Verizon LG Intuition

It's not all that much of a surprise at this point, but it finally is official. Verizon this morning announced that it'll carry the LG Intuition, the U.S. carrier's version of what the rest of the world knows as the LG Optimus Vu. The Vu, as you know from our full review, was LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note, which ushered in the 5-inches-plus era of Android smartphones. The Intuition/Vu did so in a unique way, however, with a 4:3 aspect ratio, giving the whole thing a much more square feel than traditional smartphones.

The Intuition will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, be we imagine it'll end up with a Jelly Bean update at some point.

It'll be available online Sept. 6 and in stores Sept. 10 for $199 on contract.

BASKING RIDGE and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA today announced the Intuition by LG, a next-generation device that offers the full functionality of a smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket friendly device.  The Intuition by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.

LG’s 5-inch display with high-definition detail gives customers a premium viewing experience with exceptionally sharp detail, and the 4:3 aspect ratio makes it ideal for reading e-books, watching videos, Web browsing and reviewing presentations.  The Intuition features the Polaris® Office app, allowing customers to view, create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations right on the Intuition’s large display and can even organize files by category or folder.

The QuickMemo™ app can be used with a single press of a button and allows customers to draw or write messages with the included Rubberdium™ pen or with their finger on just about any screen. Add a personalized handwritten note to pictures, maps, websites and easily share with friends through text messages, social media, email and more.  Customers can even pick different colors and pen types to help further customize their notes.

The Intuition also features the LG Tag+ app and two reprogrammable NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers that can be used to create and switch between different phone modes with a single tap.  For example, the stickers can be posted onto an office door or bedroom nightstand and customers simply tap the NFC sticker with their phone to activate a mode and tap it again to return to their original settings.  The different modes are customizable and include Car Mode, Office Mode, Sleep Mode and User Mode.  Settings like Bluetooth®, GPS, Wi-Fi and more can be turned on or off by tapping the back of the Intuition on an LG Tag+ sticker.

Additional Features:

  • 5-inch display with high-definition detail
  • 4:3 aspect ratio to fully use the screen size and eliminate dead space
  • 650 NIT display provides excellent legibility and sharp details even in direct sunlight
  • The Notebook app turns the Intuition into a virtual notepad for creating documents which, can include text, drawings, images, annotations, video and voice clips
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security, corporate data encryption with Data-at-Rest Encryption (DARE), secure multi-headed VPN for corporate network connections, remote wipe capability and more
  • Suite of Amazon apps includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos, IMDB and Audible so customers can watch movie trailers, download audio books, shopping and more
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting
  • Enhanced camera features include voice commands to take a picture, continuous shot to take 6 shots with one tap and panorama shot to merge horizontal shots.
  • Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Bluetooth® Version 3.0 + HS
  • SmartShare – Share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
  • Pricing and Availability:

Intuition by LG will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
As an online only promotion, customers who purchase Intuition by LG at www.verizonwireless.com between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10 will also receive a LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth® headset at no additional cost
Customers purchasing the Intuition by LG will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Share Everything Plans allow customers to add Intuition by LG to their account for $40 monthly access.  For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

 

Reader comments

Verizon getting 5 inches of Android in the LG Intuition on Sept. 6 for $199

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Actually that looks like a new OS overlay by LG. Far better looking than their older "Playskool" skin. Looks like LG graduated to TouchWiz.LOL

If verizon said they would be out of stock of phones for 6 months except for lg phones, I'd reactivate my droid 1 and wait six months. That's how bad LG phones are.

Snapdragon s3 or s4? Given the 1gb of ram and only dual core its probably the s3 found in lg's international version. Fail

4:3 is a definite fail for me also! I don't want a square for a phone.

I'd rather have a 16:9 or, even better, a 2:1 format for a 5" screen. I want a rectangle (i.e. Hershey's candy bar format).

That way, I can read in thin "newspaper column" format when reading ebooks (thin columns have been proven for decades to increase reading speeds (for various reasons)) or widescreen for web pages and video. With most movies being in 2.35:1 format (or 1.85:1 at least), 4:3 really stinks.

4:3 is a HUGE factor for me in why I wouldn't consider an iPad. UGH!

Scott

You better start getting used to square or even triangle phones now that we know Apple invented rectangular phones with rounded corners...

"The Intuition will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, be we imagine it'll end up with a Jelly Bean update at some point."

Yeah, it'll end up with Jellybean at some point, because of the awesome development community. This phone MAY receive a Jellybean OTA at the end of next year, when the next version of Android is released lol.

And I'm actually surprised that it's only $199. I think the launch of the Galaxy S3 on all carriers at a standard price of $199 (minus Tmobile) helped to make Verizon realize that high end phones should not cost $299 (Razr Maxx).

+1,000,000,000! thats the only reason people buy ipads, iphones... people who know nothing about tech know apple. and thats one of the biggest reasons i dislike that company. that and the fact that they sue everyone over every damn thing.

Yes, you're right to "imagine the update to Jelly Bean" because knowing LG's "Product Support" that's all you'll be getting............

Seems like this phone is DOA. Hell they already have the next version announced in Korea for it. Guess Verizon doesn't want all their eggs with Samsung which isn't a bad thing. Verizon should have probably just waited a few months for the new version of this though especially when trying to compete with the Note & Note 2.

Please don't give readers the false hope.... Jelly Bean will not show up on this phone
anytime soon. Because it's a Verizon Wireless phone.

LG hardly ever updates to newly released OSs.. I don't see this thing selling well at all. Especially not with the Galaxy Note 2 coming out at the end of this quarter.

There's no guarantee that the Note 2 will come to Verizon. And until the US gets rid of this stupid system where phones only work on certain carriers...

Get the Note II on a different carrier then. It will work just fine with AT&T and T-Mobile for example.

I feel sorry for those living in CDMA areas though.

Call me silly but....that design/shape really looks like an oversized iPod Nano with the rounded sides. Might wanna watch where ya step LG or you might be next on Apple's Hitlist.

Why in the world Verizon would pass on the Note/Note 2 and decide to sell this instead is beyond me...It isn't even in the same league as the Note 2; dual-core, 1 gig ram, and only ICS...this is last year technology! It even looks like an "antique!" Verizon is the exclusive seller because nobody else would carry it. I have stayed with Verizon because it does have better coverage, but they sure sell the crappiest phones, for the most part. If 4G LTE hits the Pittsburgh area from AT&T, I may have to switch, just to get the Note 2.