LG K4 (2017): Plans | Pricing | Specs

LG K4

LG K4
  • Display

    5 inches

    854 x 480


  • Storage

    8GB

  • 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.

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

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).

Promoted

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

LG K4 specs

OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 854 x 480
Pixels per inch (PPI) 195
Processor MT6737M
Height (mm) 144.7
Width (mm) 72.6
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 138
Battery size (mAh) 2,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 8GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 1
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 5
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.6
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f2.7
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support No

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