In my time with the V10 I had no major problems with any aspect of its performance. It’s powerful enough and uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 which has become common since the issues with the 810 – or at least the perception of issues, which is just as bad. There’s plenty of power here and the phone also has 4GB of RAM, which is highly generous, and should keep the phone running smoothly.
Storage is 64GB, and because of the microSD card slot you can add as much as 200GB, although that’s not really practical right now. Of course, if you’re looking for a phone to replace the Samsung Note in your life, this is likely to be a very strong contender, without the pen of course.
The main screen is a 1440×2560 model, achieving 515ppi – a very decent panel. And in-use it’s quite clear that the screen here is absolutely brilliant. LG has, in spite of its OLED expertise, gone again with an LCD. It does this on a per-device basis, with some phones getting OLED and some LCD. The company tells me that this is to pick a display that suits the phone, and what the design demands – the G Flex requires OLED since it’s curved, for instance.
In use I had few complaints with the package. On boot there’s some lag while the device gets its ducks in a row. Once that’s done it evens out and feels slick and powerful. Apps load instantly, in most cases, and quickly if they’re a bit more complex.
Battery life is decent enough. One thing I noted was that the phone loves to push the LCD very bright, which looks amazing, but chews through power. The screen will always be a major draw on the battery, t make sure you reduce its brightness or leave it on auto. As most phones though, by means of a whole day is quite hard, however the good news is that Quick Charge 2.0 is supported, thus getting some power into it from empty is nice and quick.