- 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:
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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Above-average image resolution - of 13-megapixel - with these features: Leader Mode, Film effects, Beauty Shot.
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.
The selfie camera resolution seems just about average.
Use the LG X5 to buy things with your phone at NFC-compatible stores
- Related link: The latest NFC-enabled phones
Not only does it clock at 1.3GHz, it is even quad-core.
- Related link: List of the fastest Android smartphones
** This phone is also known as: LG LGF770S, LG X-5
*** These cons and pros are computer-generated based on our proprietary algorithm and the specs we found for this phone. Should you spot an error, please let us know.
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