- Dual Displays
- Dual Front Cameras
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Stainless steel body
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB Built-In Memory & External Storage Up to 2TB
- Removable Battery
- Manual Video Mode
- 5 Color Options To Choose
Alike to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in a way, the LG V10 also come with a secondary, auxiliary display. Unlike the Note Edge, it’s completely separate from the main panel. It’s a 2.1-inch IPS unit with a resolution of 160 x 1040, or 513 pixels per inch.
Naturally, you’re wondering what it’s for and how it works. In short, the screen is active when the main one is sleeping, giving you at-a-glance info such as the time. When the main screen is working, it can be used to store app shortcuts, though we’re not entirely sold on the practicality of that one — after all, it’s located on the very top of a 6.3 inch-high device.
Dual Front Cameras
The screen is not the only thing that multiplied, there are two whole selfie cameras, too. And before your imagination runs wild, let us stop you: the config isn’t intended to deliver 3D photos or some such gimmick.
Instead, LG wants to kill off the selfie stick, with extremely wide, 120-degree selfies made possible by the duo of cams. That one ought to come in handy at that next beach party.
We’ve had an influx of fingerprint scanner-equipped devices ever since the iPhone 5s came out rocking one, but LG took its sweet while to get on board with the now trending tech. The V10 changes that.
Embedded into the signature back keys of modern LG devices, what we’ve got is a touch-type scanner that we felt is very adequate relative to what the competition has to offer. Obviously, we’d like to spend some more time with it before we comment on overall performance, but things are looking good so far.
Stainless Steel Body
With the V10, however, we’ve got our first global LG device to come packing some metal.
Nope, the thing isn’t entirely made out of the material (stainless steel 316L, to be exact), only the frame. Thankfully, the textured Dura Guard plastic used with the back looks interesting, and handles even better.
4 GB RAM
Another LG first: the V10 comes with generous 4 gigs of RAM.
The chip is of the LPDDR3 type, and not LPDDR4, though that’s a limitation on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808’s part. In any case, we doubt this configuration will have any trouble whatsoever running your legion of apps simultaneously, so we wouldn’t worry about it.
64 GB Built-In & Supports Micro SD Upto 2TB
The LG decided that the V10 should come with 64 gigs of storage, standard. There’s no entry model with 16GB, nor one with 32GB. Hardcore stuff.
Better yet? The LG V10 is one of few new devices that offer storage expansion through microSD — you can load up to 2TB more if you just have to have your entire House of Cards collection in 4K when on the go.
Speaking of microSD cards, as of late they’ve been often discussed alongside removable battery doors, what with Samsung ditching both after years of advocating for them. So it should come as welcome news that LG is still insisting on keeping that particular feature, and grants you access to the battery. So if your battery dies, replacing it will be trivial, and there’s also the added benefit of swapping it for a spare if you’re a power user.
Manual Mode In Video
LG is betting on the camera experience with its latest high-ends, and that ought to be super clear with the V10: apart from all the pro-grade features and indicators available with the camera interface, you can now also shoot video in manual.
This is a pretty unique feature, as you can set shutter speed and such manually before shooting a clip — a boon if you’re serious about your videography.
5 Color Options To Choose
With carriers dictating the terms in many countries, it’s not surprising that most devices nowadays come in black or white for the most part. That’s precisely why we were happy to see LG announce five different color options for the V10: Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, and Opal Blue.
|Release date||October 2015|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||5.70|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||513|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2|
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||NA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|