I just finished testing the LG Intuition on the Verizon Wireless network. I still can’t get over the 4G LTE speeds. Compared to other wireless carriers, Verizon’s 4G LTE speed and coverage is amazing (I was reaching average speeds of 22Mbps down and 9Mbps up).
Big is in when it comes to smartphones. Just look at the Galaxy Note and The Galaxy S III. Even the new iPhone 5 has added real estate space to their screen. They are calling some of them phablets or tabphones because they are basically hybrids between smart phones and tablets.
My favorite thing about the LG Intuition is its size. My least favorite thing about the device is its size.
Let me explain: The size of the screen real estate is impressive and it makes a lot of tasks on the device much easier. But when I hold it up to my ear like a phone, I feel a little awkward. There is a limit to phone device size and this pushes that limit. But, if you’re a business person who uses a bluetooth headset for most of your calls and you do a lot of visual work on your mobile device, this would be the perfect tool.
So, feature one: It has a lot of screen space for added productivity.
Another feature that some people might find useful is QuickMemo. You push a button on top of the device that takes a screen shot. Then the device lets you write notes or draw over top of the screen shot using your finger or the included Rubberdium® pen (stylus), allowing you to save and share notes. The stylus is nice, but it would have been nicer if they had found a way to attach it to the device when not in use. I’m afraid I’ll lose it.
The 5” Gorilla® Glass display is very crisp and vivid and it offers good viewing, even in sunlight. You can manage PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents on the Intuition using the pre-loaded Polaris Office software.
The device runs the Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports two cameras (rear-facing with LED flash: 8 Megapixels, front-facing: 1.3 Megapixels), voice activated picture taking, Face Tracking and advanced image editing.
Battery life is around 15 hours and charging is fairly quick.
Is this a device I could see myself personally using? No. But I definitely see this as the perfect device for someone who, say, used to be or would be the Blackberry type. It might not be the device for everybody, but it definitely fills in a perfect niche.
I really like this device and I can see it as the perfect addition to the business person’s daily repertoire of essential accoutrements.
At the time of this writing, the phone is available on the Verizon Wireless website (verizonwireless.com) for $149.99 with a 2-year contract (or $599.99 full retail).