Max, 24 Jan 2021Hi Dave! Just wonderin' how do you upgrade your phone from the current software android 9... moreHere's what I know about updates and LG. If your phone it's not originally branded to a carrier I don't think you get an update
Wombat, 15 Sep 2020According to LG Support, if the phone has a pre-installed app called "FM Radio" then... moreI love LG phones but LGK61 is actually a bad phone. Its performance on internet browsing takes forever. You just wait until if fails. I won’t recommend it unfortunately. Am so disappointed.
It's just a good phone for an average user.
If you don't want to play pubg or asphalt 9 (in the new android 10 update it's runs much better) on this phone you are able to enjoy the photos, the games etc.
Lena, 09 Oct 2020I HATE my new LG k61. I wanted a phone with a GREAT camera and figured this would do the tri... moreThe normal shoots are using 16 mp (or 12 idk) quality, but if you switch to 48 it takes a a little better photos if you zoom in, and it's better to zoom in when the picture is already taken (in the photo editer)
(Sorry for the ban english)
This is LMQ630WM, but there is also model LMQ630EAW (a.k.a. LG K61s) released May, 2020 with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, with little bit improved camera (same specs on the paper though) and a € 100 bigger price tag.
LG K61 has just received an Android 10 update but the 4GRom hareware was not received an upgrade, there is only a slight change to software system and no video upgrade from 1080p to 2160p hopefully someday there will be a software upgrade to 4k (2160p) though!
Dave, 21 Jan 2021LG just put out the upgrade to Android 10 today. Works fine. Pictures look fine. Battery wor... moreHi Dave! Just wonderin' how do you upgrade your phone from the current software android 9 pie to android 10. Could you please provide a tip. Thank you!
Deadshot13, 01 Sep 2020Just got this phone . will it ever have android 10
LG just put out the upgrade to Android 10 today.
Works fine. Pictures look fine. Battery works fine.
The Google Assistant button can be turned off so quit bitching people. My only complaint is that the screen goes right out to the very edge of the phone causing me to sometimes accidentally touch it when I don't want to but then virtually all phones are going full screen now. Other than that I like the phone.
128 gb is nice to have too. If you want a professional digital camera then buy an actual digital camera.
Let's be honest.
1. Fingerprint sensor issue. You have to press power key twice to use fingerprint sensor otherwise it doesn't even whisper into your ear if you do so without the power key, responding to your fingerprint is way out of the question.
2. Worst side button for Google. Didn't even need it when it still uses your voice to activate Google assistant. What a useless button.
3. In 10 years of smartphones owned, I have never ever seen a phone so sluggish, irritating and misbehaving. Anything you open, it goes all dark a millisecond later. Then you have to unlock again using same procedure as in first point above.
4. LG is supposed to have quality as it has been in market since Samsung, Apple and other popular rivals. However, they do not know what kind of OS should be run on hardware like K61 has. Unbelievably irritating experience.
5. If you slide down notification panel very slowly you'd see problem with graphics like the corners of notification panel would create creepy shapes and a weird transparency and blending of front and back graphics that leave you regretting forever, or until you change your phone.
Verdict. Think not once, not twice, at least as many times as you can to understand these above-mentioned points that are only 5 out of, I don't know how many as I find some new faults everyday I do something new with this phone.
Kindly consider buying something worth every penny you saved to buy at least a good phone.
LG left me crying in tears as I spent my last buck on buying just a piece of amusement, far from functionality and productivity.
Max, 24 Oct 2020Yeah! Thats exactly right! If you want a budget phone thats what you get for this mid range de... moreThe same Soc, that a low device use, like moto g8 power lite.
The same perfomance as the moto g7 with the snapdragon 632....
200€ for this.....not in a million years
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020Specs seem perfectly fine for the price, octacore, 128GB, NFC, 4000mAh battery and more for ju... moreYeah! Thats exactly right! If you want a budget phone thats what you get for this mid range device with mediocre camera quality.
Specs seem perfectly fine for the price, octacore, 128GB, NFC, 4000mAh battery and more for just about 200 euros. I don't know why are those fools complaining about a lousy camera, you get what you pay for lol, it's not Galaxy Note 20. I'm only interested how it behaves, does it have glitches and bugs, is it laggy and so on.
RGhandhi, 06 Oct 2020Oct 6th, 2020 Lg K61 review I Bought the LG K61 - LMQ630UM in June through a 2year plan to... moreI fully agree with your comment Love the old LG 4 phone more will always say that is the best phone for photos. Very sad case we stuck with a new phone that has 4 cameras but will not be used for photos. LG you have failed.
The truth is that I do not understand how the LG brand has been dedicated to filling the markets with pure garbage, in all this time they have not made a cell phone worthwhile, for example the simplest cell phones put huge battery then to the phones that should put a big battery they put battery that do not last a day , and finally THE cameras of LG cell phones have never worked, I do not explain what kind of engineers have working
I HATE my new LG k61. I wanted a phone with a GREAT camera and figured this would do the trick. For a standard shot, it's good. BUT if you attempt to zoom in at all it loses all resolution and looks like a photo taken by a cell phone from 20 years ago. It's crap. It was between this and the Huawei P30 lite. Should have gone with the Huawei.
The screen goes black while you are in a call or busy sending a message or Whatsapp. Very distracting and frustrating. All that you can do then is to switch off the phone! Not good. Solutions?
Oct 6th, 2020
Lg K61 review
I Bought the LG K61 - LMQ630UM in June through a 2year plan to replace my old LG G4.
I love LG products so I felt comfortable buying LG again. I am so disappointed with my new phone LG K61. The camera takes terrible photos in all modes. The photo quality even on 48mp is horrible and the pictures are usually out if focus or pixelated, compared to photos on my previous Lg g4 in 24mp format. The lens on multiple cameras on the new K61 are just do not take good pictures. Video is not that much better with lags in auto focus. The new Google based apps in Android-9 do not offer a proper file management program other than limited Google Files app, which does not allow complete control of your own basic move/copy file management needs (you will need to download another 3rd party app). The "Gallery" app also no longer offers an instant "collage" feature for your photos, and is much more clunkier to manage your photos.
The sound in normal mode and in 3D mode is horrible as even at max volume you can bearly hear the phone ring. The screen touch is over sensitive, and frequently mistypes and touch opens apps, if not locked always. The phone itself is no faster nor more efficient than the older and much better LG G4. The new LG K61 consistently disappoints us, with simple typing and messaging as we find the cursor moving around automatically to different areas of the message, due to the oversensitive screen. The LG K61 is newer than my LG G4, but I find myself returning to my LG G4 for its camera, sound and basic apps. Yet, I'm stuck with the LG K61 for the next two years in my plan. In these Covidian times, we cannot try a phone before we buy, and that's where I feel simply ripped off with this LG K61 phone. We still love LG, our home appliances are still all LG, but this LG K61 phone is the first time we are so disappointed with an LG product.