We finally got our hands on an LG Optimus Vu. Launched just last November 7, the Optimus Vu is LG’s very own hybrid smartphone-tablet handset that comes in an odd 4:3 aspect ratio.
The 4:3 aspect ratio of the Optimus Vu a wider frame that feels like a shrunken iPad. Actually, this is the only smartphone we’ve seen that sports this kind of form factor. It’s also one of the thinnest smartphones we’ve seen at just 8.5mm.
The Optimus Vu also comes with a stylus, the one that’s similar to a pencil eraser head (or the type you buy from 3rd-party accessories shop). The back also has that same texture and finish we’ve seen on the LG L-series and the LG Prada 3.0. Also, the unibody design that allowed for a slim profile also meant the battery is non-removable.
LG continues to bank on the processing power of Tegra 3 and the hardware configuration is very similar to the LG Optimus 4X HD that’s been out for a while as the flagship phone. However, LG also made sure that the screen brightness is cranked up so high at 650 nits.
LG Optimus Vu specs:
5″ HD-IPS LCD @ 1024×768 pixels, 256ppi (650 nits)
NVidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core
32GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
GPS with aGPS support
8MP AF rear camera
1.3MP HD front-facing camera
139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Right off the bat though, we’re a bit concerned about that 2080mAh battery and we were expected a Jellybean flavor right out of the box. We’ll take it to its paces and see how it fares in the coming days.
The LG Optimus Vu is already selling in stores for a retail price of Php27,990. We’ve been swamped with review units but we’ll try to get it out in a week.