Smartphones have been less enterprising over the past decade since the introduction of the touchscreen bar phones. The situation is so uninspiring right now that apart from a few technical upgrades, the companies have nothing new to offer.
The LG V10, however, has a whole different story to tell. The nomenclature is just as mysterious as the device, although, we have a few technical features to share with you.
The smartphone features a 5.7-inch touchscreen and draws power from a Snapdragon 808 processor, along with a 3,000 mAh battery pack. The device features expandable memory and holds a 16MP primary lens. However, this is where all similarity to a modern smartphone ends!
The LG V10 feels solid right from the word go. It is on the bulkier side, considering the stainless steel and plastic/silicon design. The device is almost as heavy as the iPhone 6s, which LG claim is their primary competitor.
Design-wise, the V10 features a removable silicon/plastic rear panel with stainless steel side bars. This ensures the structural rigidity of the smartphone while reducing the chances of physical damage.
The device feels like a Motorola Droid-based creation, which the company releases exclusively for Verizon, LG plans to sell the device in association with T-Mobile and AT&T. The queer features of the device include the second screen¸ which resembles a thin sheet of glass. This screen is powered by a separate backlight and features qHD Display along with 513ppi pixel resolution.
The second screen is an innovative feature, although, Samsung has experimented and successfully implemented something of the sorts last year, on the Note 4 Edge. The second screen has various functionalities and can be used in multiple ways. The screen can display the most apps used, impending notifications, and even your digital signature.
The screen displays notifications, time, and date, even when the smartphone is switched off! The second screen has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. For example, it is easier to navigate to the settings menu via the second screen than drawing out the tool bar and selecting Settings.
One of the major problems with the second screen is navigation. 5.7-inch devices are usually always difficult to handle, and operating the second screen becomes even more problematic. Although, LG has done some decent work with the V10, shifting the power button to the back, like the G4.
Even though this improves maneuverability, the phone measures 5.9-inches with the second screen in place. The next problem is that the screen is always on, much like the Motorola Moto X. The second screen draws very little power and usually showcases notifications, the date, and time. The V10, however, stops short of actually showing what these notifications are. Hence, you have to manually check them out.
For example, if you have a Facebook notification, the icon pops up. If you wish to view the details, you will have to manually check it out. This is where the Moto X outplays the LG V10.
Right next to the second screen, is the dual secondary camera that resembles a pair of eyeballs. LG has combined an 80-degree lens with a 120-degree lens to capture really wide-angle selfies.