LG V10 officially announced: everything you need to know

by: Jimmy WestenbergSeptember 30, 2015

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Even before the launch of the LG G4 back in March, LG began teasing a new “super premium” flagship that would be launched sometime near the end of 2015. Although details have been pretty scarce up until roughly a few weeks ago, the South Korean company has finally taken the wraps off its newest high-end smartphone, the LG V10.

The first device in the company’s V series of phones, the LG V10 was created to give users a richer multimedia experience than what’s possible on other smartphones in today’s market. And from its innovative new Second Screen feature to manual video recording mode, we’d say the V10 is doing just what it was set out to do.

There’s certainly a lot to cover with this new device, so let’s not waste any more time. Here’s what you need to know about the LG V10.

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LG V10 specifications

 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

As you can see from the table above, the V10 is certainly no slouch when it comes to the spec sheet. It features a big 5.7-inch IPS LCD Quantum Display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and an impressive pixel density of 513. LG has been including QHD resolutions on its flagship devices for a while now, so this should come as no surprise. The big news here isn’t the main screen, though. It’s the smaller secondary display that sits towards the top of the phone’s front, which LG is calling Second Screen. We’ll touch more on this later, but for now just know that it provides some pretty awesome functionality that we think you’ll enjoy.

The V10 comes the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and Adreno 418 GPU that we saw on the G4, though the V10 has 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, as opposed to the G4’s 3GB. In our full G4 review we told you that the Snapdragon 808 was plenty capable of performing tasks that will satisfy power users and everyday users alike. Seeing as how the internal specs are just about the same on the V10, we shouldn’t expect a big change here.

During a time that other major smartphone manufacturers are choosing to forgo expandable memory, LG is still choosing to stay firm in its beliefs. The LG V10 comes with 64GB of on-board storage and supports microSD card expansion up to 2 terabytes. In addition, it also comes with a removable 3000mAh battery. LG says it will only take around 40 minutes to achieve a 50 percent charge, thanks to the device supporting Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

LG V10 design, software and features

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The V10 sports a familiar design that LG includes with most of its higher-end devices, but with a few added benefits. Around back there’s a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization version 2.0. The V10 is actually the first smartphone ever to offer manual mode for video. The feature is called Manual Video Mode, and it will let you adjust shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance, and focus, all while you’re recording your video. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions – HD, FHD or UHD – and two aspect ratios – 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic. Not only is Manual Video Mode a nice addition to the device, but LG is including some other nice features like Steady Record that uses electronic image stabilization to help eliminate shake, Snap Video Mode that will let you easily create one video from multiple shorter videos, and Audio Monitoring for adjusting your microphone sensitivity during video recording.

The front of the device features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses that will let you capture standard 80-degree selfies, or wide angle selfies at 120 degrees. With wide angle shots, the V10 uses a software algorithm that combines the images from the two separate lenses, which LG says are just far enough apart to provide two different points of view. There’s also a new Multi-view Mode that can utilize all three cameras (two on the front, one in the back) to help capture up to four different angles at one time. Crazy, right?

The LG V10 is pretty strong, too. The V10’s frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel which is the same material used to make surgical tools and higher-end watches. There’s also a pretty resilient Dura Guard frame that surrounds the device to protect the phone from nicks and bruises. The phone also comes with a Dura Skin coating on the back and bottom of the display, and the grid pattern on the back was made to make the phone much more grippy. Perhaps the most impressive part of the device’s build is that it’s been rated MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant for shock.

Because this is a multimedia-centric smartphone, the V10 comes with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC electronic processor. It’s also the first commercial device to employ Qualcomm’s QFE2550 closed-loop antenna tuning solution, which will allow for better voice quality and much wider network coverage compared to other smartphones on the market.

The V10 also sports a fingerprint sensor in the home button on the back, which will let you wake and unlock the device with a single tap (similar to what we saw with the new Nexus devices the other day). It will also work with Android Pay, so you can easily purchase items when you’re out and about.

The LG V10’s Second Screen

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The headline feature of the V10 is what LG’s calling the Second Screen. This is a smaller secondary display that aims to provide its users useful information without the need to turn on the main screen. This is an IPS LCD Quantum Display as well, measuring just 2.1 inches long. It also sports a resolution of 160 x 1040 and comes with the same 513 pixel density that the main display has. The Second Screen works independently from the main display, and can be set up as an ‘always on’ display without impacting battery life.

