With LG X screen released in March, 2016 and LG X cam released in June, LG is launching a total of four new mid-range smartphones, of which they respectively are LG X Power, LG X Mach LG X Style and LG X Max. Four new members are expected to be released in August, 2016. Since LG X screen and LG X cam are aiming at the middle end market featured respectively with dual screen and dual camera, the four new members are going to march to the middle and low end market. Now, let's unveil them.
LG X Power: Long-haul Battery
As is exactly told from the name, LG X Power is made to keep being used until the end of the day, which is promising to deliver long-haul battery life. With a 4,100mAh battery capacity, the LG X Power is designed to be a bit of extra hefty in order to accommodate that big battery.
Its dimensions are 148.9 x 74.9 x 7.9mm and weighs a reasonable 139g. However, it's not as thick as the speedy LG X Mach. Moreover, it runs a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. There's also 16GB of internal storage, but it's not the super-fast SSD variety. It's eMMC. There's a 13MP camera on the back and I found a 5MP selfie snapper on front.
While there's no price available yet, it's supposed to fall into the mid-range category and arrive in Korea later this month. Here's what we knew of this phone so far.
LG X Mach: Fast Network Speed
People often complain their smartphones about one same thing: network speed's too slow. That's why LG X Mach is coming soon. The name, LG X Mach, makes it sound like a jet fighter. I thought it was so svelte, but it turns out to be a little bit chunky.
It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and enjoys the LTE-Advanced standard, LTE Cat. 9 3CA, which can only be seen on high-end devices, like Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge. However, these high-end handsets boast a premium price.
Its dimensions are 149.1 x 76.5 x 8.9mm and weighs 150g. Also, it has a 5.5-inch Quad HD Quantum IPS resolution that looks better than the LG X Power's 5.3-inch screen. I could see the difference with my naked eye - the X Mach was brighter and sharper. The LG X Mach wants to be the higher-end mid-range of the X Series, and it starts that off with a 1.8GHz hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Not bad for a mid-range.
The newly revealed LG X Power has a whopping 4,100mAh battery and it's the one place where the LG X Mach falls short. But it's not too short with a healthy 3,000mAh battery. That should be solid enough.
There's no final LG X Mach release date or price, but the company says it's coming to South Korea later this month.
LG X Style: Slim and Stylish Design
LG X Style is the more elegant looking mid-range Android phone, which has a slim and stylish design as well as gently curved glass. But like a lot of fashionable things, it lacks true power compared to other X Series phones.
Though LG X Style is still made of plastic, it still has its own fashion. It has subtly curved edges that slope off the top and bottom of the phone. Also it has a thin and light design and 5-inch display size at 720p, which most phone owners find reasonable to hold in one hand. The X Style dimensions are 144.8 x 71.4 x 6.9mm. It's down to 6.9mm, which makes it thinner than the iPhone 6S (7.1mm). It's a bit lighter too, at 122g (instead of Apple's 143g). As elegant as it looks, it's still just plastic.
Instead, the LG X Style specs gets away with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. It has 8GB of internal storage, but it's of the slightly slower eMM variety. LG X Style has an 8MP camera and 5MP front-facing camera.
With its 2,100 mAh battery capacity, it may not be so desirable. Nevertheless, it is still an attractive phone able to capture eye sight when you're holding and walking on the street. It looks like a flagship but doesn't cost a lot.
LG X Max: Keep under Warps
LG X Max promises a larger display, with the company saying that it's "the ideal phone for consuming multimedia content." However, details on LG X Max are still scarce. LG seems to keep this phone as a big surprise. All we know so far is that it has a size of 6.0 inches with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, running Android OS, v6.0 Marshmallow. We don't even know its colors yet. We'll be sure to update you on their specs as soon as they are fully unveiled.
We've made a table as below to show you the direct comparison of these four LG phones. Check it out.
LG X Mach enjoys a bigger screen and fast networking speed, it seems to me as a good choice. However, if you are beset by juice problem, LG X Power with a 4,100 mAh battery will definitely live up to your expectation. As for female users, a stylish LG X style is absolutely worth trying. With the unveiled LG X Max, there probably will be a huge surprise.