LG review and specifications

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LG V10 Introduction

LG definitely stayed true to its word, of releasing a line of extra premium smartphones. The LG V10 is should be called “A Monster”. With a total camera of three cameras, yes you read it right, three cameras, two displays, and a fingerprint sensor, this is one phone that can go head to head with the big shots presently in the market . possessing a price tag of about $600-$700, the V10 is a premium device that is just as high as the likes of the iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. This phone might not appeal to all kinds of users, due to its focus on creating an exciting photographic and cinematographic experience.

LG V10 Build and Design

The LG V10 has a premium-build with stainless steel lining on both sides. It comes five colours namely; Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue. With a dimension of 159.60 x 79.30 x 8.60mm and weight of 192 g, the V10 is quite a bulky and heavy phone. For users that have the screen motto of “The Bigger the Better”, this is definitely a phone for you. The screen size of this phone is 5.7 inches, making it more of a phablet.  The rough textured backplate and stainless steel side lining, however, makes the handling of the V10 convenient and comfortable.  Built to military-grade, the body, which is composed of  steel and the silicone, which makes the phone very durable and shock-absorbent enough to survive drop tests that most phones can’t. The top front of the phone houses two camera lenses and an infrared blasters ( with the QRemote app turns phone into a remote),while the top bottom has a a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port and an audio speaker grille. The rear of the phone contains a 16 MP camera flanked by a flash and laser autofocus sensor.

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LG V10 Display

The V10 has a duo display unit. The main display (quad HD display) having a 5.7 inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels , and the 2.1-inch secondary display with 160 x 1,040-pixel resolution. It has a pixel density of 15 ppi (pixels per inch) These makes the phone produce a sharp, crisp, clear and vividly colourful display.  The 2.1-inch display at the top of the phone is independent on the primary display and it’s always on, even when the main screen is off. This  customizable secondary screen with six shortcut menus, displays the time, notifications, weather reports, music player control, contacts and calendars. This feature is similar to the hidden menu on the Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ and  Apple’s iOS 9.

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LG V10 Camera

This “Three Eyed Monster” has a rear camera of 16 MP and tow front facing 5 MP cameras. The more intriguing dual front cameras enable the user to take shots at 80 degrees and a much wider 120 degrees. This feature gives the selfie-lovers the ability to take group selfies with ease. The duo cams also have a gesture control feature. By placing an open hand in front of the camera and closing it, it triggers a 3 second countdown to a shot. Also, a camera switch from rear to front or vice versa can  be done by swiping across the screen. The main camera possesses an optical image stabilizer that creates a steady and clear shot, and a multi-view recording mode. The video recording is done with 4k display and has two display modes of HD (1080p) and Ultra HD (2160p) , with two aspects ratios:  16:9 and 21:9.

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LG V10 Software & Performance

The V10 has a 4G RAM with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, made up of a 1.44GHz quad-core chip, a 1.82 GHz dual-core chip and an Adreno 418 GPU. Regrettably, the V10 missed the 6.0 Marshmallow  and  comes with 5.1.1 Lollipop. There are however reports by LG, that the V10 would get a Marshmallow update within six months of its launch. The internal storage is 64 GB, but if that still isn’t enough, with the microSD card slot, you can expand the storage to as much as 2 TB.

LG V10 Battery

Unlike most flagship smartphones, the V10 comes with a removable battery that has a 3,000mAh capacity. This much power is necessary considering the quad HD display and the always-on secondary display on the phone, though LG claims that the new secondary screen would only drain 5% of extra battery life. The Battery Saver mode automatically actives when LG V10 reaches either a critical 5% or 15%, depending on the setting.

Equipped with the quad HD dispay, a secondary screen and two front cameras this incredible phone is sure elicit high demand among selfie “freaks” and large HD screened smartphone enthusiast.

LG V10 Full Specifications

General

Release date October 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.60 x 79.30 x 8.60
Weight (g) 192.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery Yes
Colours Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 513
Hardware
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2

Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Picture Credit: lg.com, cnet.com

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