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LG V10 Review

Today we’re going to review the new LG V10. It’s the companies newest, premium and flagship smart device. The recent announcement by LG Electronics of the LG V10 indicates some new turns in the strategy of the Korean based company. The LG V10 is an attempt to relaunch the concept of the LG flagship, and produce a device that will appeal to a wider range of consumers. Lg has also given it a unique look. The V10, from LG, was unveiled at an LG announcement event in New York on October 1, 2015. In the US, it will be available from AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

Design:

The phone’s stainless steel body is 159.60 mm high, 79.30 mm wide, and has a depth of 8.60 mm, 3.3% thinner than an average smartphone in the 5.6 – 6.0 inch screen range. In fact, it’s thin enough to have a case and still be thinner than an average phone. LG has made a lot of phones in plastic before this one has stainless steel along the sides and throughout the body and then if we look at the back that’s actually looks a lot like what you find on Motorola Droid phone. It’s got sought of cut-ins throughout. And it feels kind of rough but it definitely feels like it wouldn’t slip out of your hand.

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Both sides are button less. It’s nice design that does feel great in the hand. With a weight of 192 grams, it’s much heavier than most smartphones its size. The phone has a large battery for its size, which weighs it down. Its 8.9 millimeters so it’s not too thin but also not too think.

Second Screen:

Now the first thing you’ll notice when you take a look at this phone is that there’s a little extra screen up at the top of
lg_v10 second screen_2the device. This second 2.1-inch screen is kind of like how you use the edge of the screen on the Samsung S6 Edge or Note Edge. You can quickly launch apps like you can get into the camera.

The second screen tells you the time, date, weather, battery, and other info at a glance. Your notifications will pop up there instead of on your screen, which is nice when you’re watching videos, playing games, or reading. You can also use it to access contacts, use it for multitasking and many more. you can leave it on all day and LG says it’ll only affect up to 5% of the battery on the phone or you can turn it off.

Camera:

Right next to the second screen you see two front facing cameras. These are both 5 megapixel cameras and the difference between the two is that one has a field of view of 80 degrees and one has a field of view of 120 degrees so LG saying that basically they want with this phone for you to be able to remove the need for a selfie stick and that 120 lg_v10 cameradegree camera capture everybody that’s in the shot that you’re trying to get. On the back we have the same 16 megapixel camera that we had in the LG G4 So you can expect the camera performance to be very similar to the G4. You know fast auto focus, really great details and really neutral colors but it will probably run a little bit faster because there’s a Snapdragon 808 a processor in here.

In terms of camera LG really want to sell the v10 to the consumers of media. LG has done some software tweaks for those people who really wants to create media on the go. One of those things is the manual controls for the video so alot like how their were manual controls on G4 for photos in the G4’s photo shooting app. You’ll have a whole bunch of stuff on the camera app. You can see the left and right audio channel and have different frame rate on which you can shoot. Then you also have optical image stabilization as well as a chip inside that should help with the software stabilization you can control things like ISO and shutter speed all within the video control. And that was something that you can never really do before if you were shooting video on an LG phone and there some other software tweaks that should play into this creator role as well. There’s a high quality 32 bit audio digital analog converter in here as well. So basically you’re going to be getting a lot for what you’re going to be paying here for this phone.

Performance:

The V10 houses an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1.8 GHz, which is much higher than average for a smartphone processor. 4 GB of RAM means that it has much more memory than what’s typical, giving it a significant performance boost over most phones. The phone runs on the Android operating system, which is currently the most popular platform on the market. Optimus, by LG, runs on top of Android on this device, offering a customized experience. So great processor, great ram and lovely operating system means that the performance should not be an issue on V10.

Screen:

The V10 has a 5.7-inch QHD screen, placing it on the larger end of smartphone screens. Because its screen is over 5.3 inches, this phone also qualifies as a phablet. This also means that for most users, the phone will be slightly difficult to use with one hand when compared to phones with smaller screens.

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The screen has a resolution of 2,560 pixels by 1,440 pixels, making it a 2K HD screen. Screen sharpness can be measured in the density of pixels per square inch of screen, and at 513 PPI, it’s 2.2 times sharper than an average screen. One thing you’ll notice is that their is no curve in this display. So we have a flat display now.

Battery:

In terms of battery capacity, which is the best indicator of overall battery life, it holds a Lithium Ion 3,000 mAh battery which is a massive battery capacity for a phone. You’ll also have a fingerprint sensor on the back which is standard these days and LG always puts the volume buttons at the back so there no button go along the edges.

Storage:

You’re only going to be able to get one variant as far as the storage goes with the V10 LG is selling it in 64 gigabyte variety of but no more and no less making it an ideal choice for users looking to have a lot of music, videos, and pictures on the go. If 64 GB isn’t enough, you can increase its storage an additional 2,048 GB with a microSD card. LG says that they have tested it up to 200 gigabytes.

Price & Release Date:

So this phone is going to be released pretty soon in Korea and then it will make it to the US in early November. There is no detail on pricing yet and It’ll definitely be dependent on the carriers here in the United States but expected to be about as much as the iPhone 6s plus. We’ve only had a quick look at the V10, so we’ll need to do a lot more testing to see how it performs in real life. However, since it packs more or less the same specs as the G4, we expect excellent performance. The video features are pretty awesome, and we hope the second screen proves useful instead of gimmicky. For more stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated.

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