The LG W10 Alpha is a new smartphone and a budget one at that. The phone was announced in India and it’s currently on its way to the Nigerian market.
Where to Buy LG W10 Alpha
It’s a device for those that have a particular budget in mind and will also be your best bet if you are looking for under $150 smartphone to buy.
The most interesting part is that it packs a modern body design with sizeable screen size and enough onboard storage.
LG W10 Alpha Key Specs & Features
- 5.71 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1512 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~293 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Octa-core Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Built-in Storage up to 1TB Memory Card
- 8 MP Front Camera
- 8 MP Rear Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The LG W10 Alpha comes in a nice and decent body that will raise a few heads. It has a smooth and neat panel that houses just the single snapper alongside an LED flash and the logo. It apparently lacks a fingerprint scanner which is one of its shortcomings.
The handset measures 147.3 x 71 x 8.9 mm in dimensions and the weight just 170 grams. Of course, the entire body is wrapped with all plastic while the front has glass.
It offers a screen size of 5.71 inches with an IPS LCD panel. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1512 pixels, a 19:9 ratio and 293 PPI density for clear visuals. The screen manages to reach 78.1% screen-to-body ratio and it’s equipped with display protection that is scratch resistant.
The LG W10 Alpha comes with a combo camera configuration. Around the back is a single camera of 8MP sensor with an LED flash. It also has another 8 MP on the front for selfies and video calling.
The front camera features AI Facial Unlock” with 128 identification points that promise to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds.
Hardware and Software
The budget LG phone is powered by a UNISOC SC9863 processor and a 28nm chipset with eight Cortex-A55 cores. The 4 cores are running at a speed of 1.6GHz, while the other 4-cores is running at a speed of 1.2GHz.
It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage with another model that parades 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage.
Users will be able to expand the storage using a micro SD card up to 128GB. It runs on the old Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Hopefully, an update to Android 10 is on the way.
Battery and Power
The LG W10 Alpha packs a Non removable battery of 3450mAh with support for 5V 1.5A charging via a MicroUSB port.
It comes with a dual SIMs slot that has 4G VoLTE and ViLTE Dual SIM Dual Standby with other connectivity options such as Bluetooth, FM radio, A-GPS and Wi-Fi.
LG W10 Alpha Price and Availability
The LG W10 Alpha will sell at a price of $125 for the 2GB RAM and $140 for the 3GB RAM.
You can order the smartphone in Black and Blue colors. In Nigeria, the LG W10 Alpha will sell at a price of 45,000 Naira, 700 Ghs in Ghana and 13,000 Ksh in Kenya.
LG W10 Alpha Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG W10 Alpha:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Processor: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm), Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: IMG8322
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 147.3 x 71 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 170 g
- SIM Type: Single SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 5.71 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1512 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~293 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8 MP, [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8 MP Front Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrad Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No