For Tablet/iPad Lovers October 18, 2012
Reviewer: John Zimmerman (California) -
I'm not a heavy cell phone user or texter. But I do love my iPad, and often wished it had a built-in cell phone so I would only have to carry one device with me. When the Intuition was introduced, I thought I would give it a try (14 day trial). I'm now into week 3, and obviously will keep it.
As a cell phone, it does a passable job - calls are clear, etc. As a tablet, it is very good, in spite of the smaller (5") screen. And I love the 4:3 screen ratio because it is more "iPad-like" than the typical cell phone screen. Everything I do on my iPad I can do on my Intuition - web browsing, Kindle reading, calendar and task list synch, etc. And I love the flexibility of the Android operating system. It is so much fun downloading and trying free apps, then buying the ones that are good. Unlike IOS, where an app is only displayed as a button you click to launch, many Android apps are widgets, so you can see a small display of the app on your screen - on my home screen I have a weather widget showing the forecast for the next 3 days, a calendar that shows the next 4 appointments coming up, and a portion of my task list.
The width of the Intuition makes it not as easy to hold as a standard cell phone, and frequent cell users will find this a disadvantage. In my case, I wear bluetooth enabled hearing aids, so I never have to hold the Intuition up to my ear to use it as a cell. This device is very thin, and actually fits well in my pockets. I did buy a case that will stand the Intuition up for easy reading. Battery life is about 10 hours when used as a tablet connected to WiFi and Bluetooth with average use. Used strictly as a cell phone with infrequent use (no WiFi, Bluetooth), battery life might extend to 24 hours. It should be noted the battery is not replaceable, so this could present a problem down the road to have the Intuition serviced for battery replacement. There is no removable memory - it comes with 32Gb of internal memory. So far I have only used 5Gb, and with the ability to store files in the cloud, I don't see a problem. The built in notepad app used with the included "Rubberdium" pen is not very useful. The camera is wonderful, taking clear pictures, offering a panoramic view option, and a great camcorder as well.
Overall, I like the Intuition a lot because it combines a cell phone with a tablet and does not make too many compromises. So in spite of a few disadvantages, I still give it 5 stars because it meets a need I have had for quite awhile.
I can see again! And..consolidation a plus! October 22, 2012
Reviewer: Kathy Mahoney
I have to start off by saying that I do believe I'm an Apple trader! I started with a palm for years, then I've been using an I phone for almost 2 years. After using this Android phone for one week, it's crystal clear how overpriced Apple phones really are.
I can do so much more with an Android hands down!
Ok, moving on to the Intuition. Yes, its like the size of a 4x6 photograph. Because it is so thin, I barely notice the weight difference with my I phone which does have a Mophie case.
I purchased a universal GPS dashboard mount which was a great $30.00 investment. It's perfect! Easy take in/out design.
If I have to walk into my office from my car, I just pick up the entire unit with phone in it, and place on my desk. Works perfect as a mount for home or office as well. Brand name: Accessory Power or Auto dash Mount (same brand).s
No more squinting to use the internet. Beautiful screen and pictures. It's perfect as a Kindle and it let's me buy books and read like my original Kindle. Reading my Kindle books so much nicer than on my I phone.
I have to give it 4.5 stars because it does not have an SD card micro on it and sometimes the speaker is difficult to hear out of. Still checking on this....
This phone has so many amazing options and flexibility I could write an entire essay.
For me, I have consolidated the following items using this phone...Kindle, Navigation system. My e-mail is a breeze to read and delete as well.
Low battery reviews??? I haven't noticed it but they sell a cigarette lighter USB attachment that is quite small. Easily can be charging while driving.
Feel free to contact me with any questions... email@example.com
I followed my intuition and got an intuition October 17, 2012
I love my LG intuition. I have 7 kids and almost all of them are in some sort of after school activities so I spend a good amount of my time out of my house. In addition to being a mom, I'm also in charge of fundraising and communications for the competitive dance group that 2 of my kids belong to so I'm constantly getting and sending emails related to that and having to be on web browsers or type up documents, etc. I can do all of this on my intuition. The battery life holds up pretty well even with my usage, it's about 7 hours before I need to think about plugging it in somewhere so I don't go below 30%.