You can set it to display things like the weather, time, date and battery percentage when the main display is off. When the main screen turns on, though, the Second Screen can convert to a launching area for your most-used applications. Moreover, it can discreetly notify you when a text or call comes in when you’re watching a video or playing a game. It won’t distract you if you choose to ignore the notification, either.

This is some true innovation on LG’s part, and we’re really excited to see how the Second Screen fares in the real world.

LG V10 pricing and availability

The LG V10 will be available for purchase in Korea starting this month, followed by the United States, China, Latin America, the Middle East and select countries in Asia soon after. Additional availability and pricing information will be announced in the following weeks, so stay tuned to Android Authority for all of the details.

Okay, so now that you have all the juicy details on the LG V10, it’s time for you to chime in. What are your thoughts? Interested, or is the V10 still not checking off all the boxes for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Show Press Release

 LG’s Latest Phone Features Many Firsts: Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras, Manual Video Mode

SEOUL, Oct. 1, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) today took the wraps off its newest smartphone featuring multimedia capabilities never before seen in a mobile device. The first of its V Series phones, the LG V10 was designed to provide a rich multimedia experience — both consumption and creation — for today’s social network savvy consumers. Distinctive new features such as a Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras and Manual Video Mode differentiate the LG V10 from the competition. All this comes wrapped in a design that utilizes high-grade stainless steel and a durable silicone skin to make the V10 one of the rare smartphones to pass drop tests for shock conducted by an independent third party. 

Second Screen

Always pushing the boundaries of smartphone innovation, LG is introducing a Second Screen as an inset display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display on the V10. Working independently, the Second Screen can be set up as an “always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life. Set the Second Screen to display the weather, time, date and battery icon when the main display is off. With the main display on, the Second Screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps. What’s more, when you’re enjoying a movie or game on the V10, the Second Screen will notify you discreetly without blocking your view when a call or text comes in. Ignoring the notification won’t distract you from your enjoyment or you can pause whatever you’re doing to respond.

Dual Front Cameras and Multi-view Mode

Wide angle images usually require a large, heavy lens which can distort the corners of photographs. The LG V10 features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect wide angle selfies of 120 degrees, without the need to pan the smartphone which increases the likelihood of camera shake. For the wide angle shot, the V10 employs a sophisticated software algorithm to combine images from the two separate lenses which are just far enough apart to provide two different points of view. The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier. Multi-view Mode can utilize all the cameras — the two in front and the one on the back — to capture up to four different angles. Select and insert the version that looks best in your masterpiece.

Video and Audio Capture Capabilities

As the LG G4 did with photography, the LG V10 offers users the ultimate in video capturing, editing and sharing. The V10 is the first smartphone to offer manual mode for video. First introduced for still photographs on the G4, the technology has been enhanced to handle video recordings as well. With Manual Video Mode, budding directors can easily create professional-quality videos by adjusting options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions — HD, FHD or UHD — and two aspect ratios — 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic.

In addition to its impressive professional-level video and audio capabilities, the LG V10 offers these additional features that video content look and sound their best:

  • Steady Record uses an electronic image stabilization (EIS) optimized for recording video to neutralize shake, helping to capture sharper video footage even when you’re on the move
  • Snap Video Mode: create one video by combining many shorter videos
  • 15-Sec. Auto Edit: create a short video highlight clip by automatically eliminating blurred frames and static scenes
  • Quick Video Editor: easily trim or change the frame rate and add after-effects, such as colors and background music
  • Quick Share: when finished recording, a pop-up appears on the display showing options of popular social networks to make video sharing even easier and faster
  • Audio Monitoring: adjust the sensitivity of the three microphones more accurately during video recording and directly monitor and control audio inputs
  • Wind Noise Filter: eliminate external wind noise for high-quality sound when shooting video outdoors

The V10 carries on LG’s tradition of providing alternative storage options with a microSD card slot. Compatible with cards of up to 2TB, V10 owners can shoot as much 4K video as they want. And with the 3,000mAh removable battery, you can always be ready with a second or third replacement battery to pop in if you ever run low on power while shooting. And with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology built-in, it only takes 40 minutes to get a 50 percent charge.

Durability and Design

The LG V10 was designed to be taken places other phones normally wouldn’t feel at home. The resilient Dura Guard frame firmly secures the display to protect the phone from hard bumps and tumbles. The V10’s frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel, the same tough, hypoallergenic material used to make surgical tools and high-end watches. Because the edges and corners are the most vulnerable areas of a phone, the extra protection provided by the Dura Guard frame ensures maximum durability.

