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LG K4 (2017): Plans | Pricing | Specs

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With its capable cameras, high-capacity battery and very agreeable price, the LG K4 (2017) is a compelling smartphone for the budget-conscious.

5 inches

Display size

480 x 854px

8GB

Internal storage

5 MP

Rear camera

2,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
195 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.6
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f2.7

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.7mm x 72.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737M
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$179
Launch date2017-06
LG K4

For as tempting as the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S handsets are, justifying the purchase of a $1,000+ device is a steep, steep ask. Unless your phone forms the nexus of your work and personal life, odds are the majority of fancy features premium smartphones offer will be overkill, and the advantages afforded by bleeding-edge hardware won't necessarily make up for their hefty price tag.

It's fortunate, then, that companies like LG offer plenty of affordable alternatives for those who don't need all the whiz-bang capabilities of the latest mobile technology. The LG K4 (2017) is a prime example of this. As the successor to the original K4 from 2016, the LG K4 (2017) combines low-cost hardware with a range of modern smartphone features suitable for casual phone users. Thanks to its budget-friendly price, this makes it an attractive option for young children, first-time phone buyers or anyone looking for a basic handset that doesn't skimp on features.


Design

  • 5-inch LCD display is a big improvement over the original K4's screen
  • Despite its age, Android 6.0 remains a competent and capable operating system

Camera

  • Higher-resolution sensors than you typically see at this price point
  • Should be totally sufficient for basic photography

Performance

  • Specs are modest even compared to other budget smartphones
  • Light phone users should still find it adequate for basic functionality

Battery

  • Pairing a 2,500mAh battery with low-power hardware is a recipe for impressive battery life
  • LG's continued inclusion of a removable battery is great news for anyone always on the go

Pricing and availability

  • Price: ~$220
  • Where to buy: Kogan

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
195 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.6
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f2.7

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.7mm x 72.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737M
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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