LG V10 hands-on and first impressions

Just officially launched here in the Philippines is LG’s new flagship device, the LG V10. It is feature packed and is supported with good hardware. Take note though that the “V” line isn’t replacing the “G” series. In fact, there are already news and rumors about the new LG G5. The “V” series is just a new series catering to those who loves phone with bigger screens and advanced camera and video features that features manual mode.

Boasting a 5.7 inch QHD LCD display with a secondary LCD that features a “ticker” type of display, which we think is more useful than that of the competitors curved features, it can launch apps, quick contacts, and acts as a notification bar to give you an unobtrusive movie watching or gaming experience. When the phone is on standby mode, it can display date and time or a personalized signature which has nice fonts. At the back, it has a removable battery cover made of dura skin silicone that will enable you to have a good grip of the phone and gives added protection from drops and bumps. The sides are also ensured with maximum protection and is secured with a chrome like frame made using SAE grade 316L stainless steel used also in luxury watches.

Inside, what got us excited is the expandable memory support which can accommodate up to 2TB of MicroSD card (that is, if it’s already available). Nonetheless, they’ve already announced that for a limited time, they’ll be giving buyers of the V10 FREE 200GB MicroSD worth Php 11,000. Not bad at all! To add excitement to this, the battery has a 3,000 mAH and is user replaceable! This is a very good feature that will surely be a factor for a lot of people deciding which device to buy. Sadly, one feature we are looking for, specially Filipinos is the dual-SIM function. The V10 only has a single SIM slot that can accommodate a Nano SIM.

Further inside, you’ll also be happy to know that it now has 4GB of RAM (LG G4 has 3GB), 64GB internal storage (from LG G4’s 32GB), 16MP rear camera with OIS and 2 5MP front facing camera. One for selfies (80 degrees standard angle) and another for groufies (120 degrees wide angle). The camera still has the manual mode option coming from the LG G4 but this time, the video mode has a manual option as well. From adjusting frame rates to ISO to white balance, it’s like video recording using an SLR. You have to actually try it to appreciate the feature and as soon as we get a review unit, we’ll be posting samples of it.

Check out some of the note-worthy specifications of the LG V10:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Main screen: 5.7 inch QHD IPS display (2560 x 1440 @ 513ppi)
Secondary screen: IPS Quantum display (160 x 1040 @ 513ppi)
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB / Expandable up to 2TB (MicroSD)
Rear Camera: 16MP with OIS and F1.8 aperture
Front Camera: Dual- Front facing 5MP (80 degrees and 120 degrees angle)
Battery: 3,000mAh
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
Weight: 192g
Network: LTE-A Cat 6
Others: Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB 2.0, WiFi
Color availability in the Philippines: Space black

For more info about the LG V10, check out LG’s website: www.lg.com/ph

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