puts a massive battery in the X wer2, but not much else

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 24 Feb 2017

will be showing its new G6 flagship phone at Mobile rld Congress next week, but that’s not the only hset the company is bringing to Barcelona. ining it will be an update to the X wer, the X wer 2. ke its predecessor, the second-gen X wer’s X-factor is battery life.

rt of a new line of affordable phones that “incorporates different exclusive features that are usually found only in premium smartphones,” the X wer 2 features a massive 4,500mAh battery that will easily get users through a full day of heavy use. estimates that the phone “can play back videos continuously for approximately 15 hours, provide navigational directions for about 14 hours or surf the web for around 18 hours.” And if that’s still not enough juice, it features high-speed charging that can provide 50 percent battery life after being plugged in for an hour.

The 5.5-inch HD D display also includes Comfort View, which reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the display to help with eye strain, a wide-angle 5Mfront camera for selfies. On the back you’ll find a 13Mcamera featuring ‘s Zero Shutter g to “eliminate the annoying delay between the time the shutter button is pressed the image is captured.”

The phone also sports a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor, either 2GB or 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of storage, a Micro SD slot. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, comes in black, silver, gold, blue. icing for the phone wasn’t announced (though last year’s X wer cost less than $200), says it will roll out beginning in h in tin America followed by a U.S. launch.

Behind the power trip: ile we would positively rejoice if brought a 4,500mAh battery to the G6, it’s less exciting here. st year’s X wer phone sacrificed performance for battery life, from the specs here, it seems the wer2 is doing the same thing. Specifically, the claim that each X phone will bring a different “premium” feature is dubious. A good battery doesn’t mean much if the rest of the phone doesn’t perform, just as a great chip won’t matter if the battery won’t last more than a few hours.