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LG X Venture: rugged 5.2-inch mid-range smartphone for $329


With IP68 & MIL-STD 810G certification, this makes LG X Venture one tough smartphone for the rugged person in you.


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X-series from LG is actually to portray the specialty in each of the smartphone on show. Previously we have X Style, which is obviously for those who cares so much about having that stylish look with a slim and lightweight body; X Power for those who wants the maximum battery power for their smartphone; X Cam for the best in smartphone camera; X Screen for the dual-screen advantage and X Mach for the flagship performance and Quad HD screen.

Now that we know where the name comes from, X Venture is for handling the rough side of things. If you are one of those who live life on the wild side, then you will need a smartphone that can follow your active lifestyle.

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Hence comes along a smartphone like X Venture with the following specs:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~423 ppi pixel density
  • IP68 certified that is dust proof and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • MIL-STD 810G certified
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 2GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • 4G LTE
  • $329 USD price tag

Indeed, the X Venture have all kinds of protection that makes it invincible. With IP68 certification, this makes the smartphone dust proof and water proof, that you can bring along on your water adventure. Next there’s the MIL-STD 810G certification which makes it able to withstand the elements, especially against accidental dropping or it being thrown around. Gorilla Glass 4 further reinforces the screen, so you know it won’t be easily cracked.

All this wrapped in a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS screen, that still makes for an enjoyable time spent on the screen – and not just made to withstand the harshness of things.

Performance-wise, you can expect it to perform somewhere in the middle of things with the available Snapdragon 435 chipset, decently fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 2GB RAM.

Moving on to the camera, here we find the X Venture sporting a 16MP-5MP camera combination. You can be sure of taking great looking photos with its 16MP primary camera, as you are bound to take lots of photos when you are out there in the wild. The 5MP selfie camera allows for some good selfies taken with the smartphone.

Next up is the storage, and here we can find the smartphone coming with a decent 32GB internal storage that can be easily increased by another 256GB via the microSD expansion slot.

Since the Venture X is made for you to enjoy the outdoors, you will need a lot of battery power to keep you going through the day. Thankfully it comes with a 4100 mAh battery which should have no trouble powering up the smartphone for at least a full day in between charging.

Last but not least, the latest Android Nougat 7.0 is available for you to take advantage of all the newest enhancements, features and functions.

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LG X Venture is one tough smartphone. As we all come to know of the specialist X series by the Korean manufacturer, this device is all about providing you with all the protection that you will ever need in a smartphone. IP68, MIL-STD 810G and Gorilla Glass 4 combines perfectly to give you a virtually indestructible smartphone to withstand everything that you can throw at it. But what good is all that if the smartphone is not up to today’s standards? That’s where it has a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS screen, good hardware, good camera setup, good storage and great battery capacity to make for an enjoyable smartphone that you can rely on.

LG X Venture is currently available for $329 USD and it comes in Black and Chocolate Brown color.

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