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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.

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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.

Pros
  • Fantastic HD-IPS displayExcellent camera
Cons
  • Stylus can't be stowed in the deviceStylus integration is half-bakedRuns Gingerbread
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

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

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1024x768)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion)

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
Model
Intuition

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2080 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Cdma, Lte
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1024x768)
Pixel density
256 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
Ruggedized
No