LG X Power launched in Canada: large battery, accessible price

LG X Power launched in Canada: large battery, accessible price
Last month, LG officially announced four new X series smartphones: X Power, X Mach, X Style, and X Max. The X Power is particularly interesting, and it's now available in Canada - which might mean it'll soon be released in the US, too.

Why is the LG X Power interesting? Well, it's because this is LG's first modern smartphone to come with a battery larger than 4,000 mAh. More exactly, the handset packs a 4,100 mAh battery, which likely offers a usage time of about 2 days (LG doesn't specifically say how much the battery lasts). Thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, the battery can be charged from 0% to 100% in 2.3 hours. Moreover, if you have an X Power, you'll be able to charge other phones or devices from its battery (via USB).

Impressive battery aside, the LG X Power doesn't offer any exciting features, but that's why its price isn't too high. The handset is 7.9 mm thin, sports a 5.3-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Also on board are LTE connectivity, an 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The new smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and we assume it will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat at some point.

In Canada, LG is currently selling the X Power (model number LGK210) via Wind Mobile, Koodo Mobile, and Videotron, for prices starting at $240 off contract. That's the price in Canadian dollars, so the X Power could cost under $200 US dollars when (and if) it's going to be released stateside. What do you say, is this phone worth around $200?


sources: Wind Mobile, Koodo Mobile, Videotron via Mobile Syrup

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X Power (International)
  • Display 5.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh(8h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Nice phone, buuuuut I hate the SoC choice.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

LG needs to take the battery life/power of this phone and pair it with their next flagship hopefully a follow up to the V10. Add a new 20mp camera with an even larger sensor and get rid of the second screen and count me in.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

This here, is yet another prime example of why USB Type C is merely a pointless compromise at the moment in Android devices, and why I don't want Samsung putting it in their devices yet. According to GSMArena ( http://goo.gl/vQOXk7 ) and from techradar's photos ( http://goo.gl/6Vq8IG ), this device is equipped with just the very common Micro USB port, yet as stated in this article and as pictured in image #7, it's still capable of charging other devices via this same MicroUSB port. Android offers nothing that makes exclusive use of USB Type C at the moment. The port literally just adds these unnecessary problems ( http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1SNt8FV ) due to it being in its infancy stage, and the required adapter makes MicroUSB accessories like this ( http://goo.gl/0irvOl ) insecure and prone to snapping off. It's more of a downgrade for Android devices.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

should use SD616 instead of that SD410 :-/

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I looked at some carrier website and it states it uses a mediatek...

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