On the back and bottom of the display, resilient but soft Dura Skin offers added protection from direct impacts to the device. Dura Skin is soft to the touch but also is highly resistant to nicks and scratches. What’s more, the back grid pattern was designed specifically to offer a more secure grip, even when you’re on the go. Independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by dropping it from height of 48 inches repeatedly at different angles and found it to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.

Great Sounding Music and Voice

As an advanced multimedia smartphone, the sound in the V10 has been designed to be best-in-class. The V10 features 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, designers of high-performance audio products for professionals. The LG V10 automatically detects connected devices and provides sound control options which can be customized. And the LG V10 is the first commercial device to adopt Qualcomm’s QFE2550 closed-loop antenna tuning solution allowing for better voice quality and wider network coverage than other smartphones.

Access and Security

Along with the popular Knock Code, the LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously. The sensor also works with Android Pay in the United States to make purchases as quick and easy as possible.

“The LG V10 was designed from the ground up primarily as a multimedia smartphone for the sharing ecosystem,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We heard from many customers that until the G4, they weren’t comfortable going on vacation or outings without a separate camera. With the V10, we hope to do for video what the G4 did for photographs.”

The LG V10 will be available in Korea starting this month followed by markets such as the United States, China and key countries in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Information regarding additional markets and launch dates will be announced locally in the weeks to come.

  • Android S

    Once again… a ripoff

    • Sanka Muzikant

      Apple is a ripoff

      • Android S

        Yea, but LG is more “Samsung ripoff”

  • 0hStopItYou

    now I am jealous

  • it’s me tim-cock.

    Meh! I love how android authority is trying to make lg rip off of Samsung’s edge display sounds innovative. You guys are a joke.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      you are a joke as well

  • Arpit Desai

    Lg is coming out with innovative features… However, there is a huge question mark on the battery life

    • Aks-SuperMan

      The G4 has a pretty good battery life, this one also i guess would have the same.

    • Keepie Uppie

      Not really. The second screen can be turned off and the article says it doesn’t affect battery life. Perhaps it does a little bit the option is there.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      Add another battery.

  • MY

    Now this loooks seeeeexy daaaaamn :-) Still going for the Nexus6P. But this baby is really a beauty gotta admit

    • Louis Smith

      Pre-ordered the 6P and this is announced..

  • KeyserSoze

    Features sound interesting, very nice styling. Awaiting video reviews to make more serious judgement.

  • NamelessStar

    love the device but sadly the BB Priv already stole my heart

    • adam cray

      kudos to the BB CEO then, for his heart-stealing presentation of the BB Privacy.. or is it Privilege?

      • Sanka Muzikant

        the presentation sucked, the the device is amazing.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      now THAT’S a unique device

    • Armand Bernard

      No fingerprint sensor though, and it’s likely to have a small battery and be quite expensive. I’d love to be proved wrong though.

      • NamelessStar

        No BlackBerry devices released recently have a small battery it is the one thing they advertise on is big ones. I’m also hoping with the touch keyboard they make it to be a finger print sensor.

        • Armand Bernard

          Just looking at the build is enough to tell you the battery will likely be small. The device is fairly slender, and the mechanical parts for the keyboard take up space, so I’m expecting a small battery. Again, I’d like to be wrong about this but that’s the most likely situation.

          • NamelessStar

            Well with new info now showing a 3410 it’s gonna be bigger than all the current flagships being released

    • Aaron C

      That’s a pretty neat looking phone. It’s about time someone offered something different in the Android space. I pre-ordered a Turing phone just based on looks alone, but I’m canceling my order since after doing a little more research, I’m convinced it’s vaporware.

  • toiletduck7

    impressive. LG is going to the right direction. hope their UI is lightweight and will offer more options to remove bloatwares…

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  • C Lo

    This device looks great. Depending on the price, this device is on the top of my list after the disappointing Nexus release.

    • Phillip Turinsky

      What was disappointing about the nexus release?

      • C Lo

        Well this is just my opinion. I’m a big fan of expandable storage, especially when Android M drops. Also, SD810 version whatever. It may be better than v1, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best one to go with. Lastly, I am getting really tired of aluminum phones. The fad is fading for me and I’m not a big fan of a phone feeling hot or cold depending on the temperature of the room. I would consider the LG Nexus, but as a mid-range device, I can get the same specs with more storage cheaper.

        • Gordon Bombay

          Man nobody is even mentioning how stupid the 6p looks. Tall and slender with big top/bottom bezels, and that dumb ass hump on the back. Complete dissppointment. I don’t see one reason to dump my n6 for the 6p, fingerprint scanner is irrelevent.

