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LG K4 - Impressing On Every Occasion

LG K4 - Impressing On Every Occasion
While it does take a lot of skill and engineering to create the next best flagship, developing budget phones is far from easy. Budget constraints put a lot of pressure on engineers while perfectly balancing out hardware components is something very few companies manage. LG’s latest K4 smartphone looks like a promising way to enter the smartphone world so let’s find out whether it makes us smile!

LG K4


LG’s bold and interesting design fascinated consumers since the dawn of time. All companies strive to create a unique look that’s going to make them stand out from the crowd. There are so many companies with so many different models nowadays, that it’s hard to be recognizable. LG did spice things up by positioning the volume and power buttons on the back, unfortunately budget phones didn’t get the same treatment. K4 retains traditional button placement, although things are jazzed up using a uniquely textured rear cover. Besides providing ample grip, the cover feels very comfortable during prolonged usage as our hands didn’t sweat as much. Maybe the texture allows for a bit more airflow or something else was in play. Dimensions come in at 131.9 x 66.7 x 8.9 mm and it weighs 120 grams.


LG K4

We can still remember the days of horrific budget phone screens when content was pixelated, colors washed out, and contrast nonexistent. Thankfully those days are far behind us and today we have gorgeous screens such as this 4.5-inch IPS LCD spitting out a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels for a total 218ppi density. Compared to modern flagships it isn’t much, but for someone just getting into the smartphone world, it’s plenty. Colors are vivid with solid contrast and it produces enough brightness to keep you entertained outdoors.
 

LG K4


Powering LG’s K4 is a 1.0 GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6735M CPU backed by Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) lays the software foundation on top of which LG installed its custom user interface. We are not big fans of custom user interfaces because instead of giving you additional functionality, more often than not they seem to impede performance. Stock Android would certainly perform better, but K4’s performance isn’t shabby by budget standards. Our daily chores were completed without difficulties, requiring only minute amounts of patience. Internal memory comes in at 8GB and can be further expanded by an additional 32GB using a microSD card. We advise users to get the card right away because 8GB is extremely cozy unless you’re a cloud storage guru. K4 comes with two cameras; 5-megapixel sensor on the back and a 2-megapixel sensor on the front. Most budget cameras produce pictures fit for social networks thus our expectations were met here as well.
 

LG K4


Budget smartphones have gone a long way over the past few years. With sufficient power and screen size to carry out most tasks, they have become an indispensable tool for those just diving into the tech world. LG’s K4 is a great place to start your smartphone journey or supplement your existing one.

 

 


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