Combine the LG V10 and an A-list filmmaking talent and we’ll discover a well-thought out smartphone that makes a great camera. Joseph Gordon-Levitt led a campaign that collaborated with individuals to capture an in-between moment in their life and the commercial came alive. The phone at the center of it is the LG V10. The phone’s 4K camera benefits from a 5.7-inch, 2560x1440 display, being shock resistant and having three mics. That’s right, three mics. The manual controls for the LG V10’s camera allow you to direct the mics to pickup certain audio, and the exposure/shutter speed can also be adjusted. There is also image stabilization to help all those handheld shots. As for your post-production, the LG V10 provides some quick cutting options, a mode that combines 3-second clips and one that allows for file titling and editing of playback speed, filters and background music. Two nice touches that make the LG V10 far more usable are a removable 3000mAh battery and expandable microSD memory.
The camera on the LG V10 is quite different from what we’re used to having at our sides. It gives plenty more manual control than the vast majority of smartphones, and with resolution at 4K, the LG V10 will beat the resolution of many household cameras. We really appreciate the sensibility of a shock resistant camera that has some quick editing capability, even the option to change the file name goes well with a removable microSD card. The LG V10 will feel more like a very up to date point-and-shoot for videographers. The LG V10 is our Best Smartphone of CES 2016.
The LG V10 has a retail tag of $600-$699 without contract and depending on if you use AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon.