- Analysis by KJ David
LG's CES 2017 booth did not feature any game-changing flagship smartphone, but the brand did expand its mid-range Android lineup, with models like this 2017 evolution of the K10.
Among its cons are an HD-only (1280 x 720) display resolution , which we believe is a mismatch for a 2017-released Android with 5.3 inches of screen real estate. Moreover, it settles for only 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM , despite its 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 eight-core processor sounding like a perfect partner for at least 3GB of accompanying RAM.
Aside from its octa-core engine, the K10 2017's pros also include a 32GB/16GB internal memory accompanied by support for up to 2TB external memory cards , which is a massive selling point, especially when compared to what some of its mid-tier rivals have to offer. Additionally, it has a beefier battery power (2800mAh) than the first edition's unimpressive 2300mAh, consequently putting it closer to many popular mid-rangers as of its release stamina-wise.
The remainder of its pros and cons include a rear-mounted fingerprint detector , which is also offered by the Stylus 3, another LG phone outed during the CES 2017. Moreover, it offers a 5-megapixel 120-degree-wide-angle selfie camera , though a front-facing LED light would have been much-appreciated as well, with a 13-megapixel primary camera sitting on the opposite end.
Holding its pros and cons together is a 7.9mm-thin metallic U-frame offered in black, titan, and gold, as well as a 2.5D Arc Glass finish covering its display. It offers standard (for mid- to high-end models) NFC and LTE capabilities and it runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
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Overall, the LG K10 2017 likely appeals to those who are eying a mid-range smartphone with fingerprint authentication and octa-core processing among its primary specs.
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