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LG Optimus Vu

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and portability are on the whole positive. The connectivity and design also get good feedback, but the build quality and value for money get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the features and battery.

screen, design, connectivity, portability, camera

battery, features

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 70 reviews)

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LG Optimus Vu Review

 

LG hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to smartphones. The company has delivered decent, value for money Android phones in the past, with the Optimus One P500 being one of the more popular ones, but only with moderate success. Desperate times...

Since we’ve covered all the features of the UI in the Optimus 4X HD review, we’ll jump to the new one and that’s the QuickMemo app. You can activate it by simply pressing the shortcut key on the top. This lets you either write directly on the screen...

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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

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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The Roots of Social Networking

 

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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.

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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

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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 \x97 but it didn\x92t really turn out that way (we\x92re really hoping it will add value when...

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