- Military Standard 810G certified for shock resistance
- Durable design
- Sharp and vivid screen
- Manual video controls
- Hi-Fi DAC
- MicroSD card expansion
- Removable battery
- Dual front facing cameras
- Fast charging
- Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner


- LG software package is still cluttered
- Inconvenient placement of secondary screen

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Bottom Line

With its larger display, fingerprint scanner, great design, durable build quality, camera that excels in video recording and high quality audio, the LG V10 is a really solid offering - especially if you wanted more out of the LG G4.

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LG’s new V series is the company’s latest attempt at capturing the premium smartphone market. With the first device of the series featuring a unique form factor, new multi-media capabilities and enhanced durability, the latest flagship offering from LG does a bring a lot to the table, but is it enough to make this smartphone a compelling choice? We find out, in this comprehensive LG V10 review!

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LG has never been known for making the most premium of smartphones, focusing instead on function over form with their flagship offerings. With the V10, LG is attempting to offer the best of both worlds with the sides made of 316L stainless steel and a body that is wrapped in DuraSkin. The DuraSkin coating is very soft to the touch and provides a lot of grip.

Aside from giving the V10 a very sturdy look and feel, these new material choices make for an extremely durable device. The V10 is MIL-STD-810G certified for shock resistance. As seen in our LG V10 drop test, the device may not be indestructible and the display certainly isn’t shatterproof, but it can handle the average drop much better than most other flagship smartphones out there.

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There’s no mistaking the V10 for anything other than a LG smartphone though, with the device borrowing a lot of its design cues from its flagship counterpart, the LG G4. Both LG devices feature sharp corners and a slightly rounded top and bottom. The exception here is that the V10 is a completely flat device and doesn’t have the signature curved body that we’ve seen in other LG flagships this year.

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Other signature design elements are seen here as well, including the rear button layout below the camera unit. There is a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button this time around, which is a new feature we haven’t seen from LG in the past. The back cover is also removable, allowing for access to the SIM card slot, the microSD card slot and the removable battery. LG is one of very few OEMs to still offer a removable battery in their smartphones, which is quite refreshing to see in a market where most other phone makers are forgoing this feature. A microphone and IR blaster are found up top, and at the bottom is the headphone jack, Micro USB port, a single speaker unit and a second microphone.

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The overall handling experience isn't particularly comfortable

There is no getting around the fact that the LG V10 is a large smartphone. While the DuraSkin material offers enough grip to keep the device from falling out of your hands, the overall handling experience isn’t particularly comfortable. The main reason for this has to do with the display, or rather displays in this case, with the LG V10 coming with an extension to the screen at the top up front that results in a taller device. This can take some getting used to.


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The LG V10 features a primary 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a Quad HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 515 ppi. As expected, the display is beautiful, sharp, bright and easy to see outdoors. Media consumption and gaming centric users will certainly appreciate the large size. Overall, this display is nothing short of what you would expect from LG.

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The main story here is the secondary screen at the top of the display. When taking into account the size of both screens combined, the screen is actually closer to 6 inches in size. This secondary screen works as a hub for notifications, application shortcuts, recently-opened apps, media controls, favorite contacts and upcoming calendar events. It will also show you basic information like the time and date when the main display isn’t on. All of these can be adjusted and modified in the Settings menu. And for a touch of personalization, you can have your name or a short message displayed here when the primary screen is off. Overall, its functionality is quite similar to what Samsung has on offer with their edge displays, but the LG V10 second screen does pack in a little more.

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The second screen proves to be very useful when it comes to notification management, as it gives you the ability to see any missed calls or text messages without needing to wake up the primary display. When you’re using the device notifications will show up on the second screen, keeping the main display free from any distractions. This is great for gaming and watching videos.

The second screen is very useful when it comes to notification management

The issue with the second screen, and the reason for some skepticism, is where it sits on the device. Being at the top makes it very hard to reach in regards to one-handed use, and when using it for multi-tasking to quickly switch between apps, it doesn’t feel as quick because of how inconvenient the placement is. Even though the execution may not be perfect, the second screen does prove to be more useful than we initially thought.


