Back in the 90’s you couldn’t get a cell phone small enough (aka StarTac). Now it seems the trend is the bigger the screen the better. LG has jumped onto this trend with the Intuition. The 5″ screen of the Intuition while still small enough to fit into most pockets, still blurrs the line between smart phone and tablet. Is this phone a good fit for you? Keep reading to see my thoughts and decided for yourself it the LG Intuition for the Verizon Wireless 4G network is for you.
The “Phablet” market is a new and expanding niche in the smart phone market. These phones combine the best of the smart phone with a near tablet form factor. In my opinion this is the perfect size to give you the benefits of a tablet without being too large to not be able to use the phone as a phone. Lets check out the internals and see how the Intuition holds up.
The screen of the Intuition is a whopping 5 inches. The screen size is 768 x 1024 with a pixel density of 256. The IPS LCD screen is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass and will show 16 million colors. The 4:3 aspect ratio of the Intuition is perfect for movies, whether transferred from digital copies, downloaded from Netflix, or streaming ESPN Sports. If you are a fan of e-readers, such as Kindle, Barns and Noble, Google or any other you can find, this large screen makes it easy to read your favorite book whether it be Thomas the Tank Engine or 50 Shades of Grey. Also with the included stylus you can take and edit your pictures with ease.
The Intuition packs both front and rear facing camera’s. The main camera is 8MP and features LED flash, auto focus, Geo-tagging, Self timer and muc,h much more. The camera takes quality pictures and with its advanced photo editing capabilities, you can have any picture you take go from blah to ahhh in just a few swipes of the stylus. The front facing camera is 1.3 MP and works great for video conferencing whether you use Skype, ooVoo, Gtalk, Google Hangouts, or whatever your favorite app is.
The battery in the LG Intuition is 2080 mAh. Battery life is rated at around 16 hours. During testing with heavy use i could get around 8-10 hours. While this isn’t extremely long, i feel that this is decent battery life for a 4G phone with that large of a screen. Keep in mind I use my phone with very heavy data on both 4G and Wi-Fi. I also keep my screen on full brightness for most of the time. There is no option for extended batteries as this phone is a sealed unit.
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The LG Intuition is powered by a Snapdragon S3 Dual-Core processor that runs at 1500 MHz. This keeps the phone running lag free with good battery life. There is a stand alone graphics processor that also help keep the graphics humming along flawlessly. There is 1GB of built in internal RAM for the OS. To keep all your files and videos and music, the Intuition comes with 32GB of usable storage. Storage isn’t expandable as there is no microSD slot.
When I saw the size of the Intuition, I figured I wouldn’t like the phone. I quickly came to find out that the phone doesn’t really feel as big as it is. Don’t get me wrong, even with my large hands it’s almost impossible to easily text one-handed. Also the included stylus doesn’t have a holder so you will need to look for a case or some sort of holder that does provide a place to store the stylus. On the sides of the phone you have not only volume and power buttons, but the charging port has a sliding cover to protect it from dirt and dust. Also on the top there is a quick jump button that quickly brings up the Quick Memo app. Perfect for jotting down that idea that pops into your mind or those song lyrics you don’t want to forget. Overall the LG Intuition is a great phone that truly does combine the best of both the smart phone and tablet. Since using this phone i have noticed that I don’t actually use my tablet as much anymore. So for those of you trying to choose between one or the other, just get both in one great package.
The LG Intuition is available now from Verizon Wireless for $199.99 with a 2 year agreement. Check out VZW.com for this and all their other great deals.
Author: Ben Oaks
Ben is a 911 Telecomunicator and a tech nut. Ben was born and raised in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. He reviews Verizon Wireless products for Techburgh.com and is the owner of Cerebral-Overload.com. His hope is to bring you the reviews you want to give you an informed decision on products you may be looking into.