As a preamble to this test
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this W10 Alpha 32 GB, Lg chose Android.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Following our tests, we see that this W10 Alpha 32 GB is not good for all cases.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Taking pictures or filming|
What does mobility look like?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
A model that fits in your pocket: the W10 Alpha 32 GB.A modest 5.71-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.This smartphone comes with GPS.You know where you stand.Important when you’re away from home.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.That is, several operators at the same time.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
Detail that is missing on this W10 Alpha 32 GB is the absence of reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.With a power of 3450 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
Lg did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also simply listen to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
We would have liked the W10 Alpha 32 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s one of the worst in the business.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1512.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
On the audio side, Lg wanted to do it right.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).A technology that ensures quality sound.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Lg smartphone for online or local games
Smartphone games now require power.Games, but also applications require batteries.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this W10 Alpha 32 GB is below its competitors.The Unisoc SC9863A (28nm) processor is an older generation.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.This phone only defaults to 32 GB; that’s probably fair.Knowing that some users need more space, Lg has provided a free space for an extension.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.The power of 3450 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.That’s gonna make it harder to read.Even if it remains legible, the clarity of the image and the display are below the competition.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
For audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Lg is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
On the other hand it’s a little light for the camera part.In fact, there is only one camera on this phone.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this W10 Alpha 32 GB; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.With a definition of only 8 Mp, you will have lower quality images.Regarding selfies, the technology onboard is equivalent to what you find elsewhere.This will allow you to retouch your photos.This W10 Alpha 32 GB will capture all the points of the image, and will perfectly reproduce the brightness and colors.
This device contains only 32 GB of storage space; less than most.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
The W10 Alpha 32 GB, a good choice for the right use
This W10 Alpha 32 GB is not good for all uses.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.