LG V10 vs Samsung Galaxy s6 edge+: first look


The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is undoubtedly most recognizable for the slick aesthetics it’s carrying along thanks in part to its dual-curved display. Rather than following with a similar premise, LG opted to tack on a tinier, secondary screen on its upcoming powerhouse of a phablet in the V10. Both devices share some super-duper specs, but beyond that, they’re two different phones that are competing for your hard earned money this coming holiday season.

Design


Looking at the two, it’s instantly recognizable that they have contrasting designs. Samsung favors the premium touch with the Galaxy S6 edge+, as it exhibits that luxurious look thanks in part to its metal meeting glass construction. And oh yeah, it exudes this slicker design due to the dual-curved display it’s packing along as well. In achieving that level of premium, however, they’ve made the phone feel a bit fragile – one that wouldn’t necessarily withstand drops.

And that’s where the LG V10 answers back with a solid response, seeing that it addresses the fragility of the S6 edge+’s frame. Boasting a Dura Guard cladded body, further strengthened by 316L stainless steel guard on its sides, the V10 ensures it’s well protected against shocks and drops – while also offering a bit more grip in the process. Indeed, it’s not as premium looking or feeling in comparison to Sammy’s offering, but regardless, some folks will appreciate the peace of mind that accompanies its design.

Display


On the specs front, they’re pretty much the same – 5.7-inch sized displays with 1440 x 2560 Quad-HD resolution. What’s different, unsurprisingly, is the type of display technology that both employ. The S6 edge+’s in particular, a Super AMOLED one, has already proven to be amongst the best in the field, dishing up great color accuracy and potent brightness, while still adhering to all of the properties that make AMOLED screens stand out. And of course, there are those dual curved edges, which serves its purpose in providing meaningful information when the screen is off – like the time, date, and some ticker notifications. When it’s powered on, however, we just wish it were enhanced with even more functionality than the novel ones it currently offers.

Conversely, the LG V10 employs an IPS Quantum display, which is similar to the G4, but noticeably different at the same time. Staring at it, we can’t help but notice some AMOLED-like qualities with its package. At the highest brightness setting, it produces an iridescent glow that gives colors a ton of liveliness. Additionally, it manages to do nicely in reproducing that true black color.

Each phone has its own unique characteristics, and in the case of the LG V10, it sports a smaller sized secondary screen tucked into the upper right corner of the panel. Its purpose is mostly related to eliminating the need to constantly turn on the screen to check out the time and date, and when it’s powered on, it’s used to multi-task between apps and offer some additional functions in certain apps.

Interface


LG’s customized Android experience meets TouchWiz again. Even though their layouts and overall presentations differ from one another, they’re incredibly powerful and diversified to appease power users who crave a higher level of functionality. From their multi-tasking prowess, to even their one-handed modes, they really cater to a wide range of folks. Until we experience the LG V10 in full form, we can’t specify which of the two offers the superior experience.

Processor and Memory


Superficially, the two handsets provide the necessary power punch to handle all the basic and trivial tasks. The S6 edge+ is propelled by Sammy’s own octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset with 4GB of RAM, which has shown to be excellent in handling graphics processing as well. On the flip side, the LG V10 is powered by the same processor used by the G4 already – a hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM as well. While it’s accompanied with smooth responses navigating through the interface, we’re curious to see how it yields in the graphics side.

Sammy’s prized darling is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities, but there’s no room for expansion whatsoever. Well, LG addresses that because not only does it come stock with a generous 64GB of storage, but there's also a microSD card slot in tow for expansion.

Camera


The S6 edge+’s 16-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens has proven to be quite exquisite when it comes to capturing all sorts of footage, but if the LG G4 is any indication, we can expect the same, if not better results with the V10. And why’s that? For starters, it’s fashioned with a 16-megapixel snapper with a slightly better f/1.8 aperture lens, but what really sets it apart is the fact that it offers true video manual control – something that’s unavailable with the Note5.

