LG new rugged Android smartphone features armor-like body shell and will be sold at AT&T priced only $11 per month
Looking for a reliable smartphone for your adventurous summer holiday? If so, then the LG X venture may be something that may perfectly meet your needs. Released today in partnership with AT&T, the LG phone offers an armor-like body shell, package of quite decent specs and the Android Nougat experience for just $11 per month if you don’t have nothing against installment plans.
AT&T is about to add a new ruggedized smartphone to its roster. The LG X Venture delivers a durable body, the latest Android and decent specs at low price.
To start from the external design, the rugged texture on the LG X Venture visible on the back brings to mind the LG’s previous ruggedized phone – V10. The handset is built around a metal frame delivering a feature called ‘non-slip design’. As all rugged smartphones, the LG X venture has been labeled with an IP68 certification tag for dust and water resistance. In practice it means that the device will survive even when being immersed in 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes. Furthermore, it has been also certified with the MIL-STD 810G standard, which makes it not only water and dust, but also shock and temperature resistant.
Another handy outdoor feature is Outdoor Essentials opened with the help of a QuickButton. This smart app includes six tools, including compass, barometer, weather reporter, flashlight, exercise tracker and activity counter. Speaking of the QuickButton, located on the side it is a multi-purpose key. Short press launches Outdoor Essentials, long press allows you to enter setting menu, while a double press switches the handset to a Glove Mode allowing you to operate the device with your gloves on.
Specs-wise, the LG X Venture houses a 5.2-inch LCD screen with 1920x1080p resolution and packs a combination of a 16MP primary camera snapper and a 120-degree 5MP selfie sensor known from the LG V20. Powered by the Snapdragon 435 paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB of built-in expandable storage the device runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Meanwhile a massive 4,100 mAh battery keeps the whole thing ticking. As for the battery life, LG claims that it can last up to 24 hours of usage, while thanks to Quick Charge 2.0 it charges up to 50 percent in only 48 minutes.
Moving on to pricing and availability, since the LG X Venture is an AT&T’s exclusive offering, you may have a hard time to find it anywhere else. The phone costs $330 upright or $11 per month if you choose the 30-month installment plan route.