Hands on with the fashion focused LG K10 and K7

by: Nirave GondhiaJanuary 8, 2016
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LG is known for delivering striking design in its flagship devices but this hasn’t always translated to the same in its lower offerings. The company is seeking to change this and build on the success of its L series by introducing a new K series, which aims to offer a combination of striking design and reasonable specs at an affordable price tag.

A subtle design with rounded edges

Both new smartphones are made of plastic and feature a fairly subtle design with rounded edges and sides. The K10 is the better of the two devices and features a 5.3 inch 720p display. Under the hood it comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and depending on the market, either a quad core or an octa-core processor.

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The K10 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 2300mAh removable battery. The back features a 13MP camera and depending on the market you buy the K10 in, you’ll get either a 5MP or an 8MP front selfie camera. The handset will be available in White, Indigo and Gold.

The K7 is the lower-end of the two devices and comes with a 5 inch FWVGA in-Cell Touch (LTE) or On-cell Touch (3G) display. It’s powered by a quad-core processor with either 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage or 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.

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On the front there’s a 5MP camera while on the back, you’ll get either an 8MP or 5MP camera depending on which version of the K7 you buy. The K7 also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, has a 2045mAh removable battery and will be available in white, black or gold colours.

LG says both phones are designed for the fashion focused consumer and both devices also feature LG’s trademark rear power and volume button combination beneath the camera. Both devices come with 2.5D Arc Glass which LG claims makes for a smooth and seamless experience and this is bolstered by the placement of the buttons on the rear.

there is demand for stylish yet affordable smartphones and the K series definitely fits the bill

The new devices are certainly not a replacement for any of LG’s existing flagship devices but as the company found with its L-series, there is a lot of demand for a functional and stylish yet affordable smartphone and the K series definitely fits the bill.

What do you think of the LG K7 and K10 and do you plan to buy either? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • Adu-Mensah

    I’m just hoping they dont follow Samsung’s example by flooding the market with mid range phones.

    • Ronoroa Zoro

      they already did that before samsung.

      • Adu-Mensah

        Didnt know that but Samsung’s level they are at right now is just a bit diagusting as it’s really gotten out of hands now.

  • EasyCare

    Doesn’t look “fashionable” much to me. They should learn from Apple and Sony.

    • ASYOUTHIA

      And become another HTC? Haha no thanks

      • EasyCare

        NOT the HTC way. I’ve seen beautiful, more fashionable phones in their own original design.

  • jj

    I have NEVER SEEN a poorer excuse for a midrange phone in my life! It’s bad enough that LG’s UI is so extremely bloated and laggy even on a processing package like the SD 808 with FOUR GIGS OF RAM…. I couldn’t imagine how it would perform on a phone with half the RAM! Not only that…. The ugly shiny plastic coupled with the rounded edges remind me of an uglier version of the galaxy s3! Horrible job LG…… Stick with improving the V10….. Not congesting an OVERSATURATED market with a big bowl of garbage!

  • ASYOUTHIA

    The white one looks and reminds me of the SGS3

  • Mike Bastable

    Is there anything more frightening than a “fashon” phone? Please LG!, better than this?…non descript, wasted opportunity….just use the low end to try new stuff and surprise us! these poor relations to actuallly decent LG products devalue the brand. Wit hthese products “Lifes…….okay” keep pushing for Good, okay.

  • Darknut

    The K10 reminds me a lot of the LG G2, in a good way. I’m honestly intrigued by it. I’ll probably look to jump to something a bit more ‘premium’, after I decide to move on from the G2, like the V10 or G5… But the K10 sounds like a solid phone in its own right.

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Looks like Motorola

  • poster

    For a “fashionable” phone, this is pretty ugly.

  • Jitender

    Its a waste that LG is even launching such devices. That is like Samsung flooding the market with mid ranger with nothing to offer. I hope Android Authority don’t give good review for such devices.

  • veronica

    i really love this phone just arived to metro pcs where i am curently working grate look its actually really nice in person and its atracting alot of buyers 👍🏻

  • David Van Der Gouw

    i am getting it. here in the netherlands you get the quad core 16 gb and 1.5 gb of ram

  • Radge

    This is a very nice phone with a free flip case fully integrated. Good job lg.