The LG K8 is one of the most prominent models of the new range of mid-range terminals LG K Series. It is, for now, only below the LG K10 in features and price. The smartphone maintains the design line of a large part of the integrated equipment in the K Series range and also has the advantage over the rest of it as a native version of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The LG K8 shares a number of aesthetic features with respect to the members of the LG K Series terminal line. The housing, made of plastic, sports a design line based on very soft and curved lines, especially in the area of the profile of the same, where the plastic used offers a metallic appearance. As for the back, LG introduces a rugged plastic surface to improve the grip of the terminal. In the same way, the Rear Key concept is repeated, with which the brand introduces the volume and power buttons in the back, next to the camera. Another aesthetic feature comes from the front, where the screen, which supports a 5-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, is covered with a 2.5D reinforced glass that is in harmony with the housing lines.
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The performance section is defined by a four-core MediaTek MT6735 processor that operates at a maximum frequency of up to 1.3 GHz. Accompanying in the package is a 600 MHz ARM Mali T720 GPU and an advanced LTE modem to make the model compatible with 4G networks. In turn, the operating system based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow has 1 GB of RAM and a storage system with 8 GB internal and slot for microSD cards up to 32 GB. Wireless connectivity, in addition to support for 4G networks, is completed with WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS assisted and NFC chip.
The autonomy of the LG K8 is defined by a 2.125 mAh battery with lithium-ion technology. It is a removable battery.
What are the characteristics of this K8?
- 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. IPS.
- Processor MediaTek MT6735 4 cores.
- 5 GB RAM
- Internal storage 8 GB (expandable by microSD).
- Rear camera 8 MP. LED flash.
- Selfies camera 5 MP.
- 125 mAh battery (removable).
- Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- Weight 156 grams.
MORE ABOUT LG K8
The LG K8 is a smartphone included in the current mid-range. This smartphone is characterized by its rear camera of 8 MP with auto-focus of high speed with PDAF and by having DTS: X surround sound.
The LG K8 has a screen with 5.3-inch IPS-In-Cell IPS technology. The screen resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels and has a density of 277 ppi. We are facing a capacitive multi touch screen of five points. Another feature to highlight is that it supports 16 million colors. As far as its aspect ratio is concerned, it is 16: 9.
The processor that has the LG K8 is a MediaTek. In this case it is the eight-core MT6750. This CPU is compatible with the 64-bit architecture and operates a maximum frequency of 1.5 GHz. As for its GPU comes equipped with the Mali T860 MP2.
The LG K8 comes with an internal storage of 32 GB and has 2 or 3 GB of RAM. On the other hand it supports the expansion of memory with microSD cards up to 2 TB.
The LG K8 has a rear camera is 13MP with an aperture f: 2.2 and with an angle of 80º. It also has Autofocus PDAF (Automatic phase detection) and LED flash. As far as video recording is concerned, it is capable of recording at 1080p at 30 fps.The front camera is 5 MP and with an aperture f: 2.2. It is a selfie camera with 100º wide angle.
The battery of the LG K8 is lithium with a capacity of 3,000 mAh.
Regarding the Wi-Fi connection, the LG K8 supports the b, g and n standards in the 2.4 GHz band supporting WiFi Direct. The maximum download speed in LTE mode is 300 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream. As far as bluetooth is concerned, its version is 4.2.
- OTHER FEATURES
The LG K8 comes in Moroccan Blue and Terra Gold color. As for the operating system comes with Android 7 Nougat. It also has fingerprint sensor, FM radio tuner and 3.5 mm headphone output. The type of connector that it has is micro USB. It also stands out for having DTS: X surround sound. DTS technology creates a 3D audio simulation, providing a new sense of realism and freedom of surround sound anywhere. It also has an elegant design and metal cover.
Worst in LG K8?
5 inches could be scarce. If not, it is perfect for those looking for a good mid-range.
This medium range is very good for users who are looking for a normal size terminal, with normal power that can withstand the most basic problems and take good pictures. We really liked this LG bet, but it is important that we know its price to know if it is a good option or not.