Hands-on: LG Optimus Vu [Updated With Video]

Hands-on: LG Optimus Vu

Hands-on: LG Optimus Vu

We say, size does matter, and it is no different in the mobile device industry. No doubt, the line between tablets and smartphones is blurring, with the latter getting bigger. LG's answer to Samsung's 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, the 5-inch Optimus Vu, is testament to the fact.

Equipped with LG’s advanced LTE and IPS display technology, the 4:3 aspect ratio Optimus Vu sets out to offer a rather unique combination of smartphone portability, tablet-like prowess, high quality multimedia-viewing and convenient note-taking/editing.

Rounding up the rest of its hardware specs, the Android 2.3 Optimus Vu comes with an 8-megapixel camera, 32GB memory, a high capacity 2080mAh battery (interestingly, lesser than LG Optimus 4X HD's 2150mAh battery) and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. We reckon that the phone will appeal to multimedia enthusiasts and users looking a smartphone/tablet hybrid, but we will leave it to the readers to find out. Take a quick look at what the new device has to offer:


  Key highlights of the LG Optimus Vu

  • Android 2.3 (Upgradable to Android ICS 4.0)
  • 5-inch IPS Display / 1024x768 pixels
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor 
  • 1 GB RAM / 32GB Internal memory 
  • 8-megapixel camera / LED flash / Auto-focus 
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2080 mAh battery
  • 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm
  • Availability: Q4 2012 in Singapore 

To give you a better picture of what the LG Optimus Vu has to offer, check out the short video demonstration below:


The LG Optimus Vu will be available in Singapore in Q4 2012. The late arrival might do some damage to its potential pool of buyers due to the long wait but we have to say that the Vu is a pretty impressive and nifty device for those looking for a productivity/multimedia tool.

There are no details on pricing yet so do keep a lookout on our website for more details as they become availlable.