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LG Intuition Available Today From Verizon for $199

Talk over the last day has been all about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 that will reportedly arrive on all U.S. carriers, including Verizon. But let’s not forget, that there is another tablet-phone hybrid in the game that is available today. The LG Intuition (known as the Optimus Vu abroad) can be purchased from Big Red for $199 on new 2-year contract.

With its 5″ display (4:3 ratio), 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, and Ice Cream Sandwich, this device doesn’t sound awful on paper. Before deciding to purchase one, we definitely recommend that you get one in your hands, though. It’s big, folks. Like, awkward in your hands, big.

We spent a few minutes with it in May at CTIA and came away confused. I personally, can’t imagine carrying this around as my daily device, but if a purse or “messenger” bag is always attached to you, this may be something to look at. Actually, you should probably wait until the Note 2 is out so that you can compare the two.

Via:  Verizon

  • RandyWalters

    Hey — don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. I’ll be 50 in two days (augh!!!) and I have to say this is the only phone I can read without my glasses. So, when I’m driving to my New York art studio, I don’t have to grab my reading glasses to see who’s calling. And, I use it to scribble artwork ideas right there in front of clients; they love it! It’s not available on AT&T but it does run on 4GLTE and it’s pretty darn fast. I’m happy (enough). i just use Bluetooth, by the way.

  • Gene

    Call me crazy but as a graphics designer I love the thought of the 4:3 screen. Great for viewing my graphics design work one final time before sending to clients. AT&T just put 4G LTE here in Atlanta several months ago but doesn’t carry the Intuition. Maybe in another six months…

  • Gregg

    I’ve had a Droid X with the wider screen aspect ratio for almost two years now, and I just switched to this device, mainly because of the 4×3 aspect ratio. And I’m much happier with it. I use it mainly for email and web browsing (not watching movies), so the squarer aspect ratio is actually a plus. And it fits in my hand and pocket just fine. When I use the phone, I use a bluetooth earpiece, so the size doesn’t matter. (Yes, it is huge and looks funny if you hold it up to your head!) It’s basically a small tablet. Obviously, if your main use is watching video, or you don’t like earpieces, don’t get it. But for web, email, texting, etc., it’s great! Seriously, no negatives yet. (I don’t have experience with LG so can’t speak about support, slow updates, etc.) As far as comparing it to the Note 2 — that isn’t out yet, and may not be on Verizon. If it is and you can wait and you like wide screen, I’m sure it’ll be a better device. But this one is perfect for how I use it.

  • d c

    i bought this and its so big its useless as a phone so now i just use it as a figleaf to cover my package when im in public

  • jsf6262

    I just played with one of these in a Verizon store and, unsurprisingly, it was awful. I knew the 4:3 aspect ratio would be weird, but I didn’t know it would be that bad. I have no idea how this is expected to compete with the Galaxy Note II. I really can’t see anyone buying this thing, even if they have no idea what they’re doing… the size and shape of it are just so strange and inconvenient. LG failed super hard on this one.

  • Matthew Merrick

    im seeing conflicting reports, dows this have a S3 or an S4¿

    • Atst88

      If S4, I will buy it. If S3, I will ignore it. I really want clarification on this as well…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000319419715 Nevelo BegFor MercyStone

    I seen this in person today, it has to be the ugliest device I’ve ever seen yuck!

  • ChristopherSalse

    Oh my god, who the hell cares

  • corymcnutt

    The device doesn’t even have a slot for the pen…so you have to carry that around with you as well has the phone…what was LG thinking and what were they “black mailing” Verizon with to make them carry such a POS???

  • http://www.facebook.com/BeautifullyBrokenMachines Lloyd BrokenMachines Jones

    Blegh! OPTIMUS G FOR ME PLEASE. Nothing more.

  • thedonxr

    4:3 aspect ratio what’s next LG, parachute pants?

  • jj

    the big question now is….will verizon have the note II?

  • VZWIndirect

    Just unboxed one of these, and I gotta say….Holy Hell what were they thinking? It is downright “stupid” big.

    I will admit, it is light for the size, the screen looks good, and it runs nice and smooth. But the size, and the aspect ratio, is just ignorant.

    If I sell a single one, I will be amazed, especially with the Note 2 around the corner.

  • paul_cus

    I don’t think so, Verizon.

  • Superdroid

    Door Stop….

  • Superdroid

    Door stop.

  • http://twitter.com/nerdydesi Nerdy Desi

    4:3 is the deal breaker for me. At least 16:9 or 16:10 please.

