THE WORLD IN YOUR PALM – LG V10
LG’s latest model to hit Qatari stores enjoyed immense popularity and patronage from the country’s technophiles, particularly the younger demographic.
The LG V10 is considered one of the best Android smartphones you can buy right now, according to popular tech sites globally who have given it a positive rating for its innovative use of a dual screen, manual modes in its camera, durability and design. Social media and popular sites are rife with discussions on the LG V10 which resulted in enquiries even before the launch of the smartphone, according to distributor of the brand in Qatar, Jumbo Electronics. Once it was launched in Qatar, the smartphone reportedly sold out in a matter of days.
According to LG, upwards of 450,000 V10 units were sold in roughly 45 days after its initial launch in the US. This translates to about 10,000 units sold per day, which is surely an impressive feat.
The company said the handset has proven most popular with the younger generation, with about 37% of its buyers falling between the ages of 25 and 34. This is perhaps partially due to the ease of creating high-quality video content on the V10, and the fact that it's the first smartphone to employ a manual video recording mode. Independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by repeatedly dropping it from a height of 48 inches at different angles and found it to be of Military Standard “MIL- STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.
CV Rappai, Director and CEO of Video Home & Electronic Centre, said, “The V10 is popular amongst the youth in Qatar too, particularly because of its multimedia capabilities. Apart from featuring an improved camera set-up as was seen on the G4, the phone also has best-in-class sound as it has a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, designers of high-performance audio products for professionals. Users today are constantly sharing photos and videos on social media or viewing them on large screen TV's with friends or families. As such the need to capture high-quality photos and videos becomes imperative.”
The LG V10 features a 5.7-inch IPS Quantum Display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a secondary 2.1-inch display that can be used for app shortcuts, notifications and much more. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM, and comes with 64/32 gigabytes of on-board storage with microSD card expansion up to 2 TB with a fingerprint sensor for added security. It has one of the best cameras on the market, and as previously noted, has a Manual Video Mode for more granular control when taking video.
The LG V10 is available across all Jumbo Electronics showrooms, Spark Lifestyle Electronics and leading hypermarkets