LG has unveiled two new smartphones – LG X5 and LG X Skin – for its customers targeting mid-range handsets.
The two X series dual SIM devices incidentally bear a strong similarity in more ways than one to an earlier model, the LG X Power from the same manufacturer. Between the two of them, they have a few noteworthy differences. It is worth noting that the X Skin focuses more on appealing to the fashion conscious people. As of now, both gadgets are available only in South Korea where they are manufactured. There are howeverexpectations on the devices being made available to the international market soon.
Size, Weight, Body Material and Colors
Both handsets are really sleek and feel quite comfortable in both your hand and pocket. The LG X5 comes in a size of 151.60 x 76.90 x 7.20 and weighs 133g. On the other hand, the LG X Skin is even thinner!The smartphone has dimensions of 144.8 x 71.4 x 6.9 mm and weighs only 122g. The two devices come with plastic bodies as can be expected. When it comes to color options, the X5 opts for the traditional black and white color choices. The X Skin goes for metallic options, allowing you take your pick between gold and silver.
Screen Display and Size, Pixel Resolution and Density
Both LG X5 and LG X Skin opt for the same IPS LCD screen for the display technology. Thus, they render good viewing angles, which make them suitable for watching movies, gaming and browsing. With only a marginal difference in the screen size, the X5 has a little bigger screen of size 5.5 inches. The X Skin is not far behind with its 5-inch screen.
The two X smartphones share the same pixel resolution and pixel density of 720 x 1280 and 294ppi respectively. Each screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and capacitive multi-touch functionality.
Secondary and Primary Shooters
There are both similarities and dissimilarities as far as the shooters of the LG X5 and the LG X Skin are concerned. The disparity is with respect to the primary rear snapper. The former smartphone with a CMOS sensor, autofocus and LED flash has a 13MP rear camera with 4160 x 3120 image resolution and 1920 x 1080 video resolution. In the case of the latter handset, this rear shooter is an 8MP camera with 3264 x 2448 image resolution and video resolution. The sensor, flash and autofocus functionalities are all the same. Both camera can also record videos at the rate of 30 frames per second, and support all standard features.
The front selfie snapper in both LG gadgets is the same 5MP camera with 2592 x 1944 image resolution. This camera will also record videos of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps in the X5. Corresponding information for the X Skin is not available at the moment. Yet, it is more or likely to be the same in this device too.
Hardware, Software and Memory Under the Hood
The primary area where the two handsets differ as far as the above parameters are concerned is in the amount of RAM offered. Whilst the LG X5 has 2GB RAM, the LG X Skin shows a little dip with 1.5GB RAM. The central processing unit is a quad core processor, which clocks at 1.3GHz in both devices. The two gadgets also share the same internal memory of 16GB that can be double by 32GB using a dedicated memory card slot in either handset. Both LG smartphones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Battery and Battery Life
Even as most devices are opting for non-removable batteries, the manufacturer has decided to it differently with these X gadgets. While they house removable Li-ion batteries, the LG X5 encompasses a slightly bigger battery of 2,800 mAh in comparison to the 2,100 mAh battery housed in the LG X Style. Yet, in reality the difference is hardly noticeable because the X5 with its bigger screen will consume more or less the same power that the X Style draws from its battery.
LG offers the standard connectivity options with its X series handsets. These include NFC, USB, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS (both A-GPS and GLONASS) and WLAN connectivity options.
Surprisingly, although the LG X Skin does not have promising configuration like the LG X5, it is the costlier smartphone. It is also more expensive than the predecessor LG X Power.