LG X Power is set to debut on the Sprint and Boost cellular networks. It is a mid range Android, that has grabbed attention for featuring a MediaTek processor at its heart.
MediaTek is not a popular name in the US for processors, and apart from being featured in Amazon Fire Tablets, it has not been used in a noteworthy product.
With the LG X Power would be powered by the MediaTek Helio P10 , a power saving 4G LTE processor, we can expect more phones to soon feature MediaTek. Let’s find out the specifications of the phone.
Specifications Summary: LG X Power
Announced in May, 2016, the LG X Power features a 1.53 GHz Quad core processor based on Cortex A-53. ARM’s cost efficient Mali-T720 takes the role as GPU of the phone. It has 16GB ROM along with 2 GB RAM. There is a slot for SD card to expand the memory.
As far as the OS is considered, the phone comes with Android v6.0.1 i.e. Marshmallow. There is no news that whether it can be upgraded to Nougat, but we hopeful that LG would not let this phone go obsolete in terms of OS.
A good battery backup can be a USP of this phone. Featuring a 4100mAH Li-on battery, LG X Power can stay longer without any charging. MediaTek’s Helio P10 would also be put to test here in managing the power.
Coming to the display, X Power features a 5.3 inches HD display that gives a good resolution upto 720X1280 at 277ppi. The screen is an IPS LCD display and has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against shocks and jerks.
LG X Power features a 13 MP HD quality shooter at its rear and a 5MP front facing camera. Following the usual smartphone trend, the rear camera is autofocus and is accompanied by LED Flash.
Almost all connectivity options are available in the phone such as Wi-Fi (and hotspot), GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth, USB etc.
As far as the network is concerned, X Power is 4G LTE enabled and it comes with a world-mode, where the phone can be used in most countries of the world, provided that the carrier is supported there.
From the features, it is quite evident that with the X Power, LG is not trying to catch up with the premium end phones. The G5 and V20 have done a commendable task there. X Power aims to be a universal smartphone for the common man. LG wants it to work in US, UK, Australia, India, Russia and everywhere possible.
As a result, we see a sub $150 phone, with a rare processor species, being launched.
Long lasting battery, decent camera and display and the tag of LG, does that attract you in buying the phone?