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LG Vu

Announced
Apr 1, 2008
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG Vu has Prada-like design: it is half-inch slim candybar with 3" 240x400 pixels touch sensitive display. It uses the same UI as the Prada and Viewty phones and has similar functionality, but only 2-megapixel camera. It will be available in two variants: CU920 with Mobile TV using MediaFlo; CU915 without TV.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 2.16 x 0.51 inches (108 x 55 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.16 oz (94 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 155 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.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 43.25 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Macro mode, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.12 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (875 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 16 days (388 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP
  • Broadcast Mobile TV:
      • MediaFlo

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • World clock, Notepad, Unit converter, Calculator, Stopwatch, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Apr 2008

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Nov 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        BEJCU920 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.26 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.27 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as LG CU920, LG CU915


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