Specs summary

Screen
5.3"

The LG X Power's screen is 5.3 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4100 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 1800 minutes (2G), 1800 minutes (3G).



LG's X Power provides an extremely long battery life and can also convince in the "camera" section.

- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck 

Reviews summary

6.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good

  • Two-day battery life
  • Solid build quality
  • Comfortable grip
  • MicroSD support
  • LTE support
  • Android 6.0

What's bad

  • Pixelated display
  • Mediocre performance
  • Limited internal storage
  • Reflective display
  • Weak camera performance

The LG Power X is touted by LG to have one of the largest batteries ever put in a smartphone. However, depending on your needs, battery life is only part of the picture.

Reviews are rolling in on this budget-friendly battery behemoth! Let’s see what everyone is saying.

Given its price point, the plastic chassis and basic design weren’t surprising to reviewers. However, most noted solid construction and a firm grip. Digital Trends noted, “With such a huge battery, the X Power’s 139-gram weight doesn’t feel hefty at all.” Overall, reviews on appearance and build quality were neutral. Phone Arena agreed, saying, “With its generic plastic design, the LG X Power does not look great, nor does it stand out in any way. It’s still solidly put together, though.”

Heading around to the front of the phone, you’re greeted with a 5.3-inch 720p IPS display. Reviews noted issues with reflections in bright lighting and the resolution leads to some pixelation, particularly with large amounts of small text. TechRadar pointed out another common complaint, saying, “Pixels on the screen don't stand out - it looks good enough at its size. But the bezel on the white version I tested is noticeable.”

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Many reviews noted that while the screen was 5.3-inches, the phone feels comparable to newer 5.5-inch phones due to its extended bezels.

For performance, it’ll depend on your region. The international model uses a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor and 2GB of RAM. The US version uses a Snapdragon 210 with 1.5Ghz of RAM. Regardless of your model, reviews show this isn’t meant to be a powerhouse.

Reviews spanned a wide range. Phone Arena was generally positive, saying, “The fairly low screen resolution and LG’s optimizations make this phone a fairly smooth performer for daily tasks… More intense tasks, however, make the phone noticeably slower.” AnandTech was far more critical, declaring, “The phone feels incredibly painful to use, to the point where you end up not using the phone because of how slow it is.”

The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. After the operating system and LG apps are installed, reviews found you’re left with roughly 7GB of the 16GB available. If you like to store your media on your phone, the microSD card slot will be essential.

When it comes to cameras, this is another area where your region matters. The international version has a 13MP rear-camera while the US version has a lower resolution 8MP shooter. Unfortunately, reviews for both are mediocre. If you’re a fan of selfies, the 5MP front-facing lens on both models received good reviews. PC World AU highlighted most of the common camera complaints, saying, “For stills the cameras were hit and miss. In low light pictures were frequently poor unless all elements of the photo were motionless and even then they’d come out grainy. However, in decent lighting sharpness and colour from the main, rear camera became respectable.”
Finally, we get to the star of the show--the massive 4,100mAh battery. With a QuickCharge 2.0 charger, you can charge the phone from empty in just over two hours. A single charge will net you well over a day of battery life. This was one of the few areas AnandTech praised the phone, saying, “the phone definitely lives up to its name.” PC World AU put the battery life to the test and said, “We hit two days flat and we weren’t going easy on it.”

Overall, reviews show that this phone might be a pass unless battery life is essential. Even then, external battery packs have improved drastically and dropped in price as well. AnandTech summed up opinions well, saying, “When you set aside battery life, the LG X Power is mediocre at best, and often a lot worse.”


Reviews (6.4/10 Avg. rating)


PC Magazine

Good overall performance, long battery life

from PC Magazine

The LG X Power phablet brings Boost Mobile users long battery life and solid Android performance at an affordable price.

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The LG X Power phablet brings Boost Mobile users long battery life and solid Android performance at an affordable price.

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Notebookcheck

Hardly displays any major weaknesses

from Notebookcheck

The "super power" of LG's X power should be a long battery life, and LG actually exhausts everything: 16:27 hours is an outstanding rate, and it outclasses the comparison devices. In addition to the big battery, the efficient energy management contributes to that. Furthermore, the battery is recharged quite quickly.

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The "super power" of LG's X power should be a long battery life, and LG actually exhausts everything: 16:27 hours is an outstanding rate, and it outclasses the comparison devices. In addition to the big battery, the efficient energy management contributes to that. Furthermore, the battery is recharged quite quickly.

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Good Gear Guide

A phone that’s all about battery life

from Good Gear Guide

For a phone that's all about the battery, we expected this to last even longer - like its rivals do. The camera is poor in low light and the components are low powered. There's not much to like here.

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For a phone that's all about the battery, we expected this to last even longer - like its rivals do. The camera is poor in low light and the components are low powered. There's not much to like here.

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Digital Trends

Has a huge battery and not much else

from Digital Trends

The LG X Power has a name that may suggest powerful performance, but it’s all about the battery. This mid-ranger isn’t a device made to impress, and it’s really meant for users who don’t do that much on their phones yet often complain about battery life. If messaging and social media are your primary uses, whereas gaming and video are not, the X Power is well suited for you.

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The LG X Power has a name that may suggest powerful performance, but it’s all about the battery. This mid-ranger isn’t a device made to impress, and it’s really meant for users who don’t do that much on their phones yet often complain about battery life. If messaging and social media are your primary uses, whereas gaming and video are not, the X Power is well suited for you.

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AnandTech

Phone's experience is bad enough that users will want to avoid using it

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I never mean to be overly negative in reviews, but in the case of the LG X Power it's really just a case of there being very few positive things to point out. It's a phone that can last a long time, but the user experience is poor and the phone is slow enough that it isn't plesant to use. The display is basically not usable outdoors, and it has a lifeless feeling to it that I didn't think I'd see on a smartphone again. There are just so many better options than the LG X Power in the crowded sub-$200 market, and some of them like the 2015 Moto G are a year old by this point. You simply cannot make a good smartphone by focusing on a single feature, because good smartphones care about every feature.

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I never mean to be overly negative in reviews, but in the case of the LG X Power it's really just a case of there being very few positive things to point out. It's a phone that can last a long time, but the user experience is poor and the phone is slow enough that it isn't plesant to use. The display is basically not usable outdoors, and it has a lifeless feeling to it that I didn't think I'd see on a smartphone again. There are just so many better options than the LG X Power in the crowded sub-$200 market, and some of them like the 2015 Moto G are a year old by this point. You simply cannot make a good smartphone by focusing on a single feature, because good smartphones care about every feature.

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PhoneArena

Excellent battery life, fairly affordable

from PhoneArena

When you draw the line, the LG X Power hits a few home runs: its battery life topped our charts and that’s truly special. The phone will last you two and even three days on a single charge, something that those owning flagships will envy you for.

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When you draw the line, the LG X Power hits a few home runs: its battery life topped our charts and that’s truly special. The phone will last you two and even three days on a single charge, something that those owning flagships will envy you for.

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Mobile Syrup

A turbo-charged battery with little to power

from Mobile Syrup

There may be an extremely niche use case for it, though. Perhaps, this could be a dream phone for a person who can’t remember to charge their phone and has very small hands, as long as they don’t make calls, play processing-intensive mobile games or take any photos but selfies.

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There may be an extremely niche use case for it, though. Perhaps, this could be a dream phone for a person who can’t remember to charge their phone and has very small hands, as long as they don’t make calls, play processing-intensive mobile games or take any photos but selfies.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 5, 2016
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1800 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 1800 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Titan, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 139 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 277 pixels
Size 5.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG K210

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