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The new LG X Power might have the biggest battery in the midrange

Although its specs aren't much to write home about in other areas, the $150 device comes equipped with a truly massive battery.

Published onSeptember 16, 2016

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If there’s a bigger battery slapped onto a $150 device, we haven’t heard of it. LG’s new midrange device the LG X Power is a fascinating display of raw longevity.

Most midrangers boast pretty meager batteries because their lower-end specs don’t demand the same kind of power that flagship devices do. However, LG has taken an interesting approach with the X Power by combining modest specs with a battery that outstrips the vast majority of high end devices. The 4,100mAh battery means this device will stay alive an incredible amount of time.

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So what compromises does this device make to merit its $150 price tag? Probably not as many as you would think, actually. For this price, we wouldn’t really expect to see more than a 5.3-inch display with HD resolution.

It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box, whereas many midrangers are still offering Lollipop. The cameras are nothing to write home about, with 8MP on the back and 5MP on the front. An octa-core MediaTek processor is hiding under the hood.

The phone is available on Boost Mobile, and it looks like a pretty promising offering for the price range.

LG says that in addition to the massive battery, the device also employs software that uses power saving methods to further expand battery life. If your primary concern is your phone staying alive and you’re not particularly worried about high end specs, then this might be a viable option for you.

The phone is available on Boost Mobile, and it looks like a pretty promising offering for the price range. We haven’t played with it ourselves yet to really get a feel for it, but we’re cautiously optimistic.

What about you? What do you think of LG’s new battery powerhouse of a midranger? Let us know in the comments below!

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