LG Optimus Vu review: A ginormous 5-inch phablet

Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the LG Optimus Vu is a phone with a huge screen: 5 inches to be exact.

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It seemed like not so long ago, we were trying to wrap our heads around the Samsung Galaxy Note and its whopping 5.3-inch screen. Now it looks like LG has provided its own answer to the phone-tablet hybrid with the LG Optimus Vu .

The Vu's screen is slightly smaller at a perfect 5 inches, but its svelte frame is more squarish and the display has an odd 4:3 aspect ratio. The device also comes with a hefty stylus, called a Rubberdium pen, that's sturdy and feels similar to a real pen.

Though I like its decent 8-megapixel camera and crisp display, the Vu isn't without its drawbacks. This includes its outdated Android Gingerbread OS and its nearly $900 price tag. For the full review, read more here .

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LG Optimus Vu is a phone on steroids.

As LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch LCD IPS display, has an 8-megapixel camera, and an embedded antenna (yes, seriously).

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Lynn La is a CNET editor who reviews and reports on all things mobile. She also writes about visual arts/design and the ways it intersects with tech. Before CNET, Lynn has also written for The Global Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Macworld.

 

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