The “Phablet” , that’s how celebrity endorser KC Montero calls his new LG Optimus Vu (pronounced as “view”) in its recent prestigious launch (November 7, 2012) at The Best Western Premier F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Celebrity entrepreneur Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez doted on it like her own daughter, saying that, “It’s one gadget you should have.”
It’s a cross between a phone (it’s bigger) and a tablet (it’s smaller). Its 8.5mm razor thin frame fits snugly in a man’s pocket and in a woman’s purse. For multi-taskers like me, who treats every e-gadget like a juggler, this smartphone is a class circus act.
With its powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Optimus Vu continues to offer the 4-PLUS-1 functionality. The phablet allotted four primary cores for heavy-duty, multi-tasking. So, for example, your PowerPoint will not just present slides full of words but also feature crisp pictures, crystal sounds and catchy videos. Also, there will be smoother transition and animation from one power slide to another. Then, it sliced the 5th core for simple tasks such as enjoying music, making calls, receiving and sending SMS and email. Afraid that such demands would drain a lot of its battery juice? Its low-power processor assures efficiency without sacrificing performance
But what sets the Optimus Vu apart from the rest is its 5-inch IPS display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It boasts of a brilliant, colorful display that shows 3 primary colors per pixel while the Amoled display in other phones would only have 2 colors per pixel. Our Instagram and Pinterest generation will have a blast sharing and viewing photos of their latest life events. This phablet’s bigger-than-usual, brighter-than-ever screen creates the perfect view for reading e-books and viewing video streams. There’s more to see with less scrolling. It is as if you are reading an actual magazine.
The sizable screen also makes the upgraded Advanced QuickMemo even more fun to use. Not sure if your wife likes the cake you plan to buy for your kid’s birthday? Take a picture with its 8MP camera. Write a note on the picture itself using your own forefinger or its rubber-tipped stylus pen. (Unlike other stylus pens that are too short, slim and slippery, the Rubberdium stylus is long and thick enough for a no-slip grip. Its rubber tip has silenced the annoying “tic-tic” noise when tapping on the screen. It smoothly glides on the screen like writing on paper.) Then, MMS it for her thumbs-up. She then can jot down her own thoughts on it and send it back to you. (You can easily launch QuickMemo with the hotkey button on top of the unit.)
Truly, the Optimus Vu lives up to its slogan, “Your Thoughts in Full View.”
For its Philippine roll-out, the phablet will come with a leather case (black case for black unit and white for white). It is now available at all LG Mobile Concept Stores nationwide for an SRP of 27,990.00. For more info on the Optimus Vu, visit the ‘lgoptimusph’ Facebook page or the LG website