LG V10 Review

While initially it might appear to be just another experimental device from LG, the new V10 jumbo smartphone might very well take the place of the uninspiring G Pro line for good. Here's the deal: the LG V10 may have just a marginally larger screen than that of the LG G4, but it comes with a unique trick of its own: a secondary display that's always on to show you the time and date, notifications, or next calendar event. Could this be the special ingredient to make phablets work for LG?
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166 Comments

150. Twany

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Well just to let you know that that the LG has just been awarded 21 awards for innovation by CES and one was for the LG V10. And the 0LG V10 Is The First Phone To Get SanDisk’s EPIC Certification. Phonearena's head is so far up there own butt!

3. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

A shame. It looks better than it actually is.

4. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Don't let PA review change your opinion about this phone look for other reviews :)

76. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Exactly. He said video leaves a little something to be desired but you have a full out manual mode in video. Really? Yes the wobbly effect occurs when shooting FHD above 30fps and the color temperature might be off(again manual mode) but you can change everything you want not to mention the clever mic setup that he didn't even bother to mention. It's definitely an improvement even if slightly over the G4 but manual mode saves the day like a champ.

29. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just like gtrc11 said, don't be fooled by this review. I ve watched dozens of reviews about this phone, and every single one concluded that it is a superb device. Apart from the average battery life, this thing is a beast. PA hasn't been shy to show their true colors in the past month or so, glorifying Apple products, praising Samsung products with a little bit of criticism, and completely trashing any other branded phone. Not an LG fan, but if the Note 5 isn't your thing, this and the Z5 are great options for those looking for an Android flagship

40. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

They're not saying its bad. They're just saying that you can do better at this price.

130. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Price is very subjective, in my eyes the price is very well justified for the protection and hardware this device offers. Also removable battery means if it dies after 2 years, you can get a new battery.

131. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

I just dont buy the price thing. The 6s Plus 64 GB is 750 w/o expandable storage. If you buy this device in November you get a whopping 264GBs of freakin storage. For the price is stupid premise when other OEMS are just as if not more expensive, while this one carries the Android torch of expandability and user replaceable batteries we all say we care about.

172. JohanSteyn

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Did you read the review? If I have to make a decision based on this review alone, I would never buy this phone. Would you?

5. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Why is call quality either buried at the end of the review, or in this case not even addressed? I guess I'm one of the few people who use a phone to, you know, make phone calls. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

85. Tronlol

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Lol you weirdo

6. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

While going with SD808 seems like a wiser choice over the dreaded SD810, every single phone that has launched with SD808 had average battery life, no matter the battery capacity. It seems the 808 is not so power-efficient after all.

9. carlemillward unregistered

It is pretty much a bad year for Qualcomm. Their most power efficient chip was the snapdragon 400 with its Cortex-A7 cores.

128. FunVA

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Both chipsets are bogus. That's why the phone so getting the greatest battery life are using other chipsets entirely. A name phone manufacture using this chipset line until they fix their problems especially with battery life are just being foolish and hurting the customer.

7. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Spen is too useful to be a gimmick phonearena

8. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is an absolutely terrible review. This phone display is amazingly clear... thats a bad thing and too much resolution! This OS is super customizable and you can tailor it to what you want it to be. Thats not good. Im not giving any more page loads after reading those two statements.

14. semigoodlookin

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

PA has been tanking Android devices lately. I am not saying the V10 is fantastic, but I would caution to take this review with a pinch of salt and look around to some other outlets. It has got to the point where I simply do not trust PA's Android smartphone reviews.

94. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Totally agree. Also, do keep in mind that the model PA reviewed was a Korean one, not US. So the battery drain would definitely be effected badly due to constant signal struggling. And usually, the Korean models which LG sends to reviewers are most of the time unfinished review units. So we should wait for an Update when PA gets the proper US model and re-writes a few parameters. Amazing it is that they didn't mention call quality at all.

15. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

That's a bit disappointing to see this score. I guess it's clearly a choice between Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure if you want a flagship experience without completely breaking the bank (looking at you Note 5). On a separate note, if you're an LG fan, there's no reason to pay a premium for the V10 when the G4 is $430

50. alouden unregistered

Yes, the Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure are excellent phones. However, I would recommend you read other reviews of this phone before you dismiss it. The only criticism of this phone I have heard from other has been the not-so-good battery life, the awkward placement of the secondary screen (which most have said is functionally superior to Samsung Edge's implementation on their Edge devices), and the overall size of the device. Some of the criticisms this reviewer has raised I have heard nowhere else. For example, every other reviewer has praised the camera. No one has mentioned the camera being unresponsive. My god, this reviewer did not even mention call quality. Now, I know we use these devices for many things, but I still use mine to make phone calls (main reason I purchased a new one recently, in fact: poor audio quality). I am not saying the V10 is perfect is perfect or you should buy it, but I truly understand why some users on this site call PA "SamsungArena" or "IPhoneArena." They deserve the criticism.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Whoa!! Thats a low blow, & Honestly the iPhone 6s should have gotten this score

19. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Why is there pretty much no mention of the fingerprint sensor or test of it at all? And no mention that the phone is made robust with dual gorilla glass 4 with plastic film between, making it virtually impossible to break by normal drops (even on concrete). It has a military grade protection and you complain about weight and looks. PA totalt missed the genre of this phone. Like saying a horror movie isn't funny enough.

23. rochmanor15

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Don't take Samsung arena seriously . 7 for this beast is a joke. Most reviewers put v 10 camera ahead of note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus. It comes with extra battery and 200 sd card. And u don't need a stupid case for this phone. What not to like?

26. rochmanor15

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I forgot to mention it cost ($150-$250) less than note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus with 64 gb build in.

27. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

This reviewer complains about a customisable UI I stopped reading after the third typo. If you are gonna wag a finger at lg for not refining aspects Of their device you could at least proof read your review.

30. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This review is such a joke. No need to even go into detail but come on PhoneArena. A $600 phone that comes with 64gb storage, IR blaster, quick charging, removable battery and back cover, fingerprint scanner, expandable storage and a top of the line camera experience with new and unique video recording capabilities? This phone deserves an 8.5 at worst.

32. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This is probably the worst review Ive seen here. He was way too harsh on the screen and customization options. Which to me were Pros.

33. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

As many have pointed out already, there's quite a sense of negative bias in this review that's obvious from many angles. Just take a look at the starting paragraphs for the review of Nexus 6P and Note 5's in regard to the display: Note 5: "Samsung didn’t change the specs of the display with the Note5, it’s still a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 Super AMOLED display, and it still delivers a number crunching 518 ppi pixel density count. Not surprisingly, it continues to be exceptionally sharp and highly detailed! Yeah, it’s tough to notice any noteworthy differences at normal viewing distances against 1080p screens, but its superiority is recognized the moment it’s viewed up close and personal." Nexus 6P: "The Nexus 6P isn't fashioned with a 6-inch display, but rather, a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 AMOLED one. Details are no problem with this Quad-HD beast, as its 518 ppi pixel density matches that of the Note5 – so it’s incredibly sharp and detailed, providing our eyes with some visual treats. Well, it should come as no surprise that the Nexus 6P wouldn’t settle for anything less than Quad-HD resolution." Ummm...what??

34. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Damn.better luck next time lg

137. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 2015

how much here spammer

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