Top 8 Reasons Why LG V10 is a Better Buy than Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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What makes the LG V10 standout over the Samsung Galaxy Note 5? We list the top 8 reasons why LG V10 is better than the Galaxy Note 5. Read on to find out.

LG focused on both function and style when they created the V10. The V10 sports flexible hardware setup: removable battery, expandable memory, manual video controls and many more. All these are hard to find in current smartphones. Only LG and few manufacturers retained these options, thus, making the V10 a compelling choice.

Top 8 Reasons why LG V10 is better than Galaxy Note 5

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Shock Resistance – The LG V10 MIL-STD-810G certified smartphone. It means you get one of the toughest features in a device. This makes the LG V10 shockproof and tougher than the glass-and-metal Galaxy Note 5. You really don’t need to put a protective case that adds thickness and hides your V10’s luxurious design.

Replaceable battery – The 3000mAh battery of LG V10 is easy-to-swap. It’s user-replaceable and you won’t need to bring power bank or hunt for power sockets to charge your V10. How about the Galaxy Note 5? No, you will need to find your charger when your phone’s in low battery.

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Expandable memory – On V10, you can add up to 2TB of microSD card, which adds up to 64GB internal storage. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 5 is stuck in 32GB/64GB/128GB variants with no microSD card slot.

Sharper images – In our Ultimate Comparison, the LG G4 and LG V10 proved to be one of the sharpest camera shooters. Detail preservation is really top-class and DSLR-like level. For Note 5, you get decent images but detail texture is not on par on V10.

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See also: Galaxy Note 5 vs LG V10 Camera Comparison

Manual camera controls – Running on Android 5.1.1 on LG Optimus UI 4.0, LG did manage to pull new camera goodies on LG V10. The camera has now manual controls in the video. In this section, you can tweak audio gain, pattern, ISO, and more. Compared to Galaxy Note 5, the interface of LG V10 in camera is really flexible and dynamic.

Secondary screen – One of the handiest features of LG V10 is the always-on secondary screen. You can access the most recent apps without even leaving the main screen. It is really useful when you are watching movies or reading books without interruption.

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32-bit HiFi DAC – I am not an audiophile myself, but with the addition of a 32-bit DAC on LG V10 is a great step up in smartphone standards. The LG V10 automatically detects connected accessories and then shows sound settings.

Wider selfie camera – On top of the standard 5MP selfie camera, the LG V10 offers another 5MP front-facing camera with a wider lens. It is great for selfies as more subject can fit in one shot.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may not have these features, but the S-pen and more glass-metal design are just a few advantages it has over the V10. The choice is still up to you on which you like better in terms of personal preferences.

SPECS, PH Price LG V10
Display Main: 5.7-inch 1440p QHD Quantum IPS LCD, 515ppi Secondary: 2.1-inch LCD 160 x 1040
Size 6.3mm-9.8mm thick, 155g weight
Design Gorilla Glass 4, Stainless Steel bars, Removable back cover, shock resistance
Colors White, Beige, Blue, Black
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core
Processor Dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex A57, Quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex 153
Graphics Adreno 418 GPU
Memory 64GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 200GB
Main Camera 16MP f/1.8 laser autofocus, color spectrum sensor, auto HDR, 2160p video, OIS
Multimedia 4K UHD video
Front camera 8MP selfie camera, 1080p video
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, Wireless charging, Infrared for remote
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Software Optimus UX 4.0
Battery 3000mAh, Quick Charging
Ports microUSB 2.0/SlimPort
Official Price P37,990 official price for 64GB from LG Philippines
Availability date 2015 November
Where to buy LG Philippines
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