LG has taken the wraps off its successor to the LG G4, the LG G5, at the MWC 2016. The smartphone packs in some nifty features and is poised to be the next big thing.
The LG V10 which released in 2015 is the first handset in the company's V line-up and has been creating waves since its debut, thanks primarily to its dual display.
We compare some of the features of the LG G5 and LG V10 and help you assess which handset is a better choice depending on your lifestyle and budget preferences.
The LG G5 boasts a 5.3-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 554ppi. By comparison, the LG V10 has a much bigger 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen but the resolution is identical to that of the LG G5. However, the pixel density is 515ppi.
The area where the LG V10 has an edge over its sibling is that it touts a dual display. The second screen is basically an inset display over the main one.
The latest hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor powers the LG G5, whereas the LG V10 is powered by the older hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. Both smartphones have 4 GB of RAM.
The newer processor with its nifty speeds gives the LG G5 an edge over its sibling.
The LG G5 will come with 32 GB of on-board storage capacity, whereas the LG V10 boasts 32 GB and 64 GB.
Both the LG handsets offer support for a microSD card and memory can be increased.. The LG V10 is the clear winner in the storage stakes as one has more memory for their multimedia capabilities.
Both the LG G5 and the LG V10 boast a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. However, the LG G5 also has an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter in addition to the regular 16-megapixel one.
The LG G5 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera whereas the LG V10 touts two in-built 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.
"The LG V10 features 5-megapixel Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect wide angle selfies of 120 degrees," said LG.
So if you are a selfie lover, then the LG V10 is a better option based on camera capabilities. Those who like taking non-selfies should opt for the LG G5 as its primary camera's capabilities are better of the two on paper.
The LG G5 has a smaller 2,800mAh battery fueling the smartphone when compared to the 3,000mAh one on the LG V10. Both smartphones have a removable battery with Quick Charge Technology, which aids in faster battery charge.
However, the LG G5 has Quick Charge 3.0, whereas the LG V10 has Quick Charge 2.0. The LG G5 can charge 83 percent in just 30 minutes, whereas the LG V10 takes 40 minutes to get a 50 percent charge.
The LG V10 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, whereas the LG G5 comes pre-loaded with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Both the smartphones come with a fingerprint sensor. The LG G5 is the lighter of the two and is ideal for those looking for sleeker and svelter smartphone.
The unlocked LG V10 costs $672, the price of the LG G5 is not known yet. Both the smartphones are feature rich and those who want a multimedia rich handset will find a better fit in the LG V10. Those who want a smartphone which is feature rich and offers a great battery life could opt for the LG G5.