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LG Optimus Vu

Announced
Feb 19, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 6, 2012

Pros

  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (768 x 1024 pixels)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Dual core processor
  • Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

LG Optimus Vu is a Korean ONLY smartphone that follows in the best traditions set by the Samsung Galaxy Note. With a 5-inch screen with an unusual aspect ratio of 4:3, it catches the eye, but we kept on wondering whether such a huge device can really become the mainstream. Here are all the details about it: a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, thin 8.5mm body, screen supports a stylus, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera, LTE connectivity, huge 2080mAh battery, Gingerbread initially, to get updated to ICS within 3 months after launch.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (2.3) Optimus UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.50 x 3.56 x 0.33 inches (139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.93 oz (168 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 256 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1500 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2080 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes
  • Broadcast Mobile TV:
      • T-DMB

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Feb 2012

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG F100L, LG P895


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

LG Optimus Vu P895

(Quad core)
Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • NVIDIA Tegra 3
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core
  • Talk time:
    • 16.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (732 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 21.2 days (510 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 20.2 days (486 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2100 mAh

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