We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

Android

LG V10: hands-on with the dual-display smartphone (Video)

By Stephen Schenck October 1, 2015, 12:02 pm

You’ve got to hand it to LG: the company’s not afraid to try doing things a little differently with its phones. Whether that means a flagship with rear-mounted buttons, a curved display, or now – a secondary screen – LG’s got this irrepressible urge to push its phone hardware into new, largely uncharted territory. At least, we’ve seen the odd phone before with a secondary ticker-style display, but with its new V10, LG’s trying to prove that handsets like the old Samsung Continuum were on to a good idea, and that a low-power, immediately available notification screen has a lot to offer when paired with modern smartphone hardware. We went hands-on with the V10 at LG’s New York launch event to see how well this all came together.

POCKETNOW VIDEO OF THE DAY

Mind you, the V10 is a lot more than just a gimmick, and while that 1040 x 160 extension of the main display is bullet point one on our list of V10 features, the phone also offers a 5.7-inch quad HD main screen, beefy 4GB of RAM, a rugged construction, and an unusual dual-sensor front camera design – one that allows for the capture of some exceptionally wide-angle shots. All that’s driven by a capable Snapdragon 808 SoC, and gets its juice from a big, removable 3000 mAh battery. Extras like a home-button-integrated fingerprint scanner help round-out the package.

But let’s not mince words; you’re curious about that secondary screen. Is it at all usable perched up there at the tippy-top? What else is it good for besides acting as a quick-launch bar? Watch on to get our initial impressions of LG’s latest smartphone.

Search

Latest Articles

iOS

Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am
iOS

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am
Phones

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am