Battery life has always been a huge factor when it comes to buying a new smartphone, and now there's a mid-range handset that solely impresses in that regard. The $150 LG X Power comes with a huge battery that promises to deliver two days of battery life.
First announced back in June, the LG X power comes with a 5.3-inch 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The device is also powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. However, if users decide to get the handset from Sprint or Boost Mobile, it will be equipped with a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. The Helio P10 chip comes with a power-saving feature that would be able to extend the smartphone’s battery life, according to Engadget.
Speaking of battery life, the LG X Power comes with a massive 4,100 mAh battery. Although the rest of the handset’s hardware isn’t all that impressive, the X Power is currently the only smartphone in the mid-range to come with this massive battery capacity. Combined with MediaTek’s chip, the battery is capable of lasting up to two days or provide 33 hours of talk time, according to The Verge.
That being said, the LG X Power does come with some disadvantages: the device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of Android 7.0 Nougat, and it doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor. Considering its price and battery life, these shortcomings could easily be ignored.
The LG X Power is now available from US Cellular and Cricket Wireless. The MediaTek-equipped version of the device is now also available from Boost Mobile, while Sprint is expected to start selling the handset sometime next week, according to CNET. The $150 price tag is believed to have been made possible due to MediaTek's processor being more affordable compared to Qualcomm's.