LG Vu 3 phablet now official: 5.2-inch 4:3 display, powered by Snapdragon 800

LG Vu 3 phablet now official: 5.2-inch 4:3 display, powered by Snapdragon 800

A quick search through our rather extensive database of rumors shows that LG's Vu 3 has generated disproportionately less hype than a device of it's class and stature usually does. The internals, as rumored, turned out great for the most part. Those include the odd 5.2-inch 1280x960 (308 ppi) display which features a boxy aspect ratio of 4:3, Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU running at 450MHz. Along also comes 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear shooter with an LED flash, and a 2.1MP camera at the front. Moreover, the LG Vu 3 will come running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, and have access to the world's fastest mobile networks, courtesy of its LTE-Advanced capabilities.

LG didn't stop there, though – a dedicated rubber rhodium stylus pen has also been thrown into the mix. Sadly, apart from providing the usual slew of functions like note-taking, converting the phablet's screen into a notebook for writing and drawing, and the like, it doesn't appear as if LG's new phone will surprise in this particular department.

Proprietary gadgetry and general tech that we've come to recognize will also make an appearance in the Vu 3. These include LG's translucent QuickView case and software features like KnockOn (first seen on the LG G2) and the self-explanatory Guest Mode.

While pricing is currently unknown, LG Vu 3's release date has been set for September 27, for the South Korean market at least – worldwide availability appears unlikely. This is to be expected, considering the relatively miserable amounts of excitement the boxy Vu 3 has generated in the West.

source: LG



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It looks like an obese G2.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Also look like a Samsung devices. Why almost all LG phone follows design of Samsung??

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung = king of Android that's why.

22. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

in general design aspects, a rectangular'sh design thin, with glass top and buttons........... the person that made the first dashboard for a car.... wide , about 10" high... dials in it gauges in it a radio in it a steering wheel sticking out of it.... wow everyone copied that too. what should phone makers make big round devices? if they do , will they be considered copying a basketball? in design engineering shape is one thing,,, but actual button designs and placement is important. the quality and or amount of pressure needed to depress is important and i will only buy phones that have power button on side . samsung infuse i had killed me with the top button, some of the htc's went there too. so .. they were all looking similar in shape but design features swayed me to other phones. and now after my S3 for year with that front physical button and now my lg optimus g pro with it too, ill always look for that too, the reason? my car dock and wireless charging pad in my house, all you need to do is tap one handed operation to light up. with side mounted only buttons its an awkward one handed squeeze

2. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

lg g2 loves mcdonald = lg vu3

7. Ahmad.Mostafa

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

hahaha... bt u know g2 amazing mob.. and i think g2 make diet by using the rear key :P

25. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

G2 could of been the same size with onscreen buttons but they opted for back ones.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

the G2 would not be the same size as the Vu3 even if the buttons were on the sides. the screen ratio of both phones are different, there is no way the G2 would have been this fat with its screen ratio

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

looks better than than note 3....

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lololololol. Doesn't even look 1/2 of the beauty of the Note 3.

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Your kidding. right???

4. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Who's buying this Sh**?! G2 has the same display with better aspect ratio...

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same display? Noooooo same screen size. 1280x960 < 1920x1080.

10. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Yeah I knew that... I meant the screen size...

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

come on guys,..this is baby G-pad. loves junk food..

12. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

why? this "oval shape" look very ugly, old vu 2 look much better!! (vu2 still does not launches in here :(

13. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Not again LG, MY G! Dont be so confident with this handset!!!!!

14. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Fat lady can't sing.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Oh look, a generic LG phone running mis-placed high-end components. There's really nothing special to describe this phone or why they made it lol.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wider S4 :)

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Too wide

18. Doctor_Drei

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Wow, this could be a Samsung Note III competitor.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it's not. It's ugly, obese, and destined to fail at launch.

29. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

what? this doesn't even come close to the Note 3, the Note 3 simply shiiits all over the VU 3

19. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lets just wait for a square smartphone from LG this coming months..years...lol

23. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

This looks exactly the same as a Samsung Galaxy S4 going fat. LG please stop copying Samsung's design (which they are criticized for) and start making your own designs!


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

omg tt thing looks... words cannot describe how horrendous this thing is dear god. the original Vu: and Vu:2 looked so much better than this obese thing. wtf was LG thinking when they designed this?! the case however, is cool and i hope they make it for the G2 too

27. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

how would you put that in your pocket?

34. cdwjustin

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

some women keep there phones in their purses... Kinda crazy aint it

35. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

sooo this phone is just for women ?

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