The Galaxy Note 4 is a much-loved phablet. I even suggested recently that it might be the last great Samsung phone. The LG V10 is a high-performance handset and it offers a very similar experience to the Note 4. If you’re a fan of the Note 4, this is why I think you will love the LG V10.
It has a 5.7-inch QHD display and 16 MP camera
Why would this appeal to those who like the Galaxy Note 4? Because the V10 houses the very same display and camera specs as Samsung's beloved device. The only difference is that they are even better on the LG V10.
LG is known for producing great displays, on TV sets as well as smartphones. In 2015, LG solidified its reputation for excellent camera hardware too, starting with the G Flex 2 and following up with the LG G4.
LG's quality in this sphere is apparent once again on the LG V10. It captures bright and sharp pictures with its front and rear cameras, and its manual mode options are unparalleled. The V10 is the best camera LG has to offer.
And not only does the V10 give you a similar 5.7-inch display to the Note 4, it also has an additional display with extra functionality. Sure, you don't get the S Pen experience with the V10, but the shortcuts and convenience that the second display adds might make up for this.
If you were interested in the Note 4 because it had a large, luscious display and strong camera, the V10 is sure to catch your eye too.
It has expandable storage and a removable battery
Not only does the LG V10 support microSD cards, it's one of the few devices that supports them up to 200 GB capacity. What may interest Note 4 enthusiasts even more is that the V10 has a removable battery.
Admittedly, battery life isn't the LG V10's strongest point, but the ability to take the battery out and quickly replace it with another cell goes some way towards making up for this – as does the fact that you can fully charge it in around one hour.
If you've ever bemoaned the lack of the memory expansion and removable battery in most 2015 flagships, the V10 could be the device for you.
It’s even more powerful
The LG V10 has a faster processor and even more RAM than the Galaxy Note 4. There is more to raw performance than specs, of course, but with a Snapdragon 808 processor and 4 GB of RAM, the V10 is every bit as capable as the Note 4.
It’s even tougher
The V10 is a durable device. It's 16 g heavier than the Galaxy Note 4, but no thicker – OK, 0.1 mm thicker – meaning it has a slim body, but plenty of strength provided by its steel edges, silicone bumpers and shock-resistant design. In addition, it has more grip than the Note 4 – its textured rear makes it less likely to slip out of your hands.
The LG V10 has the same spirit as the Note 4, but has the potential to be even better. S Pen aside, the LG V10 offers almost everything the Galaxy Note 4 does and improves on it. You could even say it is the successor that the Galaxy Note 5 should have been.
Do you agree that the LG V10 will appeal to fans of the Galaxy Note 4? Will you be buying on? Let us know in the comments.