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LG V10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – Flagship Phablets Comparison

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Prepare for the winter deals, because around Christmas, many manufacturers will offer discounts for their phones. Samsung and LG will most likely sell their new flagships, V10 and Note 5, at a lower price, so we recommend you to put some money aside. If you’re undecided which one to buy, then maybe this article will come in handy.

Designs and Displays

If you want a phone with a luxurious look, then the Note 5 is for you. It has glass on both its front and back side, but it’s kind of fragile, so make sure you won’t drop it on a rough surface, because it will get scratched or worse, it will crack. However, you’ll be able to choose between the four variants of colors Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, or White Pearl and you’ll get an S Pen stylus, with which you’ll take notes directly on the screen, whose size is 5.7-inch. Again, Samsung used its own screen technology, Super AMOLED, which makes the colors look more vibrant and brighter, and the resolution was set to 1440×2560 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 518 ppi. The device weights a bit over 170 grams and it weights 153.2×76.1×7.6mm.

The V10 won’t impress you with its design, because LG focused on its endurance, making it a very resistant device because it has a Dura Guard cladded body and the sides are protected with 316L stainless steel. The back is grippable because of the bumpy texture and below the rear camera are found the familiar volume and power button (in the middle, which has now a fingerprint scanner hidden inside). The device is 1mm thicker and it weights 192 grams, while the screen is IPS LCD, but it supports the same resolution, which gives a lower pixel density of 515ppi. When the screen is set to the highest brightness, you’ll notice an iridescent glow. This is the first smartphone with a second screen on its front side and it measures 2.1-inch, being tucked into the upper right corner and it supports a resolution of 160×1040 pixels, which gives information related to the time and date, weather etc when the main screen is turned off, and when it’s on, this screen has shortcuts for the most used apps.

Hardware

The V10 uses the same processor as the G4, which is a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core, but it supports 4GB of RAM and its internal memory can be increased from 64GB up to 128GB. The Note 5 has also 4GB of RAM, but its processor is a lot faster, being borrowed from the Galaxy S6 – Exynos 7420 with two quad core CPUs. The internal memory is available in variants of 32GB and 64GB, and there’s no microSD card slot.

Cameras and Batteries

The resolutions of both phones’ rear cameras are identical, and they support 16MP, but the Note 5 has an f/1.9 aperture and supports OIS, autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6′ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, while the V10 has a better f/1.8 aperture and features such as laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash and 1/2.6′ sensor size.

The Note 5 has a 5MP front camera, while the V10 has two of them for wider angles when taking selfies.

Both batteries have a capacity of 3000mAh, but the V10 has a removable unit.