LG V10 benchmarks, first impressions
After being able to get a unit of our own, here’s a follow-up article to last night’s launch of the LG V10. Here are our initial thoughts on the device after using it for one whole day as a primary device.
As we’ve mentioned previously, the device is a combination of stainless steel for its frame and silicone for the back panel. The silicone-based back cover gives an additional cushion when the device is dropped. The company calls it DuraSkin which is highly resistant to nicks and scratches.
It sports a 5.7-inch IPS Quantum display at 2560 x 1440 resolution as the main screen, and has a secondary 2.1-inch display with 1040 x 160 resolution in the same panel.
This second display shows whenever you have notifications and also as an easy access tray that keeps your recently-used apps so you could switch back and forth with ease. We found it highly useful and didn’t feel like a gimick feature.
Rest assured that scratching the screen would be kept to a minimum thanks to its Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
At the back we have the 16-megapixel camera with OIS and Laser Autofocus, just like the LG G4. Below it is the lock button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. After registering our fingerprint on the device, it proved to be highly accurate and we were able to unlock the screen 9/10 times we tried.
Also seen here is the handset’s volume rocker flanking the lock button.
Up front is where it gets more interesting, as the camera here has a dual lens setup that captures either a standard 80-degree shot or a 120-degree wide-angle photo so you could fit more people in — eliminating the need for a selfie stick.
Prying open the back cover reveals the removable 3000mAh battery. What we noticed in this aspect was that the device easily runs out of juice in a day’s time. We started using the V10 at around 7AM from a full charge and brought it around as our main device. With constant Wi-Fi connection (no data) on social media sites, Spotify, and other casual tasks, it lasted about 12 hours of usage.
On the other hand, the device supports fast charging so it was able to fill up the battery from 0-73% in exactly one hour under Airplane Mode. Pretty impressive, although we noticed the entire back panel getting warm during the process.
Do keep in mind that this is just an initial test on the battery and we’ll see how it would fare against other devices after we’ve conducted our proper battery test in the full review.
As for the internals, its Snapdragon 808 processor partnered by 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM carried out tasks without breaking a sweat. The UI was also snappy, and jumping from app to app seemed like a menial thing for the device to accomplish.
We still have yet to test it on resource-heavy software, but as for now here are the benchmark scores that we ran on the V10 in case you want to compare it on other handsets of its calibre:
- AnTuTu: 41,269
- Quadrant Standard: 26,340
- Vellamo: 2,125 (Multicore), 2,187 (Metal), 3,673 (Chrome Browser)
- 3DMark: 511
The LG V10 is locally-priced at Php37,990 and some of its key features include NFC, Hi-Fi audio, LTE, and Android 5.1.1. It will be available in Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, and Opal Blue.
LG V10 specifications:
5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1.82GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
Adreno 418 GPU
4GB LPDDR3 RAM
64GB eMMC expandable via microSD (up to 2TB)
16MP rear camera w/ OIS, Laser AF
5MP front camera w/ Dual Lens (80-deg Standard Angle / 120-deg Wide Angle)
LTE-A Cat. 6
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm