MWC 2012 – LG Optimus Vu vs Samsung Galaxy Note hands on review
LG Optimus Vu vs Samsung Galaxy Note – screen
Although both phones have 5in screens, LG has opted for a 4:3 ratio for the Optimus Vu's display. LG says that this reduces wasted space when viewing ebooks or magazines, but we think they've paid a heavy price with its increased width. The narrower Galaxy Note is tricky to use one handed at the best of times and the width of the Optimus Vu rendered even our large man-hands useless when it came to one handed typing.
Tech-wise, the Optimus view is rocking a sharp IPS panel and it happily beat the Samsung Galaxy Note in the brightness department. We also enjoyed the purer whites on the Optimus Vu's display. Overall however the Galaxy Note's Super AMOLED screen offered true blacks and more vibrant colours which we preferred, but that's just our personal preference.