The LG V10 takes a lot of cues from the flagship LG G4, but but the look and feel of this device is completely different. It is bigger, more rugged and has a slightly bit of extra power. While LG is not bending its latest phone, like it did with the LG G Flex 2, it is still determined to try bold, new ideas, while Samsung and Apple play it safe.
Its 5.7-inch, quad HD IPS display expands the screen size of the 5.5-inch LG G4 in a noticeable way. Touching the corners of 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution and 513 pixels/inch takes a phablet sized reach.
It all looks like one seamless display, although the 160 x 1,040 and 513ppi strip at the top has a separate backlight component to it. Get ready to stretch those fingers a bit more. The extra reach is worth it for faster navigation.
The second screen serves as a quick way to glimpse at the time, weather and notifications, or switch out to my favorite apps for contacts. Both Apple’s iOS 9 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ do this, too, but with hidden, harder to reach menus.
Its bumpy texture and rubbery feel really contrast with the smooth leather back of the LG G4. LG V10 is more durable, with an interesting mix of stainless steel sides and a silicone skin back.
It is built to military grade standard, and almost as if that case you are going to buy anyway is built in. Additionally, to that is a much appreciated double paned Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection around front.
The LG V10 employs optical image stabilization to more reduce camera shake, as well as the same top of the line 16MP camera as the LG G4. Yes, it took me this long to mention the main, rear camera, because the 5MP shooter is turning into the real star.
The V10 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor, which is made up of a 1.44GHz quad-core chip, a 1.82 GHz dual-core chip and embedded Adreno 418 GPU.
This is the the very same chip as well found in the Nexus 5X. LG once again avoided the Snapdragon 810 processor, although v1.2 is in the Nexus 6P. The LG G Flex 2, with the first version of the troubled CPU, became hot and slow in our tests when under pressure.
V10 is one of the beast of LG’s company with its second screen and dual front camera, which is totally remarkable.