LG Optimus Vu shown off on video with a huge bezel

February 22, 2012
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LG opted to officially unveil the LG Optimus Vu 5" Galaxy Note rival this week, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012. LG made the Vu official on the 19th complete with a 5" screen, 4G LTE and that stylus. Today with some nifty music LG is showing off the new Optimus Vu for everyone to see with a quick video demo, so check it out after the break.

This appears to be the first video showing LG's new 5" Android phablet in action doing tasks and making use of the stylus support -- only they write on screen with their fingers instead of the included stylus. Being able to take handwritten notes is pretty neat though right?

Among other things, the video gives us a great look at the unique 4:3 aspect ratio on that wide 5" screen and it's 1024 x 768 resolution. Personally it looks too wide for portrait mode and I'd only want to use it in landscape. Also the bezels appear quite large and wider than the Galaxy Note. I wish they could have kept those trimmed down making the entire device even smaller. Just like we mention in our Galaxy Note Review (link below) the size can only be a con for those that don't want it. If this size or type of device interests you then you'll love it. Let us know what you think of the video, and the size of the Vu in the comments below.

[via NetbookNews]


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  • Tommy Thompson

    I want the Note….I don’t want this.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       Hey @tommydaniel:disqus  WIMM winner.. I know right. The Galaxy Note is slowly growing on me. It’s large but games and browsing is aweeeesome!

      • Tommy Thompson

        I feel like the Vu makes the Note look tiny because of how wide it is. And there really isn’t much styling going on with it either.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

         none — just a square

      • Tommy Thompson

        Do we know if it uses a Wacom digitizer like the Note? If it doesn’t, that is another fail in my book.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

         very good question. I’ll find out while at MWC in Spain this weekend

      • Tommy Thompson

        TAKE ME WITH YOU! lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/liaw.kimpoh Liaw Kim Poh

      the Vu’s size is really worse than Note