Note: We may earn commissions (at no cost to you) if you buy through links on our site. Learn more.
LG X Screen
LG X Screen
LG X Screen
LG X Screen

Informr score
The LG X Screen currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Attractive build and design
  • Second screen provides most relevant information
  • Decent processor performance

What's bad

  • Main display max brightness too low
  • Camera provides mediocre performance
  • Second screen too dim in sleep mode to view properly

With the smartphone market flooded with dozens of budget, mid-range and premium phones, it’s getting harder for manufacturers to produce devices that stand out. Nowadays, almost all of them have the same rectangular slab design and large screens. With the release of the X Screen, LG hopes to increase their base with the addition of a secondary screen ticker.

At first glance, the X Screen doesn’t look too different from other smartphones. It sports rounded edges and a polycarbonate body with a faux-metal finish to the edges. Despite the budget materials, reviewers were impressed with the overall fit and finish of the phone. In addition, they found the smaller size (4.93 inches tall and 0.27 inches thick) made it perfect for one handed use. Plus, the lightweight of 120 grams allowed them to use it with zero hand fatigue.

Of course the biggest feature of the X Screen is its dual screen. The main screen measures in at 4.93 inches and has a resolution of 720pixels. Despite the lower resolution, experts actually had no issue with its sharpness as the smaller screen size actually leads to a higher pixel density. And since it is using IPS LCD technology, it provided them with excellent viewing angles and balanced colors. With that said, they did notice colors looked a bit washed out and it had poor sunlight legibility due to the low maximum brightness.

The dual “ticker” screen is always on and sits atop the main screen. It measures only 1.8 inches diagonally and provides a resolution of 520 x 80. While not sharp, it is only meant to display important information such as the date, time, battery level and relevant notifications. While the resolution wasn’t a deal breaker for experts, they did find the screen far too dim in sleep mode, making it difficult to read, defeating the purpose of the ticker. While a good idea in theory, most consider it superfluous as it only takes a couple seconds to wake up other smartphones.

As far as speed goes, this cannot compare to many mid-range or premium phones. Still, the 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM provided a decent enough experience that reviewers were able to multitask with no stutters or lag. Gaming, however, is another story. While they were able to play less demanding games, some of the more intensives ones suffered from low frame rate. Battery-wise, the X Screen managed to last a full day with moderate use.

Unsurprisingly, the 13MP main camera did not impress experts. Their shots, while generally color accurate, were often grainy and lacked detail when cropped even in good lighting conditions. Images became much noisier indoors or in other low light situations. They also noticed fairly high levels of lag in between shots, leading to missed pictures.

Overall, critics have a hard time recommending the LG X Screen. NDTV states, “Besides the good design, battery life and the second screen, it’s far too underpowered to properly handle Android Marshmallow…and overall camera performance is quite underwhelming.” Android Pit adds, “…the mediocrity of the X Screen is apparent. The display is always a bit too dark and the processing performance is just sufficient.”

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
2300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

What Mobile
What Mobile

The LG X Screen is a good handset that comes at a bad time. With an outdated processor and stiff competition, the allure of a second display isn’t really enough to warrant purchase alone. The Lenovo Moto G4 can be had for practically the same price and trumps it in all areas, including screen,...

- Thomas Wellburn, What Mobile
The Indian Express
The Indian Express

LG X screen has a stylish form factor, decent camera and is good with multitasking. But I feel LG is asking for a bit too much of a price here for a phone that lacks full HD display and fingerprint scanner. LG wants its second screen to stand out among competition. But frankly, I did not find m...

- Hansa Verma, The Indian Express

After spending a good amount of time with the X screen, we wish more manufactures implemented this concept. Having a second screen constantly displaying basic, relevant information is a real boon and the ability to quickly jump between apps and features is a real time-saver. It just would have been...

- Roydon Cerejo, NDTV
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

LG X Screen is a good looking smartphone with a not-so-powerful hardware. At this price point, we have smartphones that surpasses the X Screen in all aspects. making it hard to recommend this.

- Monit Khanna, PC Magazine

This reasonably-priced Android smartphone feels great in the hand and performs well.

- Jon Mundy, TechRadar

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG X Screen user manual here.

LG backs up the X Screen with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your X Screen has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

Ask the Community

No questions for the moment.


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Share / Embed

Maybe one of your friends will find this review helpful? Please help us spread the word.

Compare this phone to:

Quick view

Screen Size

The LG X Screen's screen size is 4.9 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 6.2 days standby time.

X Screen Specs

Release Date March 22, 2016
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

Compare Android Smartphones

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.552 W/kg
Body: 1.5 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Voice activation, Gesture shot
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 298 pixels
Size 4.9 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD, 520 x 80 pixels, 1.76 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 6.2 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.2 x 7.2 x 0.7 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): LG K500N
Related Links Manual (PDF)
LG X Screen Reviews
Where to buy LG X Screen
Suggest a correction