Without making too much noise, LG has just introduced the LG X5 2018, a review of the first LG X5 presented in 2016 and what do you have in the autonomy Its main strong point. This device comes to nourish a little more the mid / low range of the manufacturer and the fact is that LG does not seem to have put much effort into improving the performance of the previous model beyond the mentioned section of battery.
The LG X5 2018 is a aesthetic renovation for a smartphone that used to show off pretty rectangular lines and now adopts a curved design that is much more fluid and elegant than its predecessor. The performance improves yes, but perhaps we know little by little what the competition offers. Let’s see what we are going to find.
LG X5 2018: This is your new “average” range
The LG X5 2018 comes to the market with a screen of 5.5 inches with HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which leaves us with a density of 267 ppi, the same as the previous model, which already had a similar panel. It is strange that despite the modernization of the design, LG has not adopted a more panoramic format for the LG X5 2018, which leaves us somewhat thicker edges than we would like.
In the performance section we see how LG now gives us a SoC MediaTek MT 6750 eight-core (1.5 GHz Quad core Cortex A53 + 1 GHz Quad core Cortex A53), which is a correct upgrade of the quad core prior to 1.3 GHz, but is clouded by the fact of having again 2 GB of RAM memory, something that is scarce for an average range of 2018.
On the other hand, the storage is something more correct, since we will have our dipsosición 32 GB expandable by microSD. The same can not be said for the cameras of the LG X5 2018, since we still have the same sensors 13 and 5 MPx in the back and front, something that again we know little in this era of the front sensors, especially in relation to the front camera.
As we said at the beginning, the main strength of this smartphone is its battery, since the 2016 version stayed at 2800mAh, while now we have generous ones 4500 mAh, which, together with a low demand panel and a controlled consumption SoC, should offer us two days of average use without problems, without a doubt, the main incentive to buy this smartphone.
THE LG x5 2018 worked low Android Oreo 8.0 and can be purchased in South Korea for a price of 330 dollars in blue, although it may be available in other countries soon.
From our point of view, it is an expensive price for a smartphone of these characteristics, but we will have to see the offers of the operators to analyze if it is worthwhile as a purchase option.