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LG V10 Review

Performance and Benchmarks


With a Snapdragon 808 processor partnered with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, it carried out tasks without breaking a sweat. Rendering resource-intensive games with apps still running in the background also proved easy for this tandem. We’ve used the V10 for more than a week as our main device and we couldn’t remember of a time apps crashed on us — not even lags. LG made a powerful combination here with all the tasks we threw at it simply deflected by its internal muscles. This is another area aced by the handset.

As for the benchmark tests that we ran, check out the scores below:

  • AnTuTu: 41,269
  • Quadrant Standard: 26,340
  • Vellamo: 2,125 (Multicore), 2,187 (Metal), 3,673 (Chrome Browser)
  • PCMark: 4,725
  • 3DMark: 511

Battery Life


Prying open the back cover reveals the removable 3000mAh battery. We ran our usual battery benchmark app and it lasted 6 hours and 33 minutes, while our standard video loop test (on Airplane Mode, 50% volume and brightness, battery saver OFF) resulted to 8 hours and 40 minutes.  Although when measured in real-life usage, a full battery would only last about 5-6 hours with data on (3G only) and constant browsing on social media sites. This is mainly due to the Quad HD resolution of the display sucking the life out of its battery. We highly recommend bringing a power bank if you’ll be out the whole day.

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.



With a crisp QHD resolution display, a beefy Snapdragon 808 processor with 4GB RAM, and a solid build quality, this device is easily likable by heavy users and content consumers alike. Add on top of that the flexibility of its optics and you’ve got yourself a winner device. On the other hand, it also has some aspects that could be improved on: like overheating or the gimmicky dual front camera which is cool and all, but could still be made better. It also demands to be operated with two hands, but it’s up to the user’s preference.

We could say that LG is heading in the right direction with the V10 as far as performance is concerned. What might just turn off potential buyers is its steep pricing. Still, if you’re out looking for a flagship phone with full control over its shooter, you couldn’t do any better than this contender.

The LG V10 is locally-priced at Php37,990 and is 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 resolution, 513ppi
2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display @ 1040 x 160
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1.82GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
Adreno 418 GPU
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
microUSB 2.0
Hi-Fi audio
Fingerprint scanner
3,000mAh Li-Ion
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm
192 g
Price: 37,990

What we liked about it:

  • Solid, premium build quality
  • Aesthetically pleasing back cover
  • Crisp display
  • Full manual control on photo and video
  • 4K video recording
  • Removable battery
  • Expandable memory up to 2TB
  • Precise fingerprint scanner
  • Hi-Fi audio
  • Fluid UI
  • Could handle heavy tasks easily

What we didn’t like:

  • Using one hand to operate is sometimes cumbersome
  • Dual front camera is gimmicky
  • Device heats up
  • Still on Android Lollipop

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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11 Responses

  1. Zobel says:

    Tall and looks hard ..definitely my type.

  2. GOTY boy says:

    sir i believe you forgot one piece of lg v10 review; that is the DAC integrated in V10. That is one thing that is unique to other phones and one of the reason why i’m saving my allowance for this phone.

    • Thanks for pointing that out. The article has been updated under Display and Multimedia. Although not too obvious, sound reproduction is still impressive and would win the favor of those who want balanced elements across the spectrum. Hope that helps, sir.

  3. mr right says:

    default font niya yung serif??

  4. Ronnel says:

    May “issue sa DAC nito. Hindi pa fully supported ang Poweramp, Neutron, and Spotify (there’s workaround already) at the moment. Check Head-Fi and XDA forums for details.


  5. mayweather says:

    Kaya hindi nya ma distinguish masyado yung DAC feature is because yung ginamit lang ay yung stock earphones (or earphones in general). The people from headfi.org that use audiophile cans can swear to the greatness of this feature. Some even would buy the unit primarily for this feature that is just as good as standalone mid-range DAC. And those are expensive.

    • We also used Sony’s MDR-1A and Marshall’s Major II and the same performance was achieved. I think it’s because some music apps like Spotify aren’t supported yet, although there’s a workaround already as pointed out by the previous comment.

  6. Mayweather says:

    to test if the dac feature works, the music has to pause when toggled to on/off. well thats what forum peeps observed. by the way both headphones are typical smartphone targeted cans. probably not optimized for a dac.

  7. Rb says:

    Which version of the lg v10 will work in the philippines?

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