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LG Optimus Vu

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of LG Optimus Vu. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and screen also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the camera and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus Vu is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 111 reviews)

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Expert review by: CNET (

LG reaches for the 'phablet' stars with its LG Intuition


The LG Intuition from Verizon is a reasonably priced, Android 4.0 'phablet,' but its specs can't compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family.

Verizon's LG Intuition has 4G LTE, NFC capabilities, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Intuition may be unwieldy for some, its screen's 4:3 aspect ratio is unusual, and it can't store its stylus internally

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

LG Intuition Review


The LG Intution follows the mantra of "go big or go home," but we're leaning toward the latter. The large 5-inch display is beautiful with deep colors and sharp detail, and we like its fast Verizon LTE data speeds. The large stylus will definitely...

Solid performance and graphics, Blazing 4G LTE speeds, Large vivid display, Optimus overlay adds convenient shortcuts

Difficult to use with one hand, No stylus holder, Lacks handwriting recognition, Short battery life, Weak speaker

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joseph Volpe (

LG Optimus Vu review: a 5-inch, pen-enabled phone to take on the Galaxy Note


Tech companies are no strangers to the game of follow the leader -- industry imitation is, after all, the sincerest sign of a successful product. In the

Fantastic HD-IPS display ; Excellent camera

Stylus can't be stowed in the device ; Stylus integration is half-baked ; Runs Gingerbread

The Optimus Vu is a half-hearted stab at the phablet category pioneered by the Galaxy Note. It's a follower, not a leader, and is best left untouched.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

LG Optimus Vu review: Vu from the top


LG may have given up on tablets, but not on the Optimus Vu - it's halfway between a phone and a tablet, a hybrid of form factors that we like to call "phoneblets". The Samsung Note was one of the first, but that doesn't mean it can have the market all...

Dual-band CDMA, 1x EV-DO, HSDPA and LTE connectivity ; 5" 16M-color capacitive HD-IPS LCD touchscreen of XGA resolution (768 x 1024 pixels) ; LG Rubberdium stylus and QuickMemo button ; Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread ; Dual-core 1.5GHz ARM Scorpion...

microSIM cards only ; Runs older Android 2.3 Gingerbread ; Wide form factor needs getting used to ; 4:3 aspect ratio not a good fit for video watching ; No microSD card slot

The LG Optimus Vu is certainly an unusual device - some might see this as an advantage, but there are ergonomic reasons why phones aren't this wide. But the Vu isn't a phone, is it?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Lynn La (

LG Optimus Vu ( unlocked)


As first impressions go, seeing the LG Optimus Vu will make your jaw drop -- and not necessarily in the good way.

The LG Optimus Vu is NFC-enabled, it has a decent screen, and for its size it's slim and lightweight.

The Vu is expensive, its aspect ratio is odd, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and you have to carry the stylus separately.

Though the Optimus Vu fits into the novel "phablet" category, forking over $900 for any Gingerbread phone isn't worth it, no matter what the screen size.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Benj Edwards (

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Expert review by: Victor H. (

LG Optimus Vu Review


Here's one phone that will leave a lasting impression on you from the very moment your first spot it - the LG Optimus Vu. This handset is eye-poppingly gigantic. It's so big the adjectives won't prepare you for its actual size and you'd be wondering...

Big bright screen, perfect for reading ; Spacious keyboard, great for typing

Too wide for one-handed use ; Not comfortable to hold in your pocket ; Most video doesn’t make use of 4:3 screen

The LG Optimus Vu is a brave and interesting experiment with the size of a smartphone. It’s phablet to its core - a smartphone moniker might still somehow fit the Galaxy Note, but you’d find it hard to twist your tongue and call this a phone.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (

LG Optimus Vu Review


Some say, the LG Optimus Vu was conceived to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note II. However, that is exactly what it is not. Well, you may say that both are big-screen phones, with the rather fancily named styluses, but both seem to offer different things....

Good display quality despite low resolution, Stable performance, Surprisingly good battery life, Camera does well even in low light, White colour looks good

Too big, some say, Pricey, Stylus not on the same level as Samsung's S-Pen

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (

LG Optimus Vu Review


The Optimus Vu has its fair share of shortcomings, the 4:3 aspect ratio is among them. Also, the stylus was supposed to make the device unique and special — but it didn't really turn out that way (we're really hoping it will add value when you need to...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (

LG Optimus Vu review


Oh Optimus Vu, what an odd little device you are. Developed as a less than subtle knee-jerk reaction to Samsung's Galaxy Note, the Vu went on sale in Korea earlier this year, and it'll s...

It’s not all bad, though. In ideal lighting conditions, the Vu can produce some impressive still shots, and we’ve been consistently impressed with its ability to capture highly detailed macro shots. But that’s doesn’t make up for the litany of other...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Nvidia®
Processor Number:AP33 TEGRA3


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:Nvidia®
Processor Number:AP33 TEGRA3
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