LG X Power Review
Some little shade there is, as always. But nothing which might affect the divine feeling of having a smartphone that should not be reloaded every two hours. LG aims to cut to the Chase. No modularity, no innovation, autonomy and list price low. LG X Power is a smartphone built for a single reason, obscure to people using the existence of the magazine. Some small sacrifice was made but the result is amazing. LG challenged me to download this X Power in one day. I lost miserably.
Sales box compact, lively and comprehensive. Present standard headset (Yes, there is a 3.5 mm jack!), usb-microusb and a fairly rapid wall charger. Don’t miss X Power, of course. LG had to study in every little detail the hardware of this X Power. Low end specs are not enough to have a good autonomy. The producer aimed at an ultra-low power consumption processor Mediatek from. The monstrous is the 4100 mAh battery.
The design is a highlight of X Power, which is not granted for a low end device. True, the back may seem anonymous but polycarbonate rubberized offers a good grip. Flat glass front, the font is embedded into the shell, create enough symmetry that never hurts.
The side profile may seem simple, it is not so, Aluminum painted plastic. Interesting though the curves of this profile, near the edges are pointing upwards, small and pleasant Piacevoleaccorgimento. What is surprising really, is the weight. Insert 4100 mAh in a body so thin (7.9 mm) and be able to maintain a low weight (139g) is definitely not simple thing, great work done by LG.
X Power is comfortable to use, the symmetry on the front allows our thumb reach almost the entire display, some little stunt will be made but the polycarbonate rubberized cover helps. Yes, convenient to use thanks to the generous display diagonal but not overdone. LG X Power has an IPS display from 5.3 inch, resolution 1280 x 720 stops. Simple HD, great for consumption, less for the pixel density, you can get during some basic day to day operations. The colors are very natural, the white point is pretty neat, even in black is not too bad. Not convincing at all maximum brightness but simply for not having too many kinks in direct sunlight. What really disappoints me is the sensor for automatic brightness, too conservative, too. It could be a deliberate choice to reduce power consumption but had to intervene more than once manually to adjust brightness, often too low.
Mediatek MT6735 Processor. A simple quad-code from 1.3 Ghz, LG has staked everything on the little features in energy intensive industries of this processor. OK, wise choice, performance? Good but not perfect, of course. In any case, LG X Power always brings home work, this is really important.
X Power moves Android Marshmallow with LG UX 5.0 fairly smoothly for most basic operations. No problem for social apps, 2d games. Some more complex 3d title shows some frame drop when used at maximum detail, nothing really worrying. Small example, Real Racing is not a bolt load gaming sessions but is usable even at the highest level of detail. 2 GB of RAM are fished well but not always manage to mantenerePronto for daily operations so many applications open in the background, it’s normal. Occasionally you can find some small lag, some expecting too much to load heavy applications but nothing that would really affect operations. Manage workflows in a frantic isn’t impossible with LG X Power, you have to wait but always manages to work well. Summing up, a good system optimization, hardware package is not fiery but LG has sewn fine on OS going to not load too X Power with preinstalled applications.
How it behaves as an ordinary phone? Sufficiently well. The reception is convincing. What convinces slightly less, is the maximum volume of the earbud. Conversations are clean but could be set to a slightly higher volume. Unconvincing even hands-free audio. In any case, LG X Power can be a very useful phone for its price range, mind you. LG knows how to bring out the best from your camera, X Power is proof. Classic 13 Megapixels, f 2.2, single led flash and no optical image stabilization. Short, honest hardware. Honest but from the good performance of the day. In conditions of bright light X Power manages to collect a good number of details, take photographs very well balanced and accurate colours. Unfortunately with the light falls, the performance of X Power drop. Indoors, the situation is still precarious light conditions while images are mixed and without detail, cala remarkably the shutter speed and focus. Normal situation for a low end device. Honest videos shot in full HD, fortunately no loss of frames and also General stabilization is not too bad, the audio captured, on the other hand, is a bit tinny. The front camera is 5 Megapixels, shoots seflie valid for social.
The position of the single speaker is not convincing, just keep X Power on a flat surface to prevent the audio. Unfortunately, it is a situation that plagues all smartphones with rear speaker, LG has also tried to raise it slightly but not enough. Not just because the maximum volume is not very high, fortunately you will not lose never calls or notifications. Even the overall quality of the sound is convincing, I mean much better headphone listening. Long live the jack!
I could get by with little to describe the range of LG X Power, practically infinite. It was a long time not seen a smartphone so slim and light with a battery like that. LG challenged me knowing his toy, X Power is impossible to download in a day of using reckless. I tried everything:
- Infinite amount of mail, whatsapp, telegram and facebook messager (even many sms, you are a nostalgic)
- Using web browser even when not needed
- Social apps like I don’t have a social life
- Many phone calls
- Google Maps also to return home
- Many photographs and videos
- Real Racing, even though I don’t like playing with your smartphone
All this and much more active, active, always with active bluetooth wifi data network (connected to the smartwatch, onboard cameras and headphones), GPS on and so I don’t miss anything, even active NFC. Nothing at all, LG X Power will not download. Always manages to conclude a day and a half of use very full. Using it since forever smartphone, it is not impossible to do more than two days. Forget the existence of the charger (also) is a wonderful feeling. Oh, I am not available 10,000 4100 mAh.
The Mission of X Power is clear, promises a super autonomy, he does great. LG has operated well, studied all the smaller and insignificant detail. 4100 mAh cleverly inserted into a lightweight body and subtle, non-trivial undertaking. Omitting the infinite battery, this X Power succeeds quite well all over. Good phone, convincing performances and a camera that in bright light manages to be effective. Some little shade there is, as always. But nothing which might affect the divine feeling of having a smartphone that should not be reloaded every two hours.
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, September|
|Body||Dimensions||148.9 x 74.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.95 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||139 g (4.90 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.3 inches (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (~277 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Platform||OS||Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
Mediatek MT6755M – LS755
Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 – US610, K450
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) – LS755
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 – US610, K450
Mali-T860MP2 – LS755
Adreno 304 – US610, K450
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
8 MP, autofocus, LED flash – LS755, US610, K450
|Features||1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.4, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1/v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Features||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264/Xvid player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Indigo, White, Gold|
OK, a smartphone for tough guys, a smartphone that is cheap. LG has launched X Power about 229 euros, slightly inflated price. Fortunately you can already find X Power at the price of 150 euros. A correct digit, a figure that will allow many to experience the thrill of a smartphone that breaks the timeline of our universe.