It had all the good stuff android phones have plus a bigger screen than any and I can let my toddler play with things like toddler lock or learning Spanish If I want.
Not a phone for everyone, not the easiest thing to hold for a long time and doesn't fit easily in a pocket, but I'm willing to deal with all that for what it does give me...a mini handheld computer of sorts and the way it makes my busy life easier.
Everything I wanted October 31, 2012
Lets start by saying I have recently used the galaxy note and the Razr maxx. And this is by far my favorite of the 3. The battery on the intuition is weaker than the Razr but not by as much as you might think and reading web pages is much more enjoyable on the intuition than the note. Phone fits easily in my jeans pocket and does not feel at all bulky in my hand. All in all a great phone. If your looking for a bigger phone because you use it a lot for surfing or doing things like ebay you wont be disappointed.
Great at being a tablet, okay at being a phone November 28, 2012
Reviewer: Joseph Rodgers (Kalamazoo, MI) -
I am a moderate to heavy phone user. I am also a very critical person when buying phones and I have owned 3 iphones, 10 android devices, 3 blackberrys, and 2 windows 7 phones all within the last two years. Now after getting that out the way, lol......This is a really good device with some flaws.
I am not into the build of this phone as I have average sized hands and I can BARELY operate this with one hand when you just want to shoot a quick message or do 'normal' things on your device. That being said, most of the time this PHABLET requires two hands. Why you ask?????? Because its square and even though this phone is touting a 5" screen it can almost be six inches from corner to corner, its bulky and if that MIGHT be a problem for you...you may not like this device. That being said though....again.....the screen on this phone is nice and texting, dialing numbers, playing games, and doing other touch screen tasks should come easy and seem effortless (with two hands of course). ONE FLAW WITH THE SCREEN!!! simply put the screen does not take advantage of its full real estate when viewing videos due to the 4:3 ratio as most phones these days (if not all) use the 16:9 ratio.....meaning you will not be getting a widescreen view of things but instead its going to be like how it is pictured on this wiki website......
you may like it but I see a lot of people who dont in some reviews....
Next....battery life is so so to not so good for a moderate to heavy user such as myself....to put things briefly.....when I watch a two hour movie on netflix on my phone my phone goest from 100% to the 50% range, I playing a couple of games which might take a total of an hour, followed by some facebook, note taking, calls/text......I only get 4 or 5 hours of usage with my type of usage. If I cut back on my usage I could easily make it through my day but even then that wouldnt be an easy task unless you keep GPS and WIFI off. This phones dual core processor, 1GB of RAM and constant reminder for you to use WIFI (for me even if I turn it off it still reminds me...been through the settings and everything...lol) mixed in with a relatively small 2080 MAH battery just doesn't give you enough juice. Some may enjoy the battery life and have no problem charging the phone two or three times (if you are moderate to heavy user)...others may not....fact of the matter is....the battery is NON REMOVABLE and hopefully the next model comes with a bigger battery.
The speaker is awful....but that is my opinion...I have had a number of phones and after testing my motorola droid 3, htc thunderbolt, samsung charge, htc trophy, and droid bionic...this phone placed last in terms of clarity and overall loudness....to be honest though...if you device to hold this huge phone up to your ear...you have to be dead center on the speaker to get the full experience of how loud the speaker is....The loud speaker or speaker phone is of normal loudness and quality and I didnt find a problem their. I recommend a bluetooth headset with this phone...I personally feel its a must have in situations such as when your driving and etc....
The phone lags a bit here and there and I think and if this phone would have had been manufactured with 2Gb of RAM instead of the 1GB of RAM it has now...this problem wouldnt exsist...I notice the lag when I have multiple apps of though..such as my games..wifi...gps...and the internet.....the lag is noticeable but it never last more than 10 seconds......
The phone has a limited amount of accesories, 32Gb of internal memory (no sd slot for added storage...sorry), pretty nice camera in decent lighting, no flash (sorry its gone and its an adjustment coming over from 2.3.7 gingerbread...sorry but it is an adjustment)....and lacks a place to put your stylus...you will probably forget it and not use it to much because there is no place to holster the stylus pen and I have learned to just use my finger instead.....
