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LG K8 (2017): Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Versatility and affordability come together in the LG K8 (2017), a budget smartphone that packs a sharp camera, a sleek design and an all-day battery.

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

16GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

2,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.8mm x 72.1mm x 8.1mm
Weight
147g

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
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)$249
Launch date2017-05
LG K8

It might seem counter-intuitive, but shopping for a budget smartphone is often more difficult than deciding between the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy handsets. With a premium smartphone, the surrounding hype and marketing campaigns make it relatively easy to know what you're getting. Budget phones rarely receive the same level of attention, making it tricky to differentiate a handset like the LG K8 (2017) from its competitors.

That's why we've compiled the guide below. In it we break down the key aspects of the 2017 revision of LG's K8 budget handset. If you're in the market for a simple and affordable smartphone, this guide should help you decide whether the LG K8 (2017) is right for you.


Design

  • A standard yet solid design that covers all the basics
  • The absence of Android 7.0 is a little disappointing

Camera

  • Taking quality photos should be relatively easy thanks to the 13MP rear camera
  • Beauty mode and panorama shots provide extra options for aspiring photographers

Performance

  • Sufficient grunt for typical day-to-day tasks
  • 1.5GB of RAM is a little below average for this price point

Battery

  • The 2,500mAh battery should provide plenty of juice to see you through the day
  • Being able to swap spare batteries in and out grants even more endurance

Pricing and availability


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.8mm x 72.1mm x 8.1mm
Weight
147g

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
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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