LG X Power 2 review
A beast of a battery
The LG X Power 2 is coming to the uk soon and while there is no official price clarification, we do expect it to hit the market at around £170.
Design and performance
Although the LG X Power 2 isn’t a high-end premium phone, it does have a few good characteristics, the first being a metallic body. This is a nice touch to add to the choice of Black Titan, Shiny Titan, Shiny Blue and Shiny Gold colour schemes.
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The LG X Power 2 still has an acceptable weight of 164g and slimness at 8.4mm, particularly when we consider the high capacity battery within.
The 5.5” HD display gives a large visual platform and this has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone can be switched into Comfortable View in the evenings and this reduces eye fatigue, through reducing the amount of blue light that is emitted.
Powering the experience is a 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, which is on a par with other phones in the same pricing bracket.
Phone Set Up
Transferring content, security and personalisation
The LG X Power 2 has a 16GB internal memory for transferring your old phone content onto. If needed, there is a microSD slot for memory cards with a value of up to 2TB. There is no fingerprint reader but you can secure this LG phone with a Knock Code or PIN and wake up the phone with a double screen tap (KnockON).
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Personalisation is one of the more alluring features of the LG X Power 2. You can add more Home Touch keys (up to five), edit the notifications panel and resize, split or move the keyboard to one side, for one-handed operation.
OS and LG apps
The LG X Power 2 runs Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, so you get pre-loaded apps such as Drive, YouTube, Chrome, Maps and Gmail.
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LG has added its own apps, such as QuickMemo+, an advanced note taking app that lets you include or write over screenshots, images and photos. Android’s Multi-Window multitasking lets you use one app above another.
You can also multitask by using LG’s QSlide feature, This lets you open an additional two windows over the main screen and adjust their size and transparency.
Camera & Video
The LG X Power 2 has a 13MP camera with an ultra-bright f/2.2 lens, for capturing more light under low light scenarios. You can adjust the camera settings manually if you are a pro but you can also switch to Simple View and remove camera menus altogether.
The 5MP wide angle selfie camera can capture wide scenes at 120 degrees or capture selfies at a standard perspective. There is a selfie LED flash and an Interval Shot feature that takes a selfie every three seconds.
For ease of use, you can trigger the shutter with Gesture Shot and view selfies straight away by moving the phone closer to your face.
Two days use
The LG X Power 2 has a massive 4,500mAh battery and this has been included so that you can get up to two full days use, from one charge. Separately you can get up to 8 hours of camera app use, 7 hours of video recording, 12 hours of GPS navigation, 18 hours of movie playback or up to 19 hours of internet browsing.
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Fast charging is supported and with this 2 hours and 12 minutes will see you reach 100% charge or you can get to 27% charged in just 30 minutes.
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Written by: Michael Brown