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LG K9 / K8 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of LG K9 / K8 (2018). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the GPS navigation and battery are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas the screen and performance get negative reviews.

durability, usability, design, battery, GPS navigation

price, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG K9 / K8 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

LG K9 Smartphone Review

 

Removable battery, anyone? For about 130 Euros (~$151), the LG K9 offers simple equipment, an affordable price, and a removable battery to its buyers. We clarify in our test how the smartphone with its attractive and robust design performs in everyday...

robust case ; removable battery ; reliable GPS

low-contrast display ; low brightness ; low system performance ; touchscreen too sensitive at times

In our test, the LG K9 does not show any improvements compared to last year's model, the LG K8 (2017), in many respects, and our test unit is also surpassed by the competitors much too often. The advantages of the K9 lie in the removable battery and...

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Black / Blue

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:320 / 330
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / TFT-LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,Vorbis
FM radio:Y
Radio Data System (RDS):Y
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP,AVRCP,DID,HFP,HID,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 304
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor model:210 / 212

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.1.2
Operating system version:7.1.2 / 7.1.2 Nougat
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:2
RAM type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:9

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.323
Height:5.76
Weight:5.22 / 5.36
Width:2.88
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