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Video: Quick First Look at the LG Optimus Vu

Is the LG Optimus Vu the weirdest phone of the last year? Quite possibly. Once rumored to be LG’s knee-jerk reaction to the Samsung Galaxy Note, this thing is a monster. It’s being sold as a phone, but with its 5″ display, it’s much more. On the spec side, it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (probably the Snapdragon S4), LTE, 2080mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and is only 8.5mm thick. Oh, it also still runs Gingerbread.

After playing with it, I can sort of see how it would be a nice coffee table device, maybe as a mini tablet. I’m still struggling to decide if I would ever want to carry around a device this big as my daily driver. You’ll see in the video below what I’m talking about. Aside from the size, it hums along nicely, has nifty screen capture tricks up its sleeves, takes decent pictures, and would be a joy to consume media on.

It has not been announced for the U.S. market yet. 


  • identical buttons to the razr under the screen?

  • Tyler Cunning

    The Retarted Samsung Galaxy Note!

  • mikel61101

    how come I cant post when using the droidlife app on my D3

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    stop it LG….

  • MKader17

    At that point I would rather just carry around a Galaxy Tab2 in my pocket. If I’m going to look ridiculous I better go all out.

  • r0lct

    Must be slow at the show to be talking this junker up. 😛

    • Azn_Android

      I know right? I can understand showing off the Optimus 4x since it’s their flagship but this phone really isn’t worth reporting about…

      • You don’t think GB is cutting edge tech? Gosh! /s

  • LiterofCola

    If it went down an inch in width, it would look MUCH better.

    • Liderc

      That’s not what she said.

      • LiterofCola


  • 5” screen and only a 2080mAh battery? ok LG.

  • EC8CH

    No Fat Chicks Phones

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