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  • LG Optimus Vu, the Galaxy Note 2 competitor launched in India

    After becoming a big success in the Korean markets, the 5-inch smartphone from LG, the Optimus Vu has now landed at the Indian shores. The "phablet" which is pitted directly against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is priced at Rs. 34,500.

    Announced for the Korean markets earlier this year in February, the specifications of the smartphone were revamped for it's global launch.

    The phones success can be measured from the fact that LG has managed to sell 500,000 units of the Optimus Vu in South Korea itself and later, after it's launch in Japan, it received a thumbs up from the Japanese market as well.


    Processor: 1.5GHz Quad-core, 1GB RAM
    Display: 5-inch IPS display, 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
    Camera: 8MP rear, 1.3MP front
    Storage: 32GB internal, no Micro-SD expansion
    Battery: 2080 mAh
    Connectivity: LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, DLNA, NFC, A-GPS

    Optimus Vu for India runs on a 1.5 Ghz Quad-core Nvidia tegra 3 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, the optimus Vu sports a 5-inch IPS XGA display with a resoltuin of 1024 x 768 pixels with an aspect ratio of 4:3.

    The Optimus Vu comes equipped with an 8 megapixel primary camera with a single LED flash that is capable of recording Full HD videos at 30 fps and a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera.

    The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage and houses a 2,080 mAh Li-ion battery. As far as connectivity options go, you get LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, DLNA, NFC, and A-GPS

    Just as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the LG Optimus Vu comes with a stylus ( dubbed as a Rubbebdium Pen) that helps you in editing documents, sketching and making handwritten notes using LGs Memo app.

    The fact that it will succeed in toppling the Galaxy Note 2's dominance in India is doubtful as the "brand concious" buyers in India might be reluctant to spend that much for on LG smarphone, plus, the Note 2 has a lot going in it's favour like a bigger, 5.5-inch diplay and 2GB of RAM, that should make it much faster than the Optimus Vu.

    Would you choose the Optimus Vu over the Galaxy Note 2? Do let us know!