          • adam cray

            people say the visor like thing on the 6p can shoot out laser like cyclops from xmen, if they tweak the kernel right. lol.

          • B4kken

            Well, some of us think it looks pretty good.

            Strange as it may sound this(6p) is the first Nexus I’ve really wanted, depending on reviews and the SD810.

          • fitnesspro22

            There is a reason for that – the advanced camera. I agree with you. It does not look good but a sturdy case will take care of it. You don’t have to upgrade from NEXUS 6. You’ve got the best phone available if the size fits you. It is super fast, reliable, good quality, immediate upgrades. You got it all. Wait till 2016 for NEXUS with 820 processor or higher.

        • fitnesspro22

          OK but Specs alone do not equal quality and performance. Take the Zen 2 with 4 G of RAM and superfast processor Intel Atom. You should know the rest from the tests. For $299.00 you get a phone but not quality. Right now my choice would be NEXUS 6P with 64 G memory because I’ve had very good experience with my NEXUS 5. The price is good. It takes a lot to develop such power house device. As to the GV10 it is intriguing but not with the 808. The LG G4 is not selling well here in the US.

      • Angel Angelov

        “What was disappointing about the nexus release?”…. You are kidding, right? What is not disappointing?
        5X – only 2GB of RAM, under-performing SoC with a slow for QHD resolution GPU, No Wireless Charging, high price for EU.
        6P – Big and Heavy for a 5.7” Screen device, Snapdragon 810!!!, No Wireless Charging, Extra high price in the EU.
        For the prices of those devices here on the old continent (and even in US) we have a lot of choices with better specs and visuals…

        • C Lo

          Even the prices here in the US seem high to me. It’s not like they’re offering anything different from say a Moto X Pure, well except the Moto X Pure has expandable memory. Honestly, between the 6P and Moto X Pure, Moto X would have my money. Their near stock software along with their functional add-ons make it a win win in my book.

          • Aaron C

            If the Moto X Pure had wireless charging, it would have been a no-brainer for me. As it stands, I’m holding onto my Nexus 6 until this V10 comes out, and hope that someone offers a wireless charging solution for it like they did for the G4.

        • Matt

          are you kidding me? the LG v10 is the exact same screen size, the 808 is undoubtedly weaker than the 810 it doesnt matter. Google can disperse heat issues, the battery of the v10 is smaller. This is hardly a superior phone, its just different. People get disappointed from everything these days god damn

          • Sanka Muzikant

            smaller, but REMOVABLE

        • Riley Freeman

          I have no idea what you’re talking about. Sure the top and bottom bezels could be smaller, but at least you get front facing speakers. It’s actually pretty light for a 5.7″ screen phone. It’s lighter than the Moto X Pure. In the US, it’s $500 for 32 gb. Comparing its price to other high end phones the Note 5 or the iPhone 6s Plus, or even Moto X Pure, it’s a pretty competitive price. Wireless charging comes down to personal preference. Also you can’t forget that substantial 3450 mah battery.

          • Sanka Muzikant

            COMPARED TO SAMMY OR APPLE, THE NEXUS 6P IS APPEALING, BUT COMPARED TO THE G4 OR THE V10, NOT A CHANCE. LG is probably the only major brand that still has removable battery, so, to me THATS unique.

        • Daniel Eager

          5X has a 1080p screen, not a QHD screen.

    • fitnesspro22

      The price? Probably around $650 if not more.

  • Anderson Tan

    what!? Micro SD 2TB?

    • Kass

      That’s just the theoretical maximum for microSD cards – not current, available-to-purchase capacity…

      • Sanka Muzikant

        the only phone that pushes that limit

  • chanman

    … but will they ruin it with software?

    • Ceci nest pas Un telephone

      Software is never a problem.
      Samsung Galaxy Note 2 here with CM 11 nightly.

      • C Lo

        That’s why I’m not concerned with Nexus devices anymore. You seem to give up a lot when you buy a nexus. I can get stock software experience (with better functionality) by rooting. This isn’t iOS we’re talking about where you are stuck with the software you got from day one. That is the beauty of Android.

      • Riley Freeman

        Tell that to my laggy ass LG G4.

        • Ceci nest pas Un telephone

          This is why, we have custom roms :)

        • Sanka Muzikant

          you must have some bad ass virus on it. My G4 aint laggy, unless I got like 20 apps open

        • Thomas

          Lol noob it’s not difficult to make anything lag if you are retarded. Even a powerhouse PC

          • Riley Freeman

            Yes, I’m sure having three apps in the background and pressing the home button will make any device lag…

  • ILikeAndroid

    It has the same processor and battery size as the G4. Seems like it’s just going to be a more expensive version of the same thing

    • Sanka Muzikant

      more RAM. <More camera features.

