So the other day, I was very excited, I found out that a co-worker received his HTC Evo 3D early and had tested out the 3D dual cameras build in. He is a fellow glasses wearer and was quite impressed with the 3D quality of the photo. I however was underwhelmed at what I’ve been waiting several months for. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
At first blush I noticed there was this object that kept obscuring my vision. I can’t tell if there is a film/layer under the main touch display creating a Parallax barrier, or if it’s a digital process. I want to state, that I do not know that HTC is using a Parallax barrier or a Lenticular lens or some similar digital process for the Evo 3D.
At first glance, the 3D picture was grainy, when I move the whole smartphone side to side, I get that 3D like movement (again similar to a Lenticular Print) with my vision (20-200 right eye, 20-300 left eye with a stigmatism) within one minute or so, my eyes started to hurt, and I started to feel a headache starting.
As a glasses wearer, I’ve always worn the traditional Red/Blue 3D glasses for 3D like effects that I grew up with comic books. When I think of a 3D experience my mind goes back to 2009 when I saw Avatar in 3D. The 3D effect on that film was breathtaking however I had to wear a newer style of glasses; I forgot I was wearing them over my Alain Mikli’s and best of all, no headache! So we all were chomping at the bit to see HTC’s “glasses free 3D” I had no idea it would look like this.
The phone overall is longer then my HTC Evo, the dual core amazing, the phone impressive, the display (when not in a 3D mode) is amazingly impressive, however that will be a different article later on.
I am not sure if I’ll upgrade to the HTC Evo 3D due to the 3D process they’re currently using as frankly I should not have to endure a headache, having my eyes hurt from looking at 3D images. I also am aware this is the first 3D camera phone of its kind, and as time moves forward, I presume updates to this process will occur, but for now, I’ll stick with my first gen. HTC Evo.