LG V10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: specs comparison

LG V10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: specs comparison
Top-end specs in tow? Check! Standing-out hardware features? You bet! Noteworthy software functionalities? Also on board!

LG's new V10 is certainly a notable device, not only as far as specs go, but design and useful features as well. It is certainly a high-end phone that will have to battle with the rest of the top-dog handsets already on the market.

In the red corner we have Samsung's Galaxy Note5; in the blue corner we have the iPhone 6s Plus straight out from Cupertino. That'd be a rather interesting battle, wouldn't it? 

Thanks to the specs comparison we've devised, you can easily compare the three — the V10, the Note5, and the 6s Plus — just below. You can also check out our comparison between the V10, S6 edge+, and the Nexus 6P.

LG V10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
518 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.85 %
76.62 %
67.91 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Additional display

Color
 
 

Resolution

1040 x 160 pixels
 
 

Physical Size

2.1-inch
 
 

Touch screen

Capacitive
 
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.28 x 3.12 x 0.34 inches (159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Shock, Vibration
 
 

MIL-STD-810 certified

Yes
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL1022

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

4 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
2750 mAh

Talk time

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

12.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
 
12 hours

LTE

 
 
12 hours

Wi-Fi

 
 
12 hours

Music playback

 
64.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours
14.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

 
 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 7, 8
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 949




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13 Comments

1. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LG did a great job with the V10 but I still would go with the Note 5 though.

2. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

but why ??

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

His choice.

11. Elie.S

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

If someone would want to get lg V10 it would be for the sd slot. Let's say the V10 and the note 5 are equal in the specs ... the note 5 got the S-pen which is a huge advantage for the note 5. Yeah the secondary screen of the V10 is something to look for, but in MY OPINION, the S-pen is a bigger advantage to me.

12. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I agree with you but LG should have been created V10 similar to Nexus 5 or 5X's design +consistent, simple and no confusing UI.

3. shinywindow unregistered

Because all the isheep buy the 2013 spec I turd 6s and smart people go for the leader brand in android, samsung, leaving scrap customers for products from brands like lg, unfortunately. Their products are cutting edge and innovative. My point is, the resale value of their phones suckered because all the sheep are buying krapple phones. If resale value even matters. For me it does. Thankfully Sammy resale value is still good.

4. chenski

Posts: 730; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

My taiwanese friend always buy note series only but i'm smarter than him because i tend to try out different brands flagships rather than just sticking with one

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The vast majority of the iPhone in the list are all brand new. The Note 5 starts at 699 at VZW. None of those Notes were NIB. You are a complete idiot to post a ling comparing a phone that just came out 2 weeks ago vs one that came out a month ago and starts at 699. You are a retard and you own link proves it.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're really butthurt at the fact that the OG 6 Plus has the same/higher resale value of the Note 5. You're the laughing stock of the website dude.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It hurts, doesn't it? Samsung resale value drops faster than sorority panties, making yearly upgrades painful for Samsung fans. Make no mistake: Samsung is no longer anything special, and Swappa and Ebay tell that tale.

6. mieder23

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

iphone 6s plus 192 gram lg v10 192 gram s6 edge plus 152 gram.

13. tyson3

Posts: 59; Member since: May 15, 2012

I have both phones and I can honestly say I pick the v10.I'm a die hard Samsung fan but after using the v10 I won't buy another Samsung. The 22nd screen is very useful as well as q-slid. Battery is great and camera is amazing. It also does everything note does. I couldn't believe how simple it was as well. Great device and no lag!

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