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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

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