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LG Intuition Review

LG Intuition

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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 - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review
The LG Intuition is running the most up-to-date LG Optimus skin running on top of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - LG Intuition Review


Functionality:

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.

Organizer apps - LG Intuition Review
Organizer apps - LG Intuition Review
Organizer apps - LG Intuition Review
Organizer apps - LG Intuition Review

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.

On-screen keyboard - LG Intuition Review
On-screen keyboard - LG Intuition Review
“One hand keyboard” - On-screen keyboard - LG Intuition Review
On-screen keyboard - LG Intuition Review
  

“One hand keyboard”

 


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
LG Intuition 3482 6854 36,5
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.

Web browsing with the LG Intuition - LG Intuition Review
Web browsing with the LG Intuition - LG Intuition Review
Web browsing with the LG Intuition - LG Intuition Review
Web browsing with the LG Intuition - LG Intuition Review

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.

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LG Intuition

LG Intuition

OS: Android 4.0.4
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display5.0 inches, 768 x 1024 pixels (256 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
1 GB RAM
Size5.50 x 3.56 x 0.33 inches
(139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm)
5.93 oz  (168 g)
Battery2080 mAh, 16.07 hours talk time

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