During the launch event lg x screen Got acquainted with Let us share this experience with you. The device will be available in Black, White, Pink and Gold colors. We got a chance to spend some time with the Black color variant. There are not one but two screens on the front panel of the new LG X. Apart from this, this handset is equipped with ‘Always on Display’ feature.
The first thing I realized when I took the LG X screen in my hands was how light the phone is. At just 120 grams, the LG X’s screen is far better than other smartphones in its segment. The LG X Screen has a primary display of 4.93 inches. The main TFT LCD display is of HD 720×1280 pixels resolution. The HD display is very vibrant and gives bright colors output.
The second display of the X Screen measures 1.76 inches and has a resolution of 80×520 pixels. Due to the smaller screen than other phones, the battery consumption will be less. The secondary screen is above the main display.
The good thing about the second screen is that it is easily accessible. In this phone, four quick tools have been given for Sound Profile, Wi-Fi, Flashlight and SOS.
LG revealed at the launch event that the X Screen is the first smartphone in India to be launched with the SOS feature. You must be aware that from next year every phone in India will come with SOS feature (panic button). The SOS feature can be accessed through the second display in the LG X screen, or it is also possible to access it by pressing the power button five times in a row. According to LG, the SOS mode automatically sends alerts to emergency contacts set by the handset user. Sadly, we could not test this feature of the phone due to the lack of an active SIM card.
In the limited amount of time we spent with the LG X Screen, we found the second screen to be of great use. This will come in handy to save the time of the user. In addition, Always On Screen will always display your name or other text.
The rear part of the handset is made of glass. At first glance, we were reminded of the LG Nexus 4. The difference is that the LG X’s screen has a plain glass while the Nexus 4 comes with a glossy design. The handset houses the power button and hybrid SIM slot on the right side. Users can use two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM card and microSD card at the same time. On the left is the volume button. The 3.5mm audio jack, charging port and speaker grille are at the bottom.
The phone comes with LG’s custom skin based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The interface of LG X Screen is very simple and easy. We didn’t have any trouble finding any of the features. The home screen houses the Dialer, Messages, Camera, Gallery and Chrome. LG has used on-screen navigation buttons instead of capacitive buttons in this phone.
Like the old LG Dual SIM phone, users also have an on-screen button through which they can easily access the SIM management settings. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with 2 GB RAM. Inbuilt storage is 16 GB.
MicroSD card up to 2 TB can be used in the handset. In the limited time we spent with the LG X screen, we found it to handle multi-tasking with ease.
The 13-megapixel rear camera took decent pictures in normal indoor lighting. Low light photos can be said to be slightly better than average. We managed to take good quality selfies with the 8-megapixel front camera. In the Camera app, you will find many modes and options for the rear camera. We found that the rear camera focused fast, which is another feature. However, we will have to wait for a detailed review to know the performance and camera quality of the LG X Screen smartphone.
At first glance, the price of Rs 12,990 for the LG X Screen might seem a bit high, especially when compared to phones with great specifications in this range. The use of HD display instead of full-HD is its downside. And the fingerprint scanner will also have to be included in this list. But the ‘Always on Second’ screen feature of the phone will be able to garner accolades. Apart from this, the SOS mode is also a feature worth noting.
We believe that the biggest challenge for LG’s new X Screen will be to beat popular handsets like Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. We will have to wait a little longer to know the performance of LG X Screen in the Indian market.