LG announces the X power 2 - Android Nougat and 4500 mAh battery on board
by Florin Troaca / Feb 23, 2017, 8:16 PM
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!
Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015
5.5 inch display at 720p? LOL no thanks.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 8:20 PM 7
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.
posted on Feb 24, 2017, 9:47 AM 2
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What a waste..4500@ 720p..LG don't want to compete at all
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 8:37 PM 3
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It's for batterylife, not performance or something like a flagship. Some people need this kind of smartphone.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 8:51 PM 2
Posts: 744; 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
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 10:49 PM 0
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And they will turn around and put a 3000mha battery in the G6 lmao
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 9:04 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 9:03 PM 0
Posts: 447; 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.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 9:12 PM 0
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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...
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 9:41 PM 0
Posts: 768; Member since: Sep 12, 2015
LG G6 3300mAh, X Power 2 4500mAh,why lg why no 4500mAh for LG G6.?
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 10:23 PM 0
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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 :/?
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 10:49 PM 0
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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
posted on Feb 24, 2017, 12:19 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 24, 2017, 1:01 AM 0
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4500mah in 2hr? how about flex2 3000mah charge in 3.5hr? but stream youtube only 2.5hr.... die
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 11:49 PM 0
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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%.
posted on Feb 24, 2017, 11:28 AM 0
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