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Under the hood, the LG V10 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, clocked at 1.82 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 418 GPU and 4 gigabytes of RAM. This is similar to the processing package found with its flagship counterpart, the G4, save for the additional gig of RAM. Performance is as you would expect from any current generation high-end smartphone.

Everything is fast, smooth, and responsive in day to day use, with very smooth animations and scrolling. The device handles everything quite well – from simple tasks such as opening applications and browsing the web, to more processor-intensive tasks like gaming and multi-tasking. Even with LG’s somewhat bloated software experience, the processing package keeps everything moving along just fine, and there were no instances of any noticeable slow down.


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The only storage configuration available with the LG V10 is 64 GB, which should prove to be more than enough for most users. Of course, if you are concerned about meeting your storage needs, expandable storage via microSD is available as well, for up to an additional 2 TB.

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More notable in hardware is the addition of a fingerprint scanner, and its inclusion isn’t particularly surprising given how this is a feature that is becoming more and more common with other flagship devices. As previously mentioned, the fingerprint reader is embedded into the power button on the back. Overall, it’s a very solid first attempt by LG. The scanner helps unlock the device very quickly, but is unfortunately not the most accurate around.

The fingerprint reader could use some work

It works about 80% of the time with the first try, with a second attempt required in the other case. That’s not the biggest failure rate of course, but it is something that will get more frustrating the more you use it, especially given the very accurate fingerprint readers we’ve seen with some other flagship smartphones.

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The bottom-mounted external speaker isn’t in the most optimal position, and it can be pretty easy to muffle when using the device in the landscape orientation. It does get quite loud, though, and the overall quality is fine. The highlight of the audio experience comes when using the device with headphones, with the device packing a 32-bit Hi-Fi digital to analog converter, which is a huge deal for anyone that uses their smartphone as the primary music player. It works with MP3 files as well as streaming audio, so you get to take advantage of it even when using apps like Spotify or Google Play Music. As long as you have a decent pair of headphones, you will definitely notice the difference the up sampling makes, allowing for a crisper and clearer sound.

The V10 has a battery that will last all day, but not much more than that

When it comes to the battery, the LG V10 features a 3,000mAh replaceable unit that proves to be good enough to last a full day with average use, but you will be hard-pressed to get a whole lot more than that. If using the device to take a lot of pictures or while playing a lot of games, you will find yourself needing to charge the device halfway through your day. On the bright side, charging the device doesn’t take too long, courtesy of its fast charging capabilities. Of course, you also have the option to carry around a spare battery if battery longevity is a concern.

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The LG V10 comes with a 16 megapixel primary camera with a f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS), and a laser-guided auto focus system. That is the same camera setup found with the LG G4, so it’s not surprising that the V10 is capable of taking some excellent photos. Images are sharp, with a lot of detail and accurate color reproduction, and the dynamic range is fantastic, making for a camera experience that is very enjoyable.

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There is a hint of over sharpening in the images, but it isn’t too drastic and actually helps more than it hinders. In low-light conditions, the camera does tend to overexpose, especially in the highlights which are typically blown out. The camera also doesn’t get the white balance quite right at times, but aside from that, the images still retain a fair amount of detail and generally look pretty good.

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The device comes with not one, but two front-facing 5 megapixel cameras. We’ve seen dual camera setups in the past on other devices, but this is the first time that it has been found up front. Unlike other smartphones where the dual cameras help with depth information or 3D images, the two cameras of the V10 are just two individual front-facing shooters, with one featuring an 80-degree lens for a more standard field of view, while the other comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens. You can toggle back and forth between the two within the camera software, and the 120-degree wide angles lens comes in handy when trying to take group shots. The overall quality of these front-facing cameras is quite good as well.

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When the LG G4 was released earlier this year, there was a lot of hype surrounding the DSLR-like manual controls that were available with the device, along with the ability to shoot in the RAW format. We’re happy to report that these features have made their way over to the LG V10. Additionally, the V10 also brings these manual controls over to video recording as well, which is a pretty big deal for a smartphone camera.

