Samsung Galaxy Note, LG Optimus VU or Lenovo LePad S2005?
Lately, I see the rise of a distinct type of cell phones: hybrid smartphones. These “tablet-phones” can be called “tabletphones” or even “phablets”. They have a display of 5 inches minimum and are an intermediate model between smartphones and 7 inches tablets. The first such device was Dell Streak hybrid with 5-inch display, known as the “Dell Mini 5”.
The most popular tablet-phone model is the Galaxy Note (I9220), launched last fall with a 5.3 inch display and dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with a frequency of 1.4 GHz. Samsung has launched a 4G version: Galaxy Note LTE (I717) with the same characteristics, but with 1.5-GHz dual-core Scorpion processor.
Lenovo also launched a tablet-phone late last year, LePad S2005, a smartphone with 5-inch display, for China market.
The latest hybrid phone is Optimus VU. It was announced yesterday by Koreans from LG. Optimus VU, is equipped with 1.5-GHz Scorpion dual core processor and feature a memory of 32 GB. The smartphone will be presented at the LG stand (Hall 8) at Mobile World Congress – held in Barcelona between February 27 and March 1, 2012. LG Optimus VU will be available starting with March 2012, first in South Korea.
Let’s see the specs, compared:
|Dimensions||146,9 x 83 mm||139,6 x 90,4 mm||155,5 x 81,7 mm|
|Thickness||9,7 mm||8,5 mm||10 mm|
|Weight||178 grams||168 grams||198 grams|
|Display Size||5,3 inch||5 inch||5 inch|
|Display Resolution||800 x 1280 pixels||768 x 1024 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Memory||16 GB / 32 GB||32 GB||8 GB|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Camera||8 MP||8 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP||1,3 MP||1,3 MP|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
(Note LTE: Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon)
|Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon||Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon|
(Galaxy Note LTE: Scorpion)
|Frequency||dual-core 1,4 GHz
(Galaxy Note LTE: 1,5 GHz)
|dual-core 1,5 GHz||dual-core 1,2 GHz|
|GPS||A-GPS + GLONASS||A-GPS||A-GPS|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2500 mAh||Li-Ion 2080 mAh||Li-Ion 1680 mAh|