LG Optimus Vu: Super wide and Costly

Categorized under Smart mobile phones, LG Optimus Vu is a big phablet. Part Smartphone, part Tablet and designed for life (as LG says).Often compared with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 whose screen size is 5.5 inches, Vu boasts 5 inches.

LG-Optimus Vu


4:3 aspect ratio, immense and even surpassing the width of Samsung GN 2, hence making the handling a bit uncomfortable. Err… Ergonomics!! However the built is fairly good but if you see its cost then you will not agree with it. But it’s quite a heavy phone too at 168 g, which adds to the discomfort. The 5-inch HD-IPS display surprisingly does not have an HD resolution. A resolution of 1024 x 768 on such a large screen is not the best when you compare it to the 4X HD from LG, which had a 4.7-inch HD screen.

Alert: The Rubberdium pen (HB pencil-like thickness) does not fit anywhere on the phone, like the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note. And that is a bit confusing, because expecting the users to carry another accessory is only expecting another disaster (Note 2 is a tablet which is carried with a kit/cover and hence the stylus can be kept in it whereas in Vu?).

Into the Specs:


  • Form factor : Full Touch Screen
  • Dimensions : 139.6 X 90.4 X 8.5 mm
  • Weight : 168g
  • Display technology : IPS Display (In-Plane Switching technology)
  • Display size : 12.7 cm (5″)
  • Resolution : 1024 x 768


  • Processor : Quad-core (NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor)
  • Speed : 1.5Ghz


  • 32GB, 1GB RAM


  • 8MP + 1.3MP Front Camera


  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4


  • Capacity : 2080 mAh (Expect a day of backup with ease)
  • Talktime : Up to 16,54 hrs in 2G, Up to 14.99 hrs in 3G
  • Stand-by TimeĀ  : Up to 510 hrs in 2G, Up to 486 hrs @ 3G


Special Features:

  • Quickmemo: Capture any screen image, make notes with your finger, and Save or share via social networks, text message, email and more.
  • The Rubberdium pen: The HB pencil-like thickness offers the most comfortable grip.
  • Notebook functionality: The desired position on the support documents like PowerPoint notes of the theme to create your own topics for writing, editing, and, photos, videos, maps, voice, date, etc.
  • Media Plex: Time Catch Shot, Fingertip Seek, Thumbnail List Play, Live Zooming, Video Speed Control.


Optimus Vu comes with Android 4.0.4 and LG’s own Optimus UI. It is fast, easy and clean.

Price: Rs. 34,500

Plunto on Optimus Vu:

Everything is alright (except minor factors like ergonomics) except price. It is 30000+ which is a very bad idea.



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