LG K50 Pros & Cons Review

Picture of the LG K50, by LG

- Analysis by KJ David

The LG K50 is an MWC 2019 release that offers much more screen space than its 5.7-inch K40 sibling, touting a phablet-class 6.3-inch (6.26-inch, to be exact) IPS FullView display featuring an expansive 19.5:9 aspect ratio . Keep in mind, though, that it sticks to a middling 1520 x 720 HD+ resolution only , instead of shooting for a 1080p or 1440p sharpness, which most of the models on Phonerated's list of the best phablets offer.

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Much like its K40 brother, the K50 does not aim to turn heads when it comes to hardware pros and cons, running on a so-so 2GHz octa-core processor coupled with only 3GB of RAM . In comparison, several tantamount eight-core models run on roughly-2.5GHz eight-core engines and pack at least 4GB of RAM.

Setting those cons aside, the K50's strong suits include a dual main camera made up of a 13-megapixel main lens and a 2-megapixel subsidy lens for depth-of-field analysis -- a significant improvement over the K40's lone 16-megapixel shooter. Its photography pros are led by AI CAM , which is essentially an AI-powered algorithm that analyzes the subject's features and recommends a suitable set of optimizations. Its 13-megapixel selfie cam sounds appreciable as well, although the best phones for selfies usually rock higher-resolution front cams.

Also part of its multimedia offering is the DTS:X 3D Surround Sound audio system , while a MIL-STD-810G-certified shell protects its interior specs from damages that may be caused by extreme temperatures, salt fogs, or accidental drops -- be sure to check out the best rugged phones here.

The K50 is equipped with a relatively modest 32GB internal memory that's accompanied by a whopping 2TB memory card slot , which was a rare sight within the mid-range Android market as of this on-paper review.

In charge of its power supply is a 3500mAh battery, with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system rounding out its mid-level feature set.

So, insofar as pros and cons are concerned, LG's K50 is reasonable mid-range phone for those who want a large-screen model with a generous external storage allowance.

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