- Analysis by KJ David
Even though it is apparently based on the high-ranking Nexus 5X, the LG U is nowhere near as high-end, with only 2GB of RAM and an eight-core CPU that leaves us with mixed feelings, considering its 1.14GHz-only clock rate -- a con compared to many competing octa-core models' 1.4GHz-1.7GHz clock rates.
Among its pros are HD-DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting) -- a staple perk among Korean-based smartphones -- and a 3000mAh battery , which scores an above-average (as of its release) 560-hour standby time , but promises only 11 hours of talk time . Additionally, it offers 32GB of expandable memory as well as a respectable duo of 13- and 8-megapixel cameras . Its mid-level specifications are fronted by a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display , with an LCD protective film thrown in the package.
Judging from its pros and cons, the LG U is a 5.2-incher for shoppers with a mid-level, multimedia-oriented smartphone in mind.
On-paper Review rating:
It's disappointing that we were not able to find information about its weight.
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At 1.1 w/kg, the LG U scored a somewhat higher radiation level.
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If cell phone radiation is a concern, keep in mind that the LG U has a somewhat above-average SAR rating (1.1 w/kg). It's not necessarily too much (we've seen worse) but, at the same time, it's not one of the lowest figures.
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Use the LG U to buy things with your phone at NFC-compatible stores
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We are talking about an above-average screen, making it a phablet: 5.2 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels means about 11.55 square inches and an image sharpness of at least 423.84 dots per inch (DPI)!
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It includes a high-megapixel camera (13-megapixel)
The selfie cam resolution seems just about average.
** This phone is also known as: LG U LTE, LG F820L
*** These pros and cons are generated automatically based on our analysis formula and the specifications we have in our database for this phone. If you spot a mistake, please let us know.
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