The South Korean handset maker, LG is all set to launch a new series of smartphones prior to the upcoming Mobile World Congress to be held at Barcelona. While it is the next flagship device from the brand that is stealing all hype, LG has gone ahead and announced a couple of entirely new mid-range smartphones with never heard before features. These smartphones are a part of brand's new X series of smartphones and boast of high end features like dual display and dual camera setup on rear panel. LG intends to launch specialist smartphones under this new series with each smartphone catering to one particular need of the user. LG X Cam is the smartphone designed to cater to smartphone enthusiasts and here is a brief overview of the device for our readers.
The design of the new handset is a classic LG design with brushed metal front and rear panel, which look quite aesthetic. It comes rocking the same rear mounted volume and power control as found on most LG smartphones and is incredibly easy to operate with one hand. Moreover, LG X Cam happens to be the first mid-range smartphone to ship with dual rear camera setup.
The South Korean handset maker has equipped the new smartphone with a a large 5.2-inch display on the front that makes for a commendable viewing experience. Moreover, the viewing experience is further enhanced by the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance on offer by LG X Cam is definitely worth a mention since it comes with a powerful Octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. Its performance is further improved upon by the presence of 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone also comes equipped with a 2520 mAh battery that lasts for a longer duration on average usage.
The camera setup on the rear panel of this smartphone is the main highlight of the device and the reason behind its nomenclature. It comes with a dual camera setup that is usually found on high end HTC smartphones for a better depth sensing. There is a 13 Megapixels primary camera and a 5 Megapixels camera accompanying it for better clarity, depth and focus. The front panel of the smartphone also houses an 8 Megapixels camera module for those awesome selfies.
This handset happens to be a single SIM smartphone with support for both 4G LTE and 3G bands for fast Internet browsing. Standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Bluetooth and microUSB are also supported by the handset. LG X Cam also features NFC, which might prove to be crucial when Google Pay becomes more mainstream than it is now.
LG X Cam is a smartphone that has been designed for those rely on their smartphones for daily photography and the new handset is certainly capable of churning out some impressive images. Moreover, the handset also boasts of some serious processing chops for a powerpacked performance. Therefore, we would recommend this handset to anyone who is looking for an imaging handset with good performance.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||August 26, 2016|
|Color||Gold, Pink, Silver, White|
Nano + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Dimensions||147.7 x 73.6 x 6.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.5 GHz Octa core 64 bit (1.5 GHz Quad + 1.3 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.41 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Rear Camera||13 MP + 5 MP|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2520 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||7 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||260 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AC3, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 2 TB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|