LG Intuition Review
Out of the box, the LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings along some added visual flare, new widgets, and useful lock screen functions. Specifically, it entails a slick 3D like animation when moving about its homescreen panels and the ability to quickly launch specific apps directly from the lock screen. As a whole though, the experience isn’t as comprehensive when compared to other custom Android experiences such as Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX and HTC Sense.
Nevertheless, all the rich personalization aspects of Android are all intact – plus, the 4:3 aspect ratio of the display makes for some interesting personalization. To be more specific, you can now fit up to six icons in the launcher bar of the homescreen, while the app panel itself can be set to “show small icons” as opposed to the normal sized ones. Rounding things out, we appreciate the quick access to the handset’s connectivity features from the notifications panel. No doubt, the interface looks and feels slick over previous versions of the Optimus skin, but it simply lacks the depth and completeness of its rivals.
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
For a device that touts its super large display, we’re a bit disappointed that only a single core organizer app has been optimized to take advantage of the added real-estate. For the majority of things, there are no changes found whatsoever with the Alarm/Clock, Calculator, Contacts, and Email apps – so you can fathom our disdain over this. With the Calendar app, it’s been minutely modified to offer a two-panel view when looking at the monthly calendar, but it still doesn’t appear to take much of an advantage.
With two handed operation, we’re able to effortlessly compose messages with no issues at all thanks to the on-screen keyboard’s spacious layout and responsiveness. Interestingly, you can still type very easily with one hand because LG offers the “one hand keyboard,” which is accessed by swiping on either the left or right sides of the keyboard to show the appropriate one.
Processor and Memory:
Sometimes, we get lost in the hype surrounding raw processing power, so it might sadden people to know that the LG Intuition is packing the previous-generation 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM – instead of the S4 chip that most high-end devices use nowadays. However, we’re not particularly upset by this at all, especially when it performs handsomely with various operations. Actually, the handset rarely lags or slows down with processor intensive operations. And despite having some weak benchmark scores, we’re still more convinced by its admirable real-world performance.
|Quadrant Standard||AnTuTu||NenaMark 2|
|HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE||4383||5974||58,8|
|Samsung Galaxy S III||4520||6111||59,4|
|Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX||2895||6178||36,7|
With no expandable storage, we’re extremely glad to know that the LG Intuition is packing a sizable 32GB of internal storage, which is more than enough to please multimedia conscious users.
Internet and Connectivity:
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the 4:3 aspect ratio of the display on the LG Intuition shows its usefulness in the web browsing department. Honestly, we like how there’s minimal zooming required to view pages, whether it’s in portrait or landscape, since the display is wide enough to accommodate nearly everything. Of course, the experience is further gratifying thanks to Intuition’s lightning fast 4G LTE speeds and silky smooth navigational controls.
Well, if you’re planning on picking up the Intuition, just know that it’s only compatible to run off Verizon’s network – meaning, it’s a no-go for international travel. With its 4G LTE connectivity, we’re able to get data speeds as fast as 26 Mbit/s down and 9 Mbit/s up. Rounding things out, its connectivity feature set consists of aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC, and mobile hotspot functionality.
1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Well, LG didn't try hard enough with this one!!!
I guess all those brains are occupied beautifying the upcoming Optimus G.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey guys Joooooooohn V. here from PhoneArena..... lol
Great review. Very fair, & also I love the intro. I thought for a moment you were about to enter a ring or an octagon. lol
4. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)
call me crazy but as a blackberry user i like the idea of this for web browsing, document editing and messages and email. i don't do a lot with games and videos and i am sure the s3 proccessor would be fine all the other things.
5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 965; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Hmm... Who made the bigger blunder: LG for making this disappointing phone or Verizon for selling it (especially next to the S3 for the same price)?
6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That being said...is it necessary to expect a 16:9 ratio-ed videos to be played on phablets without the black bars on top???
Unless you want it to look like a giant iPhone 5, lol.
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it was very clearly a mistake for Verizon to carry this out-dated Note wannabe but there's still a couple of things i like about it. i like the little metal accents on it which includes a nice sliding metal microUSB cover and i really like LG's new UI but i like the icons used on the 4X more than the ones on this.
9. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
i think it would have been better if they used e S4 instead of the S3. i mean LG changed e international variant of the Optimus Vu to Tegra3, i dont see why they couldnt change e chip for e intuition
11. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Yeah even if they wanted something cheap they could use nvidia kai tegra 3
10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 820; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Due to this phones failure maybe we will see the Galaxy Note 2/Htc Phablet much quicker.
13. JuanitaAlfonzo (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Call me quirky but I like this phone. As a hair stylist, I can take pics of my clients, make a note about what I did to get the look, file them away and do it quickly. Any word when it will be compatible with 4G LTE? I'm with At&T here in Austin, Texas, and would love to give this a try for a couple of years. Gee, wish these contracts could be annual instead.