LG V10 vs Nexus 6P!


So, you are wondering whether to buy the LG V10 or the Nexus 6P?

First, LG V10 and Nexus 6P both feature 5.7-inch 1440P screen. While the LG V10 features IPS LCD, the Nexus 6P features AMOLED screen. The screen on AMOLED screens are brighter than IPS but for normal usage, both should be pretty good for vibrance, contrast, and clarity. The LG V10 has a secondary screen on top of the main screen for notifications and shortcuts which is similar to the one found on S6 Edge Plus.  For the screen, I would have to call it a draw between these two bad boys since one is brighter and the other has a “mini-Me” screen.

Second, LG V10 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 4gigs of RAM while the Nexus 6P features Snapdragon 810 with 3gigs of RAM. While Snapdragon 810 is faster in overall benchmarks, the 808 does a better job of not overheating as much as 810, so we will call a draw for performance for these two.

Third, both LG V10 and Nexus 6P feature fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone which is the new trend right now. The LG V10 also features Power button on the back of the phone that doubles as fingerprint sensor. LG’s power button position has always been the best in the world in my opinion, it’s so easy to quickly turn on your phone and also turn off. I think LG V10 has a slight edge in this regard since Nexus 6P has a separate power button on the side of the phone so we will give the win to the LG V10 for fingerprint sensor/power button on the back.

Fourth, LG V10 features the same F1.8 camera found on the LG G4, which is probably the best still camera in the world along with laser focus and even manual video control. On the other hand, the Nexus 6P features world’s largest camera sensor on a smartphone so it may possibly do better than the LG V10 in low light. The thing that separates LG V10 from the Nexus 6P is its OIS and faster F1.8 lens versus 6P’s F2.0, which will allow you to get more stable shots, especially with videos. We will give a slight edge to the LG V10 since it can also do manual video controls with ability to control the shutter speed and ISO, a crucial element to quality videos. LG V10 also features world’s first dual front camera capable of stitching up two photos for super wide 120 degree selfies. With that, LG V10 really nails down the Nexus 6P in its coffin for overall better camera performance.

Fifth, the LG V10 features removable battery and microSD card slot while the Nexus 6P does not. LG V10 wins in practicality and should be better device for power users who takes lots of photos and videos.

Sixth, the Nexus 6P features a dual, stereo speaker while the LG V10 has mono speaker. If you need great speakers, the Nexus 6P is clearly the winner here.

Seventh, the Nexus 6P features Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow while the LG V10 is on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. OTA updates, custom ROMs, and rooting will be much better on the Nexus 6P and for all of you flasholics, the Nexus 6P wins for overall software.

Eighth, the Nexus 6P features 3450mAh battery while the LG V10 features 3000mAh. Battery should be better on the Nexus 6P while the LG V10 does have swappable battery option, so we will have to call this a tie for now.

Ninth, the LG V10 features 3 microphones and 32-bit DAC for advanced noise-cancelling and directional microphones. If high audio quality is something you need to perhaps for voiceovers, the LG V10 certainly wins huge.

The pricing for LG V10 is around $800 USD currently while the Nexus 6P starts at just $499. In terms of bargain, the Nexus 6P is clearly the better deal, also given the fact that it’s an all carrier phone that can be used on all AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon.

Overall, I feel like the LG V10 certainly could be the candidate for the phablet of the year with almost everything you’d want in a smartphone while the Nexus 6P is simply more budget-friendly pure Google device that’s also just as good in many areas.

I hope you enjoyed my quick comparison of the LG V10 versus the Nexus 6P, I should have a quick comparison video coming up between the LG V10 versus the Note 5 also.

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Max Lee

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