LG’s new 5-inch Optimus Vu is not a Phone, is a Phablet

  • 25/02/2012 AT 21:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Mobile Phones

LG Optimus VuA week ago LG Optimus Vu phone was announced. It is a smart “phone” some would say, however its most noteable feature is its significant size, which makes it just a tad smaller than a tablet. With many users fawning over the new size and many more criticizing it, it is hard to say whats the overall oppinion regarding the increased size of Optimus Vu.

This phone is just a tad shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Note, but is still significantly larger than an iPhone, having 5-inches wide. Apparently, the new Vu will be wider than the Note which will make it even bulkier for people to handle. If it’s not a phone or tablet, because his size this device should be named phablet.

So how does handling a larger smart phone feel? Well, those who have tested out the Note have been mixed however many who initially dislike it become very accustomed to it and say it feels quite natural. Fortunately, those who may not really like the size of the new LG Vu will definitely like its other features.

This phone has a very attractive array of specs and the enlarged screen adds a lot to this. First, the phone has a 4:3 aspect ratio and a sharp 5-inch 1024 x 768 pixel display. The display is just as sharp as the iPad which, for users, will be a delight since viewing movies and videos will be sharper than ever!

Next, this phone has 32 GB of memory, an 8 megapixel rear camera (with flash) as well as a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The operating system is the Android Gingerbread OS and it has a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Overall, the specs are impressive, the visuals are stunning, but does it offer more? Of course!

LG has included a few perks that put the icing on this delicious cake. For instance, the Vu has a built in QuickClip hotkey. This hotkey allows the user to capture a screenshot and add memos with just a single touch.  To add some notes on the screenshot you can use the Rubberdium pen which is included or you can simply use your finger. Also, there are a variety of apps installed on the Vu however one in particular, the Polaris Office, lets you open any type of document, presentation, or spreadsheet so that you can continue your work whenever and wherever!

On top of all, the new LG Vu is a smartphone that will surely excite some consumers with its features and size. Despite being a little larger than most smartphones, users will quickly become accustomed to it, especially since its only 8.5mm thick (one of the slimmest LTE phones available) and it is very light so it won’t weigh down pockets! Unfortunatelly, LG didn’t publish details regarding the release date or the price of this device.


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