LG has added another smartphone to their portfolio by bringing their latest X series in India today. It has launched the LG X Screen with dual displays at INR 12,990. It comes with some unique features added on top of a great looking design. We were lucky to test this device much before the launch and here is what we think about the LG X Screen.

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LG X Screen Specifications

Key SpecsLG X Screen
Display4.93 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution720 X 1280
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.2 GHz quad core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410
GPUAdreno 306
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera13 MP with LED Flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual
Weight120 grams
Dimensions142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1 mm
Price 12,990 INR

LG X Screen Unboxing

X Screen comes packed in a small and slide-out box, it looks the same as we have seen in recent LG phones. It is compact and the contents are nicely placed.

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LG X Screen Box Contents

LG X Screen comes with the following contents inside the box:

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  • Handset
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Earphones

LG X Screen Photo Gallery

LG X Screen Physical Overview

LG X screen is a totally fresh handset in LG’s line up. It does not share its design language with any of the earlier released LG smartphones. It has a glass fibre built with plastics surrounding it from the sides. The front and back has glass which makes it prone of fingerprints and turn out to be quite fragile. It looks premium from both the sides and feels very light at just 120 grams. Sides are made of plastic with rounded edges, it is given a metallic finish to make it feel more premium but it was not necessary as such.

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The phone feels very handy and can be easily used with one hand. It is thin, lightweight but a bit slippery. Taking a look around the phone, you’ll find the proximity sensor, earpiece on top. Accompanied with front camera, there is the second screen that comes with the always-on feature and offers some shortcuts.

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There is no physical navigation button at the bottom, there is just the LG logo on the lower bezel.

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The volume rocker is on the left hand side of the phone.

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On the right, there is a SIM tray on the top and the lock/power key just below it.

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On the top edge, you’ll find the secondary microphone. USB port, 3.5mm jack, primary mic and speaker grill is placed at the bottom edge.

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Camera module is placed with LED light at the center top of the back.

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Display

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LG X Screen has a 5.0 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720p. The display comes with a pixel density of 294 ppi and color depth of 16M colors. The display on this device is definitely good in terms of color reproduction, sharpness and brightness but the viewing angles are not as impressive as they should have been.

Camera Overview

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It comes with an 13 MP primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. It can record video up to 720p@30fps. The front camera is 8 MP. Both the cameras perform well in natural light and good lighting conditions but in some cases pictures looked over saturated. Autofocus was quick but you’ll need to keep your hand perfectly still to get a clear and sharp shot.

At this price point, we have seen better performing cameras and specially the front camera. For better knowledge, you can have a look at the camera samples below.

Camera Samples

Gaming Performance

Knowing that this handset is from LG, I intentionally installed the graphic intense Asphalt 8 on the LG X Screen. Looking at the hardware I expected something sluggish and annoying in the gameplay, but the results were total surprise. The Snapdragon 410 and Adreno 306 performed exceptionally with the 2 GB of RAM. The game was easily playable at medium graphic settings and I did not face any lag during my initial tests. You’ll just need to make sure that there aren’t too many apps running in the background.

This phone can easily take on graphic intense games until and unless you haven’t overloaded the CPU with multiple apps. I tried running the game with just 5% battery left in the phone and it was able to pull off for just 9 minutes which proves that the battery optimization is not the best we have seen so far.

Benchmark Scores

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Benchmark AppSamsung Galaxy J2 (2016)
Geekbench 3Single Core-401
Multi Core-1259
Quadrant5681
AnTuTu (64-bit)23108

Conclusion

LG X Screen is a good device in terms of looks and quality. The new always-on secondary display is a useful addition but the display and camera of the phone are not up to the mark. I really liked the feel of the phone in hand but is it really powerful enough to be priced at INR 12,990? That is what depends on your choice.