The Good The LG Optimus Vu is NFC-enabled, it has a decent screen, and for its size it's slim and lightweight.
The Bad The Vu is expensive, its aspect ratio is odd, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and you have to carry the stylus separately.
The Bottom Line Though the Optimus Vu fits into the novel "phablet" category, forking over $900 for any Gingerbread phone isn't worth it, no matter what the screen size.
LG Optimus Vu (unlocked)
As first impressions go, seeing the LG Optimus Vu will make your jaw drop -- and not necessarily in the good way.
Though I heard about the Vu back in Samsung Galaxy Note, I never saw it until it was sent to our offices for this review. At first sight, I asked myself the same question everyone else asked when I showed the device to them: "Is that really a phone?"as the "phablet" that was LG's presumed answer to the
It may be difficult to believe due its large, squarish frame, but yes, the Vu does make calls. Just expect a lot of sneers from other people when you do so in public because this handset will stand out in a crowd.
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