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LG K4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of LG K4. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The battery and size also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the performance, and some have doubts about the GPS navigation and camera.

usability, size, battery, price, portability

screen, durability, camera, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG K4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

LG K4 Review: In Depth

 

LG K4 review: Whilst most people are focussed on LG's latest flagship, the G5, spare a thought for the baby of the bunch, the new entry-level 4G-ready LG K4.DesignPhone makers like Samsung are upping…

Excellent battery life ; Decent main camera

Lacklustre screen ; Uninspired plastic build ; Low internal storage

LG has stayed true to its word with the K4, offering an affordable smartphone experience with some standout talents that feel as though they punch above their weight. For £99, you get a compact 4G handset that sports a decent primary camera and a...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

LG K4 Smartphone Review

 

LTE at an entry-level price. LG offers an affordable entry-level smartphone with LTE functionality for 119 Euros (~$133), dubbed K4 LTE. That is, however, its only highlight. The review sample makes a rather outdated impression in all other aspects....

LTE, solid casing, micro-SD, removable battery, decent battery life

poor screen with strong bluish tint, very limited viewing angles, sluggish handling, weak GPS, dark camera photos, no light sensor, no USB OTG

LG's K4 aims to be an affordable companion, but the handset did not impress us in the test. The smartphone conveys a feel as if it actually emerged in 2012. That is true for the inferior screen, sluggish handling and the equipment. The only highlight...

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

LG K4 review

 

The LG K4 (also confusingly called the K120E) is a phone that's just going through the motions in a half-hearted way. It's a lightweight smartphone, with a cheap feel, thanks to the plastic silver trim around the screen and the textured back. Inside,...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Gordy T (argos.co.uk)

Not that good a phone

 

Bought with recommendation from Argos staff Screen very dull and when you playing any game it just so slow. Internet not good if you want to open a few sites. Overall Extremely disappointed. Thankfully only bought as spare. Now on sale second hand.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Andy (argos.co.uk)

Good phone

 

I bought this phone to use as a second handset as needed an android platform. The phone has all the features you would expect Bluetooth wifi camera light. The picture quality is good. The platform is easy to use and very easy to set up. The phone is...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Gail (argos.co.uk)

Good

 

Baught this for my dad. He is very happy with it. Easy to use. Good camera. Would recommend for the price

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Nic (argos.co.uk)

Great phone for the price

 

I like to keep things simple so this phone is ideal it has all the features you need which are easy to access and use. Looks great and is a good size. If I was to have one criticism it would be that the camera is not the best but is ok considering the...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: brendonx (argos.co.uk)

Excellent

 

" Great product. Would recommend "

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Deedee (argos.co.uk)

Great phone

 

" Excellent phone so easy to set up and use. My sones very happy with it "

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940 / 2500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 410 / 510
Standby time (3G):100 / 410 / 500
Standby time (4G):460
Talk time (2G):15 / 20 / 900
Talk time (3G):15 / 4 / 9 / 9.5 / 900

Call management

Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2.6
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.19
Body SAR (USA):1.15
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.556 / 0.604
Head SAR (USA):0.81

Design

Brand colour:Indigo
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Indigo / Navy / Titanium / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:11.4 / 12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:195 / 196 / 217
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC++, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,ALAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WMA / AAC,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WMA / FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:AVC,HEVC / H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, XVID / H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,XVID / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,XVID / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSDPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSUPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 304 / Mali T720
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Mali T720
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5 / 5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Menu, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:N
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
TV-Out :N
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.1
Processor Model:210 / MSM 8909 / MT6735 / MT6735M

Software

Office support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5 / 5.1 / 5.1.1 / 6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:8
Colour :Y
Google applications:Google Chrome / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 8.9 / 9.3
Height :13.2 / 131.9 / 144.7
Weight:119 / 120 / 136 / 138
Width:6.66 / 6.67 / 66.6 / 66.7 / 72.6