LG X-Power K210 Android Smartphone - X-Power Features and Specifications

Article Index
LG X-Power K210 Android Smartphone
X-Power Features and Specifications
X-Power Specifications
Setup and Testing the LG X-Power K210
Camera and Video Performance
Home Screen Customization
Other Thoughts and Conclusion

More Features:

There are a few more cool features that are worth mentioning on this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow phone before we dive into testing. Once you power on the phone and set it up, you'll notice that you have four different lock screens to choose from. One new method is to tap the screen six times in different spots (sort of like a blind pin-pad). You also have the standard pattern unlock, PIN unlock and more. I found that tapping the screen was pretty fussy on the exact locations and it wasn't as easy as it sounded. It might be the fact that I have quite small hands and the phone has a 5.3-inch screen.

Lock Screen

LG includes a software feature that lets you scribble on your phone screen. I've used drawing apps before, but nothing as handy as this. The K210 gives you the option to draw with your fingers or stylus as well as type out notes on top of the screen. You can also make a quick memo by using the features we just mentioned.

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As far as the camera goes, it can be set to be voice activated and will take pictures when you say certain words. LG has a decent software suite that lets you edit pictures and videos on the fly. They even include a "selfie editor" for those of you that are obsessed with the perfect selfie.

 X-Power

 

Camera Editing

Photo Editing

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X-Power

Sunset - Edited

An interesting addition to the X-Power over previous phones I've used is the included section that shows recently uninstalled apps. In case you uninstall something that you want later, you will be able to find it easily. When it comes to managing your home screen, you can create folders for apps and even make the folders different colors.

X-Power

You can enable Google Now cards, but unless you install the Google Now Launcher, you'll have to open the Google Now app instead of just swiping to the left as you can with Nexus devices. The X-Power's Google Now is more of a widget, but it works very well.

Google Voice Input

Google Voice Input

X-Power

Surfing

 

The X-Power device we received was locked to the Bell Network and they include Bell TV App which is a nice touch, but not specifically for the X-Power. Still it's a nice addition to our review sample.

TV

TV Guide

TV on X-Power

Live TV on X-Power

 

The settings on the phone are displayed differently and grouped by category by default. This can be changed to look more familiar if you're coming from a Nexus device. The notification tray can be pulled down to reveal more details about your notifications and access to quick settings. These quick settings are on a wide list. You can scroll left and right to access shortcuts for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, flashlight, location settings and more. You can also hide sensitive material such as text messages and notifications from other apps. Content from the notifications won't show up until you open the app.

Home

Home Screen

 

On the next page, we'll take a look at the specifications before we continue on through the review.