LG Intuition Unboxing and First Impressions (Video)

Samsung has been mostly uncontested in the phablet space that it invented with the Galaxy Note. We haven’t seen a competing device from Motorola or HTC, though there are rumors of a 5″ 1080p Android from HTC heading to Verizon. LG, though, is going up against the Note with the Optimus Vu, now available stateside as the LG Intuition on Verizon Wireless for $199.99. The Intuition has a smaller, but wider screen than the Note at 5.0″ (versus 5.3″ on the Note and 5.5″ on the Note II) thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio afforded by the 1024×768 resolution (making for a pixel density of 256). Inside, the Intuition has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with no microSD expansion possible. It’s running on Verizon 4G LTE and is an Android 4.0.4 phone. While the device is indeed very wide and tall, it’s only 8.4mm thick, compared to 9.65mm for the original Note. Here’s a look at our unboxing video:

First impressions:

  • The screen is quite nice with great clarity and a medium level of color saturation
  • The device isn’t the fastest, with noticeable UI lag in various places
  • Yes, the Intuition fits in a pocket
  • The device feels super thin, perhaps because it’s so tall and wide

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.