LG X5 Pros & Cons Review

Picture of the LG X5, by LG

- Analysis by KJ David


A member of LG's family of entry-level and mid-range X-series models, the X5's biggest cons are its HD-only (1280 x 720) 5.5-inch screen and 1.3GHz quad-core CPU , both of which were common indicators of low-end Androids as of its release.

That being said, some of its pros, such as a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and NFC support (mainly for mobile payments), take this 7.2mm-slim model a notch higher than many of its competitors. Additionally, it has a 2800mAh battery pack , which, even though fails to impress the power-hungry user, sounds appreciable compared to the roughly-2000mAh-only power caps offered by some other models on the mid-end market. Joining its specs are a 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 16GB memory, and must-have 4G LTE connectivity.

As revealed by its pros and cons, the LG X5 could have done better in certain aspects, but for shoppers who want a not-too-high-end, but not-too-basic smartphone, it sounds like a decent choice.

On-paper Review score:

Pros:

Very large screen:

We're dealing with a hefty display here, making it a phablet: 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels means about 12.93 square inches and an image quality of at least 267.22 dots per inch (DPI)!

The LG X5 comes with a 13-megapixel camera.

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High-megapixel camera:

Above-average image resolution - of 13-megapixel - with these features: Leader Mode, Film effects, Beauty Shot.

Good battery life:

LG says that the LG X5 provides 600 minutes of talk time. If it proves true in the real life, it may be a great advantage.

Average-resolution additional cam:

The selfie camera resolution seems just about average.

NFC-enabled:

Use the LG X5 to buy things with your phone at NFC-compatible stores

Quad-core CPU:

Not only does it clock at 1.3GHz, it is even quad-core.

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Cons:

We were unable to find informatiion about its weight...

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Unknown weight:

It's frustrating that we could not find its weight information.

** This phone is also known as: LG LGF770S, LG X-5

*** These pros and cons are computer-generated based on our algorithm and the data we have on file for this item. If you see an error, please let us know.


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