  • Aki I.

    LG Should have saved this for a better processor

    • C Lo

      This device with an 820…take my money now!

      • Gordon Bombay

        I passed on the g4 cause I thought they were gonna make a bigger version in q4. If this is it, it’s intriguing, but I don’t need all that camera crap, I just want a huge, powerful phone.

        • Armand Bernard

          Lg’s not known for performance, maybe you should go for a Galaxy Note 5 instead.

          • RG

            LG was known for performance when the G2 launched with the SD 800.

            The G3 was launched just before the 805 and the G4 would have had the 810 if it hadn’t overheated.

            The G5 will launch with the 820 so LG flagships should be known for their power again.

          • Armand Bernard

            What I mean is that HTC (less so recently due to the 810) and Samsung are better known for speed. My G3 was especially laggy, but that’s partially due to poor RAM management meaning it always has to reload everything every time you switch apps.

          • DuckingGold

            That’s complete and utter bullshit.

          • fitnesspro22

            No Galaxies. Too much bloat ware, too many skins. Go for the new NEXUS 5 or 6.

    • Armand Bernard

      Bah well have the G5 in half a year anyway. By then we’ll know which ones overheat or not and LG will be able to make an informed decision.

    • fitnesspro22

      Exactelly. The 808 in LG G4 is a disappointing processor with sa noticeable lag, which is absurd. My NEXUS 5 is much faster with the 800 and 2 G of RAM. LG should have opted for at least the 810v2 processor. Thanks NEXUS 6 is very fast with the 805 but not the 808.

      • Andrew_LG4

        For me, LG G4 performance is snappy.screen on time is around 4hrs which is acceptable. LG G4 is my first android so i dunno about the others( on iphone the previous). Got it around 700 sin dollars with free batt, batt pack, casing, so no complain

        • fitnesspro22

          Hi Andrew, I am glad to hear you are enjoying your new LG G4. I like the LG phones. I had Optimus four years ago and it is still working but I don’t use it anymore. My NEXUS 5 is also LG. I am considering the NEXUS 5X (LG) or even NEXUS 6P (kind of expensive). Want to see the new LG V10 but it probably will be expensive. So, I am still thinking. Meanwhile, my NEXUS 5 works just fine, battery is good and I just got the 6.0 Marshmallow update. It is awesome.

  • Ceci nest pas Un telephone

    This is a solid phone. Simply because it is literally the best of worst phones out there.
    Kudos to them however for sticking with SD card and removable battery.
    Maybe with few more years, LG might reach a level of maturity that will allow it to become what samsung should have been.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      they already surpassed what samsung should have been

  • Zack Halverson

    Where the hell is the fingerprint scanner????

    • C Lo

      Power button (circle) between up and down volume.

  • Dennis Stimson

    Great tech. Interested to see the price.

  • Daggett Beaver

    It’s pretty much a G4 with a fingerprint scanner. Not bad.

    • C Lo

      With the styled back covers, these phones actually look quite premium. I think people will be surprised when someone pops the back off one of these.

    • Arman

      Fingerprint scanner was the only thing missing from G4, hope the price is reasonable!

  • Hans Pedersen

    Just use OLED instead of adding more displays for notifications… A big black bar on the front? I remember a brand that used to be successful until they insisted this was a great design idea… :D

  • xxxninja

    I’m glad that LG is doing something different, unfortunately I doubt that the little 2nd screen will have that much functionality because it’s just too niche for developers to take advantage of it. Since I like to root and use streamlined roms, I have to hope that a dev buys this phone and creates some custom roms for it. The S6 edge was terrible, boring and difficult to use and camera wasn’t better than my iphone 5S. If the camera in this thing can perform well, I’m going to give it serious consideration. The Z5 was such a disappointment and it’s not even available officially in the US yet. Lame.

    • C Lo

      A dev getting a hold of this would be very interesting indeed.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      Its the same camera as the G4, with additional features. I have the G4. best camera I ever used. So, the camera on this thing is legit.

  • Weneklek

    damn, that looks nice. I am a bit hesitant with that battery but bigger screen size though…

  • Andrew_LG4

    2Nd screen looks good…but snapgragon 808. Should wait for 820.
    Bravo to LG to keep removeable battery. QHD could not last long without this feature. U are the only company still stick with removeable battery & expandble sd… Android is about choices,…why buy android when u just have same features as iphone…

    • fitnesspro22

      The LG G4 has a lag. It also drains the battery fast. That is why LG throws in a second battery for free. I llike the LG My best phone is LG NEXUS 5. Regrettably, LG G4 is NOT selling here in the US.

