LG Intuition Review
Checking out the Intuition’s camera interface, the layout is obviously practical in the sense that buttons are located on both the left and right sides of the interface. For the photo enthusiasts out there, they’ll surely appreciate the modest set of shooting modes and manual controls available to them. Even better, though, is it the neat function of being able to snap a shot by doing nothing more than saying “cheese.”
Ouch! There’s nothing worse to expect on a pretty stacked smartphone than finding some terrible shots produced by its camera, but sadly, that’s the reality with the 8-megapixel snapper of the Intuition. Not only are details very soft looking in situations where photos are taken with sufficient lighting, but it also suffers from poor handling of dynamic range and noticeably cooler color production. Obviously, things don’t get better with low lighting shots, as they tend to be extremely grainy in appearance. And lastly, seeing that the LED flash doesn’t kick on prior to snapping a shot, images tend to appear out of focus.
1080p video recording as well, since it’s far from being regarded as high-definition. Above all, the over-sharpening appearance of its results combined with its poor details don’t make for any impressive visuals – nor does the heavy amount of artifacting going on when panning. Making matters worse, its jumpy exposure and distorted audio quality secures its recording as being forgettable in every way imaginable. Run people! Run!
LG Intuition Sample Video:
You’d think an updated Android experience would result in also an updated music player, right? Well, that’s not the case with the LG Intuition, as it sports one boring and static presentation – there’s no cool 3D carousel effect or anything! Listening to the tunes being pumped out through its internal speaker, there’s some screechiness at the loudest setting. Despite lacking any sort of equalizer settings, it’s worth nothing that it features Dolby Mobile support via its 3.5mm headset jack.
Indeed, the Intuition has one sharp looking display that makes videos pop when watching them, but with the 4:3 aspect ratio of its display, the drawback includes black bars on the top and bottom of videos. However, there is an option for “full screen” mode that stretches it and removes the bars, but it then appears unnatural. In addition, the sheer size of the smartphone simply makes it too uncomfortable to hold while watching videos. Luckily, it has support for a wide array of codecs, like the DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution video we have, which played flawlessly with few issues.
In order to gain video-out functionality, you’ll need to purchase an optional MHL adapter. Once connected, it launches the Media Home interface, which grants us access to photos, videos, and music that are stored on the handset. Otherwise, we can exit the Media Home UI and simply have a mirrored experience.
Looking through the preloaded set of apps on the Intuition, it’s undeniably obvious that it’s packed to the roof with bloatware. Specifically, the listing includes the following apps – Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Amazon MP3, Audible, IMdB, NFL Mobile, Polaris Office, Real Racing 2, Shark Dash, Slacker Radio, Shark Dash, SmartShare, Viewdini, and Zappos. Of course, Big Red’s presence is painstakingly noticeable as well with apps like Verizon Apps, My Verizon Mobile, Mobile Hotspot, Verizon Tones, and VZ Navigator.
Considering that the Rubberdium stylus is packaged along with the Intuition, the LG Notebook app is there to complement it, naturally. For jotting down notes or drawing something, the app itself has all the features required to get the job done. However, since there’s no precise measure of pressure sensitivity with the Intuition and its Rubberdium stylus, you’ll need to rely on manually modifying the opacity and thickness of its pen type. Furthermore, there’s no handwriting recognition service available with the smartphone, which goes to show that it’s nowhere close to providing the extensive set of features found on the Galaxy Note.
1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; 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: 3515; 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: 1037; 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: 2964; 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: 5483; 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: 997; 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.