LG Intuition 4G LTE review

LG jumps into the 'phablet' game

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Music and Movies

LG Intuition 4G LTE

Video is where the Intuition has taken the hardest hits, as due to the 4:3 screen, apps have to use black bars to preserve the aspect ratio. The phone will prompt you in some cases, asking if you want to correct the aspect ratio feature, but it isn't smart enough to know if it needs it for not. For instance, on Netflix, when watching "Freaks and Geeks," which is in 4:3, the phone will crop it to be letterboxed, even though it doesn't need it. Although once you've made the adjustment, the video looks fantastic. It's just that you'll constantly be juggling back and forth as you have to exit Netflix to adjust the ratio.

LG Intuition 4G LTE

While the video looks crisp and sharp, it's puzzling the LG has chosen to go with a 4:3 screen in an age of widescreen. With many television shows and movies shot in 16:9, it's frustrating when you can't use the entire screen of your device to play back your media. It would actually be fine if the device switched aspects on the fly, and once you're in a letterboxed 16:9 video, things aren't that bad.

Unfortunately, the LG Intuition also comes with an anemic little speaker on the back of the device, which sounds tinny and weak. You'll definitely want to use headphones or speakers whether you're listening to music or watching videos. Not that you'd expect big performance in the audio department from a phone/tablet, but certainly you'd want something better than this.