Adding to its arsenal, the V10 comes with two front-facing 5-megapixel cameras – whereas there’s only a single 5-megapixel snapper with the S6 edge+. This tandem of sorts enables the V10 to capture a wider field of view with its front-facing cameras, so you’ll never need to use a selfie stick again.

Expectations


Funny how things go, as these two beastly smartphones dish up their own interpretation for a screen beyond the actual screen. On the surface, the dual-curved display of the S6 edge+ and the secondary display of the V10 act similarly to one another – wherein they offer quick peeks to things like the date, time, and notifications when their screens are on. In addition, they offer some enhanced functions as well when they’re on.

Sammy’s offering has no doubt been riveting with its great all-around performance, however, the LG V10 is shaping out to be a formidable contender. Sure, it’s not as good looking as Sammy’s phablet of sorts, but it favors utility above all with its protective qualities. Better yet, too, it’s looking to earn the crown for being the camera phone to beat. Indeed, only time will tell if all of that can come to fruition.



Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22475; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't go wrong with either of these two beasts!

2. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

The black version does alleviate the color conflict with the ticker screen and the side edges when compared to the luxury white version. But the white one just looks so yummy. Quite a peculiarly attractive device.

6. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I can't believe how much attention some people give to what a phone looks like as opposed to how it looks. My wife and I have identical phones, but mine is black and hers is white. Neither is better than the other, and it's only important in that it allows us to tell them apart.

10. Shocky unregistered

It's not really about how they look, it's about how they feel in hand. Metal/glass feel great in hand and build quality is usually excellent, while plastic just feels like plastic and build quality varies from slight creaky to very creaky.

15. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Seriously? So you have no qualms using a pink phone or a multicolor 'gay pride edition' phone?

5. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Yes you can. Buying the S6 varients is like buying an iPhone. Too many missing features. On the other hand, while the V10 is now probably one of the best Android phones, it's not fantastic in the processor area, and I'm not sure it's ram is of the same speed as the Samsung models. Between the two I'd pick the V10, but that's only because the Samsung devices now lack so many features.

8. Shocky unregistered

By "Samsung devices now lack so many features" you're referring to just two, sdcard and removable battery. Don't exaggerate. LG V10 looks like a nice phone but it's big, heavy(for a phone) and only uses SN808 so it's not future proof at all. Who gives crap if it has 4GB of RAM, it's not going to make the phone as faster.

16. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

IMO, S6 Edge Plus is the most beautiful phone ever created. Simply stunning looks. V10 also looks good, but look wise nothing comes near to Edge Plus. It's a crowd puller.

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I agree, Edge is undoubtedly the most beautiful phone available. But it is pretty fragile. I have seen one of our manager broken the back glass by droping it on hard wood floor. It cost 150$ to replace, thats the lesson for not using case. But the case will hide the beauty and you'll left with a normal looking device. V10 is more practicle than glass or aluminum phones.

7. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Ditto my comment above on people being attracted to phones by how they look instead of how they work. Amazing to me. I don't understand it at all.

9. Shocky unregistered

No phone is unbreakable, but It's actually quite durable compared to other phones, watch the drop tests and watch it outlast other devices quite easily before the glass shatters. Context is important.

11. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

S6 Edge is beautiful to look at but not very practical for daily use. The thing is a fingerprint fiesta and if you put a case on it...it's like what was the point of getting it over the regular Note. In any case, this V10 looks pretty attractive. If LG offered a version without the 2nd screen and a bigger battery, I'd jump all over it, but it looks like I'm kicking my S6 to the curb for the new Nexus 6P.

12. Shocky unregistered

The S6 Edge looks nice until you notice the colour shifting, reflections and image distortion on the curved edges. Why anyone would pay extra for Edge is a real mystery.

13. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Make this same phone with SD 820 and it is sold out instantly.

14. Shocky unregistered

This is unfortunately very true, just playing the waiting game for something new. SN808/SN810 just isn't good enough.

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