- Analysis by KJ David
The LG Phoenix Plus, which was released as part of AT&T's 2018 prepaid smartphone lineup, sounds like a rather flightless bird, suffering from hardware cons like a low-caliber 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a middle-of-the-road 2GB RAM capacity . In comparison, a lot of its similarly-sized (It touts a 5.3-inch screen) budget-class rivals, which are also presented here at Phonerated, join the octa-core race by running on basic-level octa-core processors.
Being loosely based on the 2018 edition of the LG K10, the Phoenix Plus touts a low-key 5.3-inch TFT display sitting on a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution -- a telltale sign of a low-budget smartphone as we were reviewing its technical pros and cons. Luckily, the Phoenix Plus comes with a few pluses as well, one of which is its hearty 3000mAh battery , which promises a 19.2-hour (1152 minutes) 3G talk time and, as a result, raises this low-caliber Phoenix model a little bit out of the ashes.
The Phoenix Plus is equipped with a humdrum (resolution-wise) 5-megapixel selfie camera , which, according to LG, is accompanied by bokeh shooting through its Portrait Mode as well as the Selfie Light screen flash function -- don't expect to find it in our list of the best phones for selfies, though.
At the back, this low-class prepaid contender sports an 8-megapixel f/2.2 main camera with Burst Shot and a standard FHD-1080p maximum video-recording resolution. Its multimedia specs also include the DTS-X Virtual Surround Sound audio technology , obviously giving it a slight advantage over a lot of other low-enders with similar pros and cons on the audio front.
Also joining in is the Phoenix Plus's 16GB internal storage memory and 128GB maximum external storage allowance , which sound rather adequate, considering its aforementioned entry-level features. Furthermore, it comes with a circular rear-mounted access button that doubles as its fingerprint detector. Lastly, it runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, although its Go Edition makes so much more sense in this case, given this Phoenix iteration's specs profile -- explore some popular Android Go Edition phones here.
All said, the LG Phoenix Plus is a rather unambitious 5.3-inch Android whose 3000mAh power cap points it towards a stamina- and budget-cautious clientele.
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