How highly do we recommend the LG K8 (2018)? We summarized its features and specs

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:23:54, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 12:10:43

Detailed review of LG K8 (2018)'s features

How does the LG K8 (2018)'s ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the LG K8 (2018)

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an LG K8 (2018), the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the LG K8 (2018) around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The LG K8 (2018) is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the LG K8 (2018) in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The LG K8 (2018) has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The LG K8 (2018) is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the LG K8 (2018) by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The LG K8 (2018) is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The LG K8 (2018) is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the LG K8 (2018) has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the LG K8 (2018) are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the LG K8 (2018) can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the LG K8 (2018) with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the LG K8 (2018) is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the LG K8 (2018) displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the LG K8 (2018) displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The LG K8 (2018) can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the LG K8 (2018), the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

The LG K8 (2018) has performance that allows it to be used comfortably for phone calls, emails, and chat. It is rare but sometimes there is lag. Still, this almost never occurs, so it can be said to be suitable for normal use.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

There isn't any sense of inadequate performance even when several apps are used at the same time and there is frequent switching between apps. In rare cases, it may feel slow and the display may lag, but I don't think one will feel stressed during practical use.

Summary of LG K8 (2018) performance and functions

The size and weight of the LG K8 (2018)

The body of the LG K8 (2018) is 2.9 inches (73.2 mm) wide, 5.8 inches (146.3 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (8.2 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5 inch, and it weighs 152 oz (152 g). Holding the phone and viewing the screen is as easy as for an average smartphone. In addition, while it is slightly heavier, its weight is something that can be handled. Your hand may get tired if you operate the phone for long periods of time with one hand.

LG K8 (2018)
Google Pixel 2 XL
LG X screen
LG K8 (2018)Google Pixel 2 XLLG X screen
ColorAurora Black/Moroccan Blue/Terra GoldBlack & White/Jet BlackChampagne Gold/Navy
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73.2 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm)3.0 inches (76.3 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.6 inches (143 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.1 mm)
Weight152 oz (152 g)175 oz (175 g)120 oz (120 g)
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Display of the LG K8 (2018)

The LG K8 (2018) has a S-IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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LG K8 (2018)Google Pixel 2 XLLG X screen
Display size5 inch6 inch4.93 inch
Display typeS-IPS LCDAMOLEDIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 12801440 x 2880720 x 1280
Pixel density293 ppi536 ppi297 ppi
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The battery life of the LG K8 (2018)

The LG K8 (2018) has a battery capacity of 2500 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the LG K8 (2018)

The LG K8 (2018) uses the Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 CPU with 1.3GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 2GB. CPU performance is slightly lower than standard smartphones. While it is perfectly suitable for searching the web and sending messages, people who use their smartphone for more demanding purposes will likely feel that its performance is subpar. It has the memory capacity of a standard smartphone. Having more capacity would make apps less likely to crash and make it easier to use, but the performance is fine for the Internet and emailing. For gaming, you would want the next level up in performance.

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LG K8 (2018)Google Pixel 2 XLLG X screen
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPU specs1.3GHz×4(Quad core)2.45GHz×8(OctaCore)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size2GB4GB2GB
Storage size16GB64GB16GB
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The camera of the LG K8 (2018)

The LG K8 (2018) has a back camera with 8 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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LG K8 (2018)Google Pixel 2 XLLG X screen
Rear-camera resolution8 MP12.2 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP8 MP8 MP
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