LG launched and released its second flagship mobile phone the LG V10 in October this year and the handset has impressed many smartphone enthusiasts.
The LG flagship has a lot to offer but it has received mixed reviews in the market.
The LG V10 has a 5.7-inch screen with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. However, a standout feature of the LG V10 is the second screen at the top of the regular display that helps users to find contacts and shortcuts easily.
"It's a fun, useful concept, but also one that feels severely compromised," writes Ray S. of PhoneArena. "The second display is LCD, meaning there's a back-light that's always working to make it visible. This tends to consume more power than an OLED display used in the same manner, because OLED displays can light up only certain pixels, leaving the rest completely off, saving power. Because of this, LG is keeping the back-light of the second LCD screen relatively low, because it's not supposed to waste too much battery power."
The new LG smartphone runs on a 1.8GHz six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 4 GB of RAM that offers high performance and stability to the phone.
"Launching apps, calling up the keyboard and returning to the home page are done quickly and nearly instantaneous. Powering off and restarting the device takes about 30 seconds. Other tasks like unlocking the lock screen with a fingerprint and playing graphics-intensive games were executed nimbly as well. And for the latter, images and graphics were rendered crisp and smoothly with high frame rates," per Lynn La of CNet.
The LG V10 has a 16MP rear-facing camera and two built-in 5MP selfie cameras.
"This phone's camera is really good. It's not perfect, no camera is, but it's taken some extremely impressive shots and has a manual mode that allows for tons of creativity. Basically, you have all the settings available to fashion out your own photo filters, if you so desired," says Vlad Savov of The Verge.
The handset packs in top-end features that customers want in a flagship device; however, its release is supposed to be too late by some market observers.
"A very capable device that's packing features which make the LG G4 look like a joke. It's speedy with beast specs, two displays, three cameras, and basically everything you would need from a powerhouse of a smartphone. The bad news is, the V10 is simply way too late to the game. It's nearly the end of 2015 and I'm just not sure how well this phone will do in terms of sales," states Dom Esposito of 9to5Google.
The LG V10 has a fingerprint scanner but it does not offer enough functionality in comparison to other smartphones with the same feature.
"The V10 is like previous phones with fingerprint scanners in that you actually have to wake it before using your finger to unlock it. That is, unlike the new Nexus phones, you can't just stick your finger on the scanner and have it wake and unlock simultaneously," writes Phil Nickinson of Android Central.
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