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Now, you can do many of things you would normally do with a DSLR camera, like adjust white balance, ISO, shutter speed, and manually control the focus. Videos can be recorded in 4K, 1080p, and slow motion, and you can even record in a cinematic mode that bumps the frame rate down to 24 fps for a truly cinematic look. Having good audio when shooting videos is very important as well, and the V10 allows you to easily monitor the audio in real time, adjust the audio levels, change the direction of the audio recording, and even eliminate interference using the wind noise filter.

There is also a new Steady Mode built-in that is designed to remove motion blur, even more so than what OIS is capable of. It only works when recording in 1080p or lower, but the footage is very smooth, stable, and almost looks like something you would get when using a gimbal or some sort of handheld rig. There is also another new feature called multi-view recording that lets you use all 3 cameras simultaneously to really offer some perspective. It can be a lot of fun to use in the right scenarios.

If you're a fan of smartphone videography, you're going to be happy with the LG V10

All of these manual controls are great, and if you are seriously into smartphone videography, you’re going to be very happy with the LG V10. The biggest problem with videos is that they’re not easily shareable on social media due to the large file sizes, but LG’s video editing software lets you easily edit the video into a 15 second highlight reel at the touch of a button, which makes it a lot easier to share, and not so coincidentally, is the same length as an Instagram video.


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The LG V10 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, with LG promising an official upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the end of the year, or early next year. Granted, that a very vague time frame, but one can only hope that the update is made available soon.

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The software experience itself will be pretty familiar to anyone who has used an LG smartphone within the last couple of years. With the exception of the features associated with the secondary display, the software package is largely identical to what is seen with the LG G4. LG’s take on Android is still not the most attractive around, with things like the Settings menu being just as cluttered and convoluted as before.

There are a bevy of features that fans of LG have become accustomed to over the years to be found here though, such as double tap to wake, Knock Code, dual-window, and the ability to re-size the keyboard for easier typing. Given its large size, also useful is the option to shrink the screen and re-size it by swiping across the on-screen navigation keys, intended to help with one-handed use.


 LG V10
DisplaysMain: 5.7-inch IPS Quantum Display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 513ppi
Secondary: 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display with 160 x 1040 resolution, 513ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 808
GPUAdreno 418
MicroSDYes, up to 2TB
Fingerprint scannerYes
NetworkLTE-A Cat. 6
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
SoftwareAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Camera16MP rear-facing camera, f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0
5MP Dual Lens front-facing camera, (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)
Battery3000mAh, removable
Dimensions159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm, 192g
ColorsSpace Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue


Pricing and final thoughts

The LG V10 is now available from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T, falling within the $600 – $700 price range off-contract. If that’s more than you’re comfortable spending, you can pick up the device from these carriers at a subsidized rate.

editors choice awardSo there you have it for this in-depth look at the LG V10! As LG intended, the V10 is a more powerful version of the LG G4 and offers a larger display, a unique secondary screen, a better and more durable build quality, a fingerprint scanner, and a camera that excels in video recording. If the G4 fell short of your expectations and you were looking for more, a lot more is what you are getting with the LG V10.

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  • Marty

    I handled one of these yesterday and it was really nice. It looked good, felt good. Of the three I handled – the Blackberry Priv, HTC One A9 and this, the LG was the nicest. But software-wise it was the worst. It was immediate to me that it was slower and laggy. The Priv pretty much had a stock Android UI and seemed really smooth and fast. The A9 had Sense 7 UI and also was speedy. But though the V10 was the best looking and feeling of the three, it had a mid-end CPU: the SD808.

    Nevertheless, at the right price I’d snap one of these up in a heartbeat.

    • PC_Tool

      “It was immediate to me that it was slower and laggy.”

      Odd. Got mine a week ago and have yet to experience issues with lag or slowness. Blew the G4 I had previously out of the water. Hated that thing. That thing was slow and laggy…ugh. Was pleasantly surprised the V10 was as fast as it is.