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  • aj

    what happened to the youtube video i was watching it with the rreview now i cannot find it :/

  • LG easily gets the phone of the year award

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      • Sanka Muzikant

        Why not?

  • Mark Bencze

    this looks awesome but these buggers will lock the bootloader which is the dealbreaker for me!

  • Junior in Jamaica

    Now this could be my next phone!

  • Griffin Kennedy

    This looks so much better than what else has come out this year. Better than both nexus phones witch are a joke this year. Stock Android 600 dollars (6p 128 gb) that’s crazy stock Android lacks so many basic features like a video player even apple includes one. 5x is a joke too 2 gb of ram seriously!? My gs5 has 2 gb of ram and it is 18 months old. Not all that enticing anymore. 2 gb of ram used to be eye popping, But a big yawn these days. Lg’s idea of a second screen is so much better implemented than Samsung. Not to mention the curve that is useless. Looks pretty but pretty much functionless. And the edge/+ is not at all comphy in the hands. No one develops for the edge screen its a useless gimmick since the note edge Samsung can charge more for. But a second display on the front panel you are already using sounds great. Be in chrome quick access your muisc or what ever I see great implementation even it is just LG apps that utilize the second screen. May not be the biggest battery but removalable wins over 3450 milliamp battery get a second battery and you never have to be close to a wall. And thank lord baby Jesus for sd card support. Not everyone likes cloud storage or has the data to stream Spotify for hours on end . And I don’t want to have 3 devices to achieve what one phone can but lacks storage. local storage is king Samsung will soon realize copying apple was a bad move with tired storage options. 64 gb V10 phone and 256GB micro SD card and wow you have more storage than some laptops come with. Android people put to much into specs, if an 808 can do the job of the 810 then what’s it matter. The dual camera thing is awesome but I never use my like most other people do. Mostly just ok let’s take a picture so I know what the package looks like when I get to the grocery store. Great phone most exciting one to come out this year.

    • sunsmasher

      “or has the data to stream Spotify for hours on end”.
      Why would you need to stream Spotify for hours on end when you can fit over18,000 songs on 64GB?

      • Griffin Kennedy

        Last couple years phones were only 16 gigs and lots didn’t include SD or if they did only supoirted 32 gig cards. That 32 gig card does not hold a lot of when putting apps to SD card was all the rage music or videos and not every one upgrades thier phone I saw a nexus 4 in the wild the other day that had what 8 gb storage. So for some streaming is a must. They want to charge you an astronomical amount for storage upgrades. And some don’t buy into it. A 16 gig iPhone vs 64 iPhone is a 100 bucks it cost apple a mear 35 bucks to go from 16 to 64 Samsung did to this year with thier S6 and note 5 hence why Samsung sales are declining. They feel they lose out on money but Samsung makes micro SD cards. Samsung phone Samsung SD card in my S5. Some offer 32 gig phones but that too is not a lot of storage either.

        • sunsmasher

          I was referring to the 64gb of storage on the V10.

          If you have less, your points are valid.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      LG is what Samsung was supposed to have been. This is what I consider a true representation of true capabilities of Android. To me LG today is Android.

  • Arman

    LG, I have 3 words for you, I love it! You have my full undivided attention!

  • xtriker360

    Wait, is this the LG G4 pro? Or that’s another phone?

  • mikey17

    Looks great. LG staying true to themselves and their customers. I am willing to bet anything there is a gpro 3 release happening within the next few months, but this V10 is still a welcome addition to LGs lineup. They are doing premium right.

  • Armand Bernard

    Impressive stuff. I’d rather they had gone with a smaller screen, seeing as 5.5 inches was already a stretch with my G3.
    Honestly, it’s definitely more impressive than the Nexus(es?) Launched yesterday. Like that drop resistance (really appreciate this), the removable battery, the microSD, the 808 (best choice), the 4GB RAM, the fingerprint scanner in the home button at the rear, the manual camera, the secondary display (might just be a gimic though). I also expect a very good camera app seeing how the G4 did.
    My only gripes with the G4 were that it had a cheap plastic build and no fingerprint scanner, that was all that stopped my buying it, but now that has been fixed.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      i dont know yet, but it seems possiblethat the bezels are tyhinner on the sides, meaning that in dimentions, it may be just a bit taller, but same width. if thats the case, it would be the best screen to body ratio. i will be impressed.

