LG keeps the mid-rangers coming with launch of LG X Power, X Style


Normally, this is the time of year we'd be checking out LG's latest flagship; a couple years back, the G3 was just hitting retail in late May, and last year wide sales of the G4 were similarly only getting started. But this time around, LG pushed its launch up, bringing us the G5 among the announcements of MWC. With the big 2016 flagship out of the way, what's left for LG to show off? Well, we already saw the manufacturer introduce the new LG Stylus 2 Plus, and now we're getting to know a couple other mid-rangers, as the company goes official with the LG X Power and LG X Style.

No, we're not talking about the old LG Power – this time we're looking at a phone with a battery that's actually well suited for its name. The LG X Power won't win any hardware spec contests with its 5.3-inch screen at a mere 1280 x 720 resolution, nor its 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, or quad-core MediaTek processor. But we can't deny that LG picked an appropriate phone to call the X Power this time around, giving the phone a good-sized 4,100 mAh battery.

The LG X Power also features a 13MP/8MP camera pair and supports microSD expansion. LG's introducing the phone to the Ukrainian market at a price that works out to about $200.

While the X Power has that large battery going for it, we wish we had something similarly positive to say about the LG X Style. Again, we're looking at a lowish-resolution 1280 x 720 screen, this time measuring in at an even five inches. RAM drops to just 1.5GB, and those 16GB of internal storage return (again with microSD expansion). Camera resolution takes a slight hit, dropping to an 8MP/5MP arrangement, but at least we've got a Qualcomm SoC this time around, with LG giving the phone a Snapdragon 410 chip.

Unsurprisingly, the LG X Style can't hold a candle to the X Power in the battery department, getting a much more conservative 2,100mAh cell.

All those compromises allow LG to deliver the X Style at a slightly lower price, and phone shoppers in the Ukraine should be able to pick up the handset for what works out to about $180 when sales begin next month.

So far we haven't heard any word on LG's plans for availability in additional markets.

source: Root Nation (Google Translate) via XDA Developers
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