LG’s X Power smartphone promises monster battery life

Alex Kidman 19 September 2016

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Extra battery life is one way to stand out in the mid-range crowd.

There are plenty of mid-range Android phones available to buy outright. Many of them use the same internal components and software, which makes standing out tricky. Some, like Motorola’s X Force, do so with toughened screens, while others sell themselves simply on their price point.

LG X Power phone will sell from $349, so it’s not an exceptionally cheap phone, but as the name suggests, it’s all about the power with this particular handset. Specifically, LG is putting a 4,100mAh battery into the X Power, which is fairly exceptional in the medium-priced phone space. LG’s specific claim is that it’s 50% larger than the battery found in the Nexus 5X, which was a phone built by LG.

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Besides that hefty battery, what you’re looking at with the X Power is a 5.3 inch 1280x720 pixel display, Android 6.01 ("Marshmallow") and Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB with microSD expansion. On the camera front it has a 13MP f/2.2 rear camera and 5MP f/2.4 front facing camera.

Those specifications fit more neatly into what we’d expect from a mid-range phone, but that battery does give it a unique selling point, especially as those mid-range components should in themselves provide little in the way of any intense battery draw. LG will sell the X Power exclusively through Harvey Norman stores for now at an outright price of $349. Stay tuned for finder.com.au’s full review.

LGX Power
OSAndroid 6.01 ("Marshmallow")
Screen size5.3in
Resolution1280x720
Display density277ppi
Storage16GB
Weight139g
ProcessorQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Rear camera13MP
Front camera5MP
Battery4100mAh
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