LG V10 is a budget smartphone released in October 2015, and this one packs quite a punch for this price tag! First of all, it’s very thick smartphone going as far as 8.6mm, and weighing almost 200g! So if that puts you off, maybe you should take a look at Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL, it’s a newer model, but in the same price range. But if you decide to opt for this one, you won’t be wrong, as it packs quite a punch, if we can say so. Also, the thing that makes it quite unique, a removable battery!
That was common back in the day but removed nowadays because of waterproof features. But then again, it was almost unimaginable going into the water with your phone, let alone record videos or take pictures. Well, we’ll advise you to keep to dry climate with this one, in order to take amazing pictures and videos. And you will, definitely, because LG V10 features include an amazing 16MP camera with laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. Also capable of taking 4K videos at 30fps, which is still amazing even today. The front one with dual 5 MP gives you an option to take extra-wide selfies with your friends.
The display has an immense quality, and because it’s an IPS LCD one, a great contrast and vivid colors. It stretches for 5.7-inches in diameter, but what’s best – QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels is present. This means around 515 pixels per inch in density, allowing for an extremely sharp and detailed experience while navigating and watching videos. To add to that, you’ll be getting Android 5.0 out of the box, but with an upgrade to Android 7.0 possible and ready. If you’re looking for a phone in this price range with a QHD screen, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the way to go.
Before we go any further, you must decide. Do you like powerful but chunky smartphones? We’re asking because LG V10 is one of those. The back is heavily protected thanks to Dura Guard stainless steel sides, but over those goes Dura Skin finish. This makes it heavily durable, even military-grade, but also easy to grip. It’s a surprise for us, as more of the manufacturers are looking to reduce the size, and thin it out as much as possible, LG went the ‘immunity-to-usage’ way with this one. But that’s what makes it unique, doesn’t it?
In the end – the specs of LG V10. We have a Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor underneath, combined with Adreno 418 GPU. This might not mean a lot to you now, but back then, and even now, this is a stellar-performance combination. It will run a plethora of games effortlessly, and with 4GB of RAM, everything will be smooth. Where memory is concerned, it comes with either 32 or 64GB and is expandable with up to 256GB via a microSD card. The battery is decent, 3000 mAh, and will last you a day of usage, but you’d have to find a power outlet at night.