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LG Intuition Review

LG Intuition 6.5

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Call Quality:

LG Intuition Review
Phone calls on the LG intuition are for the most part tolerable, though, there’s a hint of crackling with the earpiece at the loudest setting, which is rather average in overall volume output. Regardless, our callers fared better on their end thanks to the clear and distinct voices they’re presented with. Using the speakerphone, there’s some muffling heard with it.

During our time testing out the handset, it didn’t drop a single call in the greater Philadelphia area. Moreover, we’re happy to report that it’s also able to maintain a solid 4G LTE connection indoors.


Large 5-inch screen, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 2,080 mAh battery don’t quite sound as though they’ll all play nicely together. Hardly a shocker, it all results into one poor battery life for the LG Intuition. In fact, we’re only able to get close to the 9 hour mark before it’s completely tapped out – so yeah, it’s going to need constant charging to last you throughout the day.


Well, after checking out the LG Intuition extensively from head-to-toe, our gut instinct is nudging to move on ahead – from this one, that is. Sure, its massive size is sure to amaze some random strangers as you whip it out from your pockets, but beyond that, there isn’t anything compelling to make it a worthwhile competitor to the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note’s throne. Throw in the fact that its Rubberdium pen isn’t anything different from any other capacitive stylus there, it merely reinforces in our head that Samsung’s take on the whole pen and paper thing is vastly superior in all aspects – even more when there’s no slot to tuck away the Rubberdium stylus!

For $199.99, it’s sure to be in consideration for those Verizon customers yearning for a Note-like smartphone, but if you’re not tethered to the carrier, we’d suggest checking out the Galaxy Note for AT&T or T-Mobile, or waiting for the second generation Note II. On the other hand, Verizon offers the Samsung Galaxy S III which is an excellent smartphone and its 4.8” HD screen is almost as big. All in all, our intuition is telling us to pass on this one – as it is rather last generation hardware coming late to Verizon.

Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Build Number: IMM76D
Kernel Version: 3.0.8

LG Intuition Video Review:


  • Display is great for web browsing
  • Fast overall performance
  • It stands out for being so large


  • No slot for the Rubberdium stylus
  • Not practical for watching videos
  • Poor battery life
  • Shoots terrible photos and videos
PhoneArena rating:
6.5 Good
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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 06:13 11

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4294; 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 06:27

2. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:30 2

7. robotgedek (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

all hail optimus g

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 06:44 4

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; 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

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:28 4

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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:06

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; 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)?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:28 1

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4294; 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 13:13 3

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:20

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

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:41

11. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

Yeah even if they wanted something cheap they could use nvidia kai tegra 3

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:48 1

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

not compatible with LTE.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 23:09 1

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

Due to this phones failure maybe we will see the Galaxy Note 2/Htc Phablet much quicker.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:45

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.

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LG Intuition

LG Intuition

OS: Android 4.0.4
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Display5.0 inches, 768 x 1024 pixels (256 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
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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