      • Marty

        The V10 wasn’t seriously laggy, it was just noticeable because I just came from handling the other two phones. There was a little bit of a difference in performance and smoothness and some slight hiccups when scrolling screens.

        I’ll, nevertheless, give it another try to confirm this. It could have just been turned on.

        • Yeah, I had the same experience at my local T-Mobile store. I’m picking one up today hope it’s not sluggish. I’m going away from Samsung products (Note 4) and trying something different.

      • Marty

        Checked the V10 out again today at a different store. Much better experience. Didn’t see any lag or slowness.

        • PC_Tool

          Wait…so I didn’t get the *one* good device? ;-)

          Glad you found one that represents it’s ideal. :thumbsup;

          • Marty

            Unfortunately I can’t buy one untied to a carrier. I use AT&T, but I refuse to buy a carrier-branded phone and the V10 is predominantly branded to carriers. The unlocked international models don’t seem to support AT&T LTE.

            Whether the V10 is smooth and nice or not is moot…

          • Dunzerpans

            I do not believe the T-Mobile one is sim-locked. My Fi SIM works in it (well, on the T-Mo network, anyway)

  • nebulaoperator

    Size and software is NO for me.

  • Epic_Ninja420

    I bought one Saturday after my GS6 caught the ghost and I love it so far. Still getting used to the controls on the back of the phone but other than that its been great. The camera is excellent, battery life is WAY better than the S6, it handles what few games I play well and that second screen is pretty slick, even if it is limited to notifications and quick launch. I was a bit worried that I would be stepping down coming from the S6 but honestly I feel like this is a way better phone. Not to mention the free 200GB micro SD, extra battery and charging dock LG is giving out. Oh and the S6’s fast charger works perfectly fine with it as well.

    • Epic_Ninja420

      As a follow up I’ve been sitting here streaming music via bluetooth, playing the occasional CoC/BB/SW Commander and checking emails and its only down to 86%. I’ve been doing this since around 11am and its 330 now. My gs6 would have been begging for the charger by now. Glad I replaced it with this vs another Samsung.

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    • Rodney Thomas

      Hey brother – thinking of ditching my GS6 for this phone – do you have any regrets of not staying with Samsung (Note 5) ?

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      LG Phones are now on sale only at AndroidSmartphoneDeals;com

  • that music in the background….its like some 70s song with John Travolta in a dance competition. This phone looks great, I think the size kills it for me. I have the Nexus 6 and think its too big. I cannot imagine going down in screen size, but getting an overall BIGGER phone.


      Haha! It’s the SAME size as the NEXUS 6P Stern!

      • my delivery date was the 6th, still nothing. I better get home to it being on my porch. I was in the hospital for 3 days for kidney surgery and was hoping to come home to good news haha. FML

        • ASYOUTHIA

          Passing stones? You can walk into a carrier and pick up the V10 now LMFAO

    • truename

      To me, the v10 is much more comfortable to hold than the Nexus 6. I like it a lot.

      • yeah its one of the downfalls of my N6. there is just no comfy way of holding it. i miss the 5.5 inches of my G3.

  • D13H4RD2L1V3

    The SD808 is a hexa-core, not an octa-core.

    Just something to point out.

  • ljg500

    This is a great phone. Coming from the Nexus 6, I appreciate the LG UI’s enhancements. Cameras, video, audio, design, durability, performance, display- even the second screen’ are superb. The current LG promotion make this an unbeatable deal, particularly on T-Mobile”s network. There are issues with the finger print sensor and some cases, which hopefully LG will address. Other than that…Wow!

  • Walter Wisnu Purnama

    I Used LG since LG G2, G3, and this one steal my attention. since g4 not that good. this is looks real deal

  • PC_Tool

    If the V10 is the begninng of the “V” line; I cannot wait to see what else they have in store. The 820 version should be … Real Nice™.

