LG X screen & LG X cam hands-on: flagship features go mid-range (Video)

LG has made its presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2016 with the announcement of its G5: a flagship that threatens to give even the Galaxy S7 a run for its money with some compelling, one-of-a-kind modular hardware. And while we’re very excited to spend more time with the G5, it’s not the only new smartphone LG’s brought to Barcelona, and we also spotted a couple of those new X-series models hanging by in the wings, just waiting for a little hands-on action.

We first saw LG announce the mid-range X cam and X screen one week before MWC, getting a head start on the torrent of phone launches that would follow. They’re an interesting pair of handsets, and while the X cam may come off as the better-equipped of the two, the X screen manages to stand out thanks to the presence of that same second screen we got to know on last year’s V10.

Not all of these phones’ features were clear right from the get go, and LG was a little cagey about the X cam’s titular camera in the days leading up to MWC. Rumors suggested that LG’s reluctance to showcase the X cam’s pair of rear cameras could be tied to a matching component on the G5, and while we ultimately are looking at a lot of similar functionality, processing bottlenecks mean that the camera experience isn’t quite as fluid on the mid-ranger.

There’s more to these two inaugural X-phones – watch on for the rest of our hands-on experience:

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