Even in 2017, the majority of “non-slaughtered” devices are like huge monsters – by themselves, not particularly convenient in daily use. Against this background, a novelty from the Korean manufacturer – LG X venture – stands out, almost like a greyhound among pugs. The device has a powerful battery, shockproof housing, the maximum possible protection against water and dust, but most importantly – compact by the standards of the protected device dimensions. It’s interesting to check X venture in the case.

Technical characteristics of LG X

  • Screen: 5.2 “, IPS, 1920×1080
  • Processor: eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 to 1.4 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: Adreno 505
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Built-in Memory: 32
  • Support for memory cards: microSD up to 2 TB
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE: 3, 7, 20
  • SIM: nano-SIM + nano-SIM (combined slot)
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5-mm headphone jack, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac; 2.4 / 5 GHz), FM radio
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Cameras: main – 16 Mp, front – 5 Mp
  • Sensors: illumination, approximation, accelerometer, microgroscope, fingerprint
  • Battery: 4100 mAh, non-removable
  • Dimensions: 154х75,8х9,29 mm
  • Weight: 166.5 grams

Packing and equipment

The smartphone came to the office without a box. It’s not scary, because the information on the official website says that the kit with LG X venture includes only a cable for connecting to a PC, user’s manual and a charger.

Appearance

The appearance of LG X venture underscores its combat character. The reinforced corners should help to survive the fall, in place and a strong metal frame, and a cushioning non-slip coating.

The back of the LG X venture is made of non-slip plastic. Thanks to this smartphone is tenaciously in the hands, and one more plus of this material is its durability. The plastic is difficult to scratch, and after the falls on it there are no traces. On the back side of the lens is the main camera with LED flash, as well as the main speaker. And this is not the best place – if the smartphone is on the table, the sound is distorted and becomes muffled.

LG X venture certified in accordance with IP68 – its housing is completely protected from dust and allows a half-hour immersion in water at a depth of 1.5 meters. The developers also state that the smartphone received a military shockproof certificate MIL-STD-810G – it withstands temperature changes, freezing, multiple drops, a long shake, high pressure and a lot more. In general, a targeted nuclear strike or a tank-moving gadget will most likely not survive, but a fall from one and a half meters to asphalt – easily.

 

Ergonomics

By the standards of protected smartphones, LG X venture looks miniature. The size of the novelty is comparable to the typical 5.5-inch devices, so you can use it even with one hand. The weight and thickness of the gadget is also within the normal range – with prolonged negotiations, the hand does not get tired of holding it near the ear.

Refusal of the touch navigation buttons is completely justified. We have already forgotten how comfortable it is to use physical – such a reliable and pleasant feeling. Thanks to them you can manage your gadget in gloves or even under water. A fingerprint sensor is integrated in the central key. It works smoothly and stably, but does not recognize damp fingers. In the settings, you can hang up the “Answer” button on the “Home” button, and on the power key – hang up the call. In winter, wearing gloves will make use of the gadget very convenient.

The only thing you can find fault with is the location of the physical control buttons. The “Back” button is on the left, so it has to be pulled through the entire wide X venture casing. And you can not change the order of buttons in the settings.

 

Display

The screen is a 5.2-inch IPS panel with Full HD resolution. The pixel density is 424 ppi, and the display itself is made using In-Cell Touch technology – it does not have an air layer, the image appears to be on the surface. The glass has an oleophobic coating, thanks to which the finger glides pleasantly over the surface, leaving no prints.

Autonomous work

The capacity of the smartphone battery is 4100 mAh. The combination of such a powerful battery and energy-efficient processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 gives an outstanding time away from the outlet: LG X venture lasts for two days of active use.

For an hour of gaming in a “heavy” three-dimensional toy at medium brightness, the device lost 15% of the charge. When playing video with a resolution of Full HD gadget was able to last a little more than 10 hours.

 

Outcomes

LG X venture will not please the owner with lightning fast work and is unlikely to suit fans to play “heavy” games, but for a protected smartphone this is not the main thing. It is reliably protected for work in adverse conditions, withstands drop and holds battery for a very long time – for many it’s more important than a smooth twitter scroll. The price of 24,990 rubles at the start of sales seems somewhat overstated, but the competitors do not overlap the horizon – they are almost none.

 

Pros:

  • protection from water;
  • shock-resistant casing;
  • a capacious battery;
  • good night shooting;
  • NFC.

Minuses:

  • poor performance;
  • low quality front camera.

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