The LG V10 is the latest phone (or phablet if you will) from LG, and it’s quickly garnering a lot of praise. It has dual front-facing 5-megapixel cameras and a 16-megapixel rear camera.
“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 LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “We heard from many customers that until the LG 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 front-facing cameras can take 120-degree pictures, and there are numerous manual controls that users can take advantage of when making videos. These are the things that are getting people (including Major League Baseball – see below) excited.
— MLB (@MLB) October 1, 2015
Been using the iPhone for over a week now. But after testing the LG V10 and using Android again, this is how I feel! pic.twitter.com/EclcDw2Xzk
— Armando Ferreira (@Wicked4u2c) October 8, 2015
Here’s a hands-on from Android Authority:
“With the main display on, the second screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps,” explains LG. “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.”
From the LG Instagram account:
Key specs are as follows:
Chipset: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 808 Processor
Display: Main) 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi) Secondary) 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera: Rear) 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0 Front) 5MP Dual Lens (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)
Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue
CNET has a handy chart comparing the specs of the LG V10 to rivals like the iPhone 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
The LG V10 is the first of LG’s new V series phones. U.S. customers will be able to purchase it soon on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.