LG V10 User Reviews
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At least I was happy for 11.5 months, until 2 of our 4 phones boot looped!!!
crysiswarmonger has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
First, I bought 4 of the phones December 2015 one for the wife and one for each of our adult kids in college. My wife and I kept our phones in the otterbox cases and not a bit of damage. One of the kids did not keep in the case as it was too bulk, and did get a hairline crack in the screen, but worked fine. Still, that phone had no impact damage, just a crack maybe from bending. Then one of the phones got the dreaded boot loop 2 weeks ago, meaning it will not boot, just keeps looping the start screen. So we sent that off just this week to LG for warranty repair, who knows how long that will take. Then, while out driving yesterday, 19 November 2016, I look down at my phone and it is boot looping just like the other one. There is no found fix on internet for this, so my phone has to be sent in to LG for repair too. This means 50% of the LG phones I bought failed, but at least in the 1 year warranty... To me this just means the other two are going to fail outside of warranty and I will not be able to get them fixed cheaply. Complete BS.
snowgator has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I am very impressed with LG. They are designing unique phones that perform fantastic. Wife is coming from an LG Flex, loved the back controls and adores large phones. This thing is a work phone. No real complaints. While she misses the curve of the Flex which made a large phone easier to hold as this thing is large and wide, everything else is a HUGE improvement. As you can tell from the ratings below, there are only nit-picking items. Totally agree that the extra screen would be better positioned at the bottom, and I feel this large of a phone should have much better battery. But what a beast. It is so much fun to use, has great performance, and was worth every penny. Highly recommend it- although it is not a popular phone so it is hard to find inexpensive. But it is an underrated gem.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Switched from Samsung to LG!
MasterSyrron has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had used the LG G4 for a couple months, then switched back to my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I missed the LG features and camera. I purchased the LG V10 Luxe White and have not regretted my decision! I love everything about this phone. I highly recommend it to everyone who needs a larger "phablet" phone but may not have use for the stylus of a Note series.
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
Surprisingly GREAT Phone!
ChocolateThunder has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was skeptic about this phone, but couldn't shake it off my radar while searching for a new phone. What was really drawing me towards this device was it's dedicated Hi-fi digital audio converter and its camera and man am I glad I chose this phone! The whole package is just amazing and fits right in with your daily lifestyle. I will say the second screen was a little trippy when I first used it, but having notifications and incoming calls displayed on the second screen became second nature to me as it was not interrupting what I was doing on the main screen. Don't let the "It's not an iPhone/Galaxy" hype steer you away from the competitin. LG has been nailing it since the G3.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
winter_hat has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It's not as good as the 6p or Note 5 or 6s+ or probably some others, so not sure why I would recommend it. If you need/want the level of camera control this offers, then that is probably a good reason to get it, but 99.9% of phone buyers will never use those features. The second screen is truly pointless with only a few options for what to put there. Maybe they will add features, but I doubt it.
1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
My best phone so far
Robert235 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Coming from the G3 I'm really impressed with this phone, this is the first flagship device I rushed to buy.The promo was a nice gesture LG included with the phone.The battery life could have been better for hexacore and wake locks affect the battery.The software should be been better for the front cameras.This phone is a multitasking beast and it has room for improvement.
12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
New King of Smart Phones: LG V10
corvette72778 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Crushes my once great Samsumg Note 4! 2nd display is not gimmicky like the Galaxy Edge. Since few phones still have the IR blaster, removable battery and removable sd card/memory and storage few phones even quality for the best Title. But with the new and extra features the V10 has this phone is in its own class and is the best phone ever made to date! Out of the park grand slam! Good job LG. Goodbye Samsung.
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
I swore I'd never Buy another LG phone, but I was wrong.
ECPirate37 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Like the title says, after having the LG Vu back in 2009 (the turd that phone was); I swore I would NEVER buy LG again. To this day, that is the worst phone I have owned.
This phone really wasn't on my radar before I bought it. I saw the preview for it here on Phone Arena, and thought the 2nd screen would be a gimmick. I had every intention of buying the new Moto X on Black Friday/Cyber Monday so I was waiting for that deal.
