The "1-Minute" Review
The LG Vu is very similar in design to the iPhone.
The screen measures three inches and boasts a 240 x 400 pixel resolution, placing it among the better displays available. Lacking an integrated light sensor, however, the Vu’s screen can be difficult to view in sunlight.
Below the large screen are three buttons: call, hang up and back/clear.
The LG Vu has a 2.0MP camera with autofocus and video record, Bluetooth, a full HTML browser and microSD expandability. The microSD card is placed beneath the battery which can be a bit annoying compared to a more convenient side-loading option.
With the LG Vu you get a full complement of phone features, including an alarm, calculator, and speakerphone. Talk time is rated at up to 180 minutes.
Surfing the internet with the Vu will be more enjoyable than with other phones due to the quality browser. You can also text, MMS, instant message, take pictures and record video. The LG Vu also offers mobile email. Depending on the service provider, mobile TV and XM radio are bundled options as well, at an additional monthly service fee.
Overall the LG Vu is a good, capable phone, but one that will demand a small learning curve in order to become familiar and comfortable with the touch interface.
Note: The LG Vu is available in two variants: the CU920 with Mobile TV using MediaFlo technology (AT&T) and the CU915 without MediFlo TV (Rogers).
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LG released the Vu on April 1, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Vu user manual here.
LG backs up the Vu with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Vu has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.