Like Samsung, LG has always been about plastic phones. There is an appeal to plastic back cover, especially for phones with removable battery. However, the image conscious lot mostly crave for premium designs, and all-metal designs are the go-to phones for these types of people. Recently, Samsung went the metal way with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 plus, among other models. LG, in turn has the LG Zero, a phone that was first released as LG Class in Korea.
Sadly, the LG Zero is not a flagship device, but it’s not bad either. If anything, the LG Zero is a mid-range phone that should be okay when performance and toughness are considered. In terms of features, the LG Zero packs a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, microSD expansion and 2,050 mAh battery. The LG Zero still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop but an upgrade to Marshmallow should be in the horizon.
For mobile photography, the LG Zero should do fine. It has a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
The LG Zero will be available in Taiwan initially but Asia, Europe, and Latin America will follow shortly thereafter. There’s no word on pricing yet but a $350 price tag could be expected if the pricing of the LG Class is any gauge. That’s about Php16,000 when converted to Philippine peso, which is quite expensive considering the other options available in the market.
The LG Zero will be available in metallic gold and silver colors.