Conclusion: We like the Vu quite a lot. It's small, light and attractive with that chic look. Yes, it's plastic and pales in comparison to the iPhone's modern skyscraper glass and metal shtick, but when compared to mere mortal phones, it's good stuff. The touch screen is large, lovely and perfect for TV. Better yet, it responds well and the haptic feedback makes it more natural than interacting with lifeless glass.
Pros: Lovely looking, small and light. Very good haptic touch screen that's large, bright and clear. Autofocus camera takes good shots when there's enough light. Plenty of Bluetooth profiles including DUN, and A2DP sounds great. HTML web browser does a good job, YouTube mobile support is a welcome touch and broadcast TV looks really sharp. Fast and responsive in all respects. Good IM client.
Cons: 3G reception is below average. Music player doesn't play nicely with iTunes AAC files despite claimed support. Fingerprint magnet. Email provider support is limited. Must remove battery to access the microSD card slot. Battery meter is inaccurate (drops quickly after charge is half drained).
Summary: If the LG Vu's goal was to deliver a touchscreen phone and silky-smooth Mobile TV to those who can't afford (or don't want to pay for) the iPhone, we say: mission accomplished. The Vu is also a better phone than the iPhone, although it lacks niceties such as visual voicemail. If you don't need a full Web surfing experience on the go and don't mind putting up with a few other quirks, this is a good choice.
Excerpt: The LG Vu is very similar in design to the iPhone. While the Vu may look like the iPhone , the touch interface was not nearly as smooth. Like the LG Dare , scrolling can be a problem with the Vu. The screen measures three inches and boasts a 240 x 400 pixel resolution, placing it among the better displays available. Lacking an integrated light sensor, however, the Vu’s screen can be difficult to view in sunlight.