    • Andrew White

      V – line might be LG’s equivalent to the Note series.
      I’ll wait regretably for the G5. Because even though the V10 is worth the upgrade
      over my G4 in terms of video and audio enhancements.
      It is the next gen processor I want as well.
      The thin build of the G4 will also carry over to the G5, hopefully……
      Granted you probably don’t need a case or cover for the V10 because of its
      very robust constructuction.
      The G4 is also elegant, particularly with a silicon or plastic transparent case.
      Flexible wrist mounted or extended autonomous devices are the next iteration of the
      smartphone, hopefully current form factors won’t be lost entirely.
      The future is nigh! Bring it on.

  • Erza Scarlet

    Wish someone would gift me this :D <3

  • JMG

    Well i like LG skin ui..the G4 is my 1st LG phone and i actually like it..i like it even more than touchwiz.its smooth,fast…

    • SamsaraGuru

      Never been able to understand the big deal people have about this “skin” or that “skin” – most of these things you can shut down and not use if you wish. When are the people buying cell phones going to actually grow up and play at being adults and realize that “all that glitters is not gold”?

    • editorinchimp

      Yeah, way better than Samsung’s. Not as drastic a departure from stock and adds some cool features that stock Android lacks.

  • SamsaraGuru

    Truly excellent review. Thank you Lanh. Now I know which phone I am going to get as an actually more interesting alternative for the Note 5 I had intended to buy – but has been made into a “Don’t make no never mind also ran – wannabe – iPhone”.

    Thank goodness that LG realizes that though it is nice to have a nice looking phone – which the V10 is – that beauty always has been – and always will be – only skin deep – and in a rough and tumble, crazy,mixed up world like we all live in – real quality – and real people – though they might like a fetching person or phone’s looks – know that usually those who are that way – tend to take for granted the development of any other qualities except the superficial.

    I look forward to your next wonderfully insightful and thorough analysis!

  • editorinchimp

    This phone is amazing. Just got mine Sunday. I initially dismissed the second screen as a gimmick, but have found it surprisingly useful. As I typed this very post, someone called and it didn’t intrude in what I was doing because the alert stayed in the second screen.

    Was tempted by the 6p, but this has too many more features.

    • Nice. I really like that option. it’s annoying when I’m typing and I get interrupted by text or phone calls. Especially when I’m listening to music.

  • SnakeSplitskin

    The good news: The LG V10 wins the AA Editor’s Choice award.

    More good news: After 6 hours of being posted, no Iphone or Samsung fanboys have commented their typical fanboy comments to bash this phone.

    The bad news: After 6 hours of being posted, only 18 comments on this article. Typically such a strong product review on AA has dozens of comments on the product reflecting a strong interest one way or the other. Sadly, the LG V10 hasn’t garnered much interest.

    • SamsaraGuru

      Interesting observations. My observation re comments is that what seems to spur a lot of them for an article is how controversial the subject is. Usually the articles that report changes that people don’t want to see – like the S6 and the Note 5 not having a replaceable battery or SD card, which pissed off a whole lot of us, get lots of comments – even upwards of 3,000 shares and about 200 comments for one article relating to these very issues here on AA.

      So, given LG in – what I consider its inestimable wisdom – has seen fit not to take away nor deny these items and by all measurable criteria apparently produced a superior product with unusual features like two front facing cameras with different focal lengths, etc – perhaps this means people automatically recognize a good thing when they see – read about – it?

      Sometimes no news is good news!

      • SnakeSplitskin

        I’m going to have to disagree with you and here’s why. If people automatically recognize a good thing when they see – read about – it such as LG’s supposed inestimable wisdom to maintain replaceable battery & SD card features and include unusual features like 2 facing cameras with different focal lengths, then we most certainly would have seen all those commenters all over this article stating that they’ve traded their old allegiance and purchased this amazing new LG V10.

        So where are they? They’re still posting how upset they are in every Samsung article they can find, disparaging Samsung as a brand, yet still not going out and purchasing products that have the very features they want in a new phone. The LG G4 couldn’t win them over nor could the V10.

        What’s really sad is that most articles about smartphones that have truly interesting features always gleam the most comments. So far only 1 V10 article has more than 100 comments. The next best article has 87 comments. Given that the Priv’s highest so far is 81 and it has only been out for a few day screams just how mediocre the V10 is in regards to its popularity. Having an AA article with the title “…V10 mediocre sales in S.Korea” pretty much sums it up. I mean, Korea is LG’s home turf for crying out loud.

