Rugged LG X Venture now available to buy unlocked in the US, works on all carriers
Initially available only via AT&T, the LG X Venture - a rugged smartphone running Android Nougat - can now be bought unlocked. The handset is offered by Amazon, comes with US warranty, and is compatible with most relevant carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The regular price of an unlocked LG X Venture is $349.99, but Amazon is selling it for $297.05 (that's about $30 less than the price AT&T is asking for the device).
Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the LG X Venture is built around a metal frame and is shock-resistant, in addition to being IP68-certified for dust- and water-resistance (it can be submerged under water up to 1.5 meters for half an hour). Other features include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, a 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. Moreover, there's a large 4100 mAh battery (with quick charging) on board.
The X Venture has a fingerprint scanner on the front, and a Quick button on the side. The Quick button can be pressed to open Outdoor Essentials (an app featuring barometer, activity counter, compass, exercise tracker, and weather reports), to toggle Glove Mode (allowing the screen to recognize gloved fingers), or to open the phone's settings. You can even customize the button to open other applications.
If you're the outdoorsy type, or you simply need a tough and relatively affordable new smartphone, the LG X Venture may be for you. Interested? The handset can be purchased via the source link below.