Is it tablet or is it a smartphone? That’s perhaps the question that will be uppermost on your mind when you see the LG Optimus Vu. Nor should you be faulted for asking yourself that question, for LG has designed the Vu to combine the portability of a smartphone with the viewing prowess normally associated with a tablet.
The Vu includes the Polaris Office suite of software which makes it easy to open and work on Word, Excel or Powerpoint files even when you’re on the move. This is a key reason why LG is positioning this phone as a productivity-enhancing smartphone.
At 5”, the LG Vu’s screen size is marginally smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note’s 5.3”. But it’s still larger than the display screen that most other smartphones offer. It has an 8 megapixel camera on the rear, with AF and LED flash. The 1.3 megapixel camera is on the front.
The Vu is designed for 4G LTE but make sure your mobile service provider offers 4G LTE in your area.
The Vu’s insides are power-packed too, with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 32GB of internal memory. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but an upgrade to Ice cream sandwich is on the cards.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the LG Vu allows you to write “notes” on screenshots that can be easily captured using one push of the QuickClip hotkey. The Rubberdium pen enables users to jot down their ideas or notes on the captured screenshots and you can easily mail the image to a friend or colleague.