Overall everything else will come to opinion and personal preference....even the look...feel....software.....all comes down to preference...i think you will either like or hate this phone....not to much room for middle of the road but hey im sure some will even call it so so.....
THIS PHONE IS NOT BETTER THAN THE GALAXY S NOTE II....sorry but it just isn't.....specs wise and just fluidity wise touchwiz operates flawless on that device and even has a 3100MAH battery to boot......but I do enjoy the LG INTUITION a lot and what it came down to me what $99.99 or $299.99 and I feel this phone is more than worth the $100 and I don't feel the note 2 is worth $300.
P.S. I took my Intuition back to Best Buy...got a refund....saw it was $0.00 on cyber monday at Best Buy and bought it again...my intuition told me it was going to be a sale on this phone soon and I was right!!!...sry for the typos and good luck!!!!!
Spunkiest phone on the market November 27, 2012
I have fallen in love with this phone. The screen is stunning, the processor is snappy, and the call quality has been great.
The device comes with loads of widgets that are designed for the specific aspect ratio of the phone. The dial pad for the phone is huge! I honestly have to say that I don't mind holding the phone up to my ear to talk. I wouldn't want to do it while driving, however. A bluetooth headset might be needed for that purpose.
The pre-installed music app didn't have the best audio quality or an equalizer, but I downloaded Rocket Music Player and it sounds wonderful on the built in speakers on the device.
I love the note taking features, although I wish there was a place to store the stylus on the phone. The camera is easy to use and photos look lovely on this big, beautiful screen.
This phone is wonderful for email and social networking. It really gives me the best of the smartphone world with the tablet world. I have ran the battery down rather quickly, but that was with extensive downloading and heavy use.
When you play a video on the screen, it does not fill the entire screen. It has black bars are the edges. That doesn't really bother me. It may bother people who tend to watch a longer films on their smartphone. I probably won't do that very often.
This really is an amazing phone for the money. It you are looking for something different and you are a tablet lover, I highly recommend it.
love this phone! March 25, 2013
Reviewer: William D. Bennett
Always found myself going back and forth from my iPhone to my tablet. Thats why i switched to the intuition! I checked current reviews. Three things most complained about... 1) No place for stylus. When was the last time you actually used one? 2) Battery concerns...I find its no worse than my iPhone, shut the gps off when your not using it. 3) It wont fit in my pocket...I have to tell you it fits in mine with a case on it. As far as its uncomfortable for one hand typing, you shouldn't be typing and driving anyway! I honestly believe you will love this phone, I find myself and my friends loving it.
Happy with this phone! December 14, 2012
Reviewer: James R. Brown
I chose this phone because of the large screen and I like to be able to read news articles on the Internet. I am not disappointed. It is much more enjoyable reading articles off this screen than the typical screen that you find on most smartphones. Colors are bright and readable even outside. I am a long haul trucker and I was pleasantly surprised that 4G is in a lot more places than I thought. This phone is usually very fast.
The shape of this phone is a little difficult if you were actually going to hold it up to your ear for conversation. My solution is that I most often am wearing a bluetooth headset. The [[ASIN:B0049D5A3Q New Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Wireless Headset]] that I use in my car does a great job with this phone. When I am in my 18-wheeler I use a [[ASIN:B006H3E6EK VXI BlueParrott B250-XT+ Next Generation Improved Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headset for Cell Phones/Computers (203111)]]. No static, and sound comes through crystal clear on either headset.
I am enjoying this phone and it does seem to be much easier to see Internet content on it than most smartphones.
Great "Phablet"! December 9, 2012
Reviewer: hacker girl in Colorado
I have had my phone for a week and half now. It's a phone/tablet (Phablet). I've always liked the idea of larger cell phones. I was bummed when Samsung Galaxy note was on different carrier than Verizon. Then got really excited to see Verizon getting Samsung Note 2, but was bummed at price tag, so I decided to get this one for much less. I was worried about getting this one, because there is very little written up on it. I have to say, I really like it and love the screen size. I had concerns about not to having expansion slot for SD / Micro SD card, but found there is plenty of space. I have 8gigs of music, apps, ebooks, lots of photos and audio books. I still have plenty of storage space. I have had no problems sticking it in my pocket. It does stick out a tiny bit and can get in the way when I try to bend over, but I can live with it. Most of the time, it's in my coat pocket. I was excited to find it fits in my cell phone pockets on my cargo pants!