        • SamsaraGuru

          Thank you for your well written response. You may well be right. Only time and sales performance will tell. However, re sales in South Korea – we might not necessarily want to bet too heavily on the weight of that indicator. One of my best friends is South Korean, and he tells me that among his circles of friends – highly educated professionals – “nobody is buying Samsung”, yet the Note 5 last I heard was doing well.

          Perception is not necessarily reality. Or, mayhap we are railing over a tempest in a teapot. The Market – ala Adam Smith – in the end will decide.

      • mmm

        I have to agree with you. When Samsung made drastic changes on their phone design and removed the features some of us had come to love, I felt the need to give my opinion on the subject many times. Now that I’ve switched to the V10, a device I’m truly happy with I’ll usually read an article like this, although I’m glad that my new device is appreciated I don’t really feel the need to comment. But since I have already V 10 rules!

        • SamsaraGuru

          It is good to know that you are happy with your V 10. I am going to get one. I think the phenomenon and dynamic we are both seeing as relates to people not feeling the need to post prolifically about the V 10 does proceed to a greater rather than lesser degree from the state of mind you delineated.

          This particular article, by Mr. Nguyen, frankly, is one of the best I have read on AA and, trust me, I have read a whole lot more than a few over the past 3 or 4 years! The article was thorough, interestingly written and most importantly Lanh wasn’t afraid to voice an opinion about positive or negatives he had happened upon in the course of his reviewing meanderings.

          I read articles of this nature for solid information and if there is one thing that will, not may, but will turn me off it is a reviewer who refuses to stand up and stand behind his or her opinions by stating “what they really feel”, but rather chickens out and uses for cover for their cowardly ass the politically correct, journalistically craven opine that “I don’t want to lead people too much, but just help them with the facts, blah, blah, blah, BS, BS, BS, etc.”

          If someone spends two, three, four days of their life focused on analyzing from every which angle, every possible thing about a device you CAN NOT tell me that they don’t by that time have a firm idea of whether it is a dog or not.

          Yet, how many times do we see waffling, tentative, half hearted, watered down “recommendations” that instead of clarifying reality give lip service to and promote confusion?

          I know enough about the ins and outs of today’s devices that I can easily make well informed decisions – even write articles – about what is good, bad or indifferent re them. I don’t need someone to waste my time not trying to influence poor little malleable me.

          Tell me what you think; respect my intelligence to know what is to my advantage, of value to me and will best serve my purposes, and we will be just fine! But, if not, woe unto those who don’t. Lol

  • Derek923

    This is the score that
    this phone deserves. Not what other Apple paid trolls of other sites are giving
    as scores.

  • Eric Chow

    Can anyone tell me whats the different between international version and US version? Anyone has the model number of the US version?

  • David Onter

    For anyone who buys this device; you can switch between a low-power DAC and the high-quality one in the settings. The first one is the default fyi

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  • naatia01

    I got this phone last Friday and I couldnt be happier! I was weighing my options between the LG v10, the turbo 2, and even looked at the Note 5. But i just kept coming back to the LG. Im still getting used to the buttons on the back and the size ( i had a nexus 4 prior) but overall im very happy with my choice!

    And the fact it received a editor’s choice makes me feel that i made the right decision!

  • Robert Buettner

    Some of us aren’t fickle enough to immediately toss our current (many-years-of-life-remaining) phone. But if I were shopping right now for a phone, I’d jump on the V10. Oh, I currently have an LG G4, and I love it. But now, I can’t brag about my G4 being the best phone on the market, since the V10 came out. Really enjoy that LG offers removable/replaceable batteries. In contrast, those Sumsung S6 disposable phones will be a corded phone in 1-to-2 years when their battery bricks.

  • Antoine Swans

    The LG V10 has just been awarded an innovation award from CES and a first certification award from sans disk.

  • zanzibar friz

    I want this phone… it’s wonderfall :O

  • Steve P.

