LG K10 (2017) is a material on the hit sales, especially operators. We decided to thoroughly check its features. Is it worth buying? I invite you to read the test.
Last year LG K10 proved to be incredibly successful sales. The smartphone was in constant demand operators, and even on the open market price is not deterred, especially after the disappearance of the so-called. tax news. No wonder that the LG decided to refresh and introduced him to sell LG K10 (2017). Does he have a chance to repeat the success of its predecessor?
Housing and appearance
The original LG K10 admired a really great craftsmanship which was a great merit of the battery flap, created a rigid, hard and resistant plastic with a unique pattern. His successor went in a completely different direction, returning to the materials known example. LG g3s, or slippery flip the model imitating brushed aluminum, glossy version here. I do not understand this step. To close the complaint on to mention again that my copy creaks gently, especially when the flap is pressed in the vicinity of the switch, which you will find under the camera on the rear panel. This is because the battery cover, you can freely download, to give access to the battery. This possibility is rare in times unibody fashion.Other claims to the quality of execution no longer have. The display is protected by a glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which had abolished the tests because they did not caught any scratches. They were radiused on all four edges and in particular on the two side, creating the effect appealing to the eye 2.5D (and difficult to film or toughened glass). On the smartphone market can be found in two color versions – black I got, with great stylistic accents in the form of metallized copper-colored frame. Copper also find items around the camera and the speaker talks. It looks stylish and adds originality. Regarding the layout of the buttons, ports, and connectors, it controls the volume hit the left edge, Micro USB port and a 3.5 mm jack can be found on the lower edge, and multimedia speaker on the rear panel, as well as the aforementioned power switch. Run LED notifications, which can be temporarily replaced by LED Illuminates LED. Despite the 5.3-inch screen smartphone well in the hand, because it is slim, light and well balanced zaoblony.
At one time I was a member of the LG G2 Mini, which I remember very warm for several different reasons. I think his biggest advantage was a great time working on a single charge, which in recent years does not give virtually no LG, with the exception of the LG X Power. Therefore LG K10 (2017) positively surprised me. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Normal operation"] [slug test = "accumulator" order = "desc" selected = "22128" virtual = "PCMark-work" type = "single" product_id = "22128.22214. 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [slug test =" accumulator "order =" desc "selected =" 22128 "virtual = "manhattan-battery-3" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,21800"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "charging time" ] [slug test = "battery" virtual = "load-ac" order = "ASC" selected = "22128" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] the combination of 5.3-inch screen, saving components and batteries with a capacity of 2800 mAh gave us a smartphone, which without problems can withstand the intense work day, with SoT of 4-5 hours. When we use the phone less, the time can be extended up to two days. In these days it is a good standard, so a small grant plus is the most desirable.recharge the battery from 0 to 100% above a little over 2.5 hours, if we want to use the charger, or any two just a moment, if we want to replace a discharged battery with a new one, because the manufacturer makes it possible. Despite all the damage they had run out of options fast charging.
LG K10 (2017) is equipped with a 5.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of HD (1280×720), which at 277 PPI gives us an acceptable image sharpness. It is a pity, however, that the manufacturer has not decided on a Full HD – then it would be perfect. [Wptab style = "4" title = "maximum brightness"] [slug test = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22128" type = "single" product_id = "22128.22214. 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" minimum brightness "] [slug test =" battery-screen "virtual =" TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN "order =" asc "selected =" 22128 "type =" single "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] The maximum brightness of the panel reaches 386 cd / m2. This is not the overwhelming, but visibility in the sun is so good that it can quietly read all messages, but sometimes you will have to strain your eyes. Minimum illumination is 4 cd / m2, which is a very good result. Light sensor did not give me a reason to complain. On board was also filter blue light, with several options to choose from (among them was the black and white mode). LG Display K10 (2017) can boast of great contrast and balanced color saturation (86% coverage of the sRGB color palette), so they are neither pale nor too saturated. They are problematic for viewing angles, because the deviations panel darkens and becomes less clear. I do not consider this a huge disadvantage, because the angle must be sufficiently broad, and in such a manner rarely keep phones.LG Display's new K10 is acceptable in this price class and clearly better than that which could be found in its predecessor.
In promotional materials LG boasts of its photographic capabilities of the middle. In my opinion it is warranted, but do not exaggerate with excessive enthusiasm.
LG has prepared its own application to operate the camera. It is simple and intuitive, but stripped down option. You will not find here the Professional mode, and the ability to control the end changed the resolution, aspect, the flash setting is turned on and off HDR and a few other minor things. Added to this is the simplified procedure, which does not display any features and will allow you to take a picture on the touch screen. [Gallery type = "slideshow" ids = "680348,680350,680352,680354,680356,680358"] The main camera is 13 megapixels and f / 2.2, which is a fairly standard configuration in the price class (for two years). Image quality is quite good, as long as we are talking about good lighting conditions. Tonal range is decent and sharp images from edge to edge of the frame, but in 4: 3 format (maximum resolution), because the 16: 9 (maximum 9.7 MP) you can see the delicate blur in the corners. The amount of detail is recorded as the most acceptable, but subjects can not be too much, because the software is trying to sharpen the image by gently bold outlines, so eg. The grass gets chaff. Too much sun is also not specifically indicated, because then the white balance in addition yellowing photos, and it does not look very natural. Shooting in the dark is about to miss. In short – in its price class K10, LG (2017) makes as fotosmartfon, but certainly not among the leaders. selfie camera has 5 megapixels and a wide angle (100 degrees), but if necessary, can switch to a more portrait view. Samopstryków quality is good, but not thrilling, mainly by slightly faded colors (fortunately it is easy to improve the graphics program). The camera can handle the gesture of the outstretched hand and the frame flash to illuminate the screen. There were also make-up mode. will record video up to Full HD at 30 fps. It is here that you can see very well the problem of excessive bold contours, making movies look like someone put the cartoon does not filter. Liquidity is good, but the whole estimate only three plus.On the next page, read widely about performance and accessories LG K10 (2017), as well as our assessment test to know your phone.
