It's a good mid range phone which is user friendly and it shows the prowess of LG brand to make excellent budget phone however the only negative point is that 75% of the phone memory is already full due to pre installed apps.
I got this phone in April 2017, from an Orange shop. Looked really promising and the fact that a friend of mine had bought a G3 when it was released and it was still running great, I decided to go with the LG brand, which started to look very promising for me. But the problems started not one week after the acquisition. The phone was restarting either at random, or whenever I opened wi-fi. Storage details were not working properly, besides the disastrous storage space it had, it filled my storage with what was supposedly cache data, because that was the only variable increasing. Lots of times the amount of cache actually deleted did not correspond with the amount displayed in settings. Let me set an example: before going to sleep the phone has 6.50/8GB free space, when you wake up 7,65 is occupied because the cache grew up, so now the phone displays that 1,15GB is used for cache data, however when you delete the cache data it only frees about 50-250MB, depending on luck, so now you are stuck with even less free space than it already had.
Another issue is the battery. After about a month it started to go weird. I'm a carefulness freak, especially about phones, I always try to leave it charging exactly as long as it's supposed to and never more or less, I clean the phone on a regular basis etc. Seeing as how the battery drained relatively fast I started using the in-built battery saver. So after my phone was charged, I'd always plug it out then activate battery saver. At some point it began to show my percentage being 100% for as much as an hour after continuous use, then draining very slow. I was very impressed at the beginning. However, as soon as it reached 40% it started plummeting into the abyss. My phone was draining itself in a matter of seconds, from 40% to no battery in less than a minute. Yet a few times if I didn't open it for some time after it drained itself, it would open itself with another 40% that drained as it should.
And maybe the biggest issue of them all is the constant softlocks.
In two years and a half, this phone has softlocked by itself at least a dozen times. I would leave it next to my bed at night, open and with a percentage close to full (because I didn't want to leave it overnight to charge, I always went to sleep after ensuring that the phone has at least 70% battery then wake up earlier in the morning to leave it to charge). Then, when waking up in the morning, I'd see that my phone is in a neverending bootloop. (I'm sure I don't need to explain what that is) My only solution every single time was to do a factory reset, losing absolutely all of my phone's data, except for the things I had on my SD card, but even so, it was very irritating. And the thing is you can't even predict when it does that. It's just randomly screwing itself, feels like someone has implemented a control chip in it and whenever you feel your life is taking a right turn, that someone feels the need to screw with your well-being for pure satisfaction and enjoyment as they watch you crumble into despair.
After two years and a half, my phone finally broke down forever, because my display started freaking out as well. This was the last straw for me. I'm getting a new one and I'll never look back at the LG brand, or at the very least at the K series. It's disastrous. Avoid it as much as you can.
If it only had 2 gigs of ram and not have 5/8 of the storage taken up by system...
I have used this phone for about a year now This is the worst phone I have ever had. It heats up unnecessarily. The heat can be so much that it can cause a burn. The camera is not dependable. It freezes up from time to time. The video playback is totally undependable. I wouldn't ask anyone to purchase this phone for any reason.
Good smartphone for its price, but it has 2 big problems:
1- Battery is bad. Software isn't optimized. It runs out of power before the end of the day.
2- Lack of storage. Only 8 GB internal memory of which 5 for OS and primary app.
Some Guy Who Uses LG, 31 May 2019The LG K8 is alright for a start, I understand people's frustration with it's slowness but to ... moreWhen I was swapping out SD cards on the phone (2GB to 32GB), the phone restarted itself for some reason. Don't know why it did that.
Using this phone 3 years ago and still using it.. This is worst phone.. The battery is very bad, phone can heat easily, lack of storage, stuttering if the phone too heat. 30-40% battery gonna drop And charging from 0%.. Great
The LG K8 is alright for a start, I understand people's frustration with it's slowness but to me it's alright. The security is tidy, face ID, Voice Match and Google Assistant - All work perfectly, it might be a pain in the arse but I've had the phone for a year now and I still think it's alright to this day, even the camera quality is fine, but the SD Card Reader can be a bit off but I've had problems with that in the past but now It's OK.
The camera is good, performance is also not bad considering price. Except for these, I had horrible experience. The IMEI emptied twice during update, which basically unable everything. I will never buy LG again. Adios.
seriously horrible. constant lag and freezing, utterly unusable. makes me want to throw it against the wall every time i use it. using this phone takes away all the pleasure of living and makes me want to kill myself whenever i have to wait 5 min for the google map app to open, then a full minute for the screen to update every time i move the map around. unless you like being tortured 24/7, do not get this phone.
Billo, 24 Dec 2018Worst phone ever, serious lag and locks up for no reason.
Screenshot near impossible and du... moreIts dumb.
The screen randomly will turn off.
Screen shits are almost imposible to do.
And the camra quality is terible.
Lucky im geting a new phone soon. I do not recoment this pjone to anyone
Battery is too weak. I do most of the time. Charging and using it with 4g Internet. Very low internal memory.
Purple, 21 Sep 2018Battery is great. I've had the phone on for a day and it's still at 80%You must have been very lucky to get that much battery life. Mind uses 60 % in 2 hours and I e used the battery savings methods
A great budget phone. I have had it for a little over 2 years and I am satisfied with the experience. Storage is a bit on the low side, with about 1,5GBs free and a few apps downloaded. This phone doesn't come with Android Nougat and there are no software updates for it. I don't use the cameras much, but they are decent quality. Design of the phone is great looking and pleasing to the eye, at least for me. The phone also has decent battery life(about 5-6 hours of YouTube and web browsing). Had a few problems with the phone, though. It restarted itself after clearing cache memory. Wouldn't recognize my SIM card after a software update and restarted itself(solved by restarting the phone and reinserting the SIM card) and it would also freeze for a couple of seconds after clearing out a great amount of cache memory(usually an amount greater than the total available storage space). Overall, this is a decent and cheap phone with everything that's necessary.
I got the phone in 2017 within two months I dropped it and the screen shattered and in 9 months I got it fixed and 2 weeks ago (almost 3) I dropped It again but the damage is very minor also on Christmas eve I was "tracking" Santa for my nieces and all of a sudden the phone froze and went down to 3% and it was at 100% when I started "tracking" Santa
UK version - great budget phone my mams had hers for just over 2 years and still works.. Only 8GB Storage isn't that good.. And shes just recently got an sd card which is easy to put in. Decent camera for the price.. Selfi camera is a bit s***. Runs pretty well. Fast.. Can't go upto oreo but does nougot. Gaming time around 1 - 2 hours. No fingerprint scanner can't do 1080p just 720p and under. 1.5 gb of ram.. If you have any questions just ask :)
Worst phone ever, serious lag and locks up for no reason.
Screenshot near impossible and dumb as is the on off switch location.
SLG K8 users should mount a class action.
Lolita, 03 Sep 2018Good phone, never had any problems with it. I am quite happy for last 2 years with it.me too