“V” is a new line of smartphones developed by LG and the first smartphone from this family was announced on October 1. The V10 is an atypical phone with two front cameras and two screens, sitting above its sibling, the LG flagship. We’ll put both phones side by side and we’ll analyze their specs and features.
Designs and Displays
The LG G4 has a slight curved display because this way, it’s more shatter-proof if it’s accidentally dropped. The back is available in two options: genuine leather (manually stitched) and ceramic (3D diamond pattern), but both versions have the physical buttons (volume and power buttons) located below the rear camera, but they’re easily reachable, because all you need to do is to wrap your fingers around the back and with your thumb you’ll perform on-screen actions. The device has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen supporting a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels at 538ppi and its dimensions are 148.9×76.1×6.3 – 9.8mm, resulting in a total weight of 155grams.
The LG V10 is shock resistant, which means that it’s body is very resistant to drops, since it has a “Dura Skin” silicone material on its back with a bumpy texture, s the device won’t slip through your fingers. The sides are made of stainless steel and the physical buttons are found on the same location as on the LG G4, only that the power button houses a new fingerprint scanner. The phone is bigger than the LG G4, measuring 159.6×79.3×8.6 mm, it weights 192grams and has a primary screen of 5.7-inch (IPS LCD) with a QHD resolution that gives a pixel density of 515ppi, while the secondary display, which is located above the main screen, measures 2.1-inch and has a resolution of 160×1040 pixels. This second screen contains shortcuts for the most used applications and it shows the time and other information, when the main screen is turned off.
Both flagships are powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor with four cores running at 1.44GHz and two cores running at 1.82GHz, which are backed by Adreno 418 graphics, but the LG V10 has an extra GB of RAM, supporting 4GB, and the internal memory is double – 64GB and expandable up to 128GB.
Both phones have a rear camera of 16MP with LED flash, OIS, laser autofocus and 1/2.6” sensor size, but while the LG G4 has a front camera of 8MP, the V10 has a dual 5MP secondary camera with which the users can take 120-degree selfies. Moreover, the new device has lots of additional features, a unique manual video mode which allows the users to adjust the ISO, white balance, frame rate and shutter speed.
Both batteries have a capacity of 3000mAh and come with the Quick Charge mode.