However, there was an ad here on PA for the extra battery, and 200gb memory card. That's a great deal, so I went to T-Mobile to check the phone out. As soon as I picked it up I thought; "Yup, this is my phone". I have not been disappointed. The phone was $599.99, but with $250.00 worth of freebies I still find that to be a great deal. The fact that T-Mobile did a 3 day sale on it for $100 off (which they refunded since I bought it the day before), I paid $499.99 for this phone. I think that is an awesome value! The memory card is a $200 value. The 64gig version of the Moto X with the wood back I wanted is $524.99. It does not come with the memory card, and can't replace batteries on that. Also, Moto charges $35 for the rapid charger, which LG includes in the box. Now let's get to the phone itself.
I tried to fill out the review with each rating so you could bullet point it, but here is an overview:
I REALLY like this phone. I thought the 2nd screen would be a gimmick when I first saw the previews, but after one day of using it as music controls I was...
18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.Report
LG V10 : Beast of a SmartPhone!!! You'll Want One:-)
kevkyle has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I’ve had this awesome phone for two weeks now. I’ve been looking forward to its release here in Manila sometime December . So I decided to try out an s6 edge plus to replace my month old note 5 (it was rebooting everytime I answered phone calls). As I was checking out the S6 edge Plus my friend pointed to white boxes with V10 emblazoned on the covers, they were just shipped in from Hongkong. BAM! I was over the moon with excitement. The cash price for the 64g LG V10 was the same as the 32g S6 edge Plus. This was going to be the Dual Sim Phone replacement for the classy MatE 7 and Galaxy Alpha I was using as daily drivers.
CamerA is just freakintastic! – I took night time shots with my Note 5, LG V10, Huawei G8 and Sony C5 Ultra – Note 5 and V10 were equally impressive, but then I played with the Manual Settings on the V10 adjusted the shutterspeed and IS0 settings - MaGiC!
I haven’t bought any protective cases (still not available here) and the temporary screen protector is all I have – and I’m not apprehensive that I’ll ruin this durable stainless steel reinforced phone. HiFi DAC? Couldn’t care less – but when I plugged in the AKG tuned bundled Quadbeats to listen to radio- yes FM radio! Rich sounds and full bass response for FM radio Music .
Battery life is more than adequate for me – I charge the V10 every other day via quick charger. It still can’t touch my Mate 7’s 4000mah battery , though.
The second screen is not just a gimmick….if I want to check time – I don’t need...
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
The best phone i have used until now.
Midoo93 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have used this phone for 2 weeks now. No joke but this is the best phone i have used until now. Of course only time will tell how its gonna perform later on. But for sure i can say that this phone is not gonna go down easily. I have already dropped this phone a couple of times on the concrete floor but nope not a bit of damage. The screen is a bit too bright, but again that could be a good thing too.
I have everything that i need on this phone, amazing camera, perfectly built, 64 GB built in with SD card? Heck Yeah!! and not to forget the removable battery, i carry a spare battery everyday though i don't really need it coz it has a good battery life as well. I feel bad for the reviewer, Seriously i mean WTF??
You can't rate such a good phone so pathetically!
Please do a re review about this phone and show the truth instead of supporting the Sammy's!
