The folks of Engadget got cozy with the LG Intuition, that internationally is known as the LG Optimus Vu, a 5 inch phablet that challenges the Galaxy Note to a duel. I’m a bit disappointed by this product, that was announced in FEBRUARY and only now it’s finding its way to the stores in USA and other parts of the world. I wonder what the hold up was… Anyway, let’s see Engadget’s impressions!

This is a 4G LTE device on Verizon that got its own launch event yesterday. We’re dealing with a 5 inch 1024 x 768 phablet with a True XGA IPS capacitive display, dual core Snapdragon S3 processor at 1.5 GHz and an 8 megapixel rear camera. It also has NFC, a 2080 mAh battery and a Rubberdium pen. The main difference between the LG Intuition and the LG Optimus Vu is the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with a custom skin on top. The device is priced at $199 in the States, with contract.

The phablet is a matte black back, textured finished and rounded edges. It requires massive palms to handle and it gets a sliding metal door for the micro USB and power button. On the left side under the curve of the device there’s a covered flap with a microSIM slot. The screen doesn’t have the big saturation of the AMOLED panels, but it’s still pretty good. It provides balanced colors, crisp icons and above average viewing angles. Glare is a problem here and the 4:3 aspect ratio may be a turn off for many.

More details in the source link and video below.