On September 6, LG released the Intuition, model VS950, a smartphone already being compared to the Galaxy Note II.
It measures 5.5 by 3.56 by 0.33 inches, weighs 5.9 ounces, in other words, wide but flat. The 5″ display is made of Gorilla glass for durability, with XGA (1,024-by-768-pixel) resolution at a 4:3 aspect ratio. The processor is 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. This is running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
At the top are the headset jack, QuickMemo button, charging port, and sleep buttons. On the side are volume buttons, but nowhere is there a spot to hide the RubberDium stylus. One friend asked me if it came with a lanyard, but no. The QuickMemo button is used to take notes on an existing screenshot, and saves to your memos. Very handy!!!! The charging port has a metal sliding cover, to help prevent dust and other substances getting in there and damaging the charging pins.
So now what do I think of it? You would think that such a wide smartphone would be clunky and uncomfortable. The LG Intuition, in my opinion, was not. Although it is wide, I was still able to comfortably make calls. However, if the user has TINY hands, that may be a problem. One feature that will help with the ability to navigate a wide screen is the One Hand typing on the keyboard. While holding with one hand, you can swipe the keyboard sideways, which “smooshes”/shifts it to the side so that you can type easily with one hand.
The screen size was very visually pleasing when using the calendar and media. I definitely appreciated FEWER apps automatically loaded onto the main menu. Although I have my particular batch of apps I use, and do test out more, I think a ton of them are unnecessary, and end up deleting quite a few. It was refreshing not having to do that. In addition, regarding apps, I was successfully able to log into Skype, while unable to log in on a different Android operating device, and no it was not user error ha ha.