Both camera lenses can to take wide-angle photos. Photos look great, even in low light. Fast 4G LTE. Plenty of memory. Advanced security features mean several ways to unlock the screen, including facial recognition. Easy to set up, add apps, and download music.
Some users find it a bit too narrow, and the battery life somewhat limited for a higher-end phone.
Dual cameras. Camera functionality is fashioned after DSLR cameras. Incredible audio, which gets loud without distortion. Users get a free second year of warranty when registering phone. Gorilla glass on lenses protects from shattering with normal use. Fingerprint ID is one of the available security options.
On the high end cost-wise. Pre-installed bloatware that's difficult to remove from phone without rooting.
Android 7.0 Nougat OS built in, which allows users to switch between apps easily, faster data transfer between devices, and gives great overall performance. No contract necessary. Camera takes clear, colorful photos for a cheaper phone. Good-sized screen for reading e-books and decent battery life.
Volume buttons are on the side, which can be hard to get used to. May need to buy an extra SD card for more space.
Plenty of memory, with a micro SD slot to add more. Dual rear camera can be set up to take selfies without touching the phone. Users like the removable battery feature so they can replace it when necessary. Less bloatware than some comparable models.
Can't be used with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint. Audio isn't as good without using headphones.
Security controls include fingerprint sensor and knock code. Easy access to built-in pen, and phone will indicate when it's popped up so it won't get lost. Large display for viewing photos, video, or creating artwork. SD slot allows extra memory. No carrier contract needed.
Audio is on the poor side, according to several users. Screen is delicate and cracks easily, so we advise a case as protection.
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LG offers many different phones that run from basic models to the latest and greatest in smartphone technology. Your first choice in buying one is deciding if you are interested in the former or latter. Ask yourself how large and responsive the display should be, how rugged you need the phone to be. Will you need powerful cameras to take pictures, or superior video capabilities to take and watch videos? Do you need security features like facial recognition or fingerprint ID? You should know what networks and carriers the phone can work with, and what if any contract may be required. Also, does it ship loaded down with bloatware, or extras like a stylus?
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