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LG's Optimus Vu comes to Verizon's LTE network

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The Intuition is a mediocre phone with last year's specs, and only a select few buyers will even feel comfortable holding it.

Critic reviews

6.3
15 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.2
  • Display
    7.4
  • Battery life
    5.7
  • Camera
    6.6
  • Ease of use
    6.4
  • Design and form factor
    6.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.1
  • Media support
    7.5
  • Durability
    7.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.1

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User reviews

8.5
2 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    9.0
  • Display
    10
  • Battery life
    7.0
  • Camera
    7.0
  • Ease of use
    9.0
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    10
  • Media support
    9.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    9.0
7.0
Engadget Sep 21, 2012

Our gripes with the width of the Intuition is more of a matter of personal preference and the extra girth may suit folks just fine ... however, we'd be more willing to give it a pass if the device itself isn't a study in mediocrity.

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6.0
Engadget Jul 13, 2012

The Optimus Vu is a half-hearted stab at the phablet category pioneered by the Galaxy Note. It's a follower, not a leader, and is best left untouched.

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7.0
CNET Jun 26, 2012

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.

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7.0
CNET Sep 19, 2012

The LG Intuition from Verizon is a reasonably priced, Android 4.0 'phablet,' but its specs can't compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family.

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6.0
PC Mag Sep 17, 2012

The massive LG Intuition phablet offers a sprawling 5-inch screen for browsing, reading, and taking notes, but it's not a great smartphone.

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5.0
PC World Jun 22, 2012

The LG Optimus Vu has the makings of an excellent phone, but its dreadful design will leave your hand aching.

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5.0
Laptop Magazine Sep 19, 2012

The LG Intuition offers a gorgeous 5-inch display and an inventive interface, but it's too difficult to use with one hand and there's nowhere to put the stylus.

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5.0
TechHive Oct 8, 2012

The Intuition ... feels half baked: LG nailed “big” and threw in a stylus, but disappointing ergonomics coupled with an ugly design make the Intuition a tough sell.

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7.0
GSM Arena Jul 6, 2012

And therein lies the problem that LG faces when marketing the Vu - it's a bit clunky to use (too wide for our hands), still stuck on Gingerbread (that's already two versions behind the latest Android release) and the capacitive stylus, while nice, isn't a feature that can't easily be gotten...

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7.0
Android Central Sep 20, 2012

...you're either going to love it or hate it. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you'll realize it has a great display, fast performance, and a visually-pleasing Ice Cream Sandwich experience. You'll also realize it should be kept in the niche category, as its functionality as a tablet is limited...

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7.0
Phone Scoop Sep 18, 2012

I could only recommend the LG Intuition to those who absolutely do not want both a tablet and a smartphone and are seeking something that falls in between. Even then, I strongly suggest you go to a Verizon Wireless store and use this device before purchasing it.

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6.0
phoneArena Jun 29, 2012

The huge size is our main complain about the Vu. It’s just not fit for one-handed use - it’s too wide. Android Gingerbread now looks very dated and adds on to that undercooked feeling of the UI and phone in general. It’s probably no coincidence that LG didn’t release this globally - the...

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6.0
TechRadar Oct 11, 2012

It does represent a step in the right direction, and while the Intuition will probably take a beating from the Samsung Note II, we're hoping the LG's next phablet offering gets it right.

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9.0
wongkatrok wongkatrok

actually i buy this phone because the size of it's display; consider about comfortability to type on. .... that's it.. dual core is enough for me.. but what can i do... they plug the quad one.... if there is an e ink type of display.... i would prefer that one.... please some body make it.......

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8.0
RobertSprint RobertSprint

I'm at the end of Day 14 of my trial, and guess what -- the phone is still with me. It's fun and I can SEE the darn thing! That's the best part because I’m a graphics designer – an aging one. My sister has 4GLTE with AT&T in New York and is so frustrated that she can't get this phone!

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