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    LG K40s

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    Release Date
    5-Aug-19
    Market Status
    Not Released in India
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3500 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v9.0 (Pie)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.1 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Aug-19
    Market StatusNot Released in India
    BrandLG
    Price StatusExpected
    PriceRs. 13,990
    Design
    Weight186 g
    ColorsNew Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
    Dimensions156.3 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm
    Display
    Screen Size6.1 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
    Pixel Density276 ppi
    Aspect Ratio19.5:9
    Screen to Body Ratio80.01%
    Screen DesignWaterdrop notch
    Performance
    GPUPowerVR GE8320
    Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
    ChipsetMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
    CPUOcta core, 2 GHz
    Clock Speed2 GHz
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants2GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 2 TB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1080p30fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Front Camera 1 TypePrimary Camera
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3500 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    USB Type-CNo
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesDTS: X Surround SoundActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCNo
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 13MP + 5MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 1 TypePrimary Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution5 MP
    Rear Camera 2 TypeWide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    Network
    Network Support4G
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    About the Phone

    LG K40S may not have the right kind of look to attract you. It has a few pros and cons:

    Pros

    • The LG K40S is comfortable to hold and handle with the buttons placed in an ergonomic position.
    • The phone has a large screen which is immersive.
    • The LG K40S has adequate fuel in its battery to keep it alive for a whole day.
    • The phone can click passable day-light shots.

    Cons

    • The LG K40S has a screen which produces washed-out colours.
    • The phone has poor performance without the ability to handle intensive tasks.
    • The camera fails to click decent shots in low light.

    The LG K40S gives out budget vibes from a low mid-range phone. It does not have the features to satisfy a mid-range user. It is not a recommended phone as it is not value-for-money.

    LG K40S looks like any other phone present in the low mid-range zone. Priced at Rs. 13,990, the phone has a few things to offer which might satisfy the audience.

     

    The LG K40S does not score well on performance or design departments, but it does have a reliable battery to keep it going. Plus, it can click decent shots in the day without picking up too much noise. However, in the price range, it seems to offer a lot less, and hence, it is not a recommended model.

    The LG K40S looks like any budget phone from 2019. It has a comfortable feel to it, but it does not have any premium setting coming with it. The phone looks decent and has the dimensions of 156.30 x 73.90 x 8.60mm. The buttons are also present in ergonomic locations. However, in the front, the phone has a thick bottom and top bezel, making it a less immersive phone to go for. It also has a fingerprint sensor which works well and is mostly accurate.

    The phone arrives with a moderately large 6.10-inch screen with a standard 19:5:9 aspect ratio. However, the phone resolution is inferior at 720×1560 pixels. It is not very vibrant, and the brightness is quite low. Plus, the presence of slim bezels makes the phone immersive. However, indoors, the display remains moderately bright.

    LG K40S has a power of 2GHz Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor. Plus, it arrives with a poor 2GB RAM. Multitasking with this phone will be very slow. On top of that, you cannot run many apps on this phone simultaneously. It will naturally enter the slow-down mode with intensive app use. You cannot play graphics-heavy games like PUBG on this handset. However, you can go for games like Subway Surfer, though there might be rare frame drops too.

    The LG K40S has a 13MP primary camera along with a 5MP supporting camera. When the lights are adequate, the cameras can do its job well without a problem. During low-light situations, however, the camera starts to falter, producing low-quality shots with a lot of grain present. The rear camera however as phase detection autofocus too. In the front, the phone has a 13MP selfie camera which can click social-media worthy photos in proper light conditions. However, in low light, it starts to gather a lot of grain.

    The LG K40S has a low 3,500mAh battery. Nowadays, 4000 mAh battery is considered a standard so, 3500 mAh battery may seem small. However, you get a dated display which does not drain much battery, making the battery long-lasting. This battery can keep chugging the phone for a whole day.

    The phone is a budget handset and acts like one. It has a miserable performance level and arrives with a poor display. However, the phone does come with a reliable battery and a passable camera which gets the job done. You should not load too many expectations on this phone. If you want a second handset with budget characteristics, then the LG K40S will serve your needs without a problem.