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LG K8 Price & Specs

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LG K8 is one of the new K series smartphones we have seen since the turn of the New Year, following the K7, K10, and K4. The entry-level smartphone comes with an HD display, a quad-core MediaTek processor, and latest Android software.

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LG K8

 

Build and Screen

Showing off the signature design of the LG K line-up, the LG K8 sports a body made of plastic. The rear panel has a textured feel to it. The phone comes in at about 8.7mm thick and tips the scale at 157 grams.

It packs a 5-inch display with curvy 2.5D arc glass and an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. With a pixel density around 294 ppi, the screen promises enjoyable viewing.

Camera and Storage

The LG K8 packs in a combo of 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The main shooter has autofocus, LED flash and Full HD (1080p) video recording capability.

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The selfie snapper can shoot HD (720p) videos as well. You are provided with 8 GB of inbuilt storage for keeping your photos and videos. The storage space is extendable with a microSD card.

Processor, RAM and OS

A quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor powers the device. The CPU, which delivers speeds of up to 1.3 GHz, is paired with a Mali-T720 MP1 GPU and 1.5 GB of RAM.

Based on this configuration, the LG K8 should enable enjoyable performance and gaming, but not a lot should be expected in terms of multitasking capability. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. For what looks like an entry-level device, the OS choice is impressive.

Other Features

The K8 will have juice provided to it by a 2,125mAh battery, which looks like one to take you through your workday without needing extra top-up. It supports 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity for super-fast mobile browsing experience.

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You also get other connectivity options such as microUSB 2.0, speedy Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot features.

Pricing and Availability

LG K8 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. LG K8 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N45,000 to N55,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.

LG K8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the LG K8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.3 GHz (MediaTek MT6735)
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 144.6 x 71.5 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 156 g
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 5-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Ion 2125 mAh battery (Removable)
  • Talktime: Up to 7 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 200 hours
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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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