  • STILLIRISE

    Now that vzw finally have one of there “newly” announced ICS devices out… Hopefully we (spectrum owners) can finally get the ICS update! I know this is why we haven’t.

  • jphanes24

    Why even bother comparing the Note 2 with this POS? Some people may not care for the 5+ inch phones, but I’m actually digging the Note 2. My gnex has taken a beating and I’m ready for something different. May be plastic but at least when it hits the ground, it doesn’t shatter…. drunken nights out lol

  • LGisPoop

    The biggest problem with the phone is in plain sight. If you look right below the Contacts and Camera icon, there is a white icon that basically means slow updates, poor user experience, and no developer support….

  • Ron_Swanson

    DEAD IN THE WATER.

    • fanboy1974

      Not really dead in the water; it floats. Aka LG life Raft.

  • Answer2K1

    Looks like a hi-tech cigarette holder…

  • fixxmyhead

    come on whos gonna buy one? dont lie, i know theres someone in here who wants one.

    • Guest

      I have to say I am the one stupid person who bought this phone sight unseen from the website last week. Arrived on Friday and I could not stop laughing!! It really didn’t look that big until I got it in my hand (no comments please). Anyway I also got covers for the thing from another website and when you put the cover on the phone it looked like I was holding a book to my face. My kids and I had a good laugh over this one. Clearly the voice of reason was not with me when I made this purchase.

      I really don’t have anything good to say about it other than if you’re legally blind this would be the phone for you because every screen is stretched so large. It is a thin phone though, however when you talk on it, my hand got cramps from holding the thing (again, no comments please even thought someone will anyway)…

      • Paul

        How do apps from play store look on it? They aren’t designed with this aspect ratio in mind, so does it stretch things or have black bars when in them?

      • fixxmyhead

        lol i knew it

  • Jason James

    Jelly Bean, slimmer, bigger battery/screen, 2GB ram, quad-core, s-pen. Why are we waiting to compare the two again?

  • jldleo

    Galaxy Note II = LG Intuition, both on Verizon which one will you choose

  • cooksta32676

    I would like to see the Verizon memo cheat sheet on how to go about selling this device to a customer.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    LG Intuition aka LG Square phone

  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    LG no thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.a.sorensen1 Dana Alan

    Think long and hard before committing to this thing. It’s an LG…VZW will run one ad then stop. It’s running ICS, and judging by LG’s track record you will never see JB. And if the record stands, developers will show little or no interest. (still waiting for the promised when I bought it ICS update on my Spectrum.) Good luck LG, you’re going to need it.

  • zaxwashere

    i’m confused…

    how is the note a great device but this one is too big?

    is there extra bezel on this one?

    • Detonation

      This screen is a 4:3 ratio – the measured screen size might be smaller but it’s more square, making it shorter and fatter and therefor overall wider – width of the Intuiation is 3.56″ where as the Note 2 is 3.16″ (the Note 2 is taller however)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    The decision of 4:3 hurts my brain. Are we headed away from flat screen and back in the direction of curved tv tubes next?

  • SAMBO

    I suspect that LG is trying to get a head start on Samsung’s Note 2.

  • wickets

    that its out the box sans jellly bean is a real slap in the face……size notwithstanding, who wants to lock into last years technology?

    • Detonation

      Not that I care to defend it, but no other phone has yet to launch with (or even be upgraded to) Jelly Bean other than google devices.

      • wickets

        You are right….i forgot how ‘lucky’ i am to be on the cutting edge haha

      • Matthew Merrick

        well, actually asus has already upgraded one device, as have several chinese manufacturers

  • Go Hawkeyes

    With such a large device they could have certainly fit better specs into it. I foresee a quick drop to $99, then $49.

  • TROLOLOL

    I have an intuition that I will not be buying this device!

  • http://twitter.com/JSIN1605 JSIN

    Was at VZW store on Friday and one of the Sales guys had it. It seemed like a decent device and the size fit my giant man hands just fine. Still sticking to my nexus though

  • Blaudy Rodriguez

    I don’t see any reason why anybody would buy such an ugly weird-looking device. I call DOA since Samsung Note II is around the corner!

    • michael arazan

      I would like to see comparison s between the sg3 and the note 2

  • Radgatt

    ROFL

  • ceejw

    This phone should sell well with circus clowns who want a big oversized phone to go with their big oversized shoes.

  • Sankyou

    What good is having a bigger e-penis if you need a third hand to use it?