LG K3 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:32:19, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 11:29:16

We've conducted a detailed review of the LG K3, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

LG K3's features, performance, reviews

LG K3's size

The LG K3 has a width of 2.7 inches (67.7 mm), a length of 5.3 inches (133.8 mm), and a thickness of 0.4 inches (9.4 mm). Men with large hands can easily operate it single-handedly, but a woman with a small hand might feel like the size is a bit bigger. In addition, the weight of the LG K3 is about 127 oz (127 g). Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of carrying the LG K3 in terms of size and weight, it will not be a problem for everyday use.

LG K3's CPU specs

With the 1.1GHz×4(Quad core) for processing power, the LG K3 has low performance, and even for net browsing and Twitter usage you will probably feel a little dissatisfied.

The LG K3 has only 1GB of RAM, quite a small amount. Cases of insufficient RAM occur regularly so even when using light apps there will be instability in operation and jerkiness.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the LG K3, it is a low-end smartphone and even in everyday use feels jumpy and jerky. There will probably be a lot of cases when you feel that it is lacking in performance.

LG K3's storage size

The data storage capacity of the LG K3 is 8GB, and if its main use is for texting and social media then there is no problem, but if you plan to use it for things like photography, filming, and games, you should go with one that is a step up.

The LG K3 is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

LG K3's screen

LG K3 has a 4.5 inch display. It is large enough and you will rarely encounter issues due to the screen size. However, note that it is not very suited for writing long text.

In terms of screen quality, LG K3's screen might appear pixelated when displaying images and videos. It should be good enough for normal use.

LG K3's camera specs

LG K3 has a 5 MP main camera, which is a relatively low figure. You will feel a little dissatisfied if you take photos regularly.

LG K3's battery performance

The battery performance of the LG K3 is 1940 mAh, which is a normal capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the LG K3 has a normal amount of battery life. There is nothing to be worried about with everyday use. However, if you are using the internet or playing a game for a long time, you might feel a bit frustrated with the battery life.

LG K3's general rating

The LG K3 is a budget smartphone. As the main smartphone it is somewhat insufficient, and you should consider a slightly higher-end smartphone if possible. It will be enough for people who use only basic functions such as telephone and internet, or people who do not use smartphones.

Advantages and disadvantages of LG K3

Advantages of LG K3

  • It is easy to hold, and you can use it comfortably with one hand.
  • It is lightweight.

Disadvantages of LG K3

  • It has a low-grade CPU, so you will experience severe stuttering when using an app.
  • It has a relatively low-grade rear camera, and it is not suited to taking photos for posting on SNS.

Comparing the specifications of LG K3 against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

LG K3

65.2-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.7 mm) x 5.3 inches (133.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.4 mm)

LG X screen

59.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.6 inches (143 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.1 mm)

LG U

56.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.2 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)

LG V20

49.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78.1 mm) x 6.3 inches (159.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)

LG X5

52.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.9 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm)

LG X Skin

59.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.4 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.9 mm)

LG X max

52.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.9 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm)

LG X mach

52.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (149.1 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

LG K3

79.5-Weight:127 oz (127 g)

LG X screen

82.3Weight:120 oz (120 g)

LG U

76.3Weight:135 oz (135 g)

LG V20

60.8Weight:174 oz (174 g)

LG X5

77.1Weight:133 oz (133 g)

LG X Skin

81.5Weight:122 oz (122 g)

LG X max

77.1Weight:133 oz (133 g)

LG X mach

70.3Weight:150 oz (150 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

LG K3

66.0-Display size:4.5 inch

LG X screen

72.9Display size:4.93 inch

LG U

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

LG V20

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

LG X5

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

LG X Skin

74.0Display size:5 inch

LG X max

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

LG X mach

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

LG K3

14.7-

LG U

68.7

LG V20

87.9

LG X5

41.7

LG X Skin

41.7

LG X max

41.7

LG X mach

87.9

LG X style

41.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

LG K3

20.0-RAM size:1GB

LG X screen

50.0RAM size:2GB

LG U

50.0RAM size:2GB

LG V20

70.0RAM size:4GB

LG X5

50.0RAM size:2GB

LG X Skin

35.0RAM size:1.5GB

LG X max

35.0RAM size:1.5GB

LG X mach

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

LG K3

24.0-Storage size:8GB

LG X screen

50.0Storage size:16GB

LG U

55.5Storage size:32GB

LG V20

67.0Storage size:64GB

LG X5

50.0Storage size:16GB

LG X Skin

50.0Storage size:16GB

LG X max

50.0Storage size:16GB

LG X mach

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

LG K3

48.2-Battery capacity:1940 mAh

LG X screen

54.5Battery capacity:2300 mAh

LG U

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

LG V20

68.0Battery capacity:3200 mAh

LG X5

62.0Battery capacity:2800 mAh

LG X Skin

51.5Battery capacity:2100 mAh

LG X max

62.0Battery capacity:2800 mAh

LG X mach

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

LG K3

27.5-Rear-camera resolution:5 MP

LG X screen

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

LG U

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

LG V20

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

LG X5

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

LG X Skin

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

LG X max

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

LG X mach

12.5Rear-camera resolution:3 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

LG K3

72.3-Color:Black+Dark BLue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.7 mm) x 5.3 inches (133.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.4 mm), Weight:127 oz (127 g)

LG X screen

70.7Color:Champagne Gold/Navy, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.6 inches (143 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.1 mm), Weight:120 oz (120 g)

LG U

66.4Color:White/black/pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.2 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:135 oz (135 g)

LG V20

55.2Color:Titan/Silver/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78.1 mm) x 6.3 inches (159.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:174 oz (174 g)

LG X5

64.9Color:White/Indigo Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.9 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm), Weight:133 oz (133 g)

LG X Skin

70.5Color:Gold/Titanium, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.4 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.9 mm), Weight:122 oz (122 g)

LG X max

64.9Color:Dark Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.9 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm), Weight:133 oz (133 g)

LG X mach

61.2Color:Titan/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (149.1 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

LG K3

35.1-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 854, Pixel density:217 ppi

LG X screen

60.8Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:297 ppi

LG U

85.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

LG V20

88.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi

LG X5

53.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

LG X Skin

59.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

LG X max

53.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

LG X mach

88.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

LG K3

13.4-OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6737M, CPU specs:1.1GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1GB

LG X screen

33.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

LG U

55.0OS:Android, CPU specs:1.14GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

LG V20

57.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, CPU specs:2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

LG X5

36.5OS:Android, CPU specs:1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

LG X Skin

23.2OS:Android, CPU specs:1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1.5GB

LG X max

23.2OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6735, CPU specs:1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1.5GB

LG X mach

60.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.4GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB

LG K3's specs

LG K3
ImageLG K3
MakerLG
Release date9, 2016
ColorBlack+Dark BLue
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.7 inches (67.7 mm) x 5.3 inches (133.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.4 mm)
Weight127 oz (127 g)
Display size4.5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 854
Pixel density217 ppi
Battery capacity1940 mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6737M
CPU specs1.1GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size8GB
Rear-camera resolution5 MP

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