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About the Phone
- FM Radio
- Fingerprint sensor
- Above average battery performance
- Dual sim
- Phone’s display could have been better
- Below average processor
- Low storage
- Poor camera resolution
- Camera only has basic features
Released in August, 2018, LG Candy starts at a price of Rs. 6,999. It is a dual sim phone which is available in four colours of black, gold, blue and silver. The phone has below average features for a smartphone in this price range. This LG model is primarily aimed at first time smartphone users.
This LG phone has dimensions of 5.76 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches with a weight of 152 grams. It has a plastic body and has two side slots for dual sims. It has all average features and is aimed at first time smartphone users or users who need basic smartphone features. The phone fails to impress in this price range.
LG Candy has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display of 5 inches with a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280. The screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 with a PPI density of 294 with 16 M colours and a screen to body ratio of 64.4%. For its price, the screen size is quite average. According to user reviews, the phone screen is vibrant and legible indoors but under bright light or sunlight, the contents of the screen is rather difficult to read. This LG model has average display features for this price range.
The phone runs on a quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53 processor and has an outdated version of Android 7. 1.2 Nougat which is not upgradeable. The phone has a 2 GB RAM with an internal storage of 16 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD card. This model has a below average processor, and low storage capacity. But for first time smartphone users, these specifications are good enough. For normal usage with the basic smartphone necessities, the phone’s performance is decent. But if you are looking for a phone where you can run heavy apps and play games for long hours, this is not the model you should be looking at. While running heavy apps or switching between apps often, the phone will be prone to freezing and lagging.
This model has an 8 MP rear camera with an LED flash and autofocus. It can record videos at 1080p at 30fps. The front camera is of 5 MP and does not have an LED flash. The image resolution of this camera is 3264 x 2448 pixels, while the video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.The camera is below average in this price range. This model’s camera has a fun feature called Flash Jump Shot in which the camera can capture one picture every 3 seconds up to a limit of 20 pictures and make them into a GIF. The camera also has a Boomerang feature which can be used by both the rear and front cameras. As an entry level smartphone, it has a basic camera and features. But in the smartphone market, phones in this price range have way better camera features.
The phone has a removable Li-ion 2500 mAh battery which can be charged with a micro USB 2.0. The phone does not support quick charging. The battery performance of the phone is above average. Its battery can last for an entire day if you are a basic user with a normal amount of usage. But, if you are a moderate to heavy user, the phone might have to be charged after 8 hours of continuous usage.
For a smartphone in the budget range, the phone has rather poor features. Other than an above average battery performance, it has a below average camera, processor and display. This phone is decent for first time users and for users with minimum to basic usage of a smartphone. This model is not equipped to handle heavy usage and gaming. If you want a phone with better features and processor within this price range, there are plenty of other options you can look at.