Full Performance Review: LG Optimus Vu F100S, The New Challengers Phablet Note

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Promising office features, with extensive screen sensation and quadcore processors, Vu ready to challenge Phablet Owned Samsung ie Galaxy Note. What about performance? Check out the following test results.


Dimensions: 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm Weight: 168 g (5.93 oz);

In terms of design Vu somewhat less sweet, because maybe LG is not too concerned about aesthetics. The shape only seems “box” with a clear angle. With less ergonomic design makes users less comfortable when holding it. Moreover, the design is a bit wide which resulted in users with a small finger, which will be a difficulty when holding it with one hand.

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Using a plastic glossy material with a combination of silver bezel on the sides make the phone look elegant. Using a unibody design, making battery is embedded inside, so you can not easily replace batteries.

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At the top, there is a 3.5mm audio jack, Memo application shortcut button, micro-USB port, as well as the on / off. At the bottom of the screen, pinned four capacitive touch buttons, ie Back, Home, Recent Apps/task switcher, and Menu. Regarding both sides of the smartphone, on the left side, there is a microSIM card slot. While there are volume buttons on the right.


Screen: HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors; 768 x 1024 pixels, 5.0 inches (~256 ppi pixel density), Multitouch;

Vu comes with a 5-inch screen, this means Vi screens no wider than Note II using 5.5 inches. But even so, you will still feel comfortable while watching a movie or video.

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Supported display with IPS technology 1024 x 768 resolution using 4:3 aspect ratio, the LG Optimus Vu makes quite convenient in terms of visual appearance, when compared with smartphones which usually adopts a 16:9 screen.

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The convenience of users not only in Vu appearance but also when typing. Vu is capable of displaying a visual QWERTY keyboard with a large enough size. No exaggeration if typing in Vu experience was pleasant. Saturation quality IPS screen very sharp and bright, even if you use it under the sun though.


OS: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 3, CPU: Quad core, 1.5GHz, GPU: ULP GeForce, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass;

Vu using a four-core processor (quadcore) with a clock speed to 1.5 GHz. Using ARMv7 chipset (VFPv3, NEON) combined with Snapdragon chipset and GPU Nvidia AP version OpenGL ES 2.0 for graphics to provide exceptional performance when running ICS OS.

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Not only running the OS but LG Optimus Vu also easily runs a variety of applications. For memory, Vu supported RAM with 1 GB capacity. For storage space is not surprising that Vu is not equipped with external memory, because Vu has an internal memory of 32GB.

For the power, Vu have non-removable battery Standard, Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery.


Antutu Benchmark; Quadrand Standard; NenaMark2

To conduct performance measurement in this tablet, we use Antutu Benchmark and Quadrant Standard. For measurements with Antutu, these phones earn 11426 points, whereas using Quadrant Standard earn 5044 points. To measure the quality of graphics in Vu we use Nena Mark 2 and earned perform speed (in fps or frames per second) 48.6fps. With speeds of the image viewer, graphics quality for gaming or video is no doubt and can run smoothly.

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Features: Document viewer/editor; Organizer; Voice memo/dial/commands; Predictive text input, Stereo FM radio with RDS;

As a challenger Note II, Vu has a similar application like Quick Memo. This feature, supported by a quick clip aka quick button to get into Quick Memo feature. You can directly write various messages, pictures, or just doodling on the pages that are currently open.

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For example, when you give a sign or direction arrows on the Maps feature that you open. Or just doodle photo galleries that are currently open. The application also offers several types of tools, including pens, markers, and highlighters. When you open the Quick Memo, you can turn off the capacitive touch buttons below the screen. If you want to show off the results creations, there is a Share icon to share on social networks or email.


NFC; Smart Tags

Vu also equipped with a connection NFC (Near Field Communications). This connection will allow you to display tags more easily on the screen. As an illustration, Vu bundled with the LG pin Tag on box sales and NFC area on the back casing. Pin Smart Tag is used to execute commands by pasting it to LG Tag.

It’s easy, attach a pin to the NFC sticker panel on the rear of the phone. First, do the settings and activate WiFi NFC. Then you can directly edit the tag by tapping the tag icon, to select the desired tag performance. Select the shortcut or favorite web page you want, then LG Tag will show automatically. Pin LG Tag can be used to exchange/sharing data with other NFC devices areas.


Audio: Dolby Mobile, MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player;

For the audio sector, Optimus Vu comes with Dolby Mobile features to maximize the quality of audio output. When you get to the music player, you’ll find five categories, Songs, Albums, Artists, Playlists, and Folders.

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The sound output is able to produce a sound that is strong enough and spherical. For those of you who have trouble sleeping and need a lullaby rhythm, there are features sleep timer to turn off the music player automatically after a certain period of time according to the time you set.


Camera (main) 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, (secondary) 1.3MP, autofocus, LED flash; Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, video: 1080p @ 30fps, LED video light; MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/Dvix player.

There are the various camera features settings on the Vu. Such as shutter cheese (similar to smile detection), time catch shot (the camera takes several photos before and after the slingshot to get the best results), HDR mode, panorama, and continuous shot, flash, zoom, brightness, autofocus, face tracking, resolution, portrait mode, landscape, sport and night, ISO, white balance, color effects, timer, geotagging, shutter sound, LED Flash and auto reviews.

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The image quality produced is quite sharp and detailed. The presence of a secondary camera you can use for video calls and Skype. Although able to record full HD 1920×1080 resolution, however, Vu can record full HD video.


Browser & Data: GPRS/EDGE, HTML5, Adobe Flash; Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; Connection: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, microUSB (MHL) v2.0; A-GPS support; Java MIDP;

Besides able to handle Flash content loaded, this phone has a pretty fast browser performance. Browser performance is also more smooth when scrolling, pinch and zoom, and others. Its features are share, find, request desktop site, history, accessibility, cache, cookies, save and display brightness level settings and fonts.

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Browser Optimus Vu works muli-tabs up to 16 tabs. Besides being able to rely on the data path via GPRS/EDGE with data speed HSDPA 21 Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, you can take advantage of a connection via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and can function as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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– with 5-inch widescreen
– Quick Memo Button
– Quad-Core 1.5 GHz processor and 1GB RAM
– Dimensions widened visually comfortable

– not have a MicroSD slot
– Still OS Android v4.0.3 ICS
– Use Micro SIM which is less flexible


LG seems pretty confident with this phablet device since Vu placed between Galaxy Note first and the second series. Compared with the first Galaxy Note, Vu has a greater ability because the specifications which almost similar to the Galaxy Note II. But in terms of price Vu, not much different from the first Galaxy Note.

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