LG Optimus Vu Video
LG Optimus Vu Video Transcript
Hi. I'm Ken Sherman, senior managing editor at cnet.com. I'm here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. I wanna show you the LG Optimus View. This is one of the few phones that LG has announced here. This would call in a half phone, half tablet or tablet territory as we like to call it. So that means, it's gonna be bigger than a usual phone. It's actually a 5 inch screen. So gonna be a lot bigger than what you used to hold in your hands. It is pretty slim. It's only 8.5 millimeters. So you can put it in your pocket pretty well. Of course it's gonna take up a lot of room, but as far as a co pocket like my jacket cup pocket right here, it sits very well. Besides the usual, the virtual keyboard and a phone dialler as you're used to. As actually a notebook, you can draw, you can make notes. So very much the same experience as you see in some tablets and a Galaxy Note, you can certainly type, you can use the keyboard, but then you can use the stylus as well. The back has a little bit of a textured cover. Does have a bit of a plastic feel which I'm not totally in love with. The phone has a comfortable feeling in the hands, feels a little bottom heavy so when I was using (it?). gonna fall forward a bit. But it's a minor complaint, wouldn't make a big deal out of it. What's great about this phone really is the display. I think it's gorgeous, really like the resolution and do like it and I think. the size is really gonna be a personal choice but if you're into this kind of size, you think it's cool, then definitely check this out. I'm Ken Sherman at Mobile World Congress 2012 with the LG Optimus View
As LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch LCD IPS display, has an 8-megapixel camera, and an embedded antenna (yes, seriously).
If a big screen is never big enough for your tastes, the Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch, stylus-friendly display is up your alley.
The Samsung Galaxy Note's huge 5.3-inch HD screen is ideal for streaming movies and reading e-books. Plus, its S-Pen stylus packs a few tricks worth seeing.
The Optimus 3D smartphone builds on the Optimus 2x and Optimus Black that LG announced last month at CES. You'll find a similar design candy bar design in basic black. The 4.3-inch display takes up the most real estate, but four touch navigation elements sit just below.
Samsung's latest creation, the Galaxy Note has just arrived. A union of tablet and smartphone, the $300 device for AT&T offers a big 5.3 inch screen,4G data, and even a stylus. Will consumers go for it? CNET Editor Brian Bennett chats with the public to find out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a comfortable 8-inch tablet, with an elegantly simple design and better stylus support than previous iterations.
Brian Bennett takes a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Note and shows you that a stylus can still be relevant.
With a slew of creativtiy and productivity apps, the 10.1-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet makes a case for the stylus.
Equipped with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, and an impressive 8-megapixel camera, the Optimus 4X HD is a fantastic LG device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 supports Stylus touch, a quad-core processor, and expandable memory, but should you care?
LG Optimus Vu (unlocked) Review
The good: The LG Optimus Vu is NFC-enabled, it has a decent screen, and for its size it's slim and lightweight.
The bad: The Vu is expensive, its aspect ratio is odd, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and you have to carry the stylus separately.
The bottom line: Though the Optimus Vu fits into the novel "phablet" category, forking over $900 for any Gingerbread phone isn't worth it, no matter what the screen size.
LG Optimus Vu (unlocked) Specs
Part number: OPTIMUSVu
- Product Basic Spec