This is not another entry level LG Smartphone in Kenya. It’s made to please even with it’s low budget. LG has ensured that it’s signature batteries still last longer than other similar phones.

  • 5 inch FWVGA screen,
  • 1.3 GHz quad core,
  • 1GB RAM,
  • 8GB expandable storage and
  • 1,900 mAh of battery capacity.

The budget smartphones segment is high on competition. Leading the sales sheets in this segment is all about providing a product which is as high on features as it can be on a very strict budget. And that is just what LG K5 does.

LG K5: A High Value-For-Money Smartphone

Affordable smartphones are comprehensively replacing age-old keypad phones, something which is imminent. Both global and local plans are aiming at this market before it saturates with a big list of models. Asian markets like the Philippines have shown a huge demand in this budget smartphone section selling huge numbers by the day.

LG K5 is an entry-level Android-based device providing everything that is expected to be present in a utility smartphone on an extremely low budget. And utility is the most important function in these devices.

Design and Build

It is evident that this device is not meant to stun with its looks. But as an entry-level smartphone, this model does easily impress with its slim and smooth contours. LG K5 dimensions come in at 141.5 x 71.6 x 8.9 mm so it is quite nifty to hold with one hand given that it weighs in at only 128 grams.

Hardware Specs

A MeidaTek MT6582 chipset and a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor run this LG K5 making it fast and highly utilitarian – one of its winning features. A Mali-400 MP2 GPU helps the whole matter along with a 1 GB RAM. The Internal Storage comes in at 8 GB with a 32 GB expandable option with an external MicroSD slot.


LG K5 primary rear camera is a 5 MP Autofocusing tool with LED flash and a f/2.8 aperture. And this is a strong selling point for this model. This camera can provide sound still images as well as 1080p HD video recording functions of a superior enough quality. Front camera specs come in at 2MP with a similar aperture. Added features such as Gesture Shot, Tap and Shoot, Selfie-Flash are among others that have made this model a hot option in the specific sections of buyers.

LG K5 Video


Software and Connectivity

LG K5 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and the manufacturers may provide upgrades to higher versions of this OS such a 5.1.1 which has added UI features. This smartphone has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G compatible and provides an ease of functions from all aspects thanks to its strong processing specs.


Display specs come in at 480 x 584 pixels with a 196 PPI (pixels per inch) density. Despite the modest resolution, this 5 inch FWVGA touchscreen does impress with its 16M color depth. And it fits right in with a 66.4% screen to body ratio.


A 1900 mAh removable battery runs this whole setup, and this model is reviewed to provide about 9 hours of 3G browsing time on full charge.

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