- 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.
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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