Remember the days when phones used to be durable all by themselves? Well, that clearly isn’t the case right now.
Due to the advancement in the technologies used, the smartphones of the current generation are really fragile. Heck, some of them would even break mysteriously.
Fortunately, a lot of companies are attempting to create a tough smartphone. Devices that has the “rugged” title to them. However, it would have been nice to have “durability” a standard part of any gadget.
Thanks to the latest LG X Venture, it looks like we’re finally having a good-looking and robust smartphone merged into one. This new release from LG is water and dust resistant rated at IP68. LG also said that it passed 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests. It is said that the phone was tested in high temperatures, shocks, and being submerged in 1.5m of water for 30 minutes.
Other than the sturdy hardware, the LG X Venture’s software is also well-equipped with essential features. The handset features Outdoor Essentials, an app that houses different activity tools. It has a barometer, compass, steps/calories/distance counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter and a flashlight.
It even has a physical button that easily launches the Outdoor Essentials. Thankfully, the button is customizable, unlike the Bixby button found on the Galaxy S8.
Aside from its rugged features, the LG X Venture has other interesting sets of features. There’s a sharp 5.2-inch 1080p display, 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera, a large 4100mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.
But on the downside, it has a slightly underpowered 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor and a modest 2GB of RAM. Nonetheless, an eight-core processor can still be sufficient to some moderate and heavy users.
LG X Venture Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 5.2-inch FHD In-Cell display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~423ppi
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 2TB
- 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera
- 16-megapixel rear camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- LTE, 3G, 2G
- WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, Digital Compass
- microUSB 2.0
- IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
- Color: Black/Brown
- 4100mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
The LG X Venture is now only available in North America. LG said that the device will be available in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America in the coming weeks. LG will reveal the official pricing and availability locally in each market soon.