Specs Comparison: LG Optimus Vu vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100

The LG Optimus Vu that was unveiled at the MWC 2012 is going to be marketed as the LG Intuition by Verizon. The LG Intuition is more of a phablet than a phone thanks to its tablet-esque look. So, can this product be Verizon’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Here is a comparison between the two devices.

LG Optimus Vu vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100

Ergonomics & Design

The Intuition measures 139.6 mm in length, 90.4 mm in breadth and 8.5 mm in thickness. The device weighs around 168 g. The Galaxy Note 2’s footprint measures 151.1 * 80.5 mm. The Note 2 weighs around 183 g and is 9.4 mm thick. The Intuition sports a HD-IPS LCD display of 5 inches and a resolution of 768 * 1024 pixels. The 4:3 aspect ratio screen of the LG Intuition provides a different take on mobile computing. The Note 2 features a screen with resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels spread over a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 267 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

OS

The phones run on Android platform. However, the versions are different. While the Note 2 runs the Jelly Bean v4.1.1, the Intuition is running the relatively older Ice Cream Sandwich. The Intuition is powered by a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The Note 2 on the other hand is driven by an efficient quad core ARM Cortex A9 processor packing an Exynos 4412 chipset and having a clock speed of 1.6 GHz.

Memory

The LG Intuition comes with 32 GB on internal memory along with 1 GB RAM. The Note 2 has 16/32/64 GB of internal storage space available with 2 GB RAM. However, the Intuition doesn’t have a micro SD slot while the Note 2 can accommodate 64 GB of extra memory.

Camera

The Note 2 features an 8 MP shooter in the rear with features as LED flash, autofocus, geo tagging, etc. and digital zoom of 4x. The Intuition too has an 8 MP unit in the rear having topnotch features as LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, autofocus, etc. The phone cameras can also shoot videos at a quality of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The Note 2 has a 1.9 MP front camera while the Intuition features a 1.3 MP secondary camera.

Connectivity

The Intuition and the Note 2 are GSM and HSDPA enabled. Verizon has provided a 4G network to the Intuition via LTE. Wireless networking is enabled by Wi-Fi 802.11. The phones also have Bluetooth and micro USB port for local area connectivity. The phones have NFC chips.

Battery

The Intuition is fuelled by a Li-Po battery rated at 2080 mAh. The Note 2 is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 3100 mAh.

Price

The Note 2 is available at $ 650 without any contract. The Intuition is available at $199 from the Verizon at a two year agreement.

Wrap Up

The Intuition may not be able to beat the Galaxy Note 2. Its chances of taking on the S-Pen stylus tablet are hampered by its lack of digitizer and 4:3 aspect ratio.