Almost exactly five years ago to the date, we heard the first rumors about LG’s would-be Galaxy Note competitor. A few weeks later, just ahead of MWC, the LG Optimus Vu would officially be announced.
During these days, the Note series was still very much in its infancy and ‘phablets’ were just starting to gain momentum. Somehow LG thought it could one up Samsung by doing something very different. While it offered a stylus similar (though much less capable) to the Note, the Vu’s big selling point was supposed to be its unique 4:3 ratio. The end result was a very brick-ish square device that didn’t fit so wonderfully in your pocket. This is speaking from personal [...]