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Price Of LG iPhone 5 Opponent Drops To Under £400

The race to get the best value for money rival to the iPhone 5 is currently being won by LG which has already managed to get both of its dual core handsets under the physiological £400 barrier.

UK Online retailer Ebuyer (opens in new tab) has dropped the price of the LG Optimus 3D, the P920, to £399.99. The smartphone can be preordered now with a delivery date expected for the 4th of July; the other dual core smartphone, the Optimus 2X (opens in new tab) can be had for as little as £342.43 from Amazon.

The unique selling point of the handset is its ability to display and capture 3D content; a feature that the iPhone 5 is not likely to offer. It has a huge 4.3-inch WVGA 3D glassless capacitive touchscreen and can record 3D footage thanks to two five-megapixel rear cameras.

What's more you can view the content either directly on your phone's display or upload it to the dedicated 3D channel on Youtube or even watch it on a 3D-compatible television via a HDMI port or using a DLNA certified product.

The other key features include a dual core Cortex-A9 SoC from TI clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard storage. You do get a front facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microUSB port and microSD card slot.

Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) will be selling the Optimus 3D from £35 per month from the 7th of July but sells the handset SIM free for a whopping £499.95.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.