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LG K8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of LG K8. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The price and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the design, and many are negative about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG K8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG K8 review - a middling Moto G rival

 

It's fast and has a great design, but the LG K8's camera and underwhelming display drag it down

The K8's battery life is also promising, as its 2,125mAh battery lasted 10h 16m in our continuous video playback test. It's still an hour behind the 3rd Gen Moto G, but it's still pretty respectable for a budget smartphone.

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

LG K8 Review: In Depth

 

LG K8 Review: This £99 5-inch mobile offers decent value for money and works particularly well as a second handset for trips. Here's our full LG K8 review.

Smooth performer ; Camera strong in daylight ; Hardy design ; Decent screen

Knock Code unresponsive ; Poor video recording ; Crap battery life

The LG K8 is a solid all-round affordable mobile that gives the excellent Vodafone Smart Prime 7 a run for its money. If you're after a no-frills everyday handset or a dependable second mobile for taking to festivals and the rest, we'd happily...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

LG releases fashion-forward, wallet-friendly pair of phones

 

Flagship phones, like the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7, have a high-end allure to them with lofty prices to match. If spending an arm and a leg for a new phone isn't an option, LG is offering two alternatives, the K5 and K8, that might be a better fit...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

LG K8 review

 

We're struggling to find anything about the LG K8 that isn't average. Although it has a 5 inch HD screen, a quadcore processor and an 8 megapixel camera, so does every other phone in the ~£150 mid-range - many have better specs than the K8. The phone...

Asked by mandy smith from england on 3rd Aug 2016 Reply

May, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

LG K8

 

LG K8 Smartphone was launched in February 2016, comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD Multi touch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Feb, 2016

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

LG mobile phone

 

" Love this phone , having had sony experia phones decided not to pay as much for my next phone , really pleased with this phone nd definatly value for money would recommend "

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Paul (s21.com)

LG K8

 

Battery life pathetic. Won't last a day even on standby.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2125
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 290
Standby time (3G):290
Standby time (4G):310
Talk time (2G):4 / 5.5
Talk time (3G):7.34

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:293 / 294
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP3, OGG, OPUS, PCM, WAV, WMA, XMF, eAAC+ / FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, TS, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / MICRO-USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali T720 MP1
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Mali T720 MP1
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 Marshmallow
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:MT6735

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:8000
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 8.7
Height :14.5 / 144.6 / 8.7
Weight:142 / 156.9
Width:7.15 / 71.5