LG Optimus Vu Review

by Himanshu Gupta on January 27, 2013

LG Optimus Vu is a new type of phone which is better known as phablet just like the popular Samsung Galaxy Note. Optimus comes with a 5” screen size and Quad-Core processor.

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Look and Feel

Vu is quite large as expected from a phablet but doesn’t fit in that well for one hand operation. It feels like a slim box in hand which can feel a bit awkward while in pocket.  The front has a 5” screen with four touch sensitive buttons at the bottom. The sides of the phone have a chrome finish which compliments the phone and the back also has a nice texture.

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The right side of the phone as volume rocker keys which also perform as camera keys while in the camera app.

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Left side has a SIM card slot with no buttons on this side.

The back has the primary 8MP camera with flash and loudspeakers.

The top of Optimus Vu has a 3.5mm jack, a dedicated note taking app button, slider which covers the microUSB slot and a standby/power key.

The phone also comes with a stylus but no slot in the handset to keep it so you have to carry it separately which is a bit of inconvenience.

Performance

Optimus Vu has a 5” high resolution LCD display with a resolution of 768×1024 which is quite impressive. It is powered by Quad-core 1.5Ghz CPU with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android ICS OS which gives a great performance no matter what you throw at it. It has a 32GB of internal memory which is sufficient enough for all your storage needs.

The 8MP camera with LED flash was a delight as it gave really nice shots in low light as well. Optimus Vu’s camera interface has all the basic features which are available on all the high end Android smartphones including tap to focus.

The tocuhwiz UI of Optimus Vu looks good and is clutter free. Because of the large screen the on-screen keyboard is easy to use giving ample space between the adjacent keys.

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The dedicated note making app button is really nice and convenient at times.

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Optimus Vu comes with a 2,080mAh battery which gives a half day backup on power usage which is a bit of a downer though.

Conclusion

LG Optimus Vu is  nice smartphone or phablet but the dimensions of the phone is awkward. And there is nothing unique other than the note making capability to spend Rs.34,500 on the same.

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