Excerpt: When AT&T Mobile TV launched two years ago, the LG Vu was one of AT&T ‘s launch devices for the live mobile TV service. The Vu had a lovely 3-inch display, and it even had a pull-out antenna to further amplify its television reception. Still, the design was getting long in the tooth, and we’re glad to see LG and AT&T finally come out with its successor, the LG Vu Plus.
Conclusion: By far the biggest eyesore going for the LG Vu Plus is its bloated $149.99 on-contract price which brings it into the upper echelon of the spectrum and is a bit much for a feature phone. Usually, at that level, consumers begin to check out other options that are more fitting – like smartphones. Not only that, but it doesn't innovate in a broad range of categories where a “Plus” model should.
Pros: Responsive QWERTY, Satisfactory photo quality, Good battery life
Summary: From the start, I had mixed feelings about the LG Vu Plus. It has a lot of potential and comes with great features, but it doesn't perform very well. In the end, I guess it's all about performance. The camera is great and the keyboard may be to others' liking even though it wasn't to mine, but the battery underperformed, the speed of loading programs and switching through menus was a bit slow, and I wasn't impressed with the homescreen setup and options.