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LG K8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2354 reviews of LG K8. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and price. The size and screen also get good opinions. Opinions about the social networking functionality and reliability are different, and there are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, screen, size, price, camera

battery, sound, durability, reception, GPS navigation

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (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 LG K8 does a pretty decent job of matching the 3rd Gen Moto G's speed, but when both phones were exactly priced at £130, the Moto G leapt ahead with its superior display and camera and longer-lasting battery. However, this is no longer the case,...

Jan, 2017

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: (which.co.uk)

LG K8 2017 review

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You might be considering the LG K8 2017 mobile phone if you're shopping on a tight budget. You certainly don't have to settle for bad quality if you don't want to splash out - there are some great choices, but there are some equally poor ones. Read our...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

LG K8 review

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If you're seeking an Android mobile phone that doesn't break the bank, chances are you'll be considering the LG K8. It's an affordable smartphone with a five-inch screen. We found it to be fast enough for swiping through webpages, but does it have the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

LG K8 (2017) Smartphone Review

 

Little brother. The 2017 LG K8 is a little more affordable, a little smaller, and less powerful than the LG K10. But is it perhaps the better deal for all those who are just looking for an affordable smartphone? We find out in our test. Update: A new...

well designed quality casing ; removable battery with good runtime ; low power consumption ; NFC, USB-OTG ; current Android 7 ; good call quality ; reasonable cameras ; good controls ; fast storage access

pressure sensitive ; weak graphics performance ; throttling under longer load ; autofocus with problems ; dark screen

As with the LG K10 (2017) before, with the LG K8 (2017) the Korean manufacturer also delivers quite a high-quality budget smartphone, which offers features not always found in this price range. First, there is the decent equipment supporting NFC and...

Apr, 2017

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...

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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: James (reevoo.com)

LG K8 (2017)

 

calls being missed due to being diverted to voicemail even though this feature is not active and texts not received until up to 6-8 hrs later

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Annette (reevoo.com)

LG K8 (2017)

 

All round good to work phone . Easy to use.

So far none

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2125 / 2500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 290 / 410
Standby time (3G):100 / 290 / 490
Standby time (4G):310 / 530
Talk time (2G):1200 / 4 / 5.5
Talk time (3G):1080 / 4 / 7.34

Call management

Call blocking:Y
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:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear Camera Resolution:1.12 x 1.12 / 3264 x 2448 / 4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:CE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:293 / 294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

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: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+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC,AIFF,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA / AIFF,ASF,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA / FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:AVC
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, TS, WEBM, WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,TS,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPG,TS,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, XVID / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,UMTS / HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP / 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 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 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:Audio (3.5mm), USB / MICRO-USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 308 / Mali T720 MP1
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / 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, Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes / 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
TV-Out :N
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor Model:MSM 8917 / MT6735 / MT6737

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 Marshmallow / 7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:8000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1.5
RAM Type:LPDDR3
ROM capacity:8000
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 144.8 / 8 / 8.7 / 8.75
Height :14.5 / 140 / 144.5 / 144.6 / 8.1 / 8.7
Weight:142 / 144 / 144.6 / 156.9
Width:7.15 / 71.5 / 72.1