Getting Android Nougat 7.0 continues to be a bit expensive which the LG K8 2017 edition fixed by being the cheapest smartphone you could get with the latest software running on top of it.
The phone is now available from U.S. Cellular with an affordable price tag of $49.99 after an online coupon code that discounts about $100. The same can be purchased from the career by going even cheaper where you pay just $5 for 30 months and grab the smartphone. It’s like getting it for free as $5 wouldn’t hurt your wallet at any cost. However, before you jump in to grab the LG K8 2017 know that it’s specifications are going to be pretty low end considering the cheap pricing.
The K8 2017 has a decent 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. While 720p HD display is still common in many devices that costs way higher than this model, it sounds like a logical decision made by the manufacturer to keep things affordable! A Qualcomm quad core Snapdragon 425 processor powers the device combined with 1.5 GB of RAM and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The processor can comfortably handle day to day usage but it is the RAM that could slow down this phone a bit when multiple apps are open at the same time
It supports LTE and has a microSD card slot with 16GB built-in memory. Expanding the storage would allow you to store all your music files and videos in it. The phone’s entry level processor and resolution is backed up by a 2,500 mAh battery. The battery capacity is more than what it needs as given the specifications, the phone can last a whole day even for power users.
The rear side of the smartphone houses an 8 megapixel shooter with LED flash while your selfie needs are met by the 5 megapixel front camera. The phone supports 1080p video recording making it easier to capture what you need in full HD. LG K8 2017 is already available with MetroPCS and T-Mobile in Silver edition whereas U.S. Cellular offers only the blue colored variant of the phone. The pricing and the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system might convince a lot of buyers to go for the device as it offers what an average user needs without breaking the bank. More affordable models running Nougat is expected to launch this year.