Large 5.5'' screen and 8MP selfie camera - meet the LG Ray

Peter, 25 November, 2015

The LG Ray X190 goes after the crowd shopping for a large screen on a budget. The smartphone is similar to the LG G4 Stylus and has a 5.5" IPS display, plus an impressive camera setup for its price range. It brings an 8MP camera for selfies, plus a 13MP/1080p one for general photography.

The design of the new phone is fairly similar to the G4, with a brushed aluminum look on the back (not actual aluminum though) and hardware keys below the camera. It measures 9.3mm thick and packs a fairly large 3,000mAh battery.

The LG Ray does have its limitations though. Starting with the screen, it only has 720p resolution (267ppi). Then there's no LTE (just 3G), dual-SIM is optional. Also, the battery officially promises a mere 10 hours of talk time (really?).


LG Ray X190

The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with features borrowed from the flagship G-series, including Knock Code and Gesture Shot. The MediaTek MT6592M chipset packs an octa-core processor, only 1GB of RAM. Note that there's some uncertainty about the exact chipset version.

In Russia the LG Ray X190 will cost RUB 15,000 ($232/€215). Tech there usually gets a hefty markup, so expect a more affordable price tag elsewhere.


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Reader comments

  • G4 user

it is just me or this one seems to have stock android version based on lockscreen

  • AnonD-463876

Yeah it wouldn't be cost effective then would it? Still with-that-said this phone shouldn't exist with its laughable specs, it's a low end phone at a mid-range price, what are you thinking Lucky Goldstar?

  • G3 user

why do u exist .... not trolling ,.....

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