LG is getting a lot of airtime lately with new devices and new directions. Their latest entry, the flagship LG G5, is looking to take on the Samsung Galaxy S7 series with its all-metal body and modular design. Shortly before that, they introduced the high-end LG V10 with an all stainless steel body, dual display, Hi-Fi DAC sound and duo front-facing cameras. Another model they introduced at CES in January is the LG K series – the K7 and K10 and the K4, K5 and K8.
Well, we are happy to say that the entry-level K4 has quietly made its way to Canada – first on Koodo and now on Wind Mobile. According to LG, the K series “was designed with a premium look and feel and offers advanced camera features without a premium price.” Koodo is offering the LG K4 for a retail price of $120 or on a Tab plan for $0 down and $5 added to your bill each month for the next 24 months. On Wind, the LG K4 will cost you $149 outright, $49 on WINDtab and a two-year contract or $0 down and $5 per month on a WINDtab Boost plan.
The dual SIM LG K4 measures 131.9 x 66.7 x 8.9mm, weighs in at 120 grams and comes in Black at Koodo and Soft Titan (gray) on Wind Mobile. It sports a 4.5-inch IPS LCD Full-Wide VGA display with 854 x 480 pixels and 218 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with LG’s custom UI installed on top of Google’s operating system. The LG K4 packs a MediaTek MT6735M quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage via a microSD card up to 32GB. The main camera is 5MP with an aperture of f/2.8, autofocus and LED flash with a front-facing camera (FFC) with 2MP for selfies or video chats. The LG K4 comes with LTE, WiFi, v4,1 Bluetooth, GPS, an FM radio, a microUSB v2.0 port for charging and data transfer and a 1940mAh removable battery…it does lack NFC. The LG K4 looks to be a good entry-level phone at a good price on either one of these networks. There may be additional carriers popping up and offering these new LG devices.