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
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
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
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