Wifi is very good and had no delay. I have found it automatically connects to my wifi when I get home, which is nice. Camera works really well. I have notice it takes a little more effort to focus on something close up. There was a couple reviews complaining about the videos not fitting the screen, but I have not had that on either, Netflix or You tube. They must have fixed it. You just have to double table lower right hand corner and fill the whole screen. Warning it will make it slightly distorted, but watchable!
I have noticed a very very slight delay going out of app back to home page.
At the end of day I am happy with it. I can listen to music, read books, watch video and play games without straining my eyes!
Who needs a tablet? November 28, 2012
Reviewer: Travis Keatley (Ann Arbor, Michigan, US) -
This is a great phone. I have been craving a tablet for a while, and was seriously looking into purchasing a Verizon one with LTE capabilities. However, I hated the idea of having to carry around multiple devices. That was when I discovered this little gem.
Yes, it is huge, but after holding it for a while I honestly do not mind the size. In my opinion, the 4:3 aspect ratio is much better than the 16:9 one found on the Note 2. It seems more suitable for using the stylus to jot notes down because it is wider. The Note 2 is very long, and although it has a "big" screen, it doesn't feel like it is "good big" or "usable big" because of the vertical length. The Intuition's dual-core processor is more than capable of handling the skinned Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and I anticipate that when it does upgrade to Jelly Bean it will be even smoother thanks to "project butter." Getting back to the screen, it does have an HD resolution of 1,024 x 768, so web pages, pictures and text looks beautiful. Because of the aspect ratio, this phone makes using the included Kindle book app enjoyable because pages are formatted in a more life-like size.
This "phablet" does not come without its quirks, however. For one, there is no place to store the stylus, so you have to clip it on your shirt or keep it in a pocket. There are cases available as well that include a place to put the stylus. This is not an issue for me because I do not really use the phone for taking notes, but I must say that the included note software is smooth and works well. There is even a dedicated button on top of the screen to capture screen shots that you can immediately write on with the stylus.
LG also opted to not include a dedicated shutter button for the camera, but the engineers at LG creatively solved this problem by making the camera voice activated. All you have to do is say "cheese" and the picture is taken. I would say that picture quality is right on par with other cameras on phones.
The build quality of the phone is very solid, and I do not anticipate running out of space with the included 32 GB of storage, which is really only about 23 because of the pre-installed software. Unfortunately, LG did not include a micro-SD slot or way to access the battery. Speaking of the battery, I can get roughly 9 hours of moderate use out of the phone before I am tempted to charge it. For a phone that is this thin and has that big of a screen, I would say that this is commendable.
Overall, I would recommend this phone for anyone who wants to have the versatility of a tablet without the bulk. I would definitely buy it again!
Best phone I have ever used. January 12, 2013
Reviewer: Mike Mofal
The intuition is a little intimidating when it first comes out of the box, but that feeling goes away quickly when the ease of use is discovered. Front facing camera makes it super easy to video chat. It's big and has a tablet feel, the Verizon store tried to talk me out of it to get the Note II. I wanted a tablet that had a phone feature. The Note II is a phone with a tablet-esque feel. The Intuition fulfills all my wildest dreams. 1 in 10 apps needs to be adjusted for the 4:3. Give it a try.
lg intuition is great! November 13, 2012
Reviewer: Tricia Conner (Florida) -
So far so good with this phone! I needed a phone asap and wasnt willing to shell out more than 100.00 for a phone. This phone packs a punch, and i am more than thrilled with it!! The screen is super bright and clear, and that is an important feature to me as well as call clarity. I am using a jambox bluetooth with it, and my only complaint is hearing the voice commands in ky ear. Ill try another bluetooth today and see what happens. This is going to be great on my flight tonight! Oh, and i am an ipad user and love them both. (Texting is great on this phone as well)
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! December 22, 2012
Reviewer: Molly (Georgia United States) -
I have read many non-Amazon reviews of this phone, and they're enough to make you want to put it down and slowly back away. Then, you're drawn back. I was and got it and now love it. Funny how most who bash it have not actually touched it. It's a full 20 grams lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Sure, the stylus doesn't fit in it, but you don't really need it! My sister saw it but she has AT&T (she loves its 4GLTE network) and can't get it. Too bad; as a graphic artist I think she would love it!
