I bought this phone 2 days back..its internal is 8gb which is 5gb pre-occupied by system you get to use only 3gb..camera is also not that good..I waisted my money..if you wana spend this much, try samsung or huawei instead
If you have the money for this phone on hand, just buy a Chinese knockoff. It will cost you less for a better phone if you do a bit of research.
Right, onto the phone.
Pros - The screen is pretty damn great, very responsive and quick, decent selfie camera for the price (but could be better). The SoC used in this device is good, with plenty of grunt for any games you might want to play.
Neutral - 1.5GB of RAM, okay for the price but a Chinese brand would have more. Dual sim card variants, which is helpful for people who don't want to carry 2 handsets (mine is only single card though. Have to carry around my old brick as well).
Cons - The camera is absolute GARBAGE. My Prestigio 4322 takes better pictures than this thing, and that phone is 4 years old and cost LESS when it was new. The memory - LG has done something borderline retarded (and I don't use that word lightly) by blocking the ability to merge SD and internal storage. I get planned obsolescence, but this is just idiotic. You have access to ~2GB of storage on the 8GB model - this would be considered good, if it was 2006. Now, you download Skype and a game and you're out of memory. There is a way around this, but it took me a whole day to do it, and I am well above the "average" for computer savvy-ness (Not meant to brag, meant to show how much of a hassle it would be for most people). The solution is the one used on Samsung phones (as they went this route as well), and can be found with a quick google search on how to merge SD and internal memory for Samsung phones.
Overall - It's not a bad phone, but if you don't care about "brand recognition" (as it should be), then you should just get a Chinese brand phone for around the same money. The camera is a total deal-breaker for me (too late now, already signed the contract. I should have checked first, but how was I supposed to expect such a horrible camera in a phone from 2016?).
Horrible horrible camera. I thought since i havent shoped for a phone in 5 years cameras are all decent. My 3 dollar chinese website webcam takes better pictures. Not to mention my 6 year old sony xperia. I am very dizzapointed. I would return the phone nbut i dont think i have a good basis for refund.
LG K8 should get Nougat update too, according to rumors but LG haven't said anything officially yet.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2016Which one is better LG K8 or Samsung Galaxy J3I had an LG G3. Had to have it replace under warranty because touch screen went out. Then, just a couple of weeks ago, the back light went out. Screen was completely Black. But no warranty anymore and not Upgrade time. I have always loved LG. However, knew I had to get inexpensive phone. Got the Samsung Galaxy J3V. I could not be happier. It does everything my G3 did with a few exceptions. This Samsung J3V was definitely the way to go.
Raven69nu, 14 Oct 2016This phone is the biggest piece of shit i have ever owned. Every time i switch from from data ... moreSame problem with my k8,and now dont work 3g only work slow mobile internet,sorry for bad english
Swarb, 16 Oct 2016I like the phone - display, quite quick moving between features, etc. The enormous let down is... moreAndroid 6.0 has Adoptable storage option in which it takes a memory card and makes it part of the main storage to expand memory greatly. However this is a non removable option, as if removed your phone may not work correctly. Keep that in mind.
I like the phone - display, quite quick moving between features, etc. The enormous let down is the pitiful 8GB memory which is not enough to support its own updates. I have Facebook, messenger and Twitter - FB and Messenger are moved over to SD card with all photos and videos - so only Twitter along with original features of phone, with 7.2..something left. I have had to delete google apps to free up some space, just so that the phone is able to do what it should do. Not fit for purpose sadly.
mike, 20 Sep 2016why is it that my LG K8 takes 5gb only for its software in the internal memory?Iam left with o... moreWas wondering why the sys data is taking up so much space on my k8...i have 5 apps on this thing and zero space left...and when i go to put apps on the sd card only a small fraction actually goes to the card.
This phone is the biggest piece of shit i have ever owned. Every time i switch from from data to Wifi i have to pull the battery out and restart the phone. Its not even a month old yet. Dont buy this phone its total junk. Having many more issues eith it as welk
Bunty, 05 Oct 2016Overall this set is awesome. Just memory is low. Touch is very smooth. Screen resolution is ve... moreYes quite true, low memory!!! you are actually working on the knife edge.... I wished on the expanded memory slot....
karliiiito, 11 Oct 2016this phone is shit, can't make panoramic photosLol
Yes its a real phone for some one going for a low budget. As a Samsung, Sony high end user, for a change this phone does all the basics one needed from a high end Phone. Sick on software updates and repair costs if needed, just use this and throw.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2016All android phones must come with 16gb rom 8gb is a joke these greedy companies still put prof... moreI bought d lg k8 recently (october 2016) and i must say, it impress me in certain areas, like d emails, the documents handling, filing and navigating around and among apps. Yet the glass screen is more than fragile. It breaks at d first fall, and i still dont knw how to get it fixed. Though i knw LG has a good after sales arrangement. Joe, Lagos Nigeria.
Now i am thinking to buy LG G3 or G4 or V10. LG K8 is the best budgeted phone and all features are awesome. Even touch is very smooth and no lags. This is the first time in my life that I bought LG Mobile and really highly satisfied.