LG Optimus Vu pictured with fellow phablet Samsung GALAXY Note
Samsung GALAXY Note has been making the rounds online. While the former device is slightly smaller than the GALAXY Note, the 4:3 aspect ratio on the Optimus Vu makes it wider than the Samsung device. Looking at the 5 inch and 5.3 inch screens on the LG Optimus Vu and Samsung GALAXY Note respectively, we have to ask what the heck is in the Korean water that makes smartphones grow so big there?
The LG Optimus Vu is certainly a model that any smartphone fanatic would love to see more of later this month in Barcelona. Hopefully we will learn about availability and pricing of the phablet at MWC. And who would have thought that the Samsung GALAXY Note would have what appears to be such a strong competitor so soon?
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1. greenrolaids (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
the note looks way freaking nicer.
LG is known for making s**tty phones.
Samsung on the other hand is not.
Plus add the fact that the samsung developer community is waaaaay bigger than the LG community.
Hopefully LG will prove me wrong.. but by their history .. i can only guess not.
8. Country (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Oh, come on, its not that bad. Watch the LG optimus VU video, it has a good design.
9. greenrolaids (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
im only speculating from the past lg phones..
and the past lg phones have been marketed like the pantec phones.. at the mid to bottom price points.
they usually cut corners to get to that point.
I hope they prove me wrong.. but history tells a better story than hope.
13. fost4real (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i agree. and i must repeat that LG phones sucks. the only LG phone i may want to have is the New Prada. the rest to me are very ugly and funny. hnnnn
23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Samsung has made plenty of s***ty phones. Remember the -intercept? The replenish?
24. Pdubb (Posts: 234; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
The Transform, the Moment just to add to the list.
3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
LG is nice actually, all they need is to use a better Mobile chipset then optimize it.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1968; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Two things going for the LG device: (a) larger icons and (b) no stylus to lose.
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
LG's UI looks way too crappy, it just looks like its made for Feature phones. Maybe not everyone loves Touchwiz but at least it doesnt hinder the experience. SGS2 and beyond devices have been very snappy and responsive while the ONLY decent LG phone has been the G2X running STOCK gingerbread.
6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER LG PHONE R TABLET AGAIN.....
10. redmd (Posts: 769; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
the only thing going for the LG is their superb IPS display. other than that, I will just have to keep my Note. they should have gone the 16:9 screen ratio and maintain a comfortable one handed grip, 1280x800 or greater screen resolution, bigger battery capacity, and ICS out the box. almost awesome LG.
31. skymitch89 (Posts: 969; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
1280x800 isn't 16:9, it's 8:5/16:10
isplay_resolutionand click on & study the first pic.
11. Exofuji (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)
IDK ... All else being equal I'd take the LG.
12. mercorp (Posts: 945; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I hate the 4:3 resoloution.why not use a normal screen aspect,lg?
14. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
the phone lg vu looks wider and i think that would not fit easily to everyone's hANd actually lg phone looks good and way cheaper but most of the time the leading competitor has much to give and thats hopefully this one would not fail!
15. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
sooooooooooooooooo ugly Note has 1000000 times better look
16. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
4:3 is great for gaming and web browsing, much better than 16:9, only thing that it is worst than 16:9 is watching movies...and its better looking than note i dont care what you say samsung fans, its better looking
27. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
Agreed. I own a Samsung and still think the LG looks pretty good.
18. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
sincerely it's the worst phone design i've ever seen. Square phone phahahahahah
19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Apparently we have some wussy lg fanboys in here who just wanna thumb everyone down for not liking LG.
20. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The 4:3 screen aspect is quite puzzling as its an old outdated screen ratio these days and only used in cheap budget phones types and iphones. Also this aspect will make the vu uncomfortably wide in the hand in comparison to the galaxy note.
21. k1ng617 (Posts: 229; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Lol! The Note is huge, but in my eyes very sleek and sexy. Tub-O on the other hand could stand to lose a few pounds.
Competition is good, but honestly i don't think LG chose the right spec to differentiate on.
22. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I'm no LG fanboy, but LG is known for being the first in the smartphone arena. First touch screen, first dualcore, first device with HD display, first Ltd/hdspa+ handset, and soon first quadcore phone. LG has a solid track history and they are still progressing. Ill be the first to admit my g2x isn't perfect, but it was a game changer.
25. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
DITCH THE WORD PHABLET!!!!!! Both of the devices are PHONES! not TABLETS!.. Anyways LGs PHONE is going to be a fail. It doesn't look like any thought was put into making the phone. As for samsung the note for now isn't something I would buy but I would like to hold the phone to see how it feels.
26. trumpet116 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
So it's impossible for anyone to use in one hand, too wide for pockets, and most apps and games will look awkward on it? Nice job LG!
32. garz_pa (Posts: 151; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
The Note is best known for its S-Pen feature, which makes it stand out among the Android phones or the whole mobile phone industry.
The Vu, however, looks just like an oversized Optimus 2x to me. How's it gonna compete with the Note?