Though LG has not revealed flagships this time at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), the company did introduce some new devices at the MWC 2018 happened in Barcelona. The new mid-range devices from LG are LG K8, K10 and K10 Plus, and that being said, LG K8 is the most basic phone among the three releases that comes with a quad-core processor and a 5-inch display. Here is my review on LG K8.
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LG K8 Full Specifications
|Key Specifications||LG K8|
|Screen Resolution||HD (720 x 1280p)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chipset||Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz|
|Primary Camera||8 MP|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Video Recording||Yes, 1080p@30fps|
|Battery||2,500mAh removable battery|
|Sim Card Type||Dual SIM|
|Dimensions||146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm|
LG K8 Physical Overview
Let’s dive into the physical overview. The front part of the device is a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS-LCD display with multi-touch screen. There is a front-facing camera on the top of the display and a earpiece at the same place. The device is surrounded by thick bezels with navigation buttons set on the phone.
The backside of the device has a 8MP camera with flash and auto-focus, and the fingerprint below the camera. The device is durable to hold although it is plastic built. The logo of LG is at the lowe part of the back side of the phone.
On the left side of the phone, there is SIM tray and the volume control rockers. Lock buttons is right below the volume control lockers and at the SIM tray. The 3.5mm earphone jack and Micro USB port are located at the bottom. The phone has got a secondary microphone that sits at the top.
LG K8 – Points That Count
At the moment, with the specificatiosn like a basic display, processor, and cameras, the LG K8 is a decent package with an affordable price. As of now, the deviec is not offeing many fancy features, but these specifications are apt fo a mid-range phone.
For these specifications, it is because of the brand like LG, the specifications are looking good. The LG K8 is manufactured by a Korean company, which has a record for their after-sales.
LG K8 – Pros
The overall package
LG K8 – Cons
Lack of dual cameras
Like I said, LG K8 is a decent package overall for the budget phones, especially for someone who are looking for an entry-level Android smartphone. At the same time, there are devices in the market that can perform better with faster processors. LG is not yet into Android Go in its smartphones, which is why we are not sure about the least RAM and store arrangement for LG K8.