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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. LG V10 – Sleek And Vulnerable Or Rugged And More Resistant?

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Samsung’s latest flagship phablet stacks against LG’s V10, which is part of a new line of revolutionary smartphones. In

act, the LG V10 is an improved G4, but which has two cameras on the front side and an additional screen. In this article, we’ll present a detailed comparison between both phones’ specs and you’ll decide what’s best for you.

Designs and Displays

The Note 5 ditched the faux leather design in favor of glass and metal – a new concept adopted by Samsung along with the Galaxy S6. The phone is better looking, slimmer, but the glass back is a bit slippery. The good news is that there are multiple choices of colors for the back, such as Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan or White Pearl. The phone is pretty tall, but that’s because it’s fitted with a 5.7-inch screen (Super AMOLED) whose resolution is QHD with 518ppi. The dimensions are 153.2×76.1×7.6mm, resulting in a total weight of 171grams, but that includes the S Pen stylus.

The LG V10 has a premium design which uses 316L steel for the frame and Dura Guard, a silicone skin with a cool texture, which prevents the device from being scratched or damaged in case of accidental drops. The dimensions of the phone are 159.6×79.3×8.6 mm and it weights 21 grams more, although the screen has the same size. However, the technology is IPS LCD and it gives a pixel density of 515ppi for the same QHD resolution. On top of this primary screen was integrated another screen which measures 2.1-inch and supports a resolution of 160x1040pixels and which displays the date, time, weather etc. when the main screen is turned off. When the main screen is turned on, the other screen acts like a shortcut bar and shows shortcuts to the most used applications.

Both phablets have a fingerprint scanner – hidden inside the home button of the Note 5 or inside the power button which is placed on the back of the V10, between the volume buttons.

Hardware

The Note 5 has Galaxy S6’s specifications, except that instead of 3GB of RAM, it received an extra gig to enhance the capabilities of the Exynos 7420 octa core processor. The V10 has also 4GB of RAM, but the processor is a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 with four cores clocked at 1.44GHz and two cores clocked at 1.82GHz. However, the Note 5 uses the newer DDR4 technology, which is faster than the DDR3 RAM in the LG V10.

The Note 5 has unexpandable internal storage, and the two variants have capacities of 32 and 64GB. The V10 allows you to expand its internal memory of 64GB up to 128GB.

Cameras

The Note 5 has a 5MP front camera, while the V10 has two of them for wider field when it comes to selfies. The Note 5 has a 16MP Samsung ISOCELL sensor with faster autofocus, a large aperture at f/1.9 and OIS, while the V10 sports a 16MP primary camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash and 1/2.6” sensor size.

Batteries

Both phones are powered by identical batteries of 3000mAh, but the V10 has a removable cell with a rapid charge battery, but it lacks quick wireless charging capabilities.