For comparison, the recently released Motorola Moto Z2 Play features a 3,000 mAh battery while the incredibly popular Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a 3,500 mAh battery. LG says that the X Charge can “last an entire weekend before needing to recharge”, which could make it a great companion if you need it in a pinch on a weekend camping expedition or are simply prone to forgetting to recharge your phone at night (it happens to the best of us).
Once you get past the battery (which supports fast charging), the X Charge includes a large 5.5-inch display with a somewhat disappointing resolution of 1280x720. A 13MP camera is found on the back of the smartphone, while a 5MP wide-angle camera takes up residence above the display. Under the hood is a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, which we assume is the budget MediaTek MT6750 SoC. Other specs include 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and microUSB connectivity (even though most modern Android smartphones have transitioned to USB-C). Speaking of Android, LG says that the X Charge comes preloaded with Android 7.0.
“Some users demand more out of their phones than others, or spend more time on the go. The LG X charge was designed to meet the demands of users who want maximum usage from their smartphones between charges, paired with the advanced flagship features they care about most, like a large HD screen,” said Chang Ma, LG Electronics MobileComm President. “The combination of outstanding battery life, spacious display, and exceptional camera capabilities make the X charge an excellent proposition for consumers.”
The LG X Charge is available today as an exclusive for Comcast’s newly launched Xfinity Mobile wireless service. You can purchase the phone direct from Comcast’s website for $180, or you can choose to pay $7.50 per month over the course of 24 months.