Up Close With LG's 5-inch Optimus Vuby Anand Lal Shimpi on February 26, 2012 10:13 AM EST
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We talked about LG's 5-inch Optimus Vu smartphone/tablet last week, but today we were able to spend some time with the device itself. As Jason mentioned in our post on it, the Optimus Vu does use a Snapdragon S3 SoC running at up to 1.5GHz. It's a unique form factor that definitely has some niche appeal if you're looking for a pocketable tablet.
The Vu is currently running Gingerbread but LG expects to upgrade it to ICS before the end of the year. I suspect that will be the major issue with device adoption. Without ICS, the UI performance of the device needs work - particularly when it comes to scrolling around the browser. By the time ICS is ready for the device I do hope LG will consider migrating it to Krait/Snapdragon S4.
Check out the gallery below for more shots of the Optimus Vu.
|LG Optimus Vu||Samsung Galaxy Note||Dell Streak||Galaxy Nexus LTE||Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX|
|Height||139.6 mm (5.49")||146.9 mm (5.78")||152.9 mm (6.02")||135.5 mm (5.33")||130.7 mm (5.15")|
|Width||90.4 mm (3.56")||83 mm (3.27")||79.1 mm (3.11")||67.9 mm (2.67")||68.9 mm (2.71")|
|Depth||8.5 mm (0.33")||9.7 mm (0.38")||9.98 mm (0.39")||9.47 mm (0.37")||8.99 mm (0.35")|
|Weight||139 g (4.9 oz)||178 g (6.3 oz)||220 g (7.76 oz)||150 g (5.3 oz)||145 g (5.1 oz)|
|CPU||1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon||1.4 GHz Exynos 4210 Dual-core Cortex-A9||Qualcomm Scorpion @ 1GHz||1.2 GHz Dual-core OMAP 4460 Cortex-A9||1.2 GHz Dual-core OMAP 4430 Cortex-A9|
|GPU||Adreno 220||ARM Mali-400||Adreno 200||PowerVR SGX 540||PowerVR SGX 540|
|RAM||1 GB LPDDR2||1 GB||512MB LPDDR1||1 GB LPDDR2||1 GB LPDDR2|
|NAND||32GB NAND||16 or 32GB NAND, up to 32GB microSD||16GB micro SD + 2GB integrated||32GB NAND||16GB NAND, 16GB Class 4 microSD preinstalled|
|Camera||8MP AF with LED Flash + 1.3MP Front Facing Camera||8MP AF with LED Flash + 2MP Front Facing Camera||5MP AF with dual LED Flash + Front Facing Camera||5MP AF with LED Flash + 1.3MP Front Facing Camera||8MP AF with LED Flash + 1.3MP Front Facing Camera|
|Screen||5.0" 1024 x 768 IPS||5.3" 1280 x 800 HD Super AMOLED||5" 800 x 480||4.65" 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED||4.3" 960 x 540 Super AMOLED Advanced|
|Battery||Integrated 7.7Whr||Removable 9.25Whr||Removable 5.661 Whr||Removable 6.85Whr||Internal 12.4Whr|
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RaistlinZ - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkNice to see it feature an IPS screen. ICS + Krait could make this an interesting product. Hopefully it will get ICS sooner rather than later.
ImSpartacus - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkDoesn't the Galaxy Nexus LTE have 32GB of NAND?
Brian Klug - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkFixed, it indeed has 32 GB of internal storage.
ImSpartacus - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkThanks. While storage capacities aren't hugely important to the scope of this story, the tireless attention to detail is the reason I come to Anandtech first. You guys rock.
guidryp - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkToo big for a phone for me, but I wold love an eReader based on this.
agent2099 - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - linkThey shouldn't even release this phone without ICS. Google needs to mandate that once there is a major OS revision all future devices come preinstalled with the latest OS.