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LG V10 Review: Worst Android Phone Of 2015

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The LG V10 is without a doubt one of the more popular Android smartphones to come out of 2015. However that doesn’t automatically make it a good device.

When you put aside the awesome hardware and display which can compete with flagships from other rivals (Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One 9, etc), there are some quirks in it that put us off the device. In fact we compiled a list of the worst new features to come to Android phones in 2015, the LG V10 just so happens to pack them all. So let’s get started.

LG V10: Worst Android phone of 2015?

Let’s start with the rear button. It is awkward to reach and should not be on any Android device. It doesn’t matter if it’s not a button but a fingerprint sensor instead, there should simply be no buttons on the rear of a smartphone – something the LG V10 has.

Next is the second display. Let’s face it, it is already such a large screen that reaching for this second display isn’t easy at all. And the LG V10 makes another mistake of not stretching it across the entire Android but just 60 percent of the way!

Then we have USB Type-C charging – the new standard. The LG V10 just like its cousin the Nexus 6P boasts this new technology. Yes we read the brochure of how this is a faster standard and end to all our issues with older standards. But the truth is that the LG V10 using Type-C connections is still on the older 2.0 spec. So this means you won’t be seeing any faster data speeds or any other much touted benefits.

Lastly we have the dual cameras on the LG V10. Sure you get a wider angle view but that is about it. We would prefer a higher megapixel count and better lens instead of a dual camera to capture another shot. In fact the iPhone can already do this with HDR so a bigger lens would have been more beneficial than dual lens in this instance.

What do you think of the LG V10? Is it really deserving of its flagship status based on its specs alone? What about all the mistakes made?

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.

1 Comment

  1. NHON NGUYEN

    January 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I agree fingerprint scanner slow response but button on the back is ok. Lack of USB Type-C, you are correct. But you are not completely right if you said the worse phone that is too much OFF the charts.