LG Optimus Vu Review
LG Optimus Vu was released few months ago before MWC 2012 kick off in Spain, Barcelona. This handset was released with it’s own stylus, which off course remind everyone to Samsung Galaxy Note. So, is Optimus Vu the right answer for the Samsung’s mighty phablet? Let’s check our deep description about Optimus Vu, in this review.
LG Optimus Vu is currently measured at 5.5 x 3.5 x 0.33 inches. In terms of weight, it is measured at 6.08 ounces. Quite light for a phablet with large screen, even for today’s standard. Off course for some of you who’re not used to use large phone, it might quite difficult to handle. We’ve dropped LG Optimus Vu for couple of times when we try to make a calls with single hand. Although this handset feature large dimension, you can still put it on your jacket or jeans pocket. Off course it won’t feel comfortable, but the good thing is that you can still carry on this handset easily to anywhere.
Right on top, you should be able to find the 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also a shortcut button to launch QuickMemo app. Still on the same side, a microUSB port that covered by a sliding door is also available here. The rest of buttons and feature that you can find in here include sleep button and antenna. On the right side, you should find no problem finding the volume rocker.
LG Optimus Vu is currently coated with plasticky chassis. On a first glance, you might notice that it’s rear cover feature some leather pattern in order to give some impression of luxurious product. But as soon as you hold on it, you will immediately able to tell that Galaxy Note is a better built device. Now, let’s continue with the buttons layout. On the left corner, you should be able to find a LED flashlight that support the 8.0 megapixels rear shutter. On the opposite side, lies a micro SIM slot that covered by small sliding door.
In terms of display, LG Optimus Vu sports 5.0″ IPS LCD screen that able to provide maximum 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. Colors are vivid and the brightness is delivered in perfect level. It is currently measured at 650 nits. Not to mention that it has very good viewing angles. However, one thing that we don’t like from it is the fact that it has 4:3 aspect ratio. This kind of setup work well on some game like Temple Run, but when you try to open video via YouTube, you might find that some of them looks stretched a bit. Luckily, there’s a aspect ratio correction button that can be initiated when you press and hold home button long enough.
LG Optimus Vu is currently powered by Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core processors. Off course it is not as fast as quad-cores, but it’s just more than enough to provide you with smooth system performance. During our times with Optimus Vu, we find no slight delays. Applications and games are launched very quick. Screen is also rotate in considerably fast time. Not to mention that we are able to switch between screens with ease. However, it’s still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is still considered as good platform but it will be nice to see a stylus based phone running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Off course LG is plan to release an update, but they refuse to tell when it will exactly happen. So, for this time, you can play around with Google standard services like Gmail, Search, Play Store, Maps, Navigation, etc.
LG Optimus Vu is packed with some useful apps like Polaris Office and RemoteCall. If you interested to edit your video or photo, you can use the built-in app called as SmartShare. Interested in streaming TV or Radio broadcast? then you can use the LG SmartWorld aps to do that. Off course there are also some pre-loaded game included on this phone, but none of them were worth enough to have some deep explanation.
Optimus Vu also support for WiFi and NFC connectivity. This is mean that you can use extra accessory like LG Tags. You can place the stickers on nearly anywhere. Tapping on them will make your handset do series of activities or enable specific profile. For instance, you can place the stickers on the bedroom to activate the alarm and turn WiFi off.
We are also pleased with the LG Optimus Vu’s camera. We are manage to caught some beautiful pictures and scenery with it. LG also packed it with some great function like geotagging, mirror image, and beauty shot. Same also goes for video recording. The 1080p HD videos looks very nice. You can take advantage from some great features like digital zoom, exposure meter, geotagging, color effects, and white balance. This phone is also packed with 2,080mAh battery unit. Our batter test reveal that it is able to provide maximum 11 hours of usage after heavy ise on gaming, chatting, and browsing.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now guys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.