LG looks very confident to make a comeback in smartphone market as it has introduced some very good and advanced devices like LG Optimus VU in the market. The device that runs on Android OS 2.3 but has high-end features is definitely going to make a difference.
The best thing about LG Optimus Vu is that it is NFC-enabled. The screen is very decent and if you look at its size and shape, the weight is very less.
Well, for me the worst thing is its price. The aspect ratio for this device is odd and although Android 4.1 has been introduced a few days ago, it still runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You will also be required to carry the stylus separately as well.
Although, Optimus VU has great design, it looks good and everyone would like to buy it but a device running on Android 2.3 cannot be sold for $900. Besides all the best features, OS and price can really let the device down.
It is quite clear that when you will see the LG Optimus Vu for the first time, your jaws will be dropped. It depends on you if you like it or not. Some people really like the big design and large screen but others term it as bulky and nothing else.
One thing that must be made clear here is that, this is not a smartphone and not a tablet but it comes in the category of “phablet”. The first time when I saw this phone, I asked myself that is it really a phone? I was amazed and shocked at the same time and then I heard about the price which made me completely not-interested in this device.
Still, writing a review is my job, so I have to review this device.
The LG Optimus Vu is 5.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. The thickness is only 0.33 inches and the weight of the devices is only 6.08 ounces. No doubt, Optimus VU is huge for any Smartphone.
There is no problem for the smartphone fitting in the palm but you will have to be careful. While reviewing the handset, I had to hold it both hands most of the times. There are chances that you might drop it while trying to make a call, as I did.
If you want to keep it in pocket then you can easily do that. This handset can be kept in front of back pocket but this will not be comfortable for you or anyone. Overall, the Optimus Vu looks very bulky even when you are holding it in your hands. It is quite clear that you will not feel comfortable using this handset in public.
There is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor installed in this handset. Although, this processing speed doesn’t hold a candle in front of quad-core processors but still, it is great. The processing of the handset is very smooth; you can play HD games and watch movies without any trouble.
Currently it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but there are reports that LG will upgrade the OS of this handset to Android 4.0 ICS in near future.
The LG Optimus Vu is no doubt a good looking and decent handset. It has good features, specifications and design. However, a handset running on Android OS 2.3 cannot be sold for $900.