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LG K4 (2017) Review - A simple and cheap 4G Android phone

By Lewes L 2 January 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

The LG K4, one of LG's cheapest budget phones, received a refresh in 2017 to make it more competitive in the market. Despite its low price point, can it still perform well? In this review, we'll break down the key features of the LG K4.

Connectivity, Design and Cameras

3G & 4G Network: Reception shouldn't be an issue on the LG K4, as the LG K4 covers all the 3G bands used by Australian telcos. It also includes many 4G bands as well, to allow for access to fast 4G networks and making it a great phone for the future.

Screen and Body: The LG K4 has a 5 inch LCD screen at a 480 x 854 resolution. While the resolution isn't very high, LG has improved the screen quality from the last model to allow it to still look good. The body looks sleek and modern with rounded edges and a shiny silver frame.

Decent Cameras: The cameras on the LG K4 are definitely impressive, with LG managing to fit 8 megapixel sensors on the back and 5 megapixels on the front. It has autofocus, LED flash and HDR, to cover all the basics. It is capable of taking some decent shots in good lighting, but as is the case with many budget handsets, the camera may struggle to capture details of afar objects, and also in low light conditions.

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Peformance and Battery Life

Processor and Memory: The LG K4 has 8GB of on-board storage and 1GB of RAM. 1GB of RAM does mean most high-end games and apps will struggle to run on the LG K4. The K4 has an entry level Snapdragon 210 processor, which will be able to handle basic tasks such as web browsing well, but once again, most high-end games and apps will struggle. There is the usual microSD slot up to 32GB slot for you to expand the storage further, making the LG K4 a great option to store your music library.

Long Battery Life: The LG K4 is equipped with a 2500mAh battery, which will ensure long battery life combined with its power efficient chipset and screen. You can expect one one to two days of battery life, and even more if you have the K4 on standby most of the time. Long battery life is essential for any phone, and LG is always good in that front.


The LG K4 is a reliable entry-level phone with 4G bands, decent cameras, screen and body, and not to mention great battery life. You can't expect flagship features for the price so the LG K4 does have its limitations, but for the price, LG has certainly packed plenty in the K4 to cover all the basics well. It is an ideal first smartphone and a great option for those who just want make calls, listen to music, and other light activities. Where to buy? Mobileciti has the lowest price found anywhere in Australia, so make sure to check it out now.

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