While the company has not revealed any flagships this time, LG has introduced some new mid-range devices at the #MWC2018. The LG K8, K10, and K10 Plus are the three new mid-range phones from the company. That said, the LG K8 is the most basic spec’d phone of the trio and comes with a quad-core processor and a 5-inch display. Here is our hands on of the LG K8.

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LG K8 Full Specifications

Key Specifications LG K8
Display 5-inch
Screen Resolution HD (720 x 1280p)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Processor Quad-Core
Chipset Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz
GPU
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Primary Camera 8 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video Recording Yes, 1080p@30fps
Battery 2,500mAh removable battery
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM
Dimensions 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm
Weight 152 grams
Price

LG K8 Physical Overview

LG K8 display

Starting with the front, the device comes with a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS-LCD display with multi touch screen. At the top of this display, you have the front-facing camera and the earpiece. There are thick bezels surrounding the screen and you get on-screen navigation buttons on the phone.

LG K8 backAt the back of the LG K8, there is a single 8MP camera with autofocus and flash. The fingerprint sensor sits below the camera at the back. Even though the device comes with a plastic build, it still feels durable to hold. You get the LG branding with the logo towards the lower part of the phone’s back.

At the sides, there is the SIM tray at the left side and the volume rockers and lock buttons at the right. At the bottom, you get a Micro USB port and a 3.5mm earphone jack. A secondary microphone sits at the top of the device.

LG K8 – Unique Selling Points

Affordable Package

With a basic display, cameras, and processor, the LG K8 makes a decent overall package. Coming from a brand like LG, the phone is probably an offering for those willing to make a switch from feature phones to Android. The device does not offer any fancy features but comes with decent specfications for a mid-range phone.

Brand Value

Since the device is from LG, the company’s presence in the country and their service network can play a good role. The LG K8 comes from the Korean company and their after-sales services can be a reason to buy this phone.

LG K8 – Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How is the display on the LG K8?

LG K8 display

Answer: The LG K8 comes with a 5-inch IPS-LCD On Cell display with 720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution.

Question: What are the processor and RAM on the phone?

Answer: The LG K8 is powered by a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. This is coupled with 2GB RAM.

Question: What OS does the LG K8 run?

Answer: The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with a custom UI from LG skinned on top.

Question: What is the battery capacity on the LG K8?

LG K8 rear camera

Answer: The phone is powered by a 2,500mAh battery.

Questions: What are the connectivity options on the device?

Answer: The connectivity options on the device include WiFi, Bluetooth, Micro USB port, and a 3.5mm earphone jack.

What are the colours available for the LG K8?

Answer: The LG K8 comes in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Terra Gold colours.

LG K8 – Things we Like

  • Overall package
  • Good colour options

LG K8 – Things we Dislike

  • No Dual cameras
  • Plastic Build

Conclusion

Ending our hands on of the LG K8, we can say that the device overall is a decent package for someone looking for an entry-level Android smartphone. However, there are devices with better features and faster processors available in the market. LG is also not running Android Go or any other lighter programme so we are not certain about the low RAM and storage management.

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An avid reader, writer, and motorcyclist, Manik is intrigued by the ever evolving tech ecosystem. Manik is responsible to take care of what’s happening in the Indian smartphones market and update the website readers accordingly through his detailed coverage on any given topic. In his free-time, you’ll find him fine-tuning his Bike or exploring the web for something new.

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