Summary: When Samsung released the Galaxy Note , it was met with some skepticism. Do people want a huge phone with a huge screen that barely fits in your pocket, people wondered? Turns out they do, and the Note has sold gangbusters since it was introduced. It's been left mostly without competition, too — at least until LG unveiled the Optimus Vu , a 5-inch phone with a super-wide 4:3 aspect ratio. The Optimus Vu is now known as the LG Intuition, and it's now available on Verizon.
Pros: Big screen is great for typing, Fast performance
Cons: Enormous, Design is impossibly clunky, 4:3 display doesn't show apps properly
Summary: Some say, the LG Optimus Vu was conceived to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note II. However, that is exactly what it is not. Well, you may say that both are big-screen phones, with the rather fancily named styluses, but both seem to offer different things. The Optimus Vu is even bigger than the Note II. The Note II has better S-Pen features and multi-tasking. In the end, it is more about what you want from a huge phone!
Pros: Good display quality despite low resolution, Stable performance, Surprisingly good battery life, Camera does well even in low light, White colour looks good
Cons: Too big, some say, Pricey, Stylus not on the same level as Samsung's S-Pen
Summary: The Optimus Vu has its fair share of shortcomings, the 4:3 aspect ratio is among them. Also, the stylus was supposed to make the device unique and special — but it didn’t really turn out that way (we’re really hoping it will add value when you need to use it for sketching/drawing).
Summary: With a price tag of Rs. 34,990, the LG Optimus Vu is one expensive phone and quite frankly, doesn’t make sense at all. You can find it online for as low as Rs. 30,000 but this is still quite expensive. Our main issue is the form factor and while it may suit web browsing, it’s terribly inconvenient for both apps as well as ergonomics.
LG Intuition – the Optimus Vu is finally coming to the US, courtesy of Verizon
7 October 2012
Conclusion: The LG Intuition is coming this fall to Verizon, and the price will be $200 with a contract, which is on par with the Galaxy Note and other high end smartphones. If you need a device for note taking and high speed Internet usage and have a large enough sleeve or pockets, the LG Intuition is certainly worth a look.
Summary: Overall opinion: If the battery carries decent use and standby life, and the Optimus Vu has respectable RAM and connectivity, none of which we know fully right now, it’s doubtful that it will be priced as high as the Note but could easily slip into the same potential user’s hands. Thin and wide, though, might make users wary of its day-to-day durability and convenience.
Summary: The LG Intution follows the mantra of "go big or go home," but we're leaning toward the latter. The large 5-inch display is beautiful with deep colors and sharp detail, and we like its fast Verizon LTE data speeds. The large stylus will definitely please the note-taking crowd, but the fact that the phone lacks a dock for the pen is a major con.
Pros: Solid performance and graphics, Blazing 4G LTE speeds, Large vivid display, Optimus overlay adds convenient shortcuts,
Cons: Difficult to use with one hand, No stylus holder, Lacks handwriting recognition, Short battery life, Weak speaker
Conclusion: Well, after checking out the LG Intuition extensively from head-to-toe, our gut instinct is nudging to move on ahead – from this one, that is. Sure, its massive size is sure to amaze some random strangers as you whip it out from your pockets, but beyond that, there isn’t anything compelling to make it a worthwhile competitor to the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note ’s throne.
Pros: Display is great for web browsing, Fast overall performance, It stands out for being so large
Cons: No slot for the Rubberdium stylus, Not practical for watching videos, Poor battery life, Shoots terrible photos and videos