LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review

LG Optimus Vu Hands-on Review
Well, it looks like the time has finally come for us to meet with the LG Optimus Vu, and we're definitely excited about this. What's so interesting about this Optimus Vu, you may ask? Answering this question is quite easy – this is a giant phone, it's simple as that. But, not only is the screen of the Vu giant, it also has this very unconventional aspect ratio of 4:3, making the Optimus Vu look like an iPad mini or something...

Keep in mind that this handset is almost impossible to operate with one hand only, because of its considerable width. However, it's still pretty thin at just 8.5 mm. The actual size of the display is 5 inches, and it has a resolution of 1024x768 – the same as the one of the iPad. As you can imagine, this means that the Optimus Vu offers a relatively high pixel density. By the looks of it the Vu will be a very cool device for stuff like web browsing and e-book reading. The back side is simply plastic, with a nice texture to it, just to shake things up a bit.

Another signature feature of the Vu is its special pen (similarly to the Galaxy Note), which can be used to take notes and draw on the device's screen. On the hardware front, the Vu is well-equipped with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, coupled with an Adreno 220 GPU.

Overall, the Vu does seem like an interesting device. However, it's too early to say how it will fare as an everyday smartphone, and how comfortable it will be. Unfortunately, this model is only announced for the Korean market right now, and LG doesn't have plans to bring it to the EU or US. We do hope that they will change their opinion though.

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Optimus Vu
  • Display 5.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2080 mAh



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well??? LG good luck... All I got to say.

2. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

This thing really sucks..

3. Exile_One

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

i like it!

4. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Too big and too wide.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

thats what she said!

8. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Until she realized it was actually just a sock in your shorts.

10. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I knew that was coming after i posted it haha

6. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

"Too big and too wide." it won't fiiit. Got a big egooo. Such a big egooo. Smh dunno why I channeled beyonce. Feel free to ban me now.

7. kidtronic

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

The chode of the smartphone world.

9. Jericho unregistered

The difference between samsung galaxy note and lg optimus vu is that Optimus vu:- tablet-phone. Galaxy note:- phone-tablet.

11. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

hey jericho, high five! you are my favorite wrestling fan on this site.

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