Double trouble: LG V10 is packed with novelties, are you getting one?

Double trouble: LG V10 is packed with novelties, are you getting one?
LG went all-out with its new and unique V10 handset, just as promised. Apart from the Snapdragon 808 chipset, it is stuffed to the gills with the latest and greatest in smartphone technology, such as a big 5.7" Quad HD display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage, and a 16 MP main camera with OIS. We can understand why LG went with the 808, as it's still plenty powerful for anything thrown at it, and doesn't have the heat-dissipation issues that would arise with an 810. LG, however, more than compensates by offering a replaceable battery and a microSD card slot - things that are on the list of disappearing species with other major cell phone makers.

Those goodies above were just a start for LG, though, as it also adds a secondary, 2.1" screen in the front, for your date/time, notifications, message preview, and favorite app shortcuts to be displayed at all times. As if a unique dual-screen setup is not enough, LG also doubled down on the front-facing cameras, too, providing a 5MP Dual Lens (80 degree / 120 degree wide angle) camera in the front, for those all-important selfies to be taken wild and "groufie" even without a stick. To top it all off, the V10's frame is made of surgical steel, while the Dura Skin cover cushions any drops up to a MIL-STD-810F standard

Oh, did we mention the 32-bit sound with dedicated ESS convertor, and the tri-mic directional setup that allows adjusting the sound while recording a video in manual mode. Well, the V10 has those, and comes in many intriguing colors, so there is only one question to ask, are you getting it?

LG V10 is packed with novelties, are you getting one?

Yes
36.31%
No
26.32%
Depends on the actual price
37.38%

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V10
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If this phone was 5.2 inches or at most 5.5 inches I'd consider. Asking for reasonably sized phones nowadays keeps being an unfulfillable dream as the days go by

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You got the Nexus 5X

25. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

man this is the closest ideal phone in our times (2015)...how I wish LG keeps all the specs ,adds stylus, sd 820 and iris scanner in 2016 coz that will kick Sammy's A*s. ...

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not sold on the other screen gimmick. I will pass on this.

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

To me it's more of a 'use it or don't' novelty, not a defining feature. It's got plenty of other great hardware features.

33. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Exactly.

3. fancollo unregistered

does it come to Europe? and the size is really too much. Whatever design specs these smartphones have (rounded back etc.), our hands did not grow as much in the last 2-3 years!

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

speek for yourself, I have bear hands (sweden)

7. Janiss9

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Me too... :) (Latvia)

17. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Me too (Doggieland)

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1189; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Me too... But don't worry.. Its our time buddy... The age of tiny phones is over...

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Too small, it should be 12 inches at least, we need more big phones don't we

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

this ad is great... Well, I will buy it... Size is pretty ok... I already have vivo xplay 3s 6inch and it is quite acceptable in the pocket... V10 is almost the same size... may be big for short height people with small hands... As a Samsung fan, what samsung has taken from us, LG has given back to us and in a more better way... Kudos to LG... Samsung has loosen one Note 5 custom and LG has grabbed one sammy customer

9. manojmcn

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks good. But I would chosoe Note 5 over this one. Reasons: AMOLED screen Exynos 7420 & more power with efficiency SPen Samsung Pay Wireless charging Better range of accessories and service support, Samsung care Super premium looks.

10. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

as a note5 user i would love to switch to lg v10 i love the removable battery and changeable back cover anytime i want also my note5 can't exapand its internal memory its limited to 64gb. as i have seen on some reviews this v10 does have a very similar to amoled screen so not anymore issue to me. also im now in love with this phone's design.

12. BORIS070

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

as to each and samsungs and note 5 after a brief time toucfiz bags, replete bloatwer not all hardware, fixed memory, fixed battery, no FM radio, no IR blaster, you have to use the cloud where Samsung looking spying your data and files, limited you to the Internet, and somewhere else where you do not have wi fi signal and sinal operator, then you can say goodbye from the cloud

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

touchfiz is a nice term :D yes, I am also not a fan of touchfiz. It is boring and not user friendly like MIUI. Anyway, I put apus, nova or apex launchers on top to adjust the UI according to my taste, so touchfiz is not a problem. Note 5 is a great phone but V10 has more practical real life advantage over Note 5. I am not a fan of glass body since I have seen it getting break. Replacement of the glass cost 150$. If you'll put a cover on it then the purpose of choosing a phone due to its beauty will gone.

11. KushielAOC

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Mine actually depends on whether or not Sony actualy releases their Z5 in the US anytime soon... I'm sitting with an S3 right now and I want my phone to be future proof So I can keep it as long as I've kept this phone...

13. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

This phone's battery life will be just average, just like phones with 5.7" QHD, 3000mAh battery and the not-so-efficient SD808. We've seen it on other phones.

15. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

we will see the review first.

19. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats not a problem. I used to keep fully charged spare battery. I change the battery on the go. 10 seconds work.

29. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Thats the beauty of removable batteries but some people don't seem to get that. They immediately bring up battery packs to justify the sealed battery. Little do they know that battery backs don recharge the battery as fast as replacing it. Samsun shot themaelf on the foot by ommiting the expandable storage and removable battwry at thw same time with thia year flahships. I've seen the memory S6 in action transfering files pretty fast but I wouldn't mind having the option of expanding storage capacity over speed.

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

super fast charging... which is not available in any flagship of 2015

16. Huck33

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

looks good but the 808 processor is under competitors. The V10 is what the G4 should have been

20. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

yeah, they should use sd810 with one A57 core off to avoid throttling. With one core off and seven cores working, sd810 will become Sevta core and will not heat up. Andrino 430 has twice the performance of 418

43. Shocky unregistered

Why stop with one, you could disable two cores without affecting performance much.

21. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

LG G2 was best looking, compact and an phone of the year. G3, G4 and this have ugly designs and too big.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, I'm definitely getting one!

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Y'all are such liars. 35% of you are not that interested in this phone. Just jumping on the newest device, but come Spring you'll just get an S7.

24. sissy246

Posts: 6884; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am not looking to get a new phone this year but I will be in the spring. You are right I may go with the S7 depending on what Samsung has done with it, But I will for sure consider this phone too. I will have to read reviews on it.

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