While fast, the LG V10’s autofocus tends to hunt even after acquiring focus. While the V10 lets you tap to focus in both the ‘Simple’ and ‘Auto’ modes, it omits the crucial ability to adjust brightness settings. You’ll have to be in ‘Manual’ mode to do that.
Both the LG V10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note5 open up advanced camera controls to the user. However, the V10’s Manual mode is fully manual, which is more difficult to use. You can’t set Auto ISO in Manual, so when you change shutter speed, you’ll also need to shift ISO to compensate, and vice versa.
That’s too bad, because otherwise the V10’s manual UI is actually better than the Note5’s in all ways. The V10 also has the most advanced manual video mode among all the five smartphones.