  • Chico Marx

    Almost nailed it. Should have gone with usb type-c. Maybe could have waited for snapdragon 820 to release but I understand they wanted to release something to combat the note 5 and nexus 6p

    • Evaleen Tan

      Does this LG v10 will this have USB Type-C ?

      • Sanka Muzikant


  • D13H4RD2L1V3

    Looks very interesting.

    As a G4 owner, this is basically an improved G4, with a secondary display and also fixes my main issue with the G4; the build quality.

    I won’t be getting it, though. Not because it’s bad or anything, but because I personally feel that my G4 is already more than good enough.

    Let’s not forget that the presence of a removable battery and microSD card slot will make some power users very happy indeed.

    • Chico Marx

      “Let’s not forget that the presence of a removable battery and microSD card slot will make some power users very happy indeed.”

      Its not just the power users that will be happy. These two features are also for anyone who A) don’t throw their phone away when the battery goes bad , B) doesn’t like paying extra for storage for no good reason, and (the cherry topper) C) sees through Samsung’s BS and won’t give them our money when they fvck simple sh!t like this up

      • D13H4RD2L1V3

        Those people too.

        Having them on my G4 gives me loads of confidence that my phone will last a very long time.

        Also, I forgot to mention that the V10 has 64GB of storage as the baseline. This needs to be a thing for all future ultra-high end flagships. Samsung missed that opportunity with the Note 5 to offset the lack of an SD slot.

      • Sanka Muzikant

        Remember when Samsung said that their revenue dropped because their old phones are still working and people are not trading up because of that? Thats why no removable battery on new ones. So people trade them in more often.

        • Chico Marx

          Yea well, at least in my individual case, this strategy by Samsung to get people to upgrade more has clearly backfired.

          • Sanka Muzikant

            same here, i switched from samsung to LG

    • Sanka Muzikant

      Im not getting one because my G4 is only 2 months old. But I am definitely trading my wife’s Note 3 for this one.

  • Jox Díaz

    what happened to the video?

  • Keepie Uppie

    Get Josh on this please.

  • mahe


  • Hamaidx

    Just seen the official vid on Youtube… looks sexy and durable … I would wana give away my G3 for this phone… would eagerly wait for its launch in India…

    • Thomas

      Gonna toss my S6 for this one.

  • X2014

    Without any hesitation, I could say that LG is my favorite manufacture due to the innovations what the are trying in every piece of their handsets. Of course sometime it’s not a success,but for me it’s important that they are trying. Unlike Samsung and Apple, who are just updating their previous series. Of course LG phones are also far from perfect, but I like the attitude of the company.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      my most respected brand.

    • Inajet

      couldn’t agree with you more

    • lumberjake

      Agreed. I have way more respect for a company willing to innovate rather than play it safe and just upgrade.
      Thank you LG for taking audio seriously.

  • gudfon

    This company has the right idea when it comes to smartphones. This sounds really good, the best of what’s out there. Innovation while not compromising other, traditional aspects. I want to support this.

    • Sanka Muzikant


  • Tajwar

    I don’t get why people are giving so much shit to LG opting for the 808, Which I think it’s a great SOC.

    • Sanka Muzikant


    • Chris Siegell

      People are disappointed because the 808 is yesterday’s news and not up to par for a new high end smartphone release. Whomever called the shots on this gpu choice at LG needs to be fired.

  • Gabriel Moraes

    Now this…. THIS is what I’ve been waiting for.

    Surely I won’t be able to afford even if I sell both my kidneys, but it’s good to see an company going in the right direction.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      at T-Mobile the G4 is $450. I bought mines at T-mobile 2 months ago for $480. I bet this one will be under $600 at T-mo.

    • fitnesspro22

      If you sold both kidneys, you will not need a phone. LOL

  • Btuna

    If it has an IR Blaster I’m in. New Samsung and Nexus thoughtfully forgot

    • Sanka Muzikant

      im sure it does. my g4 does. THis is basically an enhanced G4.

    • Sanka Muzikant

      I love the learn mode on my g4 remote. all remote keys are fully customizable.

  • BareThingz

    I want it because it’s not a SAMSUNG ! But wait, same battery than the G4 ?

    • Sanka Muzikant

      but removable.

