint.

We didn't get a chance to test out the NFC, but we're still intrigued by the LG Tag system, which lets users create their own customizable NFC spots that can launch apps or perform other actions when tapped.