Two Android Phablet-Family Members, LG Optimus Vu and Galaxy Note, Face to Face?

Author: Ahmad Wahid
Published: February 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Making a new experiment, LG has, finally, released a new phone, which lies somewhere between a Smartphone and a Tablet; a good option for the users who want the good features of both in one. With 5-inch screen, this new smartphone aka tablet may compete Samsung Galaxy Note, the first ever smartphone a bit smaller than tablets.

The gigantic-sized Optimus Vu can be called a Phablet due to its smartphone capabilities and tablet size. Being, the second Phablet in the market, Optimus Vu carries a 5.0 inch display with 1024 x 768 of screen resolution, an 8MP primary camera, dual-core 1.5GHz processor in the hood with 1GB of RAM and 32Gigs of internal memory. It still carries a stylus for more productivity.

The quick technical specifications of this Phablet by LG may be compared by Galaxy Note:

  1. 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm in resolution which makes it wider and thinner than Samsung Galaxy Note.
  2. 5-inch (1024 x 768) IPS display with 256 PPI screen density makes the Galaxy Note winner with just 3 inches.
  3. Optimus Vu is operated by dual-core 1.5GHz processor whereas Galaxy Note carries a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.
  4. Galaxy Note leads the Optimus Vu with the 2MP front facing camera while the 1.3 MP.
  5. Both the phablets carry 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash.
  6. Both the phablets are powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
  7. Some standard features, such as, HDMI, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct are common.
  8. Stylus is also there in both the phablets while they appear to be enjoying blazing fast speeds of 4G LTE networks with A 2,080 mAh battery.

With many common features, we hope to see a neck-to-neck competition between these rivals of same family. LG Optimus Vu would be  available next month but with  the uncertainty of price.

A simple observer may find Optimus not so beautiful and stylish, as Galaxy Note is, but I find it a little better though the users with aesthetic senses may love Galaxy Note to be the better choice.

Let’s hope this Phablet by LG would be successful as Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

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