Equipment and systems
LG K10 (2017) offers a very basic communication facilities. The manufacturer took care of the presence of jednozakresowego Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz), the proximity communication NFC, Miracast, FM radio and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS (working properly and stable). Each serves its purpose well and did not give me a reason to complain. Important is the presence of LTE Cat. 6 aggregation frequency, the manufacturer boasted the Polish premiere of this device. Internet whizzes up nice. I also boast of a stable and reliable mobile network coverage. Call quality is good in all conditions, and the sound on the headphones fully satisfactory – the maximum volume level is very good. I tested one version of the SIM card (in Poland you can buy a dual version). Multimedia speaker is noticeably weaker, because the sound quality decreases with increasing volume, but as a signaling incoming call works well. You just have to be careful and not put the phone in "pleckami" on something soft, just because the speaker is located them. I think it's the worst possible place, but there's nothing you can do about it. Manufacturer files the user has allocated 16 GB of memory. The only pity is that we get a really little more than 9 GB. The case could be saved thanks to the memory card (supports up to 2 TB, I called the 128 GB and works without a problem), which can move selected applications. A rescue can also be accessories OTG, because smartphone supports the most important of them. There is one thing I can not understand – the lack of a fingerprint reader, which is not available in a European version of the LG K10 (2017). It's a shame that the manufacturer does not treat our continent as well as his own country or the United States.
Nougat Android 7.0 smartphone for less than $ 1,000 still is not obvious why a small plus for the LG that took care of a relatively recent version of the software for LG K10 (2017). Of course, the manufacturer put on his cap system. Overlay Koreans brings together several interesting programs, features and capabilities.
- Capture + – drawing program, including screenshots,
- QSlide – the ability to open selected applications in a small window, the transparency and size can be controlled,
- QuickMemo + – a program for creating notes,
- personalization – change the theme, and font size, the effect of the transition between screens, the ability to change the screen touch buttons Android, the choice between the application drawer and flat interface,
- Hotkey – quickly launch applications using the volume buttons
- Turn on the screen – double tap on the screen or turn it off,
- Power saving – when the battery falls to 15%, the system will reduce the brightness or off and vibration and will aggressively managing the main memory.
Until recently placed the LG primarily on systems from Qualcomm, but recently more and more often we can find in their smartphones MediaTek processor, which probably stems from the search for savings (Taiwanese systems are noticeably cheaper than similar products Americans). The LG K10 for 2,017 years we find MediaTek MT6750, consisting of eight Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.5GHz) and Mali-T860 graphics. How he performs in benchmark tests? [Wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark"] [test slug = "PCMark android" order = "desc" selected = "22128" virtual = "PCMark android-work" type = "single" product_id = " 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" AnTuTu "] [slug test =" android-antutu-6 "order =" desc "selected =" 22128 "virtual =" antutu-total-6 "type =" single "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "3D Mark"] [test slug = "3dmark" order = "desc" selected = "22128" virtual = "3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total" type = "single" product_id = "22128, 22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" T-Rex Onscreen "] [slug test =" gfxbench-fps "order =" desc "selected =" 22128 "type =" single "virtual =" t-rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "T-Rex offscreen"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" order = "desc" selected = "22128" type = "single" virtual = "T-Rex-3-offscreen" product_id = "221 28,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] MediaTek MT6750 has an important competitor in the form of Snapdragon 430, which is slightly more powerful system, in particular for the GPU. In the case of LG K10 (2017), so you can not see, because unlike many competitors, it has a display with a lower resolution, making the layout is able to outrun Adreno 505 Lenovo K6 or Lenovo K6 Note, and even fight aligned duel with Adreno 506 (Xiaomi redmi Note 4). I understand this compromise, but he'd be willing to sacrifice some performance for Full HD screen. Most games work well, but the most demanding launch on medium or low detail.In everyday use smartphone operating smoothly and not too much annoying przycinkami animation. Programs Open in a decent pace, but sometimes the screen goes black, and only a minute later appears in the application interface. RAM 2 GB is managed in a very good way, so as far as you can comfortably switch between successive applications. I not noticed any problems with overheating housing.
Summary and evaluation
The first impressions LG devoted to K10 (2017) wrote that the smartphone will hit. After the test I know for sure, that this will be, because it is tailor-made smartphone that will win the hearts of all those who ensured the success of its predecessor – the network operator customers. Quite often you can meet with the opinion that smartphones popular with operators, so. zetafony, the device is weak, and customers can be simply fooled seller. LG K10 (2017) shows that not always the case, because it really is a decent smartphone with lower middle class, who has no, disqualifying defects. Of course, you can not buy at this price a better smartphone, but LG K10 (2017) is a good choice. The only thing really missing is a dual-band Wi-Fi, a fingerprint reader, and quick charge. The rest of most weapons, so I recommend you buy the LG K10 (2017), if you fell in the eye.[temperatura2 product_id = "22128"]