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Hands on: LG Optimus Vu P895

New Delhi, Nov 12: Being different is not always better and that is why we were suspicious about the LG Optimus Vu as it comes with radically different aspect ratio of 4:3. Both in our

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 12, 2012 15:30 IST

User Interface

The LG Optimus Vu comes with Android ICS operating system but has a customised user interface. It feels like an amalgamation of HTC One X's Sense 4 and the Samsung TouchWhiz but only in a good sense.

As you switch it on, you can either unlock it by swiping in any direction or can choose from other options like Face Unlock, Pattern, Pin or Password. Also, if you set the face unlock feature, you can choose a pin or pattern in case you have problems with face unlock feature later.

There are seven home screens where you can put any app or widget on any place. But unlike normal Android phones, as you put your finger anywhere on the screen and hold it, you will see all the Apps, Downloads, Widgets and Wallpapers folders just below the screen. This makes it quite easy to change the wallpaper and at the same time if you want to put any app or widget on that. Or just alternatively, use the plus icon on the right hand top side of the screen to change anything.

Like in Sense user interface of HTC, you will see Apps, Downloads, and Widgets when you go to the application menu. Also, there is a settings icon on the extreme right in the App Menu alongside the abovementioned folders, which you can use to arrange icons in four screens of the App menu.

The four capacitive buttons (return, home, recent, setting) on the front panel, just below the screen, aides well for smoother options. The setting button itself allows you to just quickly change the settings of the display with ease. All in all, the LG Optimus Vu has is really easy to handle and has many options to personalise the phone with ease - which are absent in even in Samsung Galaxy SIII and even the best looking Android phone, the HTC One X.

In a nutshell, in my view, the LG Optimus Vu is the best user friendly Android smartphone in the market today.

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