The biggest request from smartphone owners is for better battery life. Manufacturers have been tackling this issue for many years, looking for ways to optimise, reducing drain from various apps and features and making big changes to things like the hardware to make it more efficient.
But the harsh reality is that better battery life comes from bigger batteries. This creates something of a conflict for a manufacturer: create a phone that looks sexy, or create a phone that will last through the weekend on a single charge.
For LG, for example, the LG G6 is the phone that attracts all the headlines. It has a new, large, 5.7-inch display, it reduces the bezels and it hits a range of spec points to make it appealing to customers wanting the latest device. But the LG X Power 2 is the phone you’ll want if battery is really more important.
LG’s new Android smartphone, the X Power2, might just live up to its name. The smartphone packs a huge battery, one of the largest you’ll find in a mass-market device right now (though there are certainly bigger batteries.)
The LG X Power2 packs a 4,500mAh non-removable battery under the hood, which LG says provides up to 18 hours of web surfing or 15 hours of continuous video playback. Given its relatively low-power 1.5GHz processor and 5.5-inch HD display, I bet it lasts more than a day on a standard charge, too.
LG says that, despite the size of the battery, the phone can get a 50-percent charge after an hour at the outlet or a full charge after two hours. That doesn’t sound too fast to me, but I guess 4,500mAh is a lot larger than we’re used to, right?
Other features include a 13MP camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, LTE/3G/2G support, USB OTG and four color choices (black, silver, gold and blue.)
“The LG X power2 will roll out beginning in March in the Latin America followed by key markets in United States, Asia, Europe and other regions,” the South Korean company said in a press release. “Pricing will be announced at the time of availability.”