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LG Optimus Vu

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and connectivity are overall positive. The responsiveness and design are also appreciated, but many are negative about the features and battery. Reviews about the build quality and value for money are different.

screen, design, responsiveness, connectivity, portability

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.

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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 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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The Roots of Social Networking


If you're like a lot of folks, today's still-shaky economy is pushing you to live more frugally—including keeping your car on the road as long as possible. And with gas prices bouncing around $4 a gallon in many areas, the last thing you need is to get...

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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


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...

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Unboxing the LG Optimus Vu


We got the recently launched-in-India, LG Optimus Vu in the hizzle this week. Yup, the much-anticipated ‘other’ phablet is here and I’m...

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Hands on: LG Optimus Vu 2 review


There's a new oddly shaped smartphone in LG's ranks

quick web browser ; smooth operation

awkward size ; older Android

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LG Optimus Vu review: Hands-on


The LG Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch screen and NFC capability and is a cross between a phone and a tablet, like the Samsung Galaxy Note

At first glance, the LG Optimus Vu is merely a response to its arch rival's Samsung Galaxy Note, but that's not to say that it doesn't have a lot going for it. Whether people really want these sort of phone-tablet hybrid devices remains to be seen, but...

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LG Optimus Vu review


Aside from its massive screen, the front face of the Vu also includes the four standard Android navigation buttons (Menu, Home, Back, and Search) and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The volume rocker is located on the right spine of the device,...

The LG Optimus Vu has the makings of an excellent phone, but its dreadful design will leave your hand aching.