- Analysis by KJ David
Notwithstanding its moniker (It also goes by LG K9 in certain markets), there is nothing particularly sweet about the 2018 LG Candy, at least insofar as its technical pros and cons are concerned. One of its biggest drawbacks include its highly-dated Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 quad-core 1.3GHz processor , which could have benefited from an efficiency-first Android Go Edition operating system, which is the go-to ecosystem of several competing budget-tier models. Instead, it ships with the stock version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS. Its engine, however, is accompanied by a 2GB RAM , which sounds rather passable, knowing that some of its closest rivals settle for paltry 1GB-only capacities.
Its cons also include a 16GB-only internal memory that obviously shudders in comparison to the 32GB or 64GB native storage caps offered by some other low-budget Androids. Also, its 32GB maximum external memory support is of little help, since some tantamount models support up to 128GB microSD cards.
As for its pros, the Candy tries to spice things up by offering changeable back covers on top of its Aurora Black or Moroccan Blue base color. Its 5-inch On-Cell IPS HD-720p display sounds rather respectable as well, at least when pitted against the 480p or 540p facades of some tantamount low-budget unlocked models out there. As for stamina, its 2500mAh lithium-ion battery is neither disappointing nor impressive, seeing that some of its competitors settle for only 2000mAh of raw power, while a few others reach the 3000mAh sweet spot.
Its imaging pros and cons are led by a somewhat typical (as of this Phonerated write-up) 8-megapixel camera that at least comes with several signature LG facets, including zero shutter lag and noise reduction for low-light shooting. Up front, it offers a modest 5-megapixel selfie camera underscoring its entry-level specs profile.
Rounding out its feature set is a 4G-LTE network adapter (Check out the newest 4G smartphones here), dual nano SIM card trays, and LG's trademark Knock Code phone lock/unlock function.
So, as revealed by our review of its technical features, the LG Candy is an unpretentious low-cost Android geared towards pragmatists and those shopping on a tight budget.
** This phone is also known as: LG K9
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