5 Good Reasons for A LG X Charge - Sprint Product Ambassadors
When it comes to smartphones, there are a lot of options within mid-range devices. You can also get a lot of cost savings too. Just like ordering food ala carte, certain compromises make dining on a budget possible. Such is life with technology. You could either have a rater flat experience across all things or choosing strengths above other weaknesses. It’s this shift of power that I think the LG X Charge falls into. It has very unique strengths and features you won’t find on other mid-range smart phones. However, from there it’s no much of a flat terrain overall. Below are 5 reasons why you might want the LG X Charge over another equally priced option.
#1 Endurance: The LG X Charge has a pretty beefy 4500mA battery and it certainly tests well in the battery life department. I can easily take this phone all day without the need to recharge. Cut from the same cloth as its predecessor, the LG X Power this phone is perfectly designed for someone who wants a reliably charged device that doesn’t require constant monitoring and recharging. The only drawback to this massive battery is it’s completely encased into the phone and non-replaceable. There are also special instructions listed on the back of the phone as well and through the Android GUI, showing a method to hard boot the phone if ever that was needed.
#2 Fast Charging: You seldom see mid-range smart phones that are Fast Charge compatible and even less that include the Fast Charger. You will however find a LG Model MCS-H06WP Fast Charger included in the box. This is the same charger found with many of the flagship LG phones and doesn’t even require a USB-C cable to work. It’s a nice change for Fast Charging and great to see in a mid-range device.
#3 Calling Plus (LTE Calling): Calling Plus is something new. It takes the Wifi Calling you are used to and adds another element to it, LTE Calling. This allows you surf the web while on a voice call and promises interrupted WiFi calls when leaving a WiFi coverage. Only found a few devices presently LTE Calling is still listed as (Beta) in the app. I can say the WiFi Calling works just as good as always and either WiFi or LTE are independently controllable. It’s pretty neat to play around with but performance will vary over LTE at this time (especially with the app being in Beta Stage).
#4 Headphone Jack: It sounds silly but the days where you could just expect a 3.5mm headphone jack on each and every smartphone is becoming no longer a norm. Especially on USB-C powered devices, the headphone jack is becoming a rather rare sight. Why is this a big deal? Well, many things besides headphones use this jack also. If you use a Paypal Wedge, Square or Several other wired smart devices like the Kinsa Smart Thermometer, you be happy to know the LG X Charge has you covered.
#5 Price: Out the door with no deals, nor promotions the LG X Charge plus retails for $349. That’s paying outright. There are also 24 month installment payment options and an 18-month lease option. This puts you quite a bit below most flagship phones and on par with several other devices that have none of the options above.
All and all, the strengths above really set this device apart. For a phone within this price point, you would be pressed to find any comparable devices with a strong foundation in any of those features (except maybe the headphone jack). I can see this phone being good for someone with a strong need for endurance and keeping this this phone powered on and working with little if any downtime.
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