The V-series is the line of phones in LG’s arsenal meant for the elites, meaning they are ultra-premium, both in performance and in price. Their latest addition to the series is the LG V10, a powerhouse, dual-display phone that will give the other high-end phones a run for their money.
Hardware and Performance
Under the hood, a 1.8GHz six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor powers this beast of a phone, and with 4GB of RAM you can be sure that this phone can handle anything you throw at it; whether you are into hardcore mobile gaming or video editing, the LG V10 has enough power to handle it all.
Measuring 6.3″ x 3.12″ x 0.34″, the LG V10 is a huge, but thin phone. Nevertheless, despite its size, this phone is actually pretty light, weighing only 6.77 ounces. It actually looks heavier than it really is because of the stainless steel band running along the side of the phone and accenting the back camera lens. The textured silicone backplate, aside from adding visual appeal to the handset, also helps you get a better grip; and you need to have a sturdy grip on this phone as its size makes it almost impossible to use with just one hand.
Screen and Camera
One of the defining characteristics of the LG V10 is its dual displays. You might think that it only has one screen, but if you look closer, the top part of the screen is actually a separate display. Even when the main display is off, this secondary screen can be left on so you can access some of the most used controls of the phone.
The main screen is 5.7″, which is quite huge. However, it does have 1,440p resolution and wide viewing angles, this means watching HD movies on the LG V10 is pure delight. The screen is also bright enough that you will have no problems using it outdoors on a sunny day.
Probably the most impressive features of the V10 are its front and back cameras. There are actually two 5MP front-facing cameras; a standard 80-degree one (for your standard selfies), and another one with a wide-angle (120-degree) lens (for when you want to squeeze in more people into the shot).
The V10 also has an impressive 16MP shooter at the back. The great thing about the V10’s rear camera is that you have the option to turn on the manual controls. This is great for beginner photographers and videographers because they will have absolute control over how the camera performs.
Price and Verdict
All of the added features of the LG V10 may seem too much for the average smartphone users, and its US$600-$700 price tag may seem too much as well. However, as previously mentioned, the LG V10 is not a phone for everybody. The dual display is perfect for people who like to multitask and always need to stay updated all the time. The top-notch camera with manual controls are more suited for budding cinematographers who cannot afford professional rigs. If you feel that you belong in this niche of consumers then you will find that the LG V10 is worth every penny.