Kudos to LG! I just hope i get the Marshmallow sooner rather than later. :D
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
LG V10 is a great phone
driveme has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The LG V10 is a great phone. When it comes to durability, memory and battery life it's the best phone on the planet. I made the mistake of getting a Note 5 because of the screen but was shocked when I filled the memory on the phone in 4 hours. I need a phone like the V10 for storage. As far as the battery goes I've seen and used all of the power saving modes on other phones but they don't cut it. With the V10 you can just pop in another battery so you don't have to live on low power mode just to get by. The feel of the phone is great. I love being able to use a phone with out a case and the V10 is one of the few phones that you can do that with. The grip is great. I didn't like the grip on the Note 5 and the thing was a horrible fingerprint magnet. Don't get me wrong I don't bash other phones. It's just that I saw all of the videos and read all of the reviews on the Note 5 over the V10 and it's just not true. LG has really steeped up their game when everyone else seems to be following the iphone. LG has kept the important things the make a phone special like a professional camera and memory expansion and battery life. The 2nd screen is where it should be at the top and not on the side where you grip the phone and is very useful. And, if you drop it like we all do eventually the phone can take it. How many fragile phones can really say that. Wonderful customization and features. LG V10 is a great phone.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Love this phone
nictobramit has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I spent countless hours researching phones and settled on the V10. Took a risk and purchased on eBay for a fraction of the cost at a retailer. BEST decision I've ever made. Could not be happier in a phone. I bought the phone specifically for the camera. It takes amazing pictures. I get great pictures both at a distance and close up. In well-lit areas to dark auditoriums. The dual front cameras are great for taking large group pictures. This alone has allowed me to be included in family pictures again.
Overall, I'm quite careful with my phone, but I've still dropped it several times (with just a thin, plastic phone cover) with no damage.
Phone is much bigger than I expected, but you get used to the size. It doesn't feel ridiculously heavy either. Because of the size, there is a small struggle to use the phone with one hand, but primarily only when reaching your thumb to the far opposite corner. Again, you get used to it. The large screen comes in handy.
Battery life could be better. However, I'm no expert in the matter and I would bet that many of the features I love come at the cost of battery life. Screen brightness plays a major role in the battery life of this phone. Again, something you can make work.
I've owned the phone for over a year and a half, and it works just as well as day one. Would highly recommend this phone, especially anyone who is looking for a quality camera on a phone.
NEVER AGAIN! Second LG model to boot-loop die!
cultdoctor has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is my fourth LG and have always loved their deisgns over Apple and Samsung. My last LG (G6) got stuck in a terminal boot-loop. Granted, the manufacturer replaced it, but I am an emergency medical responder and firefighter and can't be without my phone for calls and backup navigation. This one did the same thing! So I puchased the Samsung Galaxy S7. No reputation of boot loop locking (and this model S7 doesn't catch fire, ha!). Other than that, I swore I would never buy a phone that didn't have a removable battery and SD slot ever again. After some thought, those solar portable batteries with 100,000 mAh are very affordable. So even though I had 4 backup batteries for my LG V10, I'm going to get it repaird by LG and sell it.
I never dropped this phone and it has zero damage. I forgot to mention that it developed screen burn in too (meaning I could see a previous image in the back ground when a current, less bright image was showing.
Was a decent phone for 10 months
TheDorkLord has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The LG V10 is a great phone from the outside looking in, however once you learn about the many problems it has your opinion may change. The phone was amazing when I first recieved it last year, however after about six months the battery started acting finicky and wouldn't charge properly at times. Another problem I experienced was screen burn-in. I would say it's a usable phone with subpar battery life until it bootloops on you sometime down the line whenever it feels it's the time to do so.
I realize I've only focused on negative aspects of the V10 in most of this review so I may as well talk about some of the pros of the device. The camera is superb, I can't say I've ever had a phone with a camera as amazing as this. The pictures are sharp with very little noise, in the correct lighting conditions of course. The manual options are as extensive as they get from adjustable ISO to white balance. Another plus about the device is the rugged design LG concocted, the metal edges give the phone a premium feel. Last but not least I'm going to talk about the second screen. I found it to be a very useful little feature. Being able to switch between the previous five apps you've opened is a very convenient multitasking feature I've enjoyed, I can't say I used it for much else but will miss the feature when I switch off to a new device. Mine bootlooped after owning it for only 10 months unfortunately.
I hope to see LG improve the quality control in their factories...
Ctex60 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I'm constantly having to restart because it locks up andcbatteeylife is about 4 hours and 4 hours to charge it discarges faster than it charges the price seemed fair when I purchased it but I'm going back to motorola
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LG V 10 So Far So Gooooooood
whiskyandplums has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Sleek for starters.
Battery left me feeling cheated honestly but it isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.. But still LG what is the deal you guys know this thing deserved more juice.