    I wanted to like this phone for so many reasons. Military-grade drop specs, removable battery, ridiculous storage capacity for a phone, no need to buy a case because of the material on the back of the phone, decent specs, great price compared to similar offerings from Samsung & Apple.

    Just didn’t work for me.

    First, the LG overlay is God-awful — no other way to put it. I’d never owned an LG phone before and I’d heard the overlay was ridiculous, but until I actually started working with the phone, I had no idea it could be that bad. If you’ve owned 2 separate Android phones for the past 4 years, you shouldn’t feel like you’re having to relearn the phone’s systems all over again.

    Second — and this is truly subjective — the phone never felt “right” in my hand. I’m a big guy with big hands, and the phone just never felt like it was meant to be comfortably held — at least not by me, anyway. Again, this is truly subjective, and perhaps something I could have gotten used to over time, but it simply didn’t work.

    Third. Put the fingerprint thingie on the front where it belongs. Again, maybe something I could have (and probably would have) gotten used to, but I kept putting my finger over the back camera instead of the fingerprint sensor. Eventually, I’d have to look at the back and make sure my finger was in the right place. Shouldn’t have to do that. Even after a week of use, it just never felt right. Ditto for the volume buttons. Yes, it makes for clean, sleek lines on the side, but the volume buttons being on the upper and lower positions of the fingertip scanner never felt intuitive.

    Fourth. The second screen on the top is a waste of real estate. It really does nothing useful (at least not that I could find in the one week of use). Maybe I missed something obvious or maybe I didn’t dig deep enough, but this was another WTH? moment with the phone — trying to figure out the real purpose & usefulness of the second screen.

    And finally — the deal breaker. I tried 2 separate V10s. First one sold from Best Buy. Second one sold from an AT&T corporate store. Why did I try 2? Because the battery life on the first phone was abysmal. It REALLY sucked. I thought there had to be something wrong with the battery. I woke up on a Saturday morning @ 6:00. Phone was on a full charge. Took my daughter to breakfast before a school-related activity, did some basic checking of the news and weather. No videos. No streaming music. Couple of calls to the wife on my way back home. Energy saver settings on? Check. All non-essential programs in the background closed? Check. By 10:30 a.m., my phone is at 54%. 54%!! Really? Has to be something wrong, right? I return the phone to Best Buy and go 5 miles away to a corporate AT&T store. Buy another V10. Adjust all settings to conserve energy. Repeat process of charging, wake up on Sunday morning to a full charge, have breakfast, got to Mass, do ALMOST NOTHING on the phone. Even put the phone on airplane mode because our parish building gets very little signal coverage and the phone will drain faster looking for a signal. Mass out at 1:30, look at the phone battery percentage. 61%. No way… There is no way, given that the phone was in airplane mode for the better part of 3 hours (I was at 2 services) and given that I had done next to nothing on the phone regardless, that the battery could have gone down 39%. Is it possible that I received two dud batteries on two separate phones? Yes, it’s possible. Probable? Not so much. My only answer is that the software is somehow is not optimized to promote battery life. That or something else is going on. A 3000mh battery on that size phone isn’t the biggest in the world, but it should be enough to get better results than that.

    Fast forward to now. I returned the V10 to the AT&T store (they graciously allowed me to do an exchange) and I went with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. I have never owned a Samsung phone in the past, but the comparison with the V10 is telling. As opposed to the V10, within 5 minutes of using the Note 5, I felt like I had been using it for years. Everything was intuitive. The phone “felt right” in my hand (again, subjective — but still), and most important — the battery is a beast. I’m not a power phone user (easily an “average” user), but more days than not, I put the phone on the charger at 10:00 pm with 50% or more left in the tank. Also, and this is completely irrelevant for the most part, I just started using Samsung Pay and I LOVE IT!!

    Back to the V10 — again, I really wanted this to be THE phone, but it didn’t turn out that way for me. Maybe (and hopefully) your experience will be different.

    Just my 2 cents!

