Amazing camera, great look and feel. Troubling issues...
17 Feb 2017 by Review
To get to my biggest gripe of this all around great phone and maybe save some of you some time it's the Bluetooth. I often use my phone on the way to work and at the gym. When I can I use the Bluetooth adapter I've used for a few of my phones to connect it to my trucks aux adapter wirelessly. The issue I've come across more recently than not is skipping in the streaming audio. And let me tell you, talk about a groove killer. I've noticed that when even a few apps that are running in the background are closed it can sometimes help with this issue. And sometimes when it's the only app in use the issue rears it ugly and annoying head. Other than that hopefully fixable possible software issue this phone is a beast! If you look at those specs you can see what I mean. 4 gb of ram helps run this phablet beautifully most of the time. And the 64gb of built in storage combined with an micro SD card slot is wondeful for app and media junkies. If your going to be taking lots of photos and selfies this is a great phone for you. The DUAL front facing cameras (one wide angle and one normal) take great pics and it's a great feature for group shots or party pics. The rear camera is also amazing. At 16mp with a f1.8 this is a great camera for power users and beginners, even is low light. I can honestly say this is one of the best cameras I've used and it stays very true to natural colors. For those of you who know what to do with them this even shoots in RAW. And the manual mode can get great results in the right and knowing hands. The screen is great at quad HD for media and photo as well as games. Although it's not a OLED screen it's all around beautiful. Although the auto setting for brightness can be a bit annoying and stay to the lower end of the brightness when turned on. And the battery life even with moderate heavy usage can usually last me at least a full shift at work. Although snap chat or heavier gaming may cause you to reach for that charger earlier than yours expecting the removable and exchangeable battery can quickly and easily fix that. The second screen had come in surprisingly good help. While watching a video im able to see who's texting me or what email I just received and switching between favorite or recently used apps is a breeze. As well as controlling media although it is limited and the main screen is off. Another issue I've come across is build quality in some places. For instance I've had this phone for a short amount of time but my charger port seems to be loose already. My phone will still charge but the cable can be seen and felt wiggling around in its slot. Another smaller issue is a slight amount of light bleed in between the main and the secondary screen. But these issues are things the average consumer or non power users may not even notice. All around this is a great showing by LG. For those heavy or power users I may have to recommend the v10s successor the v20. Very similar specs but with a better processor (snapdragon 808 on the v10 and a 820 on the v20). Although I've experienced very little lag or gaming issues with the 808 and 4 gb of ram. Those issues I'll have to say are due to the LG UI put over Android.
Pros respectable battery life exchangeable/upgradable battery and memory. great cameras. great look and feel. 4gb ram 64gb rom!! expandable up to 2tb!!!! surprisingly usable second screen. amazing headphone sound quality with quad dac Cons Bluetooth audio skipping and issues. some lag build quality issues. certain UI issues for power users.