LG Poland announced the premiere of two new devices on the Polish market. We're talking about LG K9 and K11, the successors of LG K8 and LG K10 phones from 2017. Both proposals are not very expensive, but they offer very little in their prices.
More refreshed than new – but with a new name
If one of the readers expects completely new models, it can be a bit disappointing. All because LG K9 is refreshed LG K8 2017 respectively, while LG K11 is refreshed LG K10 2017. Complicated? A little bit, but all to distinguish improved models from their predecessors. Koreans advertise their new devices as a compromise between price, performance and the availability of functions from flagship models.
Let's start with a smaller LG K9
In the case of specifications, dimensions, weight – there were no changes. As a reminder, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 , clocked at 1.3 GHz, remains responsible for performance. Graphics are still Adreno 304. SoC is supported by 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone display is a 5-inch IPS, with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. A battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh remains. You probably are asking now – where are these changes?These should be found in the device software. The rear camera with a resolution of 8 Mpix got a new improved interface , and also improved the quality of night photos . We can still find features such as Auto Shot, which will take a photo after the face is detected by the front camera of the smartphone, or Gesture Shot allowing you to take a selfie when you tighten your fist in front of the lens. The Flash for Selfie function will brighten your face with your smartphone's display to get better pictures in lower light conditions. The smartphone will continue to work on Android version 7.1.2 Nougat .
LG K11 – more changes
As in the case of a smaller version, it is in vain to look for changes in the device specification here. It is still MediaTek MT6750 clocked at 1.5 GHz , which works with 2 GB of RAM. The display is also IPS, but with a diagonal of 5.3 inches , with the same resolution, or 1280×720 pixels. The battery is a 3000 mAh cell. In LG K11, the changes not only concern software, but also autofocus, which in this case took solutions from the older LG G6 flagship and now uses phase detection technology. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to test a smartphone with this technology knows how much more effective and faster it is compared to the standard solution. Bravo LG! Such solutions in budget telephones are really, so far a rarity.The front camera of the new K11 lets you capture photos with an artistic bokeh effect. In addition, we can use the Smart Rear Key here, thanks to which we will unlock our phone using a fingerprint reader, launch a snapshot and take a screenshot. It is also worth mentioning the new DTS: X spatial sound profile for LG, which creates a 3D sound effect, providing a new dimension of realism and the ability to enjoy spatial sound also outside the home.
Additional multimedia functions on both smartphones
Both LG K9 and LG K11 were able to create GIFs in a simple way. The phone takes 20 photos, in an exception of 3 seconds, and then the whole combines into animation. The Time Helper self-timer function has also been added, thanks to which we will know exactly when the picture will be taken and when we have to take the right pose. The latest improvements have been made to reduce image noise, making it easier to produce better and sharper images in low light. This option coincides with the HDR mode, which helps you achieve the best results.
The price, is it worth buying, what distinguishes you from the competition?
The LG K9 smartphone will at the beginning be on the offer of Plus and Play networks and in free sale. The price suggested by the producer is PLN 599 . LG K11 will be available from operators and in free sale at the beginning of June at the suggested price of PLN 849 . Looking at the specification, one can get the impression that these prices are not particularly attractive offers . Chinese competition at a similar price offers more, at the same or more attractive price. LG fans will certainly choose this smartphone, knowing all its advantages and disadvantages will not be disappointed. Those people for whom the phone brand is not the main search criterion, should look for competitive models .. It's also difficult to say how much will the Samsung Galaxy J4 2018 and Samsung Galaxy J6 2018 featured by me, which will offer AMOLED screens, with much better parameters than IPS from LG. Once we know the official prices, we will definitely come back to you with the answer to the question – what to choose! source: LG