- Analysis by KJ David
We are not quite sure why this 5-inch Android is named the LG X Skin, since its specifications do not seem that attractive for a 2016 release. It does, however, rock a 6.9mm-thin body , making it roughly 22% thinner than the average smartphone when it came out.
Among its cons are a 1.5GB-only RAM , given the number of comparable models with 2GB RAMs in tow, and a sub-average 2100mAh power capacity . It also sports an 8-megapixel-only main camera , while the X5, which resides in the same price group, has a higher-resolution (13-megapixel) camera in comparison. As for its pros, the X Skin features NFC for mobile micropayments, as well as a 16GB on-board storage , the latter being exactly twice what lots of other entry-level models pack.
So, its mix of pros and cons is not exactly an eye-catcher, but if you are looking for a relatively-cheap LTE-ready Android, the X Skin could cure that itch.
On-paper Review rating:
Not too long ago, this smartphone's processing specs would have seemed ok, but in comparison to most recent smartphones, this 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with just 1.5GB LPDDR3 of RAM looks a little pale.
We were unable to find informatiion about its weight...
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It's frustrating that we could not find its weight information.
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We're dealing with a hefty display here, making it a phablet: 5 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels means about 10.68 square inches and an image quality of at least 293.58 dots per inch (DPI)!
The LG X Skin features a 8-megapixel camera.
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It includes a high-resolution built-in camera (8-megapixel)
The selfie cam resolution seems just about average.
NFC is becoming increasingly important for electronic payments and other applications.
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Not only does it have a 1.3GHz processor clock speed, but it also has 4 cores.
- See also: List of the fastest Android smartphones
** This phone is also known as: LG F740L
*** These pros and cons are identified automatically based on our algorithm and the data we have on file for this cell phone. If you find an error, please let us know.
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