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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12 Comments

1. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Now that Motorola is going with Z this year, it looks LG took the X Style name for themselves.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You have an endless possibilities as to what to name your product.... that being said, why are there so many similarly named phones out there?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but nothing beat S.. and next year we'll se Moto S, LG S, and Xperia S

2. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

how about a new phone from the V series bringing the same build quality and a bigger battery than the V10 ? come on LG you know the G5 wont be a success !

4. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Shameless copy even for naming.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they can make $184 tablet with SD617, 2GB RAM, FHD screen, 16GB storage, but not smartphone with same spec for similar price? oh well..http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G-Pad-III-8.0-is-a-new-affordable-Android-Marshmallow-tablet-out-now-in-Canada_id81657

7. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

tablet is always cheaper than a smartphone.

8. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Motorola copy LG G Serie. and Huawei copy V Serie. So I did not address who uses the same name for each copy.

10. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Moto "copied" the module concept but implemented it differently. I guess that's not copying.

9. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

LG "X Style" is even weaker than Moto "G3".. nice recycled names.

11. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

NO!http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8132&idPhone2=7247 same CPU same GPU same Display... G3 from LG is better than Moto G 3rd. Just motorola copies

12. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

By weaker, I mean a 2016 budget phone (X Style from LG) with 95% similar specs of a 2015 budget phone (G 3rd from Moto).. Talking about copying, what exactly did Moto copy from LG?

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