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LG Intuition

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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

80
RobertSprint
I'm at the end of Day 14 of my trial, and guess what -- the phone is still with...read more
90
wongkatrok
actually i buy this phone because the size of it's display; consider about comfortability...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
63
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
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.
 
60
Engadget
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.
 
70
GSM Arena
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 elsewhere.
 
50
PC World
The LG Optimus Vu has the makings of an excellent phone, but its dreadful design will leave your hand aching.
 
60
phoneArena
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 phone is not yet ready for it.
 
80
SlashGear
This is certainly one of LG’s most impressive devices yet.
 
70
Engadget
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.
 
70
CNET
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.
 
70
Android Central
...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 by poor software and stylus...
 
50
Laptop Magazine
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.