In 2016 LG launched the original K10, a mid-range smartphone. Now in 2017, LG has launched the second edition of the K10, proof that price does not have to dictate performance and functionality.
The K10 2017 will re-define your opinion of the affordable smartphone. How, you might ask? Just choose a feature and you’re sure to be impressed. How about its 2,800mAh removable battery. That means it’s rarely going to need charging, even when taking photos by the hundreds. This is important because the K10 2017’s 5MP 120 degree wide angle ‘selfie’ front camera is positively laden with features, so expect to be using it to capture more of the world around you a lot more of the time.
It includes much brighter images thanks to Auto Shot and the improved gesture support, which allows the user to set a 3-second timer with a single hand gesture, or take four consecutive selfies with a second hand gesture. The K10 2017 will also automatically take a photo one second after its owner’s face is recognised. And the 13MP rear facing camera with innovative features, such as zero shutter lag, Quick Share functionality, a 1/3.06″ sensor and an ultra-bright F2.2 lens for low-light scenarios.
Thanks to its 5.3” HD In-Cell display, providing unparalleled clarity, brighter viewing and much improved outdoor visibility, images look as good as they are easy to take. In-Cell technology also has another interesting advantage; the touch panel will continue to work even if the glass is broken.
The curved elemental design of the K10 2017 is also a pleasure. The curved metallic U frame is complemented by the smooth edges of the 2.5D Arc glass, and it’s perfectly sized to fit in any pocket.
The K10 2017 was designed to impress, so it’s just as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. That includes a 1.5GHz Octa-Core processor and a combination of 16GB storage, 2GB of memory, making it the small package dynamite comes in. It has allowed the K10 2017 to not only impress in the technical department, but provide the features and feel of a flagship smartphone in an affordable package. That’s what makes it so much more than just an upgrade of last year’s model.
If there’s one thing you should take away from the launch of the K10 2017, it’s that affordability, at just R3,899, does not have to mean compromising on functionality, performance or design.