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LG W10 Alpha (2020)

Android OS v9.0 (Pie)
Unisoc SC9863A
PowerVR GE8322
2 GB / 16 GB
5.71 inch (720 x 1512 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.71 inch IPS display, a Unisoc SC9863A SoC, and 2 GB of RAM.

Is this phone worth its price? Hopefully, it will become clear by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the LG W10 Alpha smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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LG W10 Alpha specifications

BrandLG
NameW10 Alpha
ModelLMX210LMW
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6 oz
Dimensions5.8 x 2.8 x 0.35 inch
Colorsgray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of LG W10 Alpha is about 6 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v9.0 (Pie)
SoCUnisoc SC9863A
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A55, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUPowerVR GE8322
PerformanceAnTuTu v9: 101005

The LG W10 Alpha comes with Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box. Android is a mobile operating system. Google built it using a modified version of the Linux kernel. They also used other open-source software. It's a powerful Unisoc SC9863A octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. PowerVR GPUs have a reputation for being power-efficient and delivering strong performance. We use AnTuTu app to measure general processing performance. AnTuTu Benchmark is the most popular benchmark app for Android phones.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.71 inch
Resolution720 x 1512 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.71 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.71 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The W10 Alpha has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of W10 Alpha has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The W10 Alpha smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3450 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3450 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of W10 Alpha isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The W10 Alpha phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this LG phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • weak performance
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Updated: July 4, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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