Great Tablet Phone December 12, 2012
Reviewer: M. Dewitt "I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too." (Georgia USA) -
I love the larger screen. It's easy to figure out how to operate. Even though it's a larger phone it still fits in your jeans pocket.
Great device for the right user. May 23, 2013
Reviewer: RDKirk "Photographer" (Illinois, USA) -
My needs are simple, but they include having a laptop with me--a tablet won't do. And I also need a phone. I have found the LG Intuition to be just the right device that overlaps enough into the tablet space for my purposes. It's most natural competitor is the Galaxy Note II, which has a screen that measures half an inch longer diagonally, but it's in the wide screen format, while the Intuition is in the 4:3 format. Simply, the Galaxy Note II is better for watching widescreen videos and movies, the Intution is better for writing and reading documents and web pages.
A must-have accessory, IMO, is the Belkin-made flip cover.
My major complaint is the battery life, which is shorter than I'd like. But it's exacerbated by the fact that the Intuition is a "smart" device that looks for a 2009-specification battery charger. This is a little-known specification that requires the data pins of a USB charging device (the two center pins) to be shorted as an indicator that it's a dedicated charger, not a data device like a computer. A device that looks for shorted data pins will draw only half an amp, even if the charging device can supply a full amp. So if you connect the Intuition to a charging device that is not 2009-spec, it will indicate "slow charging," and that is VERY slow charging. In fact, it's so slow that it won't even maintain the charge if you're using the phone while connected.
That's theoretically a good thing--it protects data devices that would burn themselves up if asked to charge a device that wants a full amp. The bad thing is that I've not found a 3rd party charger anywhere that indicates it's a 2009-spec charger, and MOST are not. LG and Samsung chargers are 2009-spec, but most of the blister-pack chargers in the stores are not, even if they claim "fast charging" and a full amp or even two amps. It's got to do with whether the data pins are shorted. I've taken apart a 1-amp slow charger and shorted the pins myself: Voila, I then had fast charging.
skeptical @ 1st but love love love now. June 10, 2013
I did my research for weeks . I went online to read reviews, talked to th associates, and almost bought the Spectrum 2. I am soooooo thankful I bought the Intuition instead. I have owned the phone for about a week & I regret NOTHING ! However, the size was what was holding me back but it is now my favorite part. I have found that this phone is just a little larger than my droid x2. It is slimmer and lighter and fits perfectly everywhere , so far. My phone is my sidekick but I seem to be looking for it more than I want but not now. This replaced the carrying a tablet and phone everywhere. I hqve had no issues w/ battery @ all and like I said I hardly put it down I charge it nightly as w/ any other phone I have ever owned. If you have a need for composing documents , this is the phone for you. It has several document features that do not interest me but some would be very helpful . If the size is whats holding you back go now and buy this phone ..you wont regret it.
Excellent June 10, 2013
Reviewer: Sandra Hutchins (Chicago, IL United States) -
I use this exclusively for social media and texting.......it's abosolutely wonderful....Pictures are exceptionally clear and music player is great too.
Great for none video watchers. November 30, 2012
Don't get me wrong it's a great phone but 2 things that bothered me were the letter box on all videos because of the 4:3 ratio... I mean why build a big screen phone if videos view the same size as smaller phones?
Second issue was minor but the whole carrying the stylus around was odd since I didn't want to ruin the screen. I understand that issue could be easily sovled but not worth losing my grandfatherd Unlimited 4G plan. I'll stick with my Thunderbolt and pay full price for another phone.
Great Phone for web browsers with strong wifi connections!