LG's New Mid-Range Handsets Try to Do One Thing Well
The standout feature is different on each, and you don't have to work hard to guess where the differences lie. The X cam puts dual cameras (13MP/5MP) on the rear; if it works anything like other dual-camera systems , it could lead to better zoom, or superior low-light capability.
The X screen is more intruiging: it sticks a second, always-on display above the main 4.9-inch screen, used for displaying the status bar when the phone's in standby, or to make multitasking better when you're actively using the main display.
Neither feature is exactly revolutionary, but putting marquee hardware on a mid-range phone might be a winner. Most mid-range Android handsets focus on doing basic things well, but at the cost of being boring as hell. Price and release date for both phones are still to be determined, but if they fall in line with the rest of the market, LG could be onto something.
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