Anyway THE SCREEN I stare at that thing for too long sometimes but you know how it is when you first put your HD wallpapers on. Looks awesome.
That stainless steel look on the sides too, makes you feel like this is a business phone while holding it. If you get it in black I think you'll like yourself more as a person there's just something to it.
The charger is good so long as you actually use the cables that support the HIGHEST rate of power transfer. DON'T hook up your old micro usb data cables after your phone dies on you because it will die again as soon as you get this little power house turned on. Seriously frustrating at times but my own fault.
Don'y have time to write much more unfortunately maybe I'll remember to revisit this but I left little sub-comments in the ratings section.
Java1junkie has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was debating between the Galaxy S7 edge+, the LG G5, and the V10. So glad I picked the V10!! I love playing with the camera (there's so much to do!), the display is large and bright, the UI is great, the second screen is really useful, the fingerprint sensor/volume/power button on the back has its advantages (and a couple disadvantages, depending on how you use the phone. I have mine on a stand so the button isn't hard to reach), and this puppy is FAST!! Reception and audio are great, too.
It's true that the battery leaves something to be desired and, IMO, the second screen is too dim when the main display is off (maybe it'll be fixed by a software update? Adjustable would be good). I miss the LED notification light that my previous phone had, since I could see that from across the room, unlike the second screen. Overall, I'm glad I didn't follow the crowd and get the Galaxy or the G5.
jilan007 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Ruffly Mobile for daily use
no tension for dropping
Secondary display very useful
Sound quality for headphones is really great
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SaadJoiya has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Beauty and the Beast! This phone has all the features a mobile lover wants in his/her phone. LG has come up with something spectacular this time around. A phone in which a con is hard to find. The only thing that may bother some people is its size. But if that isnt a problem, this is surely the best phone to buy right now.
Under the radar phone.
Aarong09 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I get through a full day just fine on this phone. Battery life isn't that bad. Camera is amazing and the phone just overall feels real nice to hold. I use the second screen more the I thought I would it is a nice little feature.
No gimmicks from LG this time.
Juliet2552 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The LG V10 phone (or rather, "Phablet"), while not the most stand out design or high-profile release, certainly has a lot of tricks up its sleeve and is able to keep up with more mainstream Apple and Samsung devices while staying unique.
Being priced at $550 via T-Mobile in the United States, it offers a great value and all of the hardware grunt of higher-cost devices, without the grunt of spending that extra cash.
Be aware that I am writing this from the perspective of someone that would want a phone like this. I don't believe in knocking on something for a task it was not designed for. For users who prefer smaller phones, the LG G4 is for most intents and purposes, the V10's smaller (yet older) sibling.
While the V10 doesn't have any major selling points like a leather case, it's indirectly being sold for its size, construction, and hardware specifications.
Great phone, but battery sucks bad!
MyDog8em has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I love this phone, it does everything I throw at it with pure ease. I have absolutely no complaints...except for one... the battery. Battery life on this phone is the worst I have ever experienced as it barely gets me thru an entire day with minimal use. Essentially, the hardware on this phone is identical to the G4 which I owned prior to this. I was able to achieve 2-3x battery life on my G4. If only there coulda been a 4000mah or better battery for this it might be worth salvaging. my next upgrade will have battery life at the top of its list.
The V10 is Audiophile King for 2015
benjdbs has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
... I know the statement may be too much. There are a bunch of rivals when it came to audio player quality in a smartphone. LG however, has proven itself to be a reliable brand name. Only the battery was the let down... Kudos to LG dev. team... Salute !
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Almost the best
ryousumpaku has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great phone but expensive large and heavy and too easy to scratch
really stable because of 64 gb rom and 4 gb ram but cpu and gpu is sub-par
when compare to it price. The most beautiful phone in market all girl will want it but the only problem is it too heavy for them
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Not to Short from Perfect
Adolfobt has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Great phone, Plus large screen is amazing. Takes a bit getting used the size but otherwise its a great phone with a great UI. Take advantage of many easy to use short cuts and you'll fall in love with this amazing phone. Came from the Note 4 and I have no regrets. User changeable battery and up-gradable memory.