The LG V10 is MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop compliant, and here's what that means

The LG V10 is MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop compliant, and here's what that means
The LG V10, announced yesterday, is a big deal for the company and tech geeks alike. It's LG's first phone to feature 4GB of RAM, their first to sport a fingerprint scanner, and also first-to-market with a seriously comprehensive manual mode for video. Add to that a set of selfie cameras up front, a secondary, 'ticker' display up top, and an awesome, 16-megapixel camera with extremely wide, f/1.8 lens, and you've got yourself one hell of a high end smartphone.

The V10 is also LG's first global smartphone to mold metal into the design, with a type 316L, SAE-grade (Society of Automotive Engineers) stainless steel frame. It's used in cars, folks. Yes, we know, some of you would have preferred for the entire thing to be made out of steel, but don't sell the V10 short just yet — LG is using a special kind of rugged plastic for the back and the front bottom bezel, called Dura Skin.

In LG's own words, Dura Skin is not to be underestimated, for all its softness, it's supposedly highly resistant to nicks and scratches. Even more, the textured back was designed as to provide a more secure grip. And if that wasn't enough, LG actually contracted MET Labs (notice the missing 'h' here, please) to prove just how sturdy the phone is — the company got green light on labeling it MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop compliant.

This cryptic acronym probably means little to you, so we thought we'd explain. MIL-STD-810G certification was put into use in 2008, and supersedes the older, MIL-STD-810F standard. It's a collection of procedures that outline the way products should be tested, and covers a handful of areas and scenarios. In the case of the LG V10, the area examined is Transit Drops, which means the phablet survived quite a few chute-less jumps.

Now, some bits of the procedures aren't set in stone, and LG didn't get into the nitty-gritty of it, but generally speaking, this means that the V10 likely survived up to 26 drops in total, from 4 feet high, on its face, edges, and corners. From what we know, MET Labs uses 2 inches of plywood on top of concrete as the drop zone, supposedly representing the most common type of surface your device will likely begrudgingly acquaint itself with. The V10 then must have been inspected by MET Labs professionals for damage and working condition, and obviously passed. So if you were on the fence with the V10, this might just be the push you needed to go ahead and pre-order one.

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  • 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)



1. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Chris, those dots on back cover is a soft rubber or hard plastic? I would like to know before ordering?

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

So other words...its a decepicon? Man why do they always get the good sht

8. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I think it's a nice looking phone, decent specs, especially the camera is nice... but the software :(

9. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

for me software is not a problem bcoz I put apus, nova, apex or someother lanucher on the top anyway.

2. BORIS070

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

If this is your bit, and you're not satisfied, I do not know what I would want more, you need to buy a vertu phone of steel and titanium and the cost over 10 000 dollars, whether it would then be satisfied with the quality, you need a phone that was resistant to explosions , shockproof to falls of over 1000 meters

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

ok ok ok. I will buy this phone. And those who complain, may have different taste than us OR may be they prefer form factor over practicality. it has steel instead of cheap aluminum which I love but I just want to know that the dots on back cover is made of rubber or hard plastic? I hope its rubber bcoz the soft grip feels so nice in hand. Hope to see next phone from LG, with full steel body. Why not one steel series and one titanium series? It doesnt cost that extra as they made it. Once I got gold platting done and it costed me only 100$. If they will do it in bulk then the cost will lesser than half

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its a mix of plastic and rubber and soft to the touch yes.

10. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

wow! thats really cool. Thanks marwin


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

It's sound quite tempting to me.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

its cute...

11. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

This one is really calling for me, its making me second guess myself with the MXPE. If its available on vzw it will make my choice more difficult.

12. airstream25

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I have been a Samsung fan right up until they made the battery non-removeable. If they don't correct this in the S7, I might be in the market for the LG V10.

13. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Nice R&D there LG. Kudos!

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