LG’s Optimus series has been a popular story lately. Though it was seemed for some time that LG won’t be continuing to work on its tablet range, but this month it claimed these rumors false by introducing the Optimus Vu. A tablet come phone, which shares a verity of features of a tablet and a phone and therefore critics have named it as the “Phoneblet”.
Optimus Vu has somehow scrounged the design of LG Prada 3.0 with the same metallic sides and a black plastic back. Though its screen is a bit larger than Prada, that is 5-inches 16M-color with capacitive touch screen, and beneath the screen you can find the usual four capacitive buttons for Home, Menu, Back and Search. At the top of the Optimus Vu, you can find four options: A lock key, a 3.5mm Audio Jack, a microUSB port and a QuickMemo button.
At the back of the Optimus Vu is an 8-megapixel camera with LED Flash, with a speaker grille at the bottom left corner. The front-facing camera is 1.3MP for video calling as well. The back panel is not removable with a battery of 2080mAh. As for the battery test, it can run quite well during voice calls, but it shows an average performance if you use it for web browsing and video playback. The total this battery can stand is for approximately 37 hours with average usage.
It has a dual-band CDMA with Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, and a Dual-core 1.5GHz ARM Scorpio processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Though the version it runs for Android is an old one, but still it has few good features like 32GB of inbuilt storage, smart dialing and voice dialing, T-DMB TV tuner, LG Rubberdium style and Polaris Office editor. Overall, it’s not a very extraordinary tablet come phone, but still it’s worth a try.