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LG bends the rules and says the LG Optimus Vu sold 1 million units in South Korea

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Dec 2012, 14:10

Samsung isn't the only South Korean manufacturer to have a phablet that achieved sales of 1 million units in their own backyard as the LG Optimus Vu also accomplished the feat; there is a big difference though, in the number of days it took each device to reach the goal as the Samsung GALAXY Note II did it in 90 days while the LG phablet took three times as long...

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posted on 31 Dec 2012, 14:16 13

1. metalpoet (unregistered)

LG why are you cheating, I remember when you guys were the kings of the feature phones with a phone like the LG Dare, LG Chocolate, and LG Envy Touch. Now your smartphones are weird, bozxed, and the software looks cheap. come on guys pick it up!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 14:41

2. stychill (unregistered)

There isn't one Custom UI that i like in the android camp, But The List would Be Motorolla, Samsung, HTC followed by LG, they do need to do something about their products anything they did on their own i over look it

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 15:30 5

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Hence the reason why people hack and mod Android phones the way we want. I'm running a mod that turns my $40 64gig sd card into primary storage. Or enabling multiview for all apps on my Note 2. Or having the choice of custom roms.
The iphone 5 has been on the market for over 3 months and there is still no jailbreak for it. And I can't even comment about windows phone.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 15:58 1

5. stychill (unregistered)

I understand that and i would too, but something looking like crap right out of the box doesn't get my interest. The idea that i have to jump through hoops just to get something looking close to presentable turns me away from that product, Hacking is alright but personally i could never get that done before my warranty is up that's just me. There are multiple reasons why i would prefer my device to be appealing right out of the box and LG just doesn't yet create their software with that kind of flare stock android has. Initially i would personalize with apps months later after i've gotten accustomed to my "new" phone i would then root it and continue from there.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 15:42 3

4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

what LG has just said could be a nominee for Bluff of the Year!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 16:14 1

6. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I think it could be true, Oprimus Vu is really common is south korea.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:54

13. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

i think u guys forgot that nokia sold 2.5 million lumia 920s in 20 days!!!!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 17:09 6

7. SleepingOz (unregistered)

4:3 aspect ration is weird and ugly imho..

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 17:53 2

8. sarb009 (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Is lg sure ? May be they are adding few more extra zeros by mistake in their calculations !

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 18:22 3

9. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

Lg should stop making these crappy phones and should focus on getting more Nexus 4's in stock... am sure they will be able to boost about the numbers then...

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 20:28 1

10. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

oh LG, everyone knows you're trying to copy the statement that samsung said. i don't think anyone would use Vu for smartphone, 4:3 ratio is great for tablet but not for smartphone

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:53 1

11. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

and that million people remain saying '' oh, wat we did :'( ''

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:16 3

12. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

Give Lg a break, its a smart phone with a big screen people will buy it.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 03:53 1

14. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)

LG phablet sucks HARDWARE WISE, its is very uncomfortable to hold...even Huwaei and BLU makes better phablets, but samsung is the only one who did it perfectly

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 07:46

15. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

note 2 sold 1million and now the Vu also sold 1 million in korea. and this does not include the galaxy s3 or Lg's L-series! wow, the koreans must be changing their phones every year! i wonder were their one year old phones go?

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 12:10 2

16. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 313; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

lol, i own an LG vu, the phone is amazing...battery life is very good as well..my only complain is how big it is while talking in it....before someone starts ranting, i got it in a very good price, that it was hard not to buy

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:49

17. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

I monthly don't think its that bad of a phone. I actually think 4:3 looks decent, its not slow, has a functioning pen with colors and such, who uses pressure sensitivity every day anyways? Sure the bezels are way bigger than needed, but that makes it very thin. Would fit perfect in any bag, this is a phone for bag people and its perfect. I do agree that this would be best offered as like an iPod touch deal, as a mini tablet you know. If lg made this without cellular, it would skyrocket!

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