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 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    LG UX UI

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42 Comments

42. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I was interested in it, but after seeing how big it is when compared to a Note 5, I'm thinking I'll wait for 2016 phones instead.

41. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

It should have been the G4... If it had, They would have sold like hotcakes..!!

40. nightsoft

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

This would be a definite purchase for me if it had stereo speakers and splash protection. I would preorder it if it was rugged, like the Galaxy active series. As it is now, it is on my radar, possibly as a replacement for my G4. I dislike the curved display of the G4, it was my only real gripe with it.

38. dayugdog

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Maybe I'll buy the following year's version v11 or v12 if LG make it as a IP 65 and IP 68 plus the Mil certification with the upgraded hardware sensors such as infrared sensors to measure body heat temperature, iris scanners, powerful antenna for wifi and cellular to catch signal even on the remote areas, 2.0 sounding speakers and enhanced Talkback accessibility for visually impaired.

37. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I'm digging that light blue.

32. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This is one gorgeous device. Can't wait to lay my hands on it.

31. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It's too big. 5" (max. 5.2") and FHD not those ridiculous battery and performance eating QHD resolutions. I'd rather have more frames per second at high quality in a lower but still fantastic resolution than this waste of pixels that drags down that less than flagship SoC.

34. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree with you a little on that but.. I'm willing to sacrifice a little performance for durability. I'm pretty rough with phones

30. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yes..because it bueatiful and at the same time the most durable flagship phone..no need of a case.

28. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I am definitely getting one, please come to Malaysia or Singapore as soon as possible with reasonable price.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; 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: 7129; 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.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I just get annoyed with all these polls. The majority keeps coming out saying they're going to buy one. So far a majority of readers plans on buying a Nexus, a Note5, a Z5, a Moto X Style, a Lumia 950XL, and a V10. They need an option for "maybe, we'll see what else comes along."

35. airstream25

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I have been a Samsung user for years but I don't like their recent design of a non-replaceable battery. If the S7 battery is undersized (i.e. wont last through a weekend away from a power source) then I may go with the LG V10. I also like the fact that the V10 is rugged and may not require a protective case.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, I'm definitely getting one!

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.

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.

13. drifter77

Posts: 402; 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: 248; 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: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

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...

9. manojmcn

Posts: 634; 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.

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; 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

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