X300: LG’s Swing And Miss

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw LG launching an array of electronics among which was a new mid-range budget smartphone, the LG X300. The company has currently only made the device available in the South Korean market, however the device which is priced at approximately Rs. 14,800, is expected to launch in other markets soon. Here’s a look at what the phone offers:

Fitted with an HD In-Cell Touch IPS curved glass display of 5 inches, the X300 has a screen resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. This is somewhat disappointing, as while the curved glass does offer a good viewing experience from multiple angles, the display is not full-HD.

LG x300

Powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC quad-core processor which clocks a speed of 1.4GHz, the Adreno 308 GPU (graphics processing unit) and a RAM of 2GB, the LG X300 allows some light multitasking. However, if you wish to play heavier Android games, this phone is not for you. The in-built storage capacity of 16GB is sufficient for storing photos, apps, videos and other data. However, if this is not sufficient, the device memory can be expanded using an external microSD card.

Sporting a primary rear camera of 13MP along with an LED flash, this is the feature that may perhaps redeem the phone and make it worthy of the price. The front camera of 8MP is good enough to allow video calling that is clear, unfortunately selfie lovers will most likely be disappointed with the capabilities of this phone’s front camera.

The LG X300 runs on Android Nougat v7.0, and has a number of inbuilt sensors including a fingerprint sensor which can be found on the back, placed under the camera lens. Powered by a battery that has a capacity of 2500mAh, this device should last approximately one day. Connectivity options for the phone range from 4G LTE, to Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC and GPS.

Available in dark blue & silver, this phone is only worthwhile for those who need a good camera phone at a lower budget. However there are still several better options which one can consider first!

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by techtalks @TechTalks March 27, 2017 6:35 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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