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LG V10 battery life test score places it amongst shortest-lived big phones

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LG V10 battery life test score places it amongst shortest-lived big phones

The LG V10 is a crazy phone: it has a secondary display on top of the main one, and it has not one but two front facing cameras. In a world filled with similarly looking aluminum slabs, the V10 stands out.

And while its crazy ideas are backed up by an excellent camera that is among the best we've ever tested, there is one key aspect of the phone that deserves special attention: its battery life.

Time and time again, users are saying that great battery life is essential for a great phone experience. With a demanding 5.7" Quad HD display and the Snapdragon 808 system chip under the hood, how does the LG V10 battery life measures when compared against other big phones?

We put the LG V10 and its user-removable, 3,000mAh cell through our battery life test and the results are worth your consideration for one simple reason: the V10 ranks the worst among all recent large phones. We run a custom script that mimics typical use to measure battery life, and in order to achieve equal conditions, we pre-set all displays of the phones we test at a brightness level of 200 nits (a level comfortable for indoor use). In this test, the display is always on, and the script is running until the phone's battery dies. The LG V10 scored a disappointing 5 hours and 51 minutes, noticeably less than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and the class-leading Motorola Droid Maxx 2.

What's interesting, though, is that at the same time, the LG V10 recharges wicked fast. It takes just 1 hour and 5 minutes to regain full charge (going from 0% to 100%), and that partly makes up for the disappointing battery longevity.

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