LG brings the budget-friendly, durable X Venture to AT&T

Going on an adventure? Consider the new LG X Venture. The name says it all.

An exclusive for AT&T was announced this morning by LG, and it’s a sturdy phone with a massive battery. The X Venture, according to LG, is “designed for active users” who have “on-the-go lifestyles.” That’s a position we’ve heard from many companies before, but LG is doing its part in making this phone different. It has a metal frame and a textured back to keep the gripping strong and the body intact in the event of a fall.

Furthermore, you can immerse this phone in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes and it’ll survive without any damage. The body as a whole passed a number of MIL-STD 810G tests. So the X Venture is ready for knocks, drops, spills, and pretty much everything imaginable.

To show it’s all-in on the active lifestyle focus, LG included an app called Outdoor Essentials that does exactly what you’d expect. Outdoor Essentials offers access to a barometer, compass, activity counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter, and flashlight. There’s the QuickButton, too, on the left side of the X Venture. It allows users to short-press for Outdoor Essentials, long-press for settings, and double-press for Glove Mode. If you want, you can assign this button to launch an app of your choice.

The X Venture features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 4100mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat sitting behind LG’s in-house software overlay.

When it becomes available exclusively through AT&T on May 26, the LG X Venture will be priced at $11 per month for 30 months.

Source: AT&T

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Andy Lowe

    Seems a bit slow and lacking on Ram. Good for kids that are rough but the speed & ram are too low to get quality use of the game kids today play.