Review: LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless
The Intuition runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with light customization by LG.
The lock screen is one of the more useful I've seen. There are five shortcuts that can be accessed from the lock screen, and all five are customizable. Out of the box, they are phone, messaging, email, camera, and Notebook. The lock screen can be unlocked by swiping anywhere on the display.
Seven home panels are available for customization, and there's plenty to do with them. The Intuition is packed with widgets galore (60 out of the box), and the extra real estate of the of Intuition's display makes for some large and info-packed widgets.
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The main app drawer is more or less stock Android 4.0, but it has one really awesome feature. It lets you see the app icons in two different sizes. The default size fits five apps across and five down the display for a total of 25 per screen. The smaller size fits six apps across and six apps down, meaning each screen can have 36 visible apps instead of 25. The result reduces the total number of screens needed to hold all your apps. Of course, the flip side of that coin means it can be hard to spy the app you want on that very busy screen. Apps are listed in alphabetical order by default, but they can be arranged in any way you like in the main app menu.
In addition to messaging alerts, the drop-down notification shade has a full array of toggles for controlling the wireless radios (including NFC), The shade prioritizes the Wi-Fi toggle, and provides information about available networks, if any.
In terms of customization, there's plenty to do. The Intuition has four themes on board, each of which has predetermined wallpapers and widgets. Any of them can be adjusted after they've been activated. Animated screen effects can be toggled on/off, and there are several from which to select. Then the usual set of items, such as wallpapers, ringtones, and such can also be changed individually. The Intuition is one of the most customizable handsets I've seen from LG.
The 1.5GHz dual-core processor does an admirable job of keeping the Intuition feeling light on its feet when swiping between home screens and jumping from app to app. I didn't see any problems with the performance of the Intuition, no matter what I threw at it.
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