Keen to improve its market share in the mid-range segment, LG has come out with two new offerings in this space –LG X Power and LG X Style.
The former opts for better battery life by providing a very large capacity battery. This was made possible only by using a 5.3 inch display, which meant more space for the battery at the rear. The LG X Style, as its name suggests, favors an attractive design over performance.
The dimensions of the LG X Style sare not available just yet, but the phone is expected to be one of the thinnest devices in the LG portfolio. Part of the reason may be the extremely small 2100 mAh battery, which is almost half the capacity of the battery seen in the LG X Power. The smaller capacity is also due to the slightly smaller 5 inch display. LG offers only a 720p resolution on this display, but the smaller size means that the pixel density of 294 PPI should be just enough.
In terms of performance, though, theLG X Style will be similar to the LG X Power since the device comes with a snapdragon 410 processor clocked at around the same speed. This is a quad core processor with 1.2 GHz in clock speed. It is assisted by a slightly lower 1.5 GB of RAM. This may be the biggest issue on the LG X Style, as it remains to be seen if it will be sufficient to run the android 6.0 marshmallow as it is intended.
The rear camera on the LG X Style might be a disappointment for some since it offers only an eight-megapixel shooter with basic features like a normal, LED flash, and autofocus. Just like the camera on the LG X Power, this camera lacks the ability to shoot 4K videos. But then, most users will not be expecting this feature at this price point. The front camera, though, is an able five-megapixel shooter. The LG X Style is set to be an affordable device with a price tag of around $ 180 when it becomes available in the next few weeks.
Storage of 16 GB on the internal memory front will be viewed as a decent specification on the LG X Style. The memory can be expanded using microSD cards of up to 128 GB.