Looking for a budget phone with monstrous battery? LG has an irresistible offer for you. The LG X Power is a standard, entry-level device that holds a 4100 mAh under its hood. The battery is just one of many factors that affect the long-term reliability of this phone. Is it decent enough for your day-to-day use after all? Let’s check it out.
Expect a normative design on this 5.3-inch phone. The physical size rather looks like a 5.5-inch model due to its wide bezels that seem inefficient and contradictive to many freshly-released phones these days.
The plastic case doesn’t look ‘trendy’ or ‘standout’ at all but still managed to felt solid. Nonetheless, the LG X Power measures only 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 139 g – something that we should appreciate since the company apparently took a lot of effort for putting such an enormous battery into a relatively thin device.
You won’t find any standard 2016-ish features here, such as fingerprint sensor that has been a norm in many under-$200 devices sold by Asian top players in the industry.
The display features 5.3-inch IPS screen with 720p resolution and 277 ppi. We found that the screen is barely recognizable under the sunlight due to poorly reflected panel. But considering that this is a cheap device, we cannot complain too much.
Consumers around the globe will receive LG X Power with MediaTek MT6735 quad-core chipset and 2 GB of RAM; while those in the US will receive Snapdragon 210 and 1.5 GB of RAM. You won’t expect a massively powered motherboard here since both chipsets are quite obsolete and commonly found in cheap cell phones.
The device sports 8-megapixel rear shooter (other version with 13 MP) with single LED flash that opens in f/2.2 aperture. A 5-megapixel lens also presents on the top of the screen to satisfy the selfie-takers.
The connectivity includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, microUSB, USB OTG support, and Bluetooth 4.2. It has FM Radio and GPS as well. As for the sensors features, there are accelerometer, proximity and compass.
Speaking of the battery, any low to moderate use of the phone will allow you to survive up to three days in a single charge. For $160, the device seriously has everything to promise for a resource-leecher who demands for a big battery that lasts more than just a day.