LG Prolongs Battery Life in Mid-Range

With the LG X Power, LG aims to solve one of the biggest smartphone complaints: battery life. The phone, as its name suggests, is designed to last more than a single day on one charge of its 4,100mAh battery.

LG claims that the X Power (LGK210) can last up to two full days. When it is time to recharge, the phone features Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0; the included adapter is compatible with this technology.

USB On-The-Go is part of the phone’s featureset. With this technology, it can be connected to other USB devices like a keyboard or HDD. It can also share its battery with other devices. This requires a USB OTG cable.

Gesture Shot and Auto Shot are built in, so that owners can take pictures with a hand gesture, rather than having to touch the phone. An LED flash is built in to the front and rear of the phone, as well. The rear camera is 8MP and front is 5MP.

Part of the reason for the phone’s longer battery life is the (comparatively) low display resolution: 1280 x 720, on a 5.3″ screen (fewer pixels mean that less backlight illumination is blocked, making the display more efficient – TA).

Storage is 16GB, with 1.5GB of RAM and Android running on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. LG is selling the phone in the USA now on Cricket Wireless, starting at $160.