Both of these manufacturers call South Korea home. So normally South Korea gets these devices before the rest of the world. Today, Samsung is proudly saying that they've sold one million Galaxy Note 2's over in South Korea, which isn't surprising at all. But LG is also boasting that they've sold over one million Optimus Vu's over there as well, which is a bit surprising since that phone is pretty ugly and awkward.
The LG Optimus Vu was also known as the LG Intuition here in the States and was on Verizon earlier this year. In fact we named it the number one worst phone of 2012 back in November. But I guess the Koreans really like the 4:3 devices. The LG Optimus Vu features:
- 5-inch HD IPS LCD Display
- Dual-Core 1.5GHz processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage and no micro SD card support
Now the Galaxy Note 2, I'm kinda surprised it took this long to see a million over in South Korea. By now I would have expected that they had sold a few million. Nevertheless it's a great device, and I'd pick it up over the LG Optimus Vu any day of the week. Here are the specs of the Galaxy Note 2:
- 5.5-inch AMOLED display
- Quad-Core 1.6GHz Exynos processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16/32/64GB internal storage with micro SD card support up to 64GB
The specs between the two are very different, but congratulations to both LG and Samsung for selling over a million of their devices on their home turf of South Korea. We expect even more from them in 2013. Like the Galaxy Note 3, and the LG Optimus Vu 2.
Which device would you rather own? The LG Optimus Vu (Intuition) or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? You know my money would be going to Samsung and the Note 2. But I'm interested to see what you think. Leave a comment below.