LG K4 (2017): Plans | Pricing | Specs


  • Display

    5 inches

    480 x 854

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,500 mAh

Buy at Catch

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

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.


  • 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


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


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


  • 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

LG K4 (2017)

A basic smartphone for the budget-conscious

Stay connected without spending a fortune by picking up the simple and affordable LG K4 (2017).


  • The LG K4 (2017) is available from retailers like Officeworks for around $149.

LG K4 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 480 x 854
Pixels per inch (PPI) 195
Rear camera megapixels 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.6
Video recording 720p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f2.7
Dimensions 144.7mm x 72.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight 138g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MT6737M
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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