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LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review

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LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
Well, it looks like the time has finally come for us to meet with the LG Optimus Vu, and we're definitely excited about this. What's so interesting about this Optimus Vu, you may ask? Answering this question is quite easy – this is a giant phone, it's simple as that. But, not only is the screen of the Vu giant, it also has this very unconventional aspect ratio of 4:3, making the Optimus Vu look like an iPad mini or something...

Keep in mind that this handset is almost impossible to operate with one hand only, because of its considerable width. However, it's still pretty thin at just 8.5 mm. The actual size of the display is 5 inches, and it has a resolution of 1024x768 – the same as the one of the iPad. As you can imagine, this means that the Optimus Vu offers a relatively high pixel density. By the looks of it the Vu will be a very cool device for stuff like web browsing and e-book reading. The back side is simply plastic, with a nice texture to it, just to shake things up a bit.

LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review


Another signature feature of the Vu is its special pen (similarly to the Galaxy Note), which can be used to take notes and draw on the device's screen. On the hardware front, the Vu is well-equipped with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, coupled with an Adreno 220 GPU.

Overall, the Vu does seem like an interesting device. However, it's too early to say how it will fare as an everyday smartphone, and how comfortable it will be. Unfortunately, this model is only announced for the Korean market right now, and LG doesn't have plans to bring it to the EU or US. We do hope that they will change their opinion though.

LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review




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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:19 4

1. Birds (Posts: 970; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Well??? LG good luck... All I got to say.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:22 2

2. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


This thing really sucks..

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:29

3. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


i like it!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:40

4. quakan (Posts: 1154; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Too big and too wide.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:37 3

5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


thats what she said!

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 00:13 1

8. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Until she realized it was actually just a sock in your shorts.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 08:38 1

10. quakan (Posts: 1154; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I knew that was coming after i posted it haha

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 22:16 2

6. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


"Too big and too wide." it won't fiiit. Got a big egooo. Such a big egooo.

Smh dunno why I channeled beyonce. Feel free to ban me now.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 00:08 2

7. kidtronic (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


The chode of the smartphone world.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 02:19 1

9. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The difference between samsung galaxy note and lg optimus vu is that
Optimus vu:- tablet-phone.
Galaxy note:- phone-tablet.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 22:20

11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


hey jericho, high five!

you are my favorite wrestling fan on this site.

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