LG Teases Large Screen Optimus Vu Smartphone with 5-inch Display

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Cregan89

I can actually see using one of these extra large screens with a Bluetooth headset. And just throw it in your bag instead of your pocket. I do find it difficult to do intricate work on my phone screen (and I have a Galaxy Nexus) so I could see these extra large screens actually being quite useful. You just use them fundamentally different then you would a normal pocket sized smart phone.

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firefox91

I think my Bionic screen is big enough. Any bigger would likely be too big to carry around.

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Hey.That_Dude

My question is why do they still make phones (phablets, whatever) with 4:3 resolutions. EMBRACE THE 16:9 STANDARD!

qHD and HD are already resolutions and ppi that can be met in screens that large at minimal cost increase. For most of us, our videos that we stream are 16:9, and most websites are embracing the ratio as well.

I'm so disappointed with the market right now. Why would I want 4 cores if I can't even see them being used on my 800x480 screen?

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daardvark

A 5.75x3.3 inch phone like the Note is large compared to small, carry everywhere phones. But I grew up with a common house phone that was almost 12 inches long and wrapped from my ear to my mouth with room to spare. I never felt stupid nor did I even think about it. I want a versatile computer that is also a capable phone. Up to a point, a large screen is an absolute requirement for true browsing comfort. Once you use a 4.3 inch screen, you look at the form factor of the iPhone as pathetic. I plan on having one of these big screen phones but truth be told, I also plan on upgrading my headset too.

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bling581

I'm not a fan of large screens. Larger screens means larger phones. It's one reason I went with the iPhone. Despite having a smaller screen it's resolution is better than most Android phones. I'll take quality over larger screen anyday. Bigger isn't always better.

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thetechchild

Than most Android phones? Not currently, certainly? Look at the HTC Rezound, LG Optimus LTE, LG Nitro HD, etc. They have 720p (1280x720) resolution (albeit on larger screens) compared to the iPhone 4S's 960x640.

Larger screens does mean larger phones, but larger screens with proportionally better resolution (i.e. similar ppi) means more screen space.

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Victek

My current phone has a four inch screen which is quite good, but when it's time to upgrade I'll consider larger screens if they're easier to read. I'll choose the largest phone I can comfortably handle. The optimal screen size depends on how big your hand is.

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AETAaAS

I have a Galaxy Note, a 5.3 incher and when I look back on my Galaxy S (4 inch screen), I think to myself; "how did I get by with something so small?" I find the Note perfectly normal when it comes to talking. If anything, it better fills in the gap between where sound goes in and comes out on your head. :p

The bigger screen also makes web browsing and watching videos better. :D

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thetechchild

What about sticking it in your pocket? Just wondering, considering the massive screen size.

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AETAaAS

I have no problems. Despite its size, it is very thin so it easily slips into your pocket.

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Captain_Steve

I have an in-humanly sized head and massive hands. My Motorola X2 lets me feel normal.

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