      • Andreas Larsson

        Who cares? I got removable Battery on my Phone but i never change it beacause that would require a reboot, I got a battery cover and that is sooo much more convenient in all situations

        • Sanka Muzikant

          a removable battery means if over time the battery starts to go bad, just buy a new one for $10. you do not need a new phone, or have the OEM fix it for $200

          • Andreas Larsson

            Never happens, I have never bought a new battery to my phone and I don’t see it happen anytime soon, the lifespan of the batteries are longer then the 2 years I keep a phone

          • Sanka Muzikant

            I had problems where on my tablets especially and some phones the phone would freeze up and you can’t do nothing can’t even reset it until the battery drains. So removing the battery forces the reset. Personally, to me that’s just an extra step of precaution. I do not really trust a phone with a non removable battery. But that’s just me.

  • Michael

    Snapdragon 808? that’s shit.

  • Kevin Fagan

    This is great news! It’s almost time to upgrade from my LGG3 AND this new phone has a “removable battery”. Has the world gone mad? Seriously though this could be a truly great phone. The phone the LGG4 should have been.

  • Intergalactic_wolf

    Am I the only one who sees the apparent “hands on with the LG V10” video above but when clicked, it shows an error? I’ve noticed this on many occasions before so it must be a bug on the website that shows this when a post is being withheld perhaps due to an embargo etc?

  • Billy Joseph

    Camera seems great but other than that it’s meh. Why not wait for the qualcomm 820? Now that would be exiting. It’s like putting a Chrysler engine in a Ferrari.

  • Looks awesome but a tad heavy at 192 grams

  • Lethal_1

    Tho I’d love to wait for the Snapdragon 820, this is looking pretty sweet seeing as I’m running a Snapdragon 600, it would be a nice upgrade that I’ll notice . It all comes down to price now, so the normal LG G4 price should come down, if it’s not too dear, this one looks like a winner.!!

    • Sanka Muzikant

      Normal G4 is $450 at T-mobile, leather edition, last I checked. Thats pretty awesome for the package.

  • stone fox

    Well, Damn !

  • Zimno

    Looks like the first phone with truly innovative features in a long long time. Another win from LG.

  • Javid Nazim Mammadov

    Why not Europe:(

    • gogo314

      Because the EU has become a continent of illegal alien Muslim invaders. The rest of the world is starting to cut you off.

  • Hugo Henrique

    Where is the video that was posted on YouTube earlier? Why did you took it down?

  • Scott Ullman

    Looks pretty nice. Excellent choice to keep the removable battery and external SD. This should be a nice upgrade from my note 3. Does this device have a USB-C charging port?

  • M42

    I would like this phone in a much smaller package.

  • Mohammad Hussain

    Speaker placement??

  • 404

    No more rear speaker! Yass

  • sesummers

    I was about to buy a G4. I’m going to wait. :)

  • Phiyo

    Finally, a new phone that has removable battery and memory card slot!

  • Asif Hasan

    That’s some REAL INNOVATION. The second display might turn out to be much more useful than Samsung’s edge which is not as useful.

  • Akash Patel

    M I the only one thinking to cancle my nexus 6p preorder?? I want clean ANDROID n fingerprint n good Camara, but this has that n some more software twick I use … I been using g3 little over 8 months n that is only phone I used that long other then nexus 5 …. Any thoughts on this or nexus??

  • Leffe

    I’ve been faithful to Samsung for many years now as I’ve had the best Android experiences so far. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and very satisfied with it, the build, the camera and everything else. But unfortunately i will not be buying the Note 5 as it doesn’t have removable battery and no SD-card slot (this one is extremely important to me).

    I see myself either buying this one or (if i can’t wait) the G4.

  • Andrew White

    Larger than my G4 with it’s thin transparent case.
    The V10’s manual video control and the 32bit DAC sound processor have sold me already.
    Add an UHS-1 micro SD card of 128 or 200GB and you have one good looking, robust and extremely capable lastest gen smartphone.
    The 820 chipset and the beginning of A.I. is I assume some months away.
    Maybe the G5 will have it.

  • lumberjake

    I love that they are taking audio seriously. It’s been unfortunate that cameras, while important, got all the attention when so many of us use it as our prime music devise. People now spend h7ndreds 9n headphones alone but there has been a bottleneck in the dac/amp department of smartphones.
    I use my phone primarily as a music playerplayer and I am sure there are many others.
    I have paid hundreds in an attempt to get great sound from my device with aftermarket dac/amps but they are a huge pita having to attach something to my phone not to mention the connections simply fail after so much use, I gave up on good sound.
    I hope other makers start doing this. It needs to be a priority.

  • Stephanie Folden

    Hi. I have the LG v10. I just had a question sometimes when I lay my phone down on a hard surface it restarts itself. Any kind of bump it sometimes does this. Does it have a impact feature of some sort? Need to know if anyone else is having this happen.