6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Mobile World Congress 2014: LG Optimus Vu

About Video Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2014: LG Optimus Vu

1:35 /

With a 5-inch display and optional stylus, LG's Optimus Vu takes on the Samsung Galaxy Note

Hi. I'm Ken Sherman, senior managing editor at cnet.com. I'm here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. I wanna show you the LG Optimus View. This is one of the few phones that LG has announced here. This would call in a half phone, half tablet or tablet territory as we like to call it. So that means, it's gonna be bigger than a usual phone. It's actually a 5 inch screen. So gonna be a lot bigger than what you used to hold in your hands. It is pretty slim. It's only 8.5 millimeters. So you can put it in your pocket pretty well. Of course it's gonna take up a lot of room, but as far as a co pocket like my jacket cup pocket right here, it sits very well. Besides the usual, the virtual keyboard and a phone dialler as you're used to. As actually a notebook, you can draw, you can make notes. So very much the same experience as you see in some tablets and a Galaxy Note, you can certainly type, you can use the keyboard, but then you can use the stylus as well. The back has a little bit of a textured cover. Does have a bit of a plastic feel which I'm not totally in love with. The phone has a comfortable feeling in the hands, feels a little bottom heavy so when I was using (it?). gonna fall forward a bit. But it's a minor complaint, wouldn't make a big deal out of it. What's great about this phone really is the display. I think it's gorgeous, really like the resolution and do like it and I think. the size is really gonna be a personal choice but if you're into this kind of size, you think it's cool, then definitely check this out. I'm Ken Sherman at Mobile World Congress 2012 with the LG Optimus View

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more
27:02 December 18, 2014
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:35 December 18, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 December 18, 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from...
Play video
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
5:07 December 18, 2014
Brian Tong picks his top 5 favorite products from 2014 that he uses with his iPhone and iPad, and you have a chance to win them al...
Play video
Is Ring better than Doorbot?
2:10 December 18, 2014
Ring suffers from some of the same old Doorbot drawbacks, but does show signs of improvement.
Play video
2014: The Year of the Hack
2:59 December 18, 2014
We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of...
Play video
Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS but its poor display doesn't impress
2:06 December 18, 2014
Sony's first Android Wear-based smartwatch has GPS built-in so you don't need to take your phone out running to track your progress....
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best Classic
2:00 December 18, 2014
XCAR look back over 2014 to figure out what the best classic car they drove this year was.
Play video