    • acro47

      Thanks for a great review. You hit all the important points and I’ve experienced every one, now on my second V10 and wish I’d returned it before my 14 days ran out. I’m a senior lady, have had 3 previous Android phones so I know my way around. I like the V10 in several respects–beautiful display, great camera, happy to have the SD card slot + removable battery. But the battery drain is ridiculous, I’m constantly dropping calls, and the fingerprint sensor is useless–I have to re-do it every 5-6 times I use the phone, and placing it on the back is a formula for frustration. My CNet review on the V10, if you’re interested in comparing notes, was 2 wks ago and is titled “The good, the bad, and the disappointing.” Best wishes on your Note 5!

  • doug_jensen

    You neglected to mention the important fact that a removeable battery means that you can replace the stock puny battery with a 3rd party 2X battery (and corresponding back). These are already available for sale. I have an S4 with a 3X battery. Of course 2 and 3X batteries make the phone thicker, but that is not an issue for me–having a working phone away from a place to charge it or an external battery (I do have a 20,000mAh external battery for those long times away from a charging port) is what matters to me. I also insist on a uSD card. My S4 is 64GB (AT&T only, and discontinued right after I bought it, for some reason) but I want more. So my next phone is the V10 and a 256GB uSD card (which costs almost as much as the V10)–as bigger and less expensive uSD cards come out, I will be ready.

  • doug_jensen

    Who wants the headphone jack on the BOTTOM? (and mic)

  • beto_nl

    Kudos to LG for not going the “Apple” way and still supplying high-end phones with REMOVABLE battery and SD card slot…

    Cannot afford it right now, but I will keep my eye on it. When I am ready to spend money yet again on another expensive gadget, the LG V10 will be the one.
    I hope it will become a huge sales succes, showing Samsung and others that going the “Apple” way by supplying phones without removable batteries and no SD card slot , is a BAD move …
    Fingers crossed

    By the way, thank you for the great reviews ( also saw the the with the sound quality comparison -winner : LG V10)

  • Isabel Maria Maqueira Marin

    Muchas gracias, me encanta

  • Paul Carissimo

    You forgot to review the sound capabilities of this phone ?

  • mohammed

    I hope so the new update not released for V10,, because I know it will not be like 5.1.1 its better than 6.0

  • Cameron Kirby

    I got this phone two days ago but will be returning it. For context my phone for the last year and a bit has been a Oneplus One.

    – Audio is INCREDIBLE. This was reason I bought this phone and it holds up. It sounds absolutely fantastic, but I did need to install a dac fix amp to get the dac working with Spotify.
    – Second screen. Very useful for navigation and getting notifications out of the way. Top of the main screen might not be the best placement but it’s still incredibly useful.
    – Design and grip. It feels solid and I’m not worried at all about accidently dropping it.

    – Software. Coming from cyanogenmod the LG skin is horribly inelegant. All the buttons are massive compared to the OPO despite having a higher resolution. There are so many things I can’t customise, top among them being the navigation buttons. Sure you can change the order but you can’t change the actual functionality of the buttons you choose to have. You also can’t change the size.
    – Screen size. This phone is massive, the screen is massive, the actual real estate though is almost a full cm less than the OPO. Why? The stupidly big buttons. They’re part of the screen and they are massive and you can’t shrink them. I compared browsing space on Chrome with my OPO and it was notable smaller despite being a notable bigger phone. I love phablets because of all the browser real estate. What’s the point of a massive phone if a chunk of the space is wasted on buttons. It’s faulty marketing in my opinion. This phone doesn’t have a 5.7″ screen in practical use.
    – Back buttons. The idea itself isn’t bad, just different. Unfortuantely the power button is quite small and it’s easy to hit the volume instead. Additionally to lock the screen you need to press this back button and end up pinching the screen to do so often accidently doing something on the screen.
    – Size. I’ve big but slim hands and I’m used to a large phone but the V10 doesn’t sit easily in my hands. It’s one of the biggest phones you’ll ever see. Unfortunately as mentioned the extra size doesn’t actually get you any extra real estate.

    Overall I’m not a fan, despite really wanting to be. This phone is incredible in a couple of ways but a few specific things stop me from loving it.