If you loved the LG-made Google Nexus 5X, well, there is what seems like a renewed version of the same phone, but this time there is no Google – only LG.
Dubbed the LG U, the new phone looks a lot like the Google Nexus 5X, a phone that has been here for a year now. Like the latter, the former is targeting the midrange family.
If you remember, the Nexus 5X came in with a 5.2-inch Full HD screen with 1080p resolution. Well, this is the same display specs that you get on the new LG U handset. Going further with the near-perfect similarities, the LG Nexus 5X has a weight of 136 grams while on the other hand, the LG U weighs 135 grams. In terms of measurements, the latter is slightly taller at 147.6mm and thinner at 7.7mm than the Nexus 5X, which is 147mm tall and 7.9mm thick.
The similarities don’t end here. Inside the Google Nexus 5X is a Snapdragon 808 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 2GB. This is a hexacore processor, but things have been taken to the next level with a new octa-core processor on the LG U, which comes with a clock speed of 1.14GHz. However, the RAM size is the same as the 2015 Nexus phone. It gets even better with the new LG handset as it packs a larger battery of 3000mAh as compared to the 2700mAh found on the Nexus 5X.
As you can see, there are lots of similarities between the LG U and Google Nexus 5X. However, these similarities start fading away when the phones are flipped. The former has nothing to do with a fingerprint scanner on the back, but you will love the glossy finish as well as the new camera setup. Unlike the 12.3MP and 5MP snapper that featured on the back and front of the Nexus 5X, the LG U gets a 13MP on the back alongside an even better 8MP front sensor for selfies.
If you didn’t like the part where you couldn’t take your Google Nexus 5X storage capacity beyond the high-end offering of just 32GB, well, this shouldn’t worry you as far as the LG U is concerned. However, you will be disappointed to know that it runs on Android Marshmallow out of the box.
When it starts selling in South Korea in the next few days, locals will have to part with an equivalent of $346 to get their hands on the LG U. When compared to the launch price of the LG Nexus 5X, this is slightly cheaper. LG has not mentioned a thing about the global availability of the phone.
What do you think about the new LG U handset? Will it help turn around LG’s misfortunes in the smartphone market? Share your views in the comments.