Shutter speed was reasonable, and the images I snapped on the LG booth looked pretty good, but they're not as polished as those from the LG G5.

For those addicted to selfies, LG's included an 8MP front facing snapper too, with all the bells and whistles including beauty mode and gesture shutter.

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Round the back there is a noticeable similarity between the X Cam and G5, with a large camera bump housing two sensors along with a flash and laser autofocus.

There's no fingerprint sensors below on the LG X Cam though.

The buttons are easy enough to reach, but they sit almost flush with the chassis and I found they could be a little tricky to find at times.

You'll be thankful for that micro SD slot too, as the X Cam comes with 16GB of internal storage which can fill up fast if you really put the camera on the back to the test and download some intensive games.

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The latter allows you to hold your hand up and then make a fist to trigger a three second count down timer.

LG's also packed a 2,520m Ah battery into the X Cam, although I'm wary that this phone could struggle to see out a full day on a single charge.

The LG X Cam is one of two mid-range handsets launched by the South Korean firm at MWC 2016, and as the name suggests the big talking point here centers round this handset's camera.

I always like to see flagship features cascaded down the smartphone tiers, and with the X Cam inheriting the LG G5's camera smarts it lets it have a real USP in the crowded middle tier of the market.

On screen and the X Cam runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although LG has coated it in its own light UI.