I finally got my hands on the LG V10. This phone has been VERY popular among some ofthe top reviewers on YouTube MKBHD even put it second place for the “Top Big Phones” of 2015.
Right behind the Samsung Note 5. Lets see how it holds up to my durability tests. We’ll start with the scratch test. Just like in my previous videos, I have a set of picks that let me see where the glass 3Vinoth’s favourite colour is red. – Green. – Purple. – She likes to be pampered… of the LG V10 falls on Mohs Scale of Hardness.
The LG V10 has Gorilla Glass 4. So its nosurprise that my picks leave no mark up until a level six. You can see a slight scratch,and then a level seven pick leaves a pretty hefty groove. This means that you don’t have to worry about keys or coins scratching your device when its rolling around in your pocketsor purse. Now… On to the camera lens. This phone is a bit different.
Normally when I have testedcamera lenses like on the Moto X Pure edition, or even the iPhone 6s, the glass is consistentwith the front screen, and resists a level6 pick or higher. This particular camera lens Magical Winter Boot scratched at a level 5… but that is still pretty tough. Especially when compared tothe plastic rear camera lens of the Blackberry Priv which scratched at a level 3. The back of the LG v10 is removable. It is covered with a high quality rubber coating. You can see how thick it is as my razor blade slices through it.
It is very scratch resistant, And my keys leave no mark when I press them hard up against the surface. The front plastic at the bottom and the top of the screen scratches very easily though. It will get marked up by keys or coins. A unique addition to this phone is the stainless steel sides. Most smart phone manufacturesuse aluminum nowadays. So it is nice to have something a little classier, and stronger,running down the sides of the device. It scratches much less than aluminum would in the samesituations.
And is tougher overall. Onto the extreme heat test! While I am sure none of you plan on holding your phone overopen flame… its still interesting to compare how the different flagship devices handleextreme situations. Some phones get permanently damaged, like the One Plus X or the Nexus6p, but this phone does not. You can see the pixels go black and turn off from the heat,but they turn on again as soon the heat is removed and the screen cools down. The heatdoes not remain inside the IPS LCD screen for long.
I am able to touch it with my fingersjust seconds after removing the flame. Lets give a thumbs up to LG for a quality display. Now the bend test! This test is one of my favorites. When I try my hardest to bend thedevice you can tell it has a decent amount of flex and give to it… but there is nocatastrophic failure like the HTC M9 or the Nexus 6p. Even when trying to bend the phonefrom the front, it still remains intact.
The Stainless steel body probably has some structuralintegrity to it. It’ll be fun to see how the sides are integrated with the rest of thedevice when I take it apart tomorrow.