LG X Power 2: Everything you need to know

The LG X Power 2 and its massive battery all set for U.S. release in May

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LG launched the X Power 2 at the end of February, but soon afterwards, the stunning LG G6 arrived and stole all the limelight. Little was said about the X Power 2 until the beginning of May, when the company announced its imminent arrival around the world. Interested in LG’s midrange Android phone with a massive battery? Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Price and availability

The X Power 2 will be released in May, and sold in North America first, before continuing out through selected countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Exact locations haven’t been announced yet, and the price will be set by those offering the phone locally. Additionally, LG says the name of the phone may vary, so if you’re outside the U.S., it may not be called the X Power 2.

Features and specification

As alluded to in its name, the X Power 2’s raison d’être is its enormous 4,500mAh battery, a nice bump from the original X Power’s 4,100mAh power pack. LG claims the X Power 2 can give you 26 hours of talktime, 18 hours of continuous video playback, 14 hours of GPS navigation, and 19 hours of web browsing. The company even boasts the phone was designed to last an entire weekend without the need to recharge. When it comes time for that, the X Power 2 will go from 0 to 50 percent in an hour, while a full recharge will take around two hours.

On the outside, the X Power 2 features a 5-megapixel camera above its 5.5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display, while a 13-megapixel camera with a soft-LED flash sits around back. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with gesture and face recognition to snap photos when they’re spotted. The IPS LCD screen improves on the X Power and offers brighter colors and better viewing angles. Improvements have also been made to the display’s outdoor visibility, and there is a blue light filter added into the software for use at nighttime.

The X Power 2 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, something the original X Power still cannot say. An unnamed 1.5GHz octa-core processor and either 1.5GB or 2GB RAM run the show, with the 16GB of native storage augmented through the MicroSD card slot that takes up to 2TB cards.

Article originally published in February 2017. Updated on 05-09-2017 by Andy Boxall: Added in new images, release information.

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