LG announces the X power 2 - Android Nougat and 4500 mAh battery on board

While we're waiting for LG to announce its G6 flagship at MWC 2017, the company today unveiled another new smartphone: LG X power 2.

Replacing the original LG X power (released in 2016), the X power 2 sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, and packs a very generous 4500 mAh battery. Both the screen and the battery are larger than those of the original X power.

According to LG, the X power 2 can "operate for an entire weekend without recharging." It could also play videos for about 15 hours, provide navigational directions for 14 hours, or let you or surf the web for about 18 hours - all on a single charge. Furthermore, the new phone comes with fast charging, so its 4500 mAh battery should be fully charged in 2 hours. Obviously, we'll have to test these claims once the device becomes available.

Running Android 7 Nougat, the LG X power 2 features LTE connectivity, a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor of unspecified provenience, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and 2 GB of RAM (or 1.5 GB in some markets). As for cameras, the handset has a 13 MP rear one, and a 5 MP front facing one, both with LED flashes.

The X power 2 measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.4 mm, weighs 164 grams, and will be sold in several color variants, including black, titanium, blue, and gold. LG did not reveal pricing details, but it said that the handset would be released starting March, and should reach the US a bit later. The new smartphone will be showcased at MWC 2017, so we're likely going to spend some hands-on time with it. Stay tuned!

source: LG

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X charge
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh(30h talk time)



1. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

5.5 inch display at 720p? LOL no thanks.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for regular people that just need the phone to last without sticking their eyeballs on the screen to look for pixels, it will be perfectly fine. Bout darn time we started seeing phones with 2+ day advertised battery life.

2. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

What a waste..4500@ 720p..LG don't want to compete at all

6. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

It's for batterylife, not performance or something like a flagship. Some people need this kind of smartphone.

15. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

funny story is that phone will use power hungry soc instead of sd625 or atleast mediatek p20. just check gsmarena test there are many 4000-5000mah phones but they cant even match well optimized 2000 to 3000mah phones like xperia z3 compact

17. fyah_king unregistered

The original x power has amazing battery life . it can get well over 10hrs of screen on time. Im pretty sure the x power 2 will be even better because of the bigger battery.

20. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

which version? sd210 or mediatek one? of it is sd210 then you cant do much with cortex a7 in these days and i doubt that mediatek version can achieve that.

23. fyah_king unregistered

Sd210. The phone is not bad with that cpu. It aint no sd820 but that battery life, though. I think it's more than enough for the average users.

8. KParks23

Posts: 736; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

And they will turn around and put a 3000mha battery in the G6 lmao

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Maybe the not!

13. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

Like I said. It can't be compare with flagship. Just opinion.

25. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Battery life is gonna be amazing on this. This is not a hig-end device anyway, so expectation should NOT be up there with the upcoming LG G6 or S8 etc...

26. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

Bro its a 200 dollar phone. sheeps

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I pray to the most high...Please DO NOT in the sake of the CONSUMER incorporate inside something like a Snapdragon 210 or a mediatek 6732... Especially when the weaker chip is the NA unit!

4. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

720p, 5.5", that's exactly what Galaxy Note 2 was.

19. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

and J7(2016).

5. fyah_king unregistered

I have the original x and i love the battery life. It's the best by far.

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Why is it that high-end smartphone purchasers (some of us, I'm not one all the time) can't have battery like this from manufacturers? At this point in the smartphone space, it's becoming more and more unattractive to purchase these high-end flagships. I'm not saying I want this LG smartphone here. But I don't understand why such a lower-end, cheap smartphone can have a 4500 battery, but it's very likely that the LG G6 will have a 3200 mAh. high-end smartphone consumers are being cheated.

9. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

With that battery and a 720p screen the battery will last VERY long. DEFINITELY should've have made it 1080p though with the option to change the screen resolution to 720p like a lot of new phones have these days.

11. Duncdawg26

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Maybe you guys missed the first X power...? Same crap display and way worse processor. Seemed like it sold great in just about every major prepaid venue... I'm not a fan but a lot of "regular" phone buyers are...

12. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G6 3300mAh, X Power 2 4500mAh,why lg why no 4500mAh for LG G6.?

14. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do people ask this question every single article the see "4000mah battery" articles? You already know the answer, planned obsolescence. What other component degrades quickly enough to warrant buying a new phone after a single year? Nome, and that's why companies are hesitant to give "power users" (dear God...) big battery packs. Inb4: "But Android manufacturers don't do that. They care about their users, and would never purposely attempt to get us to buy more of their products!" If you honestly think that, I feel compelled to tear down your false reality. There isn't a business in the industry of technology NOT using planned obsolescence as a tactical ploy to ensure future sales. Not a one. Inb4: "But Xiaomi/Meizu/THL/some other no name Chinese company can put these kinds of batteries in their phones though. Why can't LG? A) Those components they're using are probably aftermarket or outright cheaply implemented. There's a reason why the LeEco Le Pro 3 with it's 4000mah power pack only lasts a day at best while the S7 Edge can get you through two. B) Those companies aren't selling hardware for profit. They're selling hardware to get you to buy into software. Either that, or they're completely out of touch with reality regarding margins and how to maintain them. Any further questions :/?

16. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Why would he ask you questions? Everything you said is ignorant or a flat out lie like always. You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I've answer similar question in older article :-/ both have similar size, but G6 have bigger screen, quad DAC, NFC, 2 main camera, FPscanner, and other flagship's thingy, and those stuff eat space inside G6.. and you can't stack camera (and FPscanner) above battery (and make it slim enough), just by quick look at it's back profile, you can know than X power have much more space for battery than G6

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You just slewed the hard truth, @ibend. Well done. The G6 has got a bunch of sensors and dual cameras and a beerfy SoC... all of those stuffs take up much space in the G6, meanwhile this X Power 2 has not got all those sensors nor all those bells and whistles of the G6... So it's logical that the X Power 2 has more space than the G6 for big battery capacity.

18. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

4500mah in 2hr? how about flex2 3000mah charge in 3.5hr? but stream youtube only 2.5hr.... die

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

blame SD810, lol..

28. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

I used the first Power X and that thing was a tank. Would recommend that to any person that only needs a phone to call and light web surfing. Even with